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Our Mission

We embrace all children in our society,

particularly those who are underserved;

Transform them into whole adults -

spiritually, academically, physically and socially;

And launch them into lives of

purpose and contribution.





In Swahili, Imani means “faith” and faith is the foundation for everything that happens in our school.  Our students are nurtured by caring and dedicated staff who teach them values consistent with the Bible.  We teach our students to have faith in God, faith in themselves and faith in each other. 

We value each child and we welcome children of all racial, ethnic and economic backgrounds. Our children are educated in an environment that unveils, develops and nurtures their uniqueness. The discovery of purpose in each child's life is the heartbeat of Imani Christian Academy. We believe that every child is called by God for a certain purpose, and that each purpose is equally important. We mentor and guide each individual to achieve his or her highest potential.  This is accomplished by using the resources of the church, the home and the community.

The neighborhoods where our children live are typically filled with violence, addiction, and various forms of verbal and physical abuse. When students from such backgrounds come to Imani, they are safe in an environment where they can learn, find love, and experience hope


The first day of the 2014-2015 school year is August 27, 2014.

Interested in having your child attend Imani?

Click Here to dowload Imani's Enrollment form.


Upcoming Events

Book Fair

The whole school is excited about our Book Fair, which will take place from September 22 - 26.

An amazing selection of books is headed our way!

At the Book Fair you will find the latest and finest titles for kids, as well as books of interest to parents. Mark your calendars for our Family Event where the whole family can join in the fun. And, you can contribute books to your child's classroom library. The Book Fair is a great way to get everyone excited about reading.

Here's a brief video that highlights the big dreams that can be realized through family reading: 

See you at the Book Fair!

Click the link below to shop for books online if you can't make it to the Book Fair!


Current Events

Glen Meakem -- Keynote Speaker at 2014 Imani Graduation

On Sunday, June 8, 2014, Imani was honored to have Glen Meakem as their Keynote Speaker.  Mr. Meakem told the graduates, “Life is hard, you will face many challenges and difficulties.   It’s just a fact of life.  The question is not whether you will get knocked down in life.. You will.  The questions are, will you get back up?  And how will you get back up? That will define your life.” 

Congratulations to the Class of 2014!

Click HERE for pictures.

Imani Football is Back – we made our goal!

Imani was honored to be a part of the DICK’s Sporting Goods Foundation Sports Matter Initiative! Thank you to everyone who donated and contributed to the success of the campaign! A special thank you to DICK’S Sporting Goods COO Joseph Schmidt, CFO Andre Hawaux, Community Relation’s Jim Famularo., and the entire staff at the Monroeville DICK’S Sporting Goods Store! 

Click HERE to view the thank you video from our students.

Imani graduate and firefighter, Josh Colbert, teaches son valuable lesson

Click HERE to read the story.

Raheem Perry Recognized as Young Achiever in Tribune-Review

Congratulations to Imani's 11th grader, Raheem Perry, for being selected as a Young Achiever in the Tribune-Review. As a recipient of the 2014 Global Travel Scholarship, Raheem will travel to Japan this summer to learn about Japanese art and explore their culture. Raheem also received the 2014 Carson Scholar Award. We're proud of you Raheem!

Click HERE to read his profile in the Tribune-Review.

Jack Ciesinski Donates Refurbished Bikes to Imani

Jack Ciesinski, a sophomore at Quaker Valley High School in Sewickley, chose Bikes for Tikes as his 10th grade project. Bikes for Tikes is a project that collects lightly used bikes from willing donors in the community, restores them to safe, working condition, and then donates them to charities. On Friday, March 21st, Jack and his father, Dave Ciesinski (a member of the Imani Board of directors), visited the school and dropped off three refurbished bikes.

When we asked Jack why he chose this project, he said “I have always been an avid biker.   I started riding bikes at five years old and have loved it ever since.” He continued, “Bicycling is a healthy past time that you can do at every age.   I believe every child should have access to this wonderful sport.”  He added, “Gary Bywaters (mechanic at Ambridge Bike Shop) taught me how to fix bikes.”

See photos HERE.

High School Science Fair

High school students presented their science fair projects to the school, which included topics ranging from the solar system to magnetic fields.

The judges had a tough time picking their favorite projects!

Click HERE to see some of the projects.

Elementary Literacy Projects

Elementary grade students showed their creativity and reading comprehension skills through visual book reports.  For this literacy project, they choose a book and presented the theme, setting, conflict/resolution, theme, plot, etc.  Great work Imani students!!!

See the projects HERE.

Westinghouse Bridge Design and Building Presentation

A BIG THANK YOU to Matt Evans (Mechanical Engineer from Westinghouse Electric Corporation) who visited the school on March 10, 2014.  He presented the physics of bridge building and talked about the different types of bridges around the world. High school students are participating in a bridge building competition where they are given only 200 popsicle sticks and glue to design and build a bridge.  The goal of the competition is to build the bridge that can hold the most weight.


Junior Varsity and Varsity Boys and Girls

Congratulations to all the teams for an incredible season and to the graduating seniors.


Evan Frazier Visit

Evan Frazier, Highmark’s Senior Vice President of Community Affairs, visited Imani to talk to students about his book, Most Likely to Succeed:  The Frazier Formula for Success.  Evan’s book explains his formula that success equals your vision, a plan and the right attitude. Thank you to Evan Frazier and Highmark for their continued support of Imani.


Boys and Girls Basketball

Congratulations to the basketball teams for playing some incredible back to back games on Thursday and Friday. Take a look at some of the action below.

Varsity Girls

JV Boys

Varsity Boys

Pittsburgh ICE

Imani is thrilled to be participating in the Pittsburgh ICE (Inclusion Creates Equality) program!

Pittsburgh ICE is a 501©3 organization that is staffed by all volunteers and sponsored by the Pittsburgh Penguins.  Their mission is to provide underprivileged boys and girls in the Greater Pittsburgh area the opportunity to learn to play the game of ice hockey at little or no cost.  They are part of NHL’s Hockey is for Everyone program (HIFE), which is committed to offering children of all backgrounds the opportunity to learn and play hockey. 

We have 11 boys and 2 girls registered in the program with our two coaches, Rodney and Ronnell Heard.

Watch for our weekly updates.

See pictures HERE of the students and coaches getting fitted for their equipment.

Winchester Thurston Bears vs. Imani Saints

Congratulations to the Boys JV and Varsity teams for winning their games against The Winchester Thurston Bears!


Ellis Tigers vs. Imani Saints

The girls basketball team played a great game against the Ellis Tigers yesterday.

Come out and support the boys and the girls teams!


Girls Schedule

Boys Schedule

Penguins Game

Thanks to Tickets for Kids Charities for allowing Imani students to experience their first Pens game on December 9, 2013. Thank you to Billy and Kara Guerin for providing additional food that they loved!


Billy and Kara Guerin Visit Imani

Thank you to Billy and Kara Guerin for supporting Imani and being Honorary C0-Chairs for the Imani Gala.




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