Everyday we usher our children into a brave new world. Living in a state of constant discovery, students in the elementary grades find comfort in the deep bond and trust that exists between themselves and teachers, parents, and the community. These are the years when children need loving encouragement to develop their skills and gain confidence in their abilities. “I can,” must be their motto.
We emphasize building skills in the elementary grades, reading the Qur’an fluently, phonetic decoding, writing mechanics, mental Math, and a variety of hand-work experiences strengthen the will of the students in our care and give them the opportunity to say, “I can and I will.”
Emphasis on character development and the broader world view of Islam begins to take shape in the elementary grades as children begin to perform the daily prayer of Dhur in congregation, memorize longer chapters of the Qur’an and learn the practical aspects of their religion.
Since we recognize that children respond to varied teaching modalities, Peace Terrace nurtures student expression in a wide range of spiritual, creative, and intellectual endeavors.
The world may be changing around us but good values and the necessary skills remain the same throughout the generations.