The Tarbiyah Approach

We can learn many lessons from the educational success of our earliest generations.

We call it the Tarbiyah approach:

  • A comprehensive focus on four aspects of development: intellectual, physical, psychological and spiritual
  • Studying the world as ayat of Allah
  • Learning from the personal example of the teachers
  • Group learning in a supportive environment
  • Striking the right balance between the universal needs of all students, and the special needs of girls and boys

Fajr Academy is a testing lab for the Tarbiyah International Curriculum. We will continue to refine our understanding and implementation of this approach to education as we learn together.  In the meantime, Fajr Academy students benefit from Tarbiyah’s best and latest programs and insights.

For more details, please visit the Tarbiyah International Curriculum website


The Tarbiyah International curriculum taught at Fajr Academy currently covers eight core subjects:


The purpose of studying Mathematics at Fajr Academy is to improve focus and learn how to solve problems.


The purpose of studying Science at Fajr Academy is to investigate the creation in order to know the Creator.


The purpose of studying English at Fajr Academy is to learn how to speak and write for an international audience with wisdom and beauty.


The purpose of studying Arabic at Fajr Academy is to gain direct access to the sources of our religion. It is devoted X periods per school week.


The purpose of studying Urdu at Fajr Academy is to learn how to speak and write for a national audience with wisdom and beauty.

Social Studies Plus

The purpose of studying Social Studies Plus at Fajr Academy is to gain a competitive edge through knowledge of the world.


The purpose of studying History at Fajr Academy is to rebuild the Ummah’s identity by studying our past.


At Fajr Academy, the purpose of teaching geography is to enable students to observe, explore and utilise available means to ameliorate living conditions.


The Tarbiyah International Curriculum offers a variety of programs to complement the core subjects taught at Fajr Academy:

Effective Muslims

Effective Muslims is a series of workshops designed to improve students’ character for success in this world and the next.


Builders is an activity-based program designed to build students’ self-reliance by learning how to make things themselves.


Artists is an activity-based program whose purpose is for students to learn from and be inspired by the creations of al-Musawwir (the Artist).


Fajr Academy encourages reading across the curriculum from an early age in order to help students grow intellectually.


Fajr Academy students are also encouraged to express themselves and participate in the exchange of ideas through writing.


Huffaz is an innovative Qur’an memorization program that works with every Fajr Academy student to build a personal relationship with the Qur’an.


Explorers is an activity-based program, including field trips and an annual tour to northern Pakistan, designed to help students learn first-hand about our society and environment.


Abacus is an extracurricular mathematics program designed to help students improve their focus and learn how to solve problems.

Events and Competitions

A variety of events and competitions at Fajr Academy help students improve their self-confidence ​and their relationships with​ peers and family.