The Islamic Saudi Academy

The Islamic Saudi Academy (ISA) is a K through 12th grade Boys’ and Girls’ day school in two campuses located on Richmond Highway in Alexandria, VA and Popes Head Road in Fairfax, VA. Founded in 1984, the School is Fully Accredited by SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools) and CITA (Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation). In December 2008, ISA received authorization from the International Baccalaureate (IB) to offer the IB Diploma Programme to students in 11th and 12th grade.

ISA offers a U.S. college-prepatory curriculum with the addition of Arabic Language and Islamic Studies. In September 2009, we began implementing the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme to grades 11 and 12. Also, ISA is now a candidate for the IB Middle Years Program for our students in grades 6 through 10.

Parent's Contact Info Update Here

Important message to all parents: Please visit our parent's membership homepage and provide/update your contact information to help us improve future communications with you for school closing announcements and important school wide events. Please click the following link to start: Membership Registration Page

School Policy for Inclement Weather 2011-2012

In the event of inclement weather for early closing, delayed opening, and all-day closings, ISA will follow the decision of Fairfax County schools. Monitor the following sources for announcements:

One-hour Delay Opening: Main Campus classes will start one hour late at 9:00am Pope’s Head classes will start at 10:00am

Two-hours Delay Opening: Main Campus classes will start two hours late at 10:00am Pope’s Head will not hold classes when the Main Campus is two hours late

Islamic Saudi Academy Closed: All campuses and all offices will be closed

ISA Becomes an International
Baccalaureate (IB) School

Extension of the Islamic Saudi Academy
lease in Virginia Approved

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We believe the IB curriculum offers the best preparation for our students to get into competitive universities and to pursue their career goals, not just as citizens of their home countries, but as citizens of the world.

The central goals of the programme are: To equip students with an education of the highest quality and equal to that of the best schools in the world; To prepare students intellectually to become life-long learners; To develop in students a strong sense of their own identity and culture; To develop their knowledge of and ability to communicate with other cultures; To make them aware of the interdependent relationship between our fragile planet and ourselves.


In addition to starting the Diploma Programme (DP) this fall, we have also begun our application for the Middle Years Programme (MYP) for grades 6–10. Once the MYP is in place, we will apply for the Primary Years Programme (PYP) for grades 1-5. For more information, please click here: IB Program. Check IB CAS info on Facebook Facebook


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Islamic Saudi Academy
8333 Richmond Highway
Alexandria, VA 22309
Phone: (703) 780- 0606