MCC Al Manar Weekend School is committed to providing students of diverse backgrounds with high-quality academic education based on the Quran and sunnah of the prophet (PBUH) and high, universal moral values in a progressive Islamic environment. School is held at MCC every year from September to May, on both Saturdays and Sundays.
For the upcoming school session 2020-21, all instruction will be delivered online through various media including Zoom and Google Hangouts. Our teachers have undergone training to be able to accomplish this in the best possible manner. Al Manar was able to transition seamlessly from in-person to online teaching in March 2020, in accordance with COVID related guidelines and directives from the authorities.
Education Director: Saima Nasim
Principal: Roula Aoneh
Mrs. Roula Aoneh combines an affluent professional background in education with 25 years of working experience in teaching and management of schools in San Diego. She currently works as the principal of Al Manar Weekend school at MCC, an ESL & Arabic Civilizations professor at Cuyamaca College, and has founded many Arabic programs in San Diego. She holds a master’s degree in Education, TESOL, from Alliant International University in San Diego, specializing in sociolinguistic and language contact. She is also certified in Online Teaching and Learning & Equity-Minded teaching and learning institute. Her experience in education covers teaching, school management, Arabic program consultation, Arabic curriculum coordination, and participation in various Arabic projects and workshops to enhance the quality of Arabic language teaching and learning in San Diego. Mrs. Roula has been conducting a series of workshops and webinars for a variety of schools in San Diego county. She has published two Arabic books, Alf-Yaa, for younger aged children. Mrs. Roula’s profound sense of leadership, wonderful competence, professionalism, and interpersonal skills, along with her education and experience, are effortlessly inspiring and motivating teachers, administrators, and other employees to invent and implement new ideas and programs that could further benefit students and the community at large. Her focus is on improving the quality of Al Manar School education, increasing all of the students’ success, achievement and their safety, and prevention mechanisms to ensure that Al Manar school is managed carefully, professionally, and cooperatively.
The school year 2021-22 will begin in September InshaAllah. Please check back for registration information in July.
Almanar School is committed to providing students of diverse backgrounds with high quality academic education based on the Quran and sunnah of the prophet (pbuh) and high, universal moral values in a progressive Islamic environment.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
- Provide Islamic and Arabic teaching to Muslim children in the Greater San Diego area
- Increase the children’s ability in the reading of Modern Standard Arabic
- Allowing the child to understanding what they read and memorize from the Quran, Hadith and Dua’a
- Provide children an opportunity to meet and know each other and thereby strengthen their bond as a Muslim ummah
- Make children aware of Islam and their future role in Muslim society]
- Providing the child with ability to access the Tafseer of the Quran and Hadith in Arabic and rely less on the English Translation.
The academic program shall be divided into two major sections: 1. Arabic Language & Islamic studies Program 2. Arabic leading to Qur’anic & Islamic Studies Program 3. Children (Pre- School & Pre- Kindergarten Levels are Same for both Programs)
The new registration and tuition rates for the school year 2020-21 are as follows
$50 per child
$75 for the first child, $70 for second child $65 for third child or more
$50 per child
$85 for the first child, $80 for second child $75 for third child or more
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What age can my child start school?
Classes are for ages 4 years and up.
Who teaches the classes?
We have hired teachers who are educated and qualified to teach our children. These teachers focus on making Al Manar School a successful learning environment for our students.
What programs do you offer at the weekend school?
The school starts with two preparatory classes namely, Preschool and Prep 1 which are focused on teaching the Arabic Alphabet. After Prep1 the school offers two curriculum options.
- Quranic Studies: Focus is on learning the Quran and reading with meaning supplemented with Islamic Studies.
- Arabic Studies: Focus is on learning spoken Arabic supplemented with Islamic Studies.