The Islamic School of San Diego (ISSD) is an essential part of the San Diego Muslim community. Islamic schooling is the most effective and vital vehicle for assisting parents in their efforts to reserve the Islamic identity of Muslim children growing up in America. Islamic education entails providing children the opportunity to learn the basic concepts, values, and ethics of Islam which will serve as the foundation for all other human knowledge and science. It forms an essential platform for shaping a balanced human character. ISSD aims to encourage the development of an Islamic personality that has the freedom to choose to live life according to the precepts of Islam. ISSD endeavors to provide an integrated religious and academic education in order to develop a dynamic and whole individual. The curriculum aims to provide balance in all aspects of development. ISSD recognizes that each child is unique with respect to the physical, mental, emotional and socioeconomic aspects of life. The school’s intention is to observe, appreciate and respect these differences.