Al Hadi Elementary Microschool

Micro-schooling brings small groups of like-minded families together to form a unique learning community.

By bringing parents, experienced teachers and students together in a collaborative platform, we are able to offer a flexible learning environment not found elsewhere.

Registration now open!

Registration is open for 1st through 4th graders.  Click here to download an application. 

Micro-schooling brings small groups of like-minded families together to form a unique learning community.  

By taking the community mentality of a traditional homeschool “co-op” and combining it with Al Hadi’s cutting-edge, holistic curriculums written by our Master Teachers, we are able to offer a flexible learning environment not found elsewhere.

Parents lead this effort under the auspices of Al Hadi Learning Organization to create a space with: 

Individualized Learning

Gone are the days of “one size fits all” education.  Children flourish when they are given the freedom to learn at their own speed and in their own way.  By keeping class sizes small, capped at 10, we are able to give each child the attention they need and deserve to ensure their growth cognitively, socially, emotionally, physically and spiritually.

Parents in the driver’s seat

Under the auspices of Al Hadi Learning Organization, parents at the micro-school take leadership roles in operations and in the classroom. We require each family to be on campus for a certain amount of time per week to ensure we are running smoothly, to ensure all children are supported and to keep tuition low.

Islam being a part of our learning, not a part of our schedule

The Al Hadi curriculums are one of a kind.  Our curriculums are the only available learning tools that are fully Common Core aligned and integrate Islamic learning throughout the unit; not in a separate Islamic studies course.

A lá carte scheduling

Because we value flexibility and the priceless learning that naturally takes place at home, we will be operating on a unique “take what you need” schedule.  A student may sign up for all classes resulting in a full-time (M-F 9:30-3pm) schedule or supplement homeschooling with some of our classes at the Microschool.

 

The Microschool operates from 9:30am-3:30pm, Monday through Friday.  A child can enroll full-time or part-time only taking the classes and subjects that will benefit them.

For core-classes (Project-based learning, Math & English Language Arts), we will offer two groups for the 2022-2023 academic year:

1st & 2nd grade group
3rd & 4th grade group

All electives take place in the afternoon and are fully mixed-age.

We believe a holistic and mastery-based education is more easily cultivated in a mixed-age setting where children of different ages, interests and trajectories can gain cognitive, as well as social and emotional skills from one another.

Each family must contribute at least 2 hours on-campus each week in one of the following capacities:

Leading as elective as a paid employee (with the support of Al Hadi admin to select or develop a curriculum)

or

Provide operational support such as supervising during lunch, recess, prayer or doing set-up and breakdown of the classroom.

 

Much like in a co-op, we view and treat all children in the Microschool as we would our own.  

 

No.  The “core classes” which take place in the first half of the day are led by experienced teachers (who may also happen to be parents at the Microschool).  These classes are:

Project-Based Learning (a multi-disciplinary and inquiry-based approach to learning a topic)
Math
English Language Arts 

 

Parents who are inexperienced in teaching are given the support needed to develop or select their curriculums and develop classroom management techniques to lead electives that they are passionate about.  All electives are mixed-aged and take place in the afternoon.  

Click below to view the Q1 schedule and course catalog