Principal's Message

Message from the Principal: Brother Eric Ali-- When guiding our children toward proper Islamic character, we must remember that part of being a wise teacher or parent is being kind and gentle with our children. During the time of the Prophet (saw), a Bedouin urinated in the masjid. Immediately the Prophet’s companions rushed toward the man to beat him. But the Prophet (saw) told them to leave him alone. After the man finished urinating, the Prophet (saw) told him, “Verily, filth and urine are not permitted in these masjids. Indeed, it is for the remembrance of Allah.” The Messenger said to his companions, “I was sent to make things easy, and I was not sent to make things difficult.” And he poured a bucket of water over the urine. Even though our children were raised in Islam, eventually they will have to choose to be Muslims. Let’s help make the proper decision easy for them.-- Al-Madinah School: 1635 South Saint Andrews Place, Los Angeles, California 90019-- (1-323) 296-5961

Al-Madinah School

Al-Madinah School
Since 1979

Welcome to Al-Madinah School, one of the oldest Islamic schools in the United States. We provide quality education to students in Pre-K through 9th grade.

Founded in 1979, Al Madinah School has served the Muslim Community for over 35 years. We were established by a handful of devoted Muslims desiring an educational environment in which high Islamic morals as well as rigorous academic standards could be achieved.

Location and Population
Al-Madinah is located in the center of urban Los Angeles. Many of our students are from low-income families from the surrounding community. We take pride in knowing that over the years, our student body has represented dozens of nationalities from a host of countries including Mexico, Syria, Lebanon, Sudan, Ethiopia, Egypt, Palestine, Morocco, Algeria, Gambia, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Palestine, Bangladesh, Sweden, Bahrain, Kuwait, Eretria,  Jordan, Belize, Pakistan, and the Bahamas.

As the principal of Al-Madinah School for over 20 years, I thank Allah for blessing our school with dedicated and loyal teachers and staff, some of which have given their services, often without pay, for over fifteen, twenty and even twenty-five years. What’s more, many of our newer staff members were formerly students themselves and have now returned to give back what they received---quality academic and Islamic education. We aren’t simply a team of educators . . . we are a family of nurturers.

Mission and Vision
At Al-Madinah School, our mission is to provide opportunities for our students to achieve their highest potential academically and islamically, enabling them to become righteous leaders of tomorrow and successful believers in the hereafter.

Al-Madinah School follows state curriculum goals. Our complete curriculum includes reading, language arts, science, health, social studies, Quran, Islamic studies and Arabic. Our Islamic Studies as well as Quran and Arabic program are of the highest caliber. Our Islamic studies teacher has studied at the University of Riyadh with an emphasis in hadith, and our Quran and Arabic language program is well established.

Al-Madinah School is thankful to Allah and proud of its long tradition of education. We are proud to have produced a solid foundation for our students who have now become hafiz Quran, doctors, lawyers, engineers, teachers and a host of other professionals.

Quick Notes

  • Safe environment
  • Small class sizes

  • Over half of staff has worked at Al-Madinah for over 15 years.

  • Unique: unlike many private schools, Al Madinah does not screen out low performance, special needs or at risk students. Enrollment is determined case by case. This places a great challenge upon our dedicated teaching staff, but we believe all Muslim children have a right to an Islamic education. We remain committed to the cause of quality Islamic education for all our children.

Over 80% of our student body comes from low-income families. Many families are unable to pay tuition consistently and others have been exempted. A number of parents volunteer to offset tuition payments. Our survival is dependent on Allah first. After Allah, we need your generous donations so we can continue providing quality care and education for our students.

Below are several projects in need of your donations:

  • Support a teacher for a year
  • Support a student for a year

  • Pay utilities for a year

  • Pay book order fees for a year

Please donate today. Any amount is greatly appreciated.  We provide receipts for tax-deduction when requested. Please send your generous donations to:

Al-Madinah School
1635 South Saint Andrews Place 
Los Angeles, California 90019

Phone: (323) 296-5961

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