Arizona Cultural Academy is a Cognia accredited, full-time private Islamic school offering a comprehensive curriculum within an Islamic ethos.
Founded in 1996, we are the only K-12 Islamic school in Arizona, serving a diverse student population. We seek to empower students with knowledge, confidence, and a desire to serve the community at large. ACA is also ranked the third best private K-12 school in Arizona by Niche.
Full-time Islamic schools in America, represents a shift towards a more comprehensive approach to education through the preservation of Islamic identity and Muslim heritage as part of its curriculum. The mission of a full-time Islamic school is to find balance through a defensive and proactive approach to education and character development.
ACA started in 1996 and was founded by parents and community members who wanted an alternative to public school for their children. We are accredited by Cognia (formerly AdvanceED) from 2012 to 2023.
Current parents who would like to enroll new students/siblings, please contact the Registrar’s Office at:
(602) 454-1222, Ext: 102
Great school with even greater teachers. Every teacher we have had for our sons has been so caring and loving. The early-childhood program is especially strong with a montessori like environment and exposure to different languages. The facility is awesome too with a clean, huge gym. So far, we have been very happy with our experience.
My name is imam Nageye Ahmed Nadir. my experience with Arizona Cultural Academy was nothing but outstanding. In 2017, I enrolled one of my children in ACA, and I was so pleased that now three of them are attending the school. I would definitely recommend it for anyone who is interested in an Islamic/private school that has high academic standards. It is located in a nice and safe place, additionally, the security is quite tight. Not to mention, it ranked 3rd as the best private K-12 school in this school year.
ACA is my alma mater (of three years prior) and I’m proud to say it aH. 🙂 the community has always been mA very close and loving, and the staff are amazing people mA. my little sister is continuing at ACA and I really appreciate how they’re always striving on how to improve their already wonderful Islamic environment for the children. mA the masjid, the athan and morning duas are aspects we take for granted; afterwards you realize how lucky it was to have grown up in a school like this!
An Islamic private school, founded in 1996 by parents and community members with a vision and need for an alternative to public school. We strive to provide excellence in academic, religious, and character education.
“It is a tremendous honor and privilege to work alongside such a wonderful faculty, staff, students, and parents that make up the ACA community. Our school is most certainly a unique and special place – a true Islamic and academic community made better by all those who are involved.”
Dr. Christine McGee – School Principal
Donations are a fundamental part of our growth. We are grateful to all of our donors for keeping our facility and teaching materials up to date.
December 27, 2022
Jazakum Allah Kheir for your interest & support in the ACA Umrah. We have reached capacity and registration for the ACA Umrah has CLOSED.
A waitlist has been created for those interested in joining the ACA Umrah. If you would like to join the wait list, please email the Umrah committee at ACAUMRAHTRIP@GMAIL.COM with your full name and grade level /affiliation with ACA and you will be added to the wait list.
December 27, 2022
National School Choice Week (NSCW) informs, inspires, and empowers parents to discover the K-12 education options available for their children, including traditional public, charter, magnet, online, private, and homeschooling.
Every January, tens of thousands of schools, organizations, and individuals plan unique events and activities to shine a positive spotlight on effective education options in their communities. The Week is a project of the nonpartisan, nonpolitical National School Choice Awareness Foundation.
January 12, 2023
C0ngratulations to all participants and winners! We are proud of you!
1st place – Yahya Ali
2nd place – Khadijah Abas
3rd place -Lola Qudeif
1st place – Sulaiman Namr
2nd place – Jenna Alasfar
3rd place – Suleiman Khan
1st place – Khadija Qazi
2nd place – Yusuf Ali
3rd place – Khaled Ali
1st place – Lujane Abdelsalam
2nd place – Toufiq Ahmed
3rd place – Fatima Chowdury
January 29, 2023
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