Qom is the most holy city of the Islamic republic of Iran and known as the center of Islamic studies around the globe. Approximately the students of 90 countries are living at Qom. The main problem they were facing was the establishment of English Medium International Standard School for their children as the mode of Iran education system is in Persian Language. When the students were going back to their homelands the Persian education system was not acceptable even they have to start their education from beginning or have to leave their studies for good. Thus the students were badly suffering even their future was in danger. Due to this problem the parents were started to going back as to save their children future. So there was a dire need of such educational institute that imparts education on the most modern and sophisticated lines at par with international standards.
The Imam Sadiq (A.S) Foundation is working on different important projects for Shia community around the world particularly for the welfare of the international Islamic students.
ISF has reported this immense problem and started efforts towards the establishment of registered English Medium School for foreigners at Iran in 1995. The Ministry of Education, Islamic Republic of Iran has contacted in this regard but there were numerous difficulties, as the Ministry of Education wasn't having any rule for the establishment of English Medium School for foreigners. After a long procedure the honorable Ministry of Education had made amendments in the rules and accorded sanction from Montessori to A Level in 2001. ISF appreciates the role of Ministry of Education and paying great homage and tribute to the ministry authorities that had made amendments in the rules to establish this school for the welfare of the International Islamic Students.
The Imam Sadiq (A.S.) International School started its classes in September 23, 2001 by establishing a primary school and divided its Education Plan into three phases middle, high, college and even up to university level in future.
Presently more than 300 students of 17 different countries that are England, America, Australia, China, Thailand, Nigeria, Congo, Rwanda, Uganda, Ghana, Egypt, Pakistan, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Afghanistan and Bangladesh are getting their education.
ISF has selected a competent Board of Education that includes prominent international educationists and professionals. The board had recommended all syllabus, teaching and examination based on Oxford Educational System with some additional books of Islamiyat, Persian and Urdu.
Holy Quran is taught with its translation into English as well as by heart (Hifz). This is a great honor for the school that when the students will pass their 4th class they will be learnt the whole Quran by heart (Hifz). This privilege certainly makes the school superior from other International institutions.
Presently school is getting nominal charges but ISF is trying to wave off all the charges from students with the help of generous and valuable community members. All the education, uniform, transport, books will be free very soon even ISF also desires to give monthly scholarship/stipend to each and every student because the students are our future and the future should be splendid.