The Imani Chess Team is one of the top three Elementary School chess teams in the city of Houston. With their hard work ethic and dedication to the game, they have earned the respect and admiration of the entire Houston Scholastic Chess community. With the guidance of their coach and instructor Gerardo Romero, they have learned not only to win, but to also build character through adversity, to love the game of chess, to make new friends, and to have fun doing all of those things.
The Imani Golden Knights Chess Team has won four team championships, seven second place team trophies, and eleven third place team trophies. It has produced nine individual chess champions, forty multiple trophy winners, and over 120 total individual trophies won by 50 different Imani chess students. All of our accolades are for the glory of God!
The Jr. Beta Club Induction Ceremony has become a beloved and joy-filled tradition at The Imani School. For students, induction into the Beta Club is the culmination of hard work and perseverance; for teachers, it is an actualization of moments in class when instruction evolves into learning and learning to knowledge; for administrators, it is an opportunity to recognize students who have accepted the challenge to give the very best of themselves; and for parents, it is simply, as church folks say, "shouting time."
Our educational philosophy of "commitment to excellence for the glory of God" has yielded Christian-scholars for nearly 25 years. The brightest as well as service-minded among these have been invited to join the ranks of the Imani Beta Club for roughly 15 years since The Imani School chartered a National Beta Club chapter on campus. Students must earn a 3.6 GPA and attain satisfactory conduct. Students become eligible to join upon completion of the fourth grade.
Think Robotics is only for big kids? Not at Imani! Children as young as four years can be found practicing coding with BeeBots, building robots and applying problem solving skills to real use. This hands-on program enhances interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) among children.