Clara Mohammed School


 Masjid Malcolm Shabazz History

The New Clara Mohammed School (CMS) will have two  campus sites; grades Pre-K – 3rd will attend the campus located on 102 West 116th Street in New York City, in the Harlem, at the historic Masjid Malcolm Shabazz and grades 4th – 8th attend the campus located in Randolph, Virginia at the Ali Rashed Continuing Education site. The student capacity is approximately 100 at the New York site and 240 capacity at the Virginia site.


Academic instruction is provided for students in grades Pre-K through 9th.  The schools are  registered with the New York State and Virginia State Education Department (Private School Act)  and offers curriculum that meets the New York State and Virginia State Education Department's Learning Standards.  The Clara Mohammed School has been in existence for over 25 years and is currently reconstructing its' full-time academic curriculum.


Currently, classes in reading, writing, mathematics, and test-taking skills are conducted at the Literacy Academy of the Clara Mohammed School. It is staffed by volunteer teachers and tutors concerned with recent NYS standardized test results and the overall need for improvement in fundamental learning skills and techniques of the children in the Harlem community.


From September 1996 to June 2002, Clara Mohammed School was involved with Columbia University's Institute for Learning Technologies Eiffel Project: New York's City's small schools partnership technology Learning Challenge Abstract.

      HEAP (Harlem Environment Access Project) in the summer of 1995 The Clara       Mohammed School along with the Empowerment Zone Coordination Unit located in Manhattan, engaged in a national networking program through the Environment Defense Fund (E.D.F.). This program allows the usage of technology for the research in the area of environment protection.

 From June 1993 to present, the Clara Mohammed School is one of the many sites utilized by The New York City Division for Youth's Summer Youth and Entrepreneur Program.