About Us

Your Child is in Great Hands

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Background

Our school was founded in order to fulfill the needs of the growing Charleston, WV Muslim community. Our community longed to offer its children a holistic Islamic education while simultaneously providing an excellent academic foundation that would prepare them for a future of rigorous study. To reach this goal, we prioritized hiring the best educators possible. Our community has been thrilled to watch our children thrive in our educator's expert and caring hands. 

In addition to offering our Muslim students a solid foundation in Islam, we are also determined to help them nurture their American identity, and to assimilate fully in their American society. We believe in the importance of reaching out to our neighbors in order to be productive members of our community. In this spirit, we welcome students of all religious and ethnic backgrounds. Non-Muslim students are exempt from religious classes and will instead be offered enrichment time with their classroom teachers while their peers step out of the classroom for dedicated religious study time, conducted in separate classrooms. 

Philosophy 

We envision dedication to faith through virtuous living in a progressive environment. Our mission is to produce independent thinkers, who are able to deal with the challenges of modern time and find solutions within the framework of Islam. We value our diversity and believe in creating a positive and inspiring learning environment for all children. 

Methodology

Our learning methodology is centered on the holistic development of our students' breadth of knowledge, both in academic and in real-world scenarios, through traditional, creative, and hands-on approaches. 

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Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

We value our diversity and believe in creating a positive learning environment that inspires a diverse group of children, while embracing and learning from a variety of cultures. IAWV Elementary School ensures that no student shall be excluded from admission in, denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination on the grounds of race, color, sex, religion, or national origin. 

IAWV Elementary School is equally committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity for all individuals in all aspects of its operation. It is our school's policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote employees capable of fulfilling job requirements without discrimination because of race, creed, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, handicap, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry or veteran's status in accordance with applicable state and federal laws and Title 6 of the Civil Rights Act.