Hamzah's academic program offers a strong and broad foundation in the arts, humanities, mathematics, natural sciences and through interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary studies. The Academy's extensive and rigorous curriculum, along with its varied approach to teaching, prepares students superbly for intellectual inquiry in college and beyond.
Hamzah Academy offers a strong and broad foundation in the STEAM courses (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) through interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary studies based on strong Islamic principles. Academy's extensive and rigorous curriculum, along with its varied approach to teaching, prepares students to excel in their higher education. Hamzah Academy is based on three basic principles:
Students are exposed to core subjects such as Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Art and Physical Education starting from Pre-K. Quran and Islamic studies are taught as separate subjects with an emphasis on memorization, reading and developing an understanding of Islam.
Our Toddler pre-school program (ages 3-5), offers the benefits of Montessori education while adhering to Hamzah Academy's Vision and Mission. Dr. Montessori gave the world a scientific method, practical and tested, for bringing forth the very best in young human beings. She taught how to respect individual differences, and to emphasize social interaction and the education of the whole personality rather than the teaching of a specific body of knowledge. At Hamzah, we believe the observation and the meeting of needs is continual and specific for each child. When physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional needs are met, children glow with excitement and the develop a drive to play and work with enthusiasm, to learn, and to create. They exhibit a desire to teach, help, and care for others and for their environment. The Montessori method of education is a model which serves the needs of children of all levels of mental and physical ability as they live and learn in a natural, mixed-age group which is very much like the society they will live in as adults.
Our preschool curriculum is developed leveraging the Montessori program methodology. This program nurtures and encourages children to learn interactive hands-on, play-based activities. The Montessori method of education aims to serve the needs of children of all levels of mental and physical ability as they thrive in a natural, mixed-age group. One of the Hamzah Academy’s core values include creating a safe and nurturing environment based on Islamic principles. The Hamzah Academy faculty focuses on instilling Hamzah preschoolers with wholesome Islamic values while developing their cognitive, social and academic skills. Hamzah preschoolers are exposed to a variety of subjects such as reading, math, science, social studies, Arabic, Islamic Studies, and Qur'an. Students are highly encouraged to participate in sports-related activities to fine tune their motor skills and make them more health conscious.
Hamzah Academy takes pride in its learning development of its students. Inherently student-centered, experiential, and grounded in real-world experiences, the Hamzah Academy provides students the opportunity to engage in enriched and sustained learning development. Students must demonstrate independence, creative thinking, and the ability to collaborate at a high level for the duration of the year. While the core subjects are based on Georgia state standards, Hamzah Academy takes it to the next level. What does learning look like at Hamzah Academy? Curiosity. Engagement with ideas. The excitement of discovery. The possibilities a team can create. The academic environment at Hamzah Academy invites students not just to absorb knowledge, but even to create it.
It was narrated that "Zirr bin Hubaish" said:
"I went to Safwan bin 'Assal Al-Muradi and he said: 'What brought you here?' I said: 'I am seeking knowledge.' He said: 'I heard the Messenger of Allah say: "There is no one who goes out of his house in order to seek knowledge, but the angels lower their wings in approval of his action.'"
Have you considered a world where the leading pioneers, entrepreneurs, ambassadors, political decision-makers, researchers, thinkers, and medical specialists are predominantly Muslim? This is our goal at Hamzah Academy; to supply the future generations with abundant Muslim leaders and scholars, thereby securing a future for a continuous 'Golden Age of Islam,' insha'Allah. Hamzah students are engulfed with a depth of knowledge from all the core & academic subjects to Quran, Arabic, and Islamic Studies. Our curriculum is comprehensively scaffolded around Islam, since Ihsaan (excellence), is our core motivator. In addition to this, we furnish a safe and sheltered environment, where your child will master distinct academics all within an Islamic framework.
All of the classrooms at Hamzah Academy feature the most advanced interactive SMART Boards, designed to serve a simultaneous dual purpose – as a traditional board and as a conduit for other technologies, such as laptops and ipads.
Easiteach and Wizteach are leveraged in all grades to create an advanced, interactive learning environment for students throughout lessons.
All upper elementary students are taught appropriate and supervised internet research methods while honing their skills in keyboarding and analytical research.
All of our elementary students have subscriptions to iXL, the interactive math practice software that is designed to align perfectly with the math common core standards; students can practice each common core requirement individually, and teachers are able to track student progress, accomplishments, and updates.
All of our elementary students have in-class and at-home online access to the new Georgia Common Core State Standards (GA CCSS) for math and language arts programs. Online access includes games, activities, printable worksheets, tutorials and more!