next generation School
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about ngs
Welcome to Next Generation School, a comprehensive educational experience that cultivates, nurtures, and combines academic excellence with Islamic values, provides a comprehensive Arabic language program, and fosters civic responsibility to develop successful and contributing members of a global society.

Next Generation School’s educational model is built upon the six Cs of success. Creativity, Connecting Minds, Community, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Communication. They are the founding principles that pave the path and provide inspiration in our journey to cultivate the finest human talent.
Our six Cs are the heart of Next Generation School’s educational framework that brings together dynamic leadership, a compelling curriculum, engaging instruction, continuous improvement, and a positive school culture.

At Next Generation School we believe that every child has the potential to grow and succeed. Our greatest goal is to ensure that every child is given the opportunity to reach his/her full potential.

From as early as 3 years and 9 months, children are welcomed into our warm, friendly and secure facility where they’re encouraged to explore, investigate, and enjoy. From the moment a child is enrolled, whether it’s in Kindergarten or 5th grade, they become part of the extended family that is NGS.
Next Generation School’s educational program is inspired by acclaimed teaching methodologies to provide a truly global educational experience. At NGS, we provide a cutting edge curriculum that draws from the best practices around the world to instill a love for learning and a passion to become life long learners.

The 21st century educational practices, innovative teaching strategies, and constant research on how students learn best, ensure that each student at NGS is given an excellent academic foundation and is challenged to reach their full potential.

"Excellence in academics, excellence in character, and excellence in faith."
a rigorous
curriculum
Challenging… with high expectations for student achievement.

Comprehensive with a strong emphasis on Language Arts and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math)
faith based
Teaching of the Qur’an.

Quality Islamic Studies Curriculum

Comprehensive Arabic Program

Based on the UAE Ministry of Education Arabic & Islamic Studies Curriculum
Small class size
Low student to teacher ratio

Nurturing classroom environments and an individualized approach lets each child reach his or her highest potential.
outstanding faculty
Experts in their fields, caring, dedicated

A philosophy that prepares students for life by equipping them with the life skills they need to succeed: decision making, problem solving, critical thinking, time management organization, and many others.
vision & mission
preparing children for
The future
Our vision at NGS is to provide a comprehensive educational experience that cultivates, nurtures and combines academic excellence with Islamic values, delivers an outstanding Arabic program, and fosters civic responsibility to develop successful and contributing members of a global society.

To complement this, our mission is clear - we have a lifelong commitment to foster the knowledge, life skills, Islamic and cultural identity, and values of our students. Achieved through critical engagement with the best of US education coupled with the knowledge of Islamic and local traditions, the incorporation of a life skills program in the context of the contemporary world plays a pivotal role.
The school embodies academic, Islamic, social and moral principles in order to develop an atmosphere which promotes intellectual, civic, and creative capacities within its students to their full potential. The objective is the cultivation of the highest level of human talent where reflection on one’s identity and realization of the needs and challenges of a rapidly changing world are materialized.

Next Generation School truly aims to be a leader in the provision of academic, Islamic, and Arabic curricula, and to maintain outstanding accreditation status from regional and international accreditation bodies via a continuous self-evaluation and improvement process.
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principal’s message
Dr. Sheryl Steinberg Abukar
“Welcome to Next Generation School and congratulations on finding what I truly feel is one of the finest American-Islamic Schools in the country.

I have no doubt you will be impressed with the unique educational opportunities that Next Generation School offers. The content of this introduction only hints at the complete NGS experience, with the fantastic atmosphere and warm welcome only really able to be experienced by visiting the school in person.

At NGS, we genuinely believe that every child has the potential to succeed, and that our encouraging, balanced and caring approach can realize this. Our one-of-a-kind school, with exceptional staff and superb facilities, provides the foundation for outstanding achievement. Every student is valued as an individual and our ‘holistic approach’ provides multiple opportunities where our students can learn, have fun, and flourish.

We are committed to enriching an educational atmosphere that cultivates, nurtures, and combines academic excellence with Islamic values, delivers an oustanding Arabic language program, and fosters civic responsibility to develop successful and contributing members of a global society.

One of the best parts of my role is showing off our school, and I would be delighted to give you a personal tour. On behalf of the Next Generation School community, kindly accept this as an invitation to come and visit us - I am sure we will not fail to impress you. We also encourage you to come back and visit our website regularly, like our Facebook page, and follow us on Twitter for frequent updates on various activities and programs at NGS.”
Dr. Sheryl Steinberg Abukar
Principal
With over twenty years of experience in the American educational system, Dr. Sheryl Steinberg Abukar obtained her doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of California, San Diego and was proudly the founding principal of the Islamic School of San Diego. Working for 10 years in the San Diego Unified School District, she later helped establish the Iftin Charter School and served as its founding principal. Seven years ago, Dr. Sheryl returned to the Islamic School of San Diego and resumed her successful role as the principal of ISSD.

A respected speaker, Dr. Sheryl has delivered conference presentations at the American Education Research Association (AERA), the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA), and the Yale Bouchet Diversity in Graduate Education Conference. Moreover, she is a member of the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD).

Being an instructional leader, Dr. Sheryl puts emphasis on building school culture, incorporating the Islamic Studies curriculum into core subjects, the development of Professional Learning Communities (PLCs), data informed decision-making, and distributed leadership.

Furthemore, Dr. Sheryl has carried out extensive work with the Accrediting Commision for Schools - Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC-ACS). Through her various roles as a WASC team member, consultant, and coordinator, she has facilitated the accreditation of several schools, and was appointed by WASC-ASC to serve on several Visiting Committee teams that evaluated other schools undergoing the WASC self-study process.
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