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Whether just starting off in our Montessori (Pre-School through Pre-Kindergarten) or getting ready to graduate from 8th Grade, Al-Hamra is alive and rich with programs which support academic excellence, team-building and friendship, creativity and exploration, healthy playtime and a strong foundation with moral framework. 


At Al-Hamra, mentorship between Teachers and Students, Middle School and Elementary Students in-class and after-school, create a supportive atmosphere where Students feel safe and encouraged. Such activities as English and Arabic reading buddies promote the joy of learning. Field trips allow Students an opportunity to explore, have fun and learn while making cognitive connections with the classroom topics.


With the help of many dedicated Parent and Teacher volunteers, Al-Hamra's Clubs and Study Groups appeal to all ages, strengthening our Vision and Mission which is to "promote academic excellence and apply the rich Islamic tradition of intellectual, moral, and spiritual learning... [and] to nurture future leaders who are proud of their identity and contribute responsibly in a global society."


Student Life is not limited to what happens on-campus but extends into the neighboring towns and greater community.  Through community outreach programs, charitable activities and good deeds, our Students get involved in civic life and being good to the neighbor. Some of these projects include: food drives, clothing drives, park clean-ups, "coins for construction" for our town library, volunteer and other assistance to Helping Hand for Relief and Development, and supporting our local mosques.


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435 South Street

Shrewsbury, MA 01545

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Al-Hamra Academy is the first full-time accredited Islamic school in New England. Our goal is to raise children with a strong intellectual and moral background. We strive to provide an environment that encourages the cognitive, spiritual, moral, emotional, and physical growth of every student. We have a well-defined, effective and evolving curriculum that follows the Massachusetts State Frameworks. We foster spiritual and moral growth in a progressive Islamic environment – an environment that instills in our students the universal values of love, compassion, peace, tolerance, equality, and justice. Our philosophy reflects our commitment to educate our students to become responsible and productive members of society through education and social partnership. Our pursuit of Excellence in Education is built on four core values, i.e., Quality, Integrity, Moderation and Teamwork.

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