Vision & Mission
Al-Huda School’s mission is to empower the Ummah by developing Muslim students into individuals who will be spiritually, emotionally, and physically wholesome and capable of dealing with today's challenges through the knowledge and implementation of the Qur’an, Sunnah, and through academic excellence.
Al-Huda School’s mission serves as the central ideology in crafting all programs and initiatives. It is reinforced in daily, weekly and annual activities. Daily reminders about service to Allah and adherence to Islamic ideology serve to reaffirm the faith and mission of the school. Professional development plans are designed to include the spiritual as well as academic needs of students and teachers. Character education themes are derived directly from the Qur'an and the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam. Striving to achieve the goals outlined in the mission plays an integral part in the life of Al-Huda School students, teachers, and support staff. The tenets of the school’s mission are emphasized in all parent orientations, meetings, and the weekly school newsletter.
From its inception, Al-Huda School’s goal was to create a school where students can practice faith in its complete form, while enhancing their intellect in all areas of secular knowledge. The Shura (Board) of Dar-us-Salaam – the umbrella organization under which the school operates – had the vision and worked with other members of the community to draft a set of beliefs to serve as a guiding tool for the establishment of its unique school culture.
Al-Huda’s School’s teaching philosophy is firmly ingrained in the Islamic belief of the inherent goodness in human beings and in their ultimate duty to submit to the will of Allah. Therefore, Al-Huda School considers its mission and responsibility to nurture and carefully develop its students into people who engage in practices centered around strong Islamic principles, moral values, and religious beliefs.
Al-Huda School believes in providing quality education, cultivating a love of learning in the students, and producing graduates students who will not only practice Islam as a complete way of life, but who are also leaders in that practice in their families and communities. Al-Huda School believes in the shared responsibility of shaping the hearts and minds of the young souls. Our aim is to have our students exemplify excellent character toward parents, teachers, peers, and the community at large.
Al Huda School strives to create an environment that encourages the development and flourishing of an Islamic identity. Furthermore, the school is the foundation upon which we hope to build a vibrant Islamic community that adheres to the Qur'an and Sunnah.
The beliefs of Al-Huda School are evident in daily life and routines. From the start to the end of the day, students and staff receive reminders about their spiritual and civic duties in subtle as well as obvious ways. Morning Adhkar (supplications), noon prayer, character education programs, and bulletin board displays remind everyone of the high expectations Islam sets for individual and group conduct. The process of developing, revising, and reaffirming beliefs involves regular and open discussions with staff members during orientation and throughout the year. Teachers play an integral role in designing programs which tie in the mission and belief of Al-Huda School to daily, weekly and yearly activities. One example of this is the Ummah Badge Program – a program that encourages implementation of Islamic moral values into the students’ daily lives inside and outside of the school.
Ummah: an Arabic word, which means “nation”
Qur’an: the Holy Book of Muslims
Sunnah: the traditions of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)