• Eftekhar Persian School (Milwaukee)

About Us

Eftekhar Persian School is a non-profit organization with no political or religious affiliation, dedicated to the teaching of Persian (Farsi) language and culture in southeastern Wisconsin.

The school was established in 1994 by Mrs. Monir Almassi in memory of her mother “Eftekhar Hashemi” who passed away very tragically in 1992 in her hometown, Kermanshah . Mrs. Hashemi inspired Monir to ensure that her children learn Farsi language and practice Persian culture.

Many children and adults alike have developed skills in reading and writing Persian since the school’s inception in 1994.

Cities Of Iran

Tehran

Tehran is the capital of Iran, in the north of the country. Its central Golestan Palace complex, with its ornate rooms and marble throne, was the seat of power of the Qajar dynasty. The National Jewelry Museum holds many of the Qajar monarchs’ jewels, while the National Museum of Iran has artifacts dating back to Paleolithic times. The Milad Tower offers panoramic views over the city.

Isfahan

Isfahan is a city in central Iran, known for its Persian architecture. In the huge Naqsh-e Jahan Square is the 17th-century Imam (Shah) Mosque, whose dome and minarets are covered with mosaic tiles and calligraphy. Ali Qapu Palace, built for Shah Abbas and completed in the late 16th century, has a music room and a verandah overlooking the square’s fountains. Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque is known for its intricate tiling.

Shiraz

Shiraz is a city in south-central Iran, known for its literary history and many gardens. The marble Tomb of Hafez, honoring the revered poet, sits within its own garden. To the east, the Mausoleum of Saadi houses the 13th-century writer’s mosaic-tiled tomb and an underground pool. Shiraz is a gateway to Persepolis, the ruined 6th-century-B.C. capital to the northeast, with its immense gateways, columns and friezes.

Tabriz

Tabriz is the capital city of East Azerbaijan Province, in northwestern Iran. Tabriz Bazaar, once a major Silk Road market, is a sprawling brick-vaulted complex selling carpets, spices and jewelry. The rebuilt 15th-century Blue Mosque retains original turquoise mosaics on its entrance arch. Collections at the Azerbaijan Museum range from prehistoric finds to 20th-century sculptures by Iranian artist Ahad Hosseini.

Get in touch

One-hour classes are held at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee on Sundays, between 10 AM-2 PM. Classes run during the school year, September – May, and are open to all ages at any level.

For more information, please call Monir Almassi at 262-796-1700 or e-mail her at :   moniralmassi@yahoo.com