By Adil James, MMNS
Bloomfield Hills–July 4–A new Muslim Montessori school is revving up its engine in Beverly Hills.
Dr. Mouhib Ayas, who is on the board of the new school, explained to TMO that BHA purchased, two years ago, what used to be a Christian Middle School called Kensington Academy, with 50,000 square feet, and 8 acres of land in Beverly Hills.
Last year only approximately 36 students enrolled, but now is the time to begin planning to enroll for next year if you are close to that area–the school has the powerful backing of the well-to-do Muslim professionals of the area, and promises to be another Muslim powerhouse school in the future, to rival Huda and the other excellent local Muslim schools.
The yearly tuition will be roughly $7,000 to $8,000. There is a comprehensive Montessori curriculum, and every teacher at the school is a certified Montessori method teacher.
The school teaches Arabic language and Islamic studies.
Mr. Ayas explained that it has â€œeverything like a regular middle school,â€ with a huge gym that dwarfs the size of the already respectable BMUC gymnasium; in addition to the gym is a â€œlibrary, and an Islamic school.â€
In addition to religious studies there is a rigorous mainstream curriculum. The schoolâ€™s director is Ms. Sandy Gordon.
Soon non-Muslims may clamor and line up to pay tuition to attend the excellent local Muslim private schools that compete favorably with Cranbrook and Detroit Country Day at a fraction of the cost.