AlRazi Academy

ARA of Greater Des Moines Welcomes you. We are a non-profit educational organization located in West Des Moines, Iowa. ARA is a full time Elementary and Middle school , Preschool and Child Care.
Our mission is to provide an offordable and quality childcare to Des Moines residents and Full time Islamic education to the Muslim kids in our community. All school programs will be open to all children regardless of race, religion, color, sex or national origin ARA Offers Childcare program for Infants and kids 1 year to 3 Prek-3 and 4 years Kindergarten 1st to 8th grades.

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School Overview

Religious AffiliationIslamic
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded2004
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost NotesContact us for details
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students121 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 14%
Students by Grade AlRazi Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers19 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size7 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Average ACT score23
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(School uniform Pants, Jerseys, Polo, Blouse, Jumpers, dresss)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesSchool $430/month Preschool and Child Care: Contact us
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorIhsan Yaseen
Admissions AssociateLuai Amro


Total Sports Offered2 sports
SportsBasketball, SoccerBasketballSoccer,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Arabic, Quran and Islamic Studies

School Notes

  • Mission
  • AlRazi Academy is an Islamic school committed to providing students with high quality academic and character education. AlRazi Academy is dedicated to nurturing spiritual growth and developing God consciousness through the teachings of Islam.
  • AlRazi Academy aims to create a safe and nurturing environment that where students aspire for excellence in education, integrity and leadership skills to better serve humanity
  •  Vision
  • AlRazi Academy seeks to empower its students with independence, moral strength, and the education necessary to successfully contribute in a dynamic contemporary world. AlRazi Academy aims to develop for its student`s self-assurance as American Muslims with a commitment to honoring family, community involvement, and respecting others. We strive to foster ethical values in our students towards becoming productive and responsible members of our global society.
  • Goals
  • Providing an academic program that promotes excellence, builds curiosity, and creates ambitionCreating an atmosphere where logical reasoning and independent thinking are enhancedIncorporating a learning environment that involves exploration, discovery, and discussionGuiding students to become productive citizens with leadership, responsibility, and integrityInstilling in students the self-assurance and discipline required to reach excellence in all endeavorsDeveloping competence in public speech and creative writingBroadening cultural awareness by fostering an appreciation for art and sportsEstablishing social skills through peer and adult interaction emphasizing mutual respect and trustFostering responsibility to God, society, and the environmentTeaching students the Arabic language as a means of communication and understanding the QuranGuiding students to use quranic principles and moral strength in their daily livesDeveloping God consciousness and using prophetic examples as a model to be emulated throughout life
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