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ISWV Sunday School Program for children ages 4-13 will focus on Islamic Studies and Quran recitation and memorization. This program will give children the opportunity to begin developing themselves and their Muslim identity through basic knowledge while creating a strong bond with the masjid and community.
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Timings

Sunday school is from 10am - 1pm

Fall 2017 Schedule

Week Schedule
Week 1: Sept 16 First day of Fall 2018 semester
Week 2: Sept 23 In Session
Week 3: Sept 30 In Session
Week 4: Oct 7 In Session
Week 5: Oct 14 In Session
Week 6: Oct 21 In Session
Week 7: Oct 28 In Session
Week 8: Nov 4 In Session
Nov 11 No School: Veterans Day Observed
Week 9: Nov 18 In Session
Nov 25 No School: Thanksgiving
Week 10: Dec 2 In Session
Week 11: Dec 9 In Session
Week 12: Dec 16 In Session: Last day of Fall 2018 Semester
Dec 17 – Jan 19 Winter Break

Spring 2018 Schedule

Week Schedule
Week 1: Jan 20 In Session: First day of Spring 2019 semester
Week 2: Jan 27 In Session
Week 3: Feb 3 In Session
Week 4: Feb 10 In Session
Feb 17 No School: President’s Day
Week 5: Feb 24 In Session
Week 6: Mar 3 In Session
Week 7: Mar 10 In Session
Week 8: Mar 17 In Session
Week 9: Mar 24 In Session
Week 10: Mar 31 In Session
Week 11: Apr 7 In Session: Last day of Spring 2019 Semester

FAQ

Sunday School Goals

ISWV’s Sunday School program lays the foundation to cultivate a comprehensive Muslim identity. We aspire to instill mindfulness of Allah (Taqwa) and to provide an environment that nurtures the love and confidence in being a Muslim. In addition to Islamic literacy, students will learn and demonstrate important Islamic values manners and practices. Our staff is committed to utilizing the most cutting edge theories in education such as Common Core and Restorative Justice to create a supportive, productive and creative environment for our children to learn. Our hope is that students graduate from our program empowered to become balanced practicing Muslims.

What is the structure of Sunday School Class?

Our Sunday school is structured into four levels – Level 1 (4-5)
Level 2 (6-7), Level 3 (8-9), Level 4 (10-11), Level 5 (12-13) – and each level will last approximately two years. Students will have Islamic studies and Qur’an sessions.

Why are there two years for each level?

We have created this structure to accommodate for the fact that students only meet on Sundays for approximately 28 sessions a year, hence the two year approach gives students more time to interact with and internalize the concepts they are being taught. More time is required to master the curriculum.

What are the classroom sizes?

Classroom sizes range between 15 & 20 students per class. We want to create a space that is conducive to giving each student specialized attention. Our goal is to have a teacher and an assistant in each classroom allowing for a low student-teacher ratio; we believe in the power of a differentiated classroom which gives more of an opportunity for each child to excel according to their own potential.

What if I can’t afford the program?

We provide financial aid to qualified individuals. Please ask for the financial aid application.

What are the tuition and fees?

There is a $50 yearly registration fee, a $25 material fee per semester, and a $250 tuition fee per semester. There is a 10% discount on tuition for families with multiple children attending the Sunday school.

What curriculum will be used?

Our goals for the Sunday school go beyond just learning fact-based knowledge. Instead, our goal is to have students apply the concepts and knowledge being taught in a practical and hands-on manner (where appropriate). In addition to using specific textbooks as a reference, we supplement our lessons to put an emphasis on skills, attitudes, and values. We will use Qaida Al-Noornania (learning to read Quran), I love Islam, It’s All about Islam, and A Student’s First Guide to Juz ‘Amma as a reference; we will also be using ISWV created material. Our staff will be using creative projects where appropriate to provide students with opportunities to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding.

Are parent orientation sessions mandatory?

Yes, parent orientation sessions are mandatory. Helping the child requires a partnership between the school and home. The orientation session will have valuable information to help parents understand what they can do with the child at home to help get the most out of the Sunday school experience.

How can I Help?

If you or anyone you know can afford to sponsor tuition fees for families in need, please speak to the Sunday School Administration. We have a running list of materials that we need for the school. Please let us know if you are able to donate to
the program. Parents will be notified when we need volunteers for trips and special activities.

Who can I contact if I have questions and comments?

Please feel free to contact us at sundayschool@iswv.org.