Middle School

Students practice Arabic calligraphy

Transforming the learner’s mind, body and soul
Cultivating faith in action

One of the goals of the curriculum at Crescent Middle School (CMS) is to integrate Islamic principles into all areas of instruction and experience, to facilitate the well-balanced growth and development of Muslim children spiritually and academically.

This goal is realized through the core aspects of the middle school curriculum. A central  team of highly qualified teachers delivers and effectively integrates instruction in these core areas of learning: 

  • English literature analysis and writing composition
  • Oral, visual, and technological communication building 
  • Qur’anic Arabic, grammar and linguistics
  • Accelerated pre-Algebra in grades 6 and 7
  • Algebra 1 in grade 8
  • Earth and life science
  • Physics and chemistry with full labs
  • History, geography, economics, and public discourse and decision making
  • Islamic studies, hadith, tafsir, tajweed and Qur’an memorization
White star motif


  • Be Present
  • Be Grateful
  • Be Respectful


Friends working together in middle school science lab

Students present their Golden Age project

Cultivating leadership — giving our students the tools and practice to take initiative and be exemplars

Students clean up blight as part of community service activity

The Crescent Society of Scholars and Stewards (Crescent Honor Society) provides students with additional opportunities to give back to their community

Children raising hands to ask questions

CMS students graduate into highly competitive high school programs like those at Greenhills, Cranbrook, PCEP STEM Academy, IB Programs and early colleges