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Islamic School Of Kansas City (iskc)

10515 Grandview Road
Kansas City, MO 64137

(816) 965-0186


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

Our curriculum is center-based (hands-on). Math, science, language arts, social studies, Arabic, Quran, and Islamic Studies is integrated throughout the curriculum throughout the year. A developmentally appropriate curriculum for young children is planned and implemented, with special attention paid to different needs, interest, and developmental levels of the individual children.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
Music more

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  • Not Applicable
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
Physical activity more

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  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
  • Sandboxes and/or water stations for play
Other subjects taught Quran, Arabic & Islamic Studies

From the Director:

We plan trips for various groups of children during the course of the school year. The parents must give written permission for each child to go on a field trip. Parents are also encouraged to accompany children on field trips.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Universal Academy Islamic School is dedicated to providing pedagogical and developmentally appropriate experiences that nurture the spiritual, intellectual, physical, social and emotional growth of students, parents, school personnel, community and the greater society to serve Allah (SWT) and humanity for the pleasure of Allah.