What does AIS stand for?
AIS stands for AlHuda International School.
When was AIS founded and who is its founder?
The School was founded on 27th September 2010 by Dr. Farhat Hashmi. Dr. Hashmi is an internationally recognized Islamic scholar and the founder of Al-Huda International Welfare Foundation. Within a short span of time, Alhamdulillah AIS has paved its way towards becoming a leading education system amongst its established contemporaries.
Why should I send my child to AIS?
Children can be a source of sadaqa-e-jariyah (means of ongoing reward) and a parent’s greatest investment – they deserve the best education that benefits them in this world as well as in the hereafter; that makes them not only good professionals, but also excellent human beings. A good Islamic school such as AIS helps your child be a winner in both the worlds Insha’Allah. It will also help bridge the gap between the contradictory concepts and values that children often pick up from secular schools. In an age where every parent is concerned about character development, habits, and the company of their child, it is a wise step to have your child strongly grounded on the foundations of Islam. We take the responsibility to present the curriculum which is Islamically integrated and taught in an ideal Islamic environment.
Is AIS an Islamic School?
AlHuda International School (AIS) is a unique educational system that imparts academic excellence in an ideal Islamic environment. Regular subjects are taught in much the same way as in any other modern School, however, Islamic creed and values are integrated at each stage of the learning process. We strive to provide not only theoretical education and values, but also practical role models in the form of our staff, to reinforce these values and impart true Islamic education to our students.
Does the School enforce Islamic values in the students by force?
Not at all! Children are made aware of our Islamic values, and are given a comfortable environment to practice them whilst observing positive role models in the form of their teachers, who exhibit these values. We believe in educating our children with love and wisdom rather than by force, and in helping them adopt the lessons at their own pace.
If I send my child to AIS, will he lag behind in other areas of professional education?
At AIS, the curriculum has been developed after careful thought and intensive research by experienced and capable staff under the supervision of Dr. Farhat Hashmi and experienced educationists. Be assured that the quality of education at AIS, meets international standards. Alhamdulillah, our staff is well qualified and equipped to handle children with different kinds of learning styles. Focus is on learning through understanding and practice, which is a more effective learning methodology rather than the traditional rote learning style. Hence at AIS, children get quality education in a caring, and healthy Islamic environment.
How does the School prevent the students from the extremist element?
What is the typical student to teacher ratio?
In order to make it possible for the teacher to pay attention to each student, we keep an ideal student to teacher ratio. In the Montessori Section, this ratio is 7:1, while in senior sections it is 12:1. This way, students enjoy more attention from teachers and become more productive.
How is AIS different from other schools especially other Islamic schools?
We believe strongly in connecting the children to Allah and developing affection for the Prophet (s.a.w), and not to ourselves or any particular organization or school of thought – they are encouraged to build and nurture a strong personal connection with the Creator right from the early years of childhood. Furthermore, even when we use books from various publishers, Islamic concepts are skillfully incorporated into all subject areas. At AIS, Islamic Studies is more than a subject; it is an interesting, practical and a complete code of life.
Which school of thought/ firqah is being followed here?
Up to which level/grade is the school going to be in future?
We have plans to build the school up to intermediate level Insha’Allah.
What extra-curricular activities does AIS offer?
AIS strongly encourages students to develop a wide range of skills, learn, and discover through various co-curricular activities other than classroom teaching. For this reason, various Sport activities like Taekwondo, Badminton, Table Tennis, Horseback Riding, and Swimming are offered. AIS arranges a variety of competitions for students to help them develop their confidence. We also plan to take active part in competitions of national and international level. Furthermore, students are taken on field trips for recreation and practical learning.
Does the school have hostel facility?
At such a tender age, children are best suited to stay with their parents, hence, AIS does not offer hostel facility.
I want to help AIS as a teacher or volunteer. Please guide me.
Please call the School to arrange an appointment for your visit. We do not encourage visits during school hours in order to avoid disturbance of ongoing classes. To get a clear idea of what to expect in the school, please watch the AIS documentary in the Gallery of our website here.
How can parents get involved in their child’s education?
Why does the School discourage TV watching for children?
What is the syllabus of the School?
AIS is very particular about the syllabus. We use a wide range of the best available educational books and material in the market and then customize it in order to integrate Islamic concepts and values in the curriculum. Alhamdulillah, our qualified Islamic Curriculum Team is in charge of the integration. The Islamic Curriculum Team at AIS, under the supervision of Dr. Farhat Hashmi, is in the process of developing an International Islamic Curriculum, which is based on authentic sources and is delivered in an age-appropriate manner. Darussalam books are used as syllabus books in grades 1 – 5. The main focus is on practical implementation of the concepts learnt. This is to ensure that the Islamic concepts taught are not just part of the student’s books, but also becomes an integral part of his/her way of life Insha’Allah.
Are student assessments conducted throughout the year?
Yes, assessments are conducted regularly throughout the year, according to a carefully planned schedule.
ADMISSION AND BEGINNING OF SESSION
When do the admissions and new classes begin?
Admissions are announced once in a year i.e., in June and new term begins after summer vacations, in August.