Arizona Cultural Academy & College Prep 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.
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
November 26, 2023
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November 30, 2023
Consider ACA for your support this Giving Tuesday.
Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving that happens every year after Thanksgiving.
Your tax-deductible donation to ACA goes a long way in building bridges in the community, establishing this institution of learning, and empowering the next generation of young Muslims.
December 7, 2023
Al-hamdu li’llah the construction of Building F is underway and progressing expeditiously! As you can see the concrete slab has been placed and the wood framing is currently under construction. Building F will consist of two stories with the first floor having four new additional classrooms, a cafeteria, and an administrative office. The project is scheduled for completion in May 2024, inshā’Allāh.
December 9, 2023
Thursday, December 21st, 2023 | 12:30-3:30 p.m at ACA
Join us for a fun day of games, henna art, balloons, and face painting! Bracelets can be purchase in school and on-site for $10 each and can be used for all games (does not include henna, face painting, or balloons). Food and drinks will be available for purchase!
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