(215) 387-5230 tiesdesk@pa.tiesusa.org


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The Islamic Education School

The Islamic Education School (TIES) began over twenty-five years ago to address the emergent community need of having a safe, academically strong and religiously excellent school experience for Muslim American families. The birth of TIES  began with a handful of students and has grown into hundreds of students. TIES operates under the umbrella of the Association of Islamic Charitable Projects. All TIES schools (national & international) are focused on fostering high morals & ethics, raising community leaders, providing students with high academic standards, and encouraging students to continue on to post-secondary institutions.  

Relying on our association’s core values of moderation, openness, wisdom, and cooperation, we have grown over the years to into a certified childcare center, private elementary and middle school, Saturday School, and –  most recently – online Arabic language and Qur’an studies for children.  We also saw the birth of sister campuses across the country which include a high school program as well.

Full Time K-8 Campuses

Saturday / Sunday School Programs

TIES Philadelphia Campus Students

The Place To Entrust

Your Child

About Us

We are non-profit K-5 private Islamic school registered with the PA Department of Education. Our goal is to provide a safe, academically excellent, community oriented, and supportive environnment for students, graduates, families, and staff. 

Our programs

We have fulltime and part time programs catering to the various needs of our families. We have a full time elementary and middle school, summer school, and childcare center.

Our Partners

We partner with community agencies to provide enhanced programming for students, including:


Salam Saturday School

Amity Online Qur’an Program

Elwyn Services

AICP Muslim Girl Scouts



Sister campuses

We have sister campus locations in:

Anaheim, CA

Fort Lauderdale, FL


Our Mission

Our mission is to protect the character of today’s Muslim youth and shape them into life long learners, future leaders, and selfless members of society by raising them in a safe, culturally diverse, well-rounded academic environment founded on the teachings of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him.

A Closer Look At

What We Have To Offer


Our Kindergarten class is a full day program. The day is structured around center time, teacher-directed instruction, outdoor time, and gross motor activities. 

Elementary School

Offering grades 1-5, our low student to teacher ratio ensures focused attention on each student. Students study Arabic, Islamic studies, and Qur'an along with all core academic subjects set by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. 

Online Qur'an Program

Our partners at Amity offer a virtual afterschool program for Qur'an recitation and memorization. This program is offered open to all Ties students. 

Arabic Studies Program

Our students learn Arabic as a second language. Students are assessed and placed in classes by ability level where they learn reading, writing, speaking, and communication skills in Arabic. 

Islamic Studies Program

Our Islamic Studies program is the highlight of our school. Students have the opportunity to delve into many religious subjects, including creed, prayer, fasting, Zakat, Hajj, dealings, and manners.

School Services Support

We work with our partner agency, Elwyn, to offer needed services including: reading specialist, speech therapy, math tutoring, and professional development for our staff. 

Islamic Holidays & Events

Our calendar year blends traditional school structure while highlighting Islamic holidays and events, such as: Islamic new year, Isra' & Mi^raj, 15th of Sha^ban, Ramadan, Hajj Season, ^Ids, Mawlid an-Nabiyy, and other events. 

Food & Nutrition Program

We offer free and reduced meal options to families who choose to participate in our food and nutrition program. All food that we serve is halal. Our daily menu includes breakfast, lunch, and snacks. 

Contact Us:

4431 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa 19104

(215) 387 – 5230



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