About Pillars Academy

Pillars Academy aims to empower Muslim youth in their faith and identity. This comprehensive program provides a holistic educational experience, incorporating academic knowledge, Islamic values, and traditions. With an emphasis on inclusivity, engagement, and modern teaching methodologies, the program seeks to create a nurturing environment where Muslim youth can freely express their identities, engage in dialogue, and develop critical thinking skills.

We aim to serve the educational needs of our community to achieve the following key objectives:

  1. Foster a strong Islamic identity among students by instilling a sense of pride, understanding, and connection to their faith.
    • We aim to achieve this by teaching our students the pillars of an Islamic identity:
      1. Creed – what we believe and why we believe in it
      2. Divine Ethics – a dynamic framework on how to approach life’s daily challenges and interpersonal interactions
      3. Worship rooted in the Love, Hope, and Fear of Allāh سبحانه وتعالى – a thorough understanding of Islāmic concepts of the purification of the soul and ritual worship (Ṭahārah, Ṣalāh, etc…)
  2. Provide opportunities for students to develop leadership skills within the context of Islamic values. Through identification, training, and responsibility, students are empowered to take on leadership roles within the school and community such as volunteering at local mosques, organizing charitable events, or engaging in interfaith dialogue, serving as tutors etc…

Program Description

Our program aims to provide comprehensive Islamic education to students in a structured and engaging environment.

  • We offer the program to two age groups: Middle School (grades 6-8 / 12-14 years) and High School (grades 9-12 / 15-18 years). Since 2023-2024 will the first year of this program, classes are only offered to grades 7-10. We aim to add other classes as we proceed in shāʾ Allāh.
  • In its full capacity, the Middle School component is will be a three-year journey, allowing students to progress through a comprehensive curriculum at a comfortable pace. The High School component extends over three years as well, providing a deeper understanding of Islamic principles and practices while preparing students for higher education and leadership roles.
  • We only hire teachers who are educated in Islamic Sciences and possess the expertise to provide relevant and engaging instruction tailored to the needs of our youth.
  • Pillars Academy follows a semester-based system with two semesters per year: Fall and Spring. Each semester consists of two subjects, making a total of four subjects taught throughout the year.
  • To better cater to students’ schedules and optimize their learning experience, both the Middle School and High School cohorts are divided into two cohorts. Classes are held on Saturdays from 12-2pm and Sundays from 4:30-6:30pm. For a detailed overview on the courses and schedule, please click here.
  • Monthly Fee is $55 per student, charged for 9 months for a cumulative final total of $495 per year for 2 semesters. There is no discount for siblings.

Academic Calendar

Pillars Academy follows the IALFM Sunday School Calendar, which is based on LISD’s calendar.

For any inquiries or further assistance, please feel free to reach out to our team at pillarsacademy@ialfm.org