The school opened its doors in the fall of 1998 with four grades: preschool, kindergarten first grade, and second grade. On January 10, 2006, the School was incorporated with the state of Missouri as an independent non-profit entity and has been operating as such since. In June 2008, the Islamic School of Columbia-Missouri successfully completed an evaluation of its educational program, developed a plan for future educational improvements, and met all the current educational standards held by the Missouri Nonpublic School Accrediting Association (MNSAA), an affiliate of the National Federation of Nonpublic School State Accrediting Associations and recognized by the United States Office of Education and Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).
Advantages of Attending ISCM
Missouri Nonpublic Accredited school and certified teachers
Small student-teacher ratio (7-1)
2 hours every day of Qur'an/Islamic Studies & Arabic Language taught by experienced teachers who apply the latest techniques on how to teach foreign language
Nurturing, safe and fun environment in child's most important developmental stage
Opportunity to participate in the Hafidh program.
Great ITBS (IOWA Test of Basic Skills) standardized test results. Last year close to 30% students scored in 90th percentile.
Educational trips that enhance educational experience for our students: fire station, public library, end-of-the-year trip (Kansas City, St. Louis, Ozarks, Hannibal, etc.).
ISC-M students participate in: Columbia Values Diversity Writing Program, Creative Communications Writing Contest, Regional Spelling Bee Competition, MCTM Math Competition (Our students consistently score in the top 10 for the district).
Throughout the year students are involved in various activities: Hajj simulation, Science Night, Spelling Bee, Math Day, Seerah Competition, Arabic Night, Qur'an Competition, and many others.
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