Annur Islamic School

Basic Information

Address: 2195 Central Avenue Schenectady NY 12304
County: Schenectady
Phone Number: 518-395-9866
Fax Number: 518-395-9867
President: Dr. Walid Hawana (Principal)

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Additional Information

Founded: 1991
Ages/Grades: PreK-9th
School Schedule: 7:30 - 3:30
School days in Calendar Year: 180
School Holidays: Like public school in additions to 2 Islamic holidays
School Size: 150
Classroom Size: 13
Student/Teacher Ratio: 1:10


Financial Aid:




Percentage of Graduating Class: 90%
Camp Programs: Yes
After School Programs: Yes
Computer Capabilities:

Computer in every class and a Computer lab

School Clubs:

PTO - Student Council - Principal's Reading Club

Parking Spaces/Availability:


Uniform Guidelines:

With school logo, blue shirt and navy blue pant for boys, blue shirt and blue jumpers for girls, black shoes.

Mission Statement:

AIS mission is to endeavor to produce the finest graduates, who strike a balance between academic achievement and Islamic values and morals. They must definitely make a big difference in their future education and careers as Muslim role models Insha’Allah.

AIS main goal is to always add more to the school accomplishments. We are planning for more school expansion, providing more services to students, strengthening Islamic education, and always ensuring an Islamic environment.
• Establish a full-fledged high school in the near future.

• Facilitate a high level of educational achievement and incorporate Islamic values into the educational system
• Preserve the dignity and values of our children so they will live their lives as true Muslims in this diverse world
• Commit to excellence in education and foster love and respect for acquiring knowledge
• Provide a safe, secure and loving environment
• Empower our children’s commitment to Islamic values such as kindness, helpfulness, personal responsibility and respect for others and facilitate Muslim congregational prayers

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

Annur Islamic School students will develop love and reverence for Allah and Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him) exemplified by:
• Displaying a solid Muslim identity that reflects pride in being a Muslim and a clear sense of mission
• Understanding the teachings of Islam through Quran and Sunnah and their application in the daily life of an American Muslim
• Displaying character, values, and morals that are aligned with the teachings of Islam
• Being a positive role model and ambassador for Islam by striving for excellence and promoting good

Annur Islamic School students will be academically distinguished by:
• Being high achievers who meet and exceed state educational standards leading to success at the high school of their choice
• Developing good study skills, being organized, and efficient in their use of time
• Being fluent in the Arabic language
• Becoming self-directed learners
• Being able researchers who gather information, and using critical thinking skills to analyze and present results
• Having an introductory knowledge of other religions
• Being skilled in their use of technology to meet their educational needs

Annur Islamic School students will be socially well-rounded individuals:
• Being distinguished in their manners by showing respect for themselves and others according to Islamic teachings
• Mastering communication skills both verbal and written, as well as being effective listeners
• Being able to work successfully in groups as both leaders and participants
• Acquiring leadership skills, being open-minded, and prepared for future academic and social roles
• Being aware of their social responsibility, becoming active in their school, civic and religious communities, and showing compassion and tolerance for others

Annur Islamic School students will have a sense of physical well-being demonstrated by:
• Maintaining presentable apearance according to Islamic standards
• Participating in age-appropriate sports activities
• Performing spiritual duties of prayer, fasting, and pilgrimage
• Displaying modesty in dress and behavior

School History:

In 1991, AIS was opened for Pre-K and Kindergarten. After six years, AIS had to restart again with Pre-K and Kindergarten. As the years progressed, a grade level was opened for the students graduating to the next grade. As of 2007, the first 8th grade was graduating class matriculated. Today, Annur Islamic School takes pride in its student’s achievements, teacher’s dedication, parent’s volunteers, and community support. We are behind students in every step they take and every decision they make. Teachers focus on identifying student’s potentials in order to help them experience success as early as the first years of school by providing special education sessions and tutoring sessions as well. AIS believes every student is unique and if he / she is given enough time, he / she will reach his/her potential. This is our commitment for parents and students for ever Insha Allah. Our goals for the coming years is to expand and establish the AIS High School, enrich our curriculum, and school activities by ensuring certified and highly qualified and experienced teachers will teach our students. School facilities will be improved every year, no matter what the cost will be. We will make sure that our students are stars at Annur School who will shine in colleges and the job market. This year expansion will enable us to add 5 new classrooms along with a computer lab, cafeteria, art-room, media library, and full science lab.