Elementary School

The elementary school program at HSQI is comprised of classes from the first grade to the fifth grade.
This is an important phase in the children’s educational journey since it establishes the foundation for learning throughout their lives. At the Institute, there is a major focus on developing critical thinking skills at an early age. Our teachers utilize the Project Based Learning (PBL) method of teaching by introducing the essential concepts and then working on projects that use those concepts. Our outcomes are not merely based on retention but rather on applications through analyzing, evaluating, and creating solutions for real world problems. This solid foundation would furnish our elementary students with a basis for lifelong learning.
Through these courses our students are enlightened about the world in which they live, with an emphasis on project based learning in an environment that applies concepts to real-world problems and projects. Teachers work with students and parents to ensure that this partnership will result in a life-long commitment to education.
Project Based Learning (PBL) is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an engaging and complex question, problem, or challenge.
Project Based Learning (PBL) includes:
  • Real-World Problem to Be Solved - The project is framed by a meaningful problem to solve or a question to answer, at the appropriate level of challenge.
  • Brainstorm Ideas for Solutions – In this phase students brainstorm ideas and explore various options for a potential solution to the Read-World Problem.
  • Basic Concepts to Guide You - The basic concepts skills such as critical thinking/problem solving, collaboration, and self-management required to guide you towards a solution.
  • Inquire, Research and Investigate - Students engage in a rigorous, extended process of asking questions, finding resources, and applying information.
  • Student Voice & Choice - Students make some decisions about the project, including how they work and what they create.
  • Critique & Revise Solution - Students give, receive, and use feedback to improve their process and products.
  • Present Solution - Students make their project work public by explaining, displaying and/or presenting it to people beyond the classroom.

Concepts and Skills

A solid foundation for learning critical skills is very important an early age. During this phase of the learning process, the students are introduced to the basic fundamental concepts and elements of the subject matter. These concepts are re-enforced when they are used towards applications.

Projects and Applications

During this phase, the students have an opportunity to choose a project that helps them think and apply the basic fundamental concepts they learned. This allows them to apply the skills, evaluate, research, and think about how they can apply these basic concepts to the project they’re working on.

Essential Core Subjects

The basic essential core subjects of Math, Science, English, and Social Studies are required to be taken by all students. Its important that the students learn the fundamental skills in these subjects at an early age.
The basic tools needed to accomplish the goal of the student's project.

From Concept to Implmentation

Project Based Learning (PBL) is a unique method in which the students learn the core concepts and skills in a classroom environment. Then the students identify a real-world problem and develop its solution. Students gain knowledge and skills by using the basic concepts to develop a solution.
Selecting tools and applying them to help students reach their goal.


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Hafiz Samiullah Quran Institute is a model educational institution that produces generations of leaders to be successful in this life and the hereafter.

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