Twenty five years ago, the Islamic Society of Greater Houston (ISGH) established the Islamic Educational Institute of Texas (IEIT) as a unique fulltime Islamic school system to serve the children of the Muslim community in the greater Houston area. Our mission is to ensure that every child achieves his/her maximum educational potential through an enriched academic curriculum and extra-curricular activities program. In addition, we are focused on preparing today’s students for tomorrow’s challenges through the establishment of high Islamic values and moral standards.
Today, there are six fully accredited schools within the IEIT system. Initially two schools were opened in 1992 – the Dar ul Arqam North School and the Dar ul Arqam Southeast School. The following year, in 1993, the Dar ul Arqam Southwest School was opened. Everest Academy was opened in 2005 followed by ILM Academy in 2006. The sixth school within the IEIT system, Houston Peace Academy (HPA), opened in 2010.
The IEIT School System currently serves almost over 1,100 students at its six campuses from Pre-Kindergarten to High School as noted below:
All of our IEIT schools are focused on providing the highest level of Islamic and secular education in alignment with ISDs in their area. Our students participate in many standardized tests, scholastic competitions, sports competition, and other extra-curricular activities with other schools outside of IEIT. As with all private schools, where the tuition rarely covers the expenses, IEIT also has financial challenges that are overcome through the generosity of community donors that allow our annual fundraisers to successfully cover operational deficits. Although IEIT is a subsidiary of ISGH, it has its own 501 c 3 tax-exempt entity designation. As our student population continues to grow, we would like to thank all of our parents for putting their trust in IEIT and entrusting their children to us to provide them required education. We also need to recognize and thank our staff for their dedication and support; their commitment is vital in ensuring that each student has a quality and positive learning experience. The willingness of the BOT and the individual school Advisory Panels to build a positive rapport with students, parents, staff, and community members will InshaAllah add to the success of IEIT. The continued support of ISGH is also recognized and held in high esteem. We would like to encourage parents’ involvement through the local informational meetings, parent workshops, parent/teacher conferences, parent surveys, and many other school activities. As IEIT continues to move forward, please know that your time, feedback and support are all greatly appreciated.