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.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked IA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 121 students
  • Acceptance rate: 99%
  • Average class size: 7 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

AlRazi Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Iowa for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
121 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 16%
Students by Grade
AlRazi Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
19 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
7 students
List of Courses Offered
Average ACT score
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
(School uniform Pants, Jerseys, Polo, Blouse, Jumpers, dresss)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
School $430/month Preschool and Child Care: Contact us
Summer Program Cost Notes
Contact us for details
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Ihsan Yaseen
Admissions Associate
Luai Amro


Total Sports Offered
2 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
2 extracurriculars
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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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked IA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 121 students
  • Acceptance rate: 99%
  • Average class size: 7 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Polk County, IA is $3,454 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).

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