The Islamic Academy of Alabama is a non-profit organization established in 1996 by the Birmingham Muslim Community to meet the Islamic educational needs of muslim in the Birmingham area. The school is located in the heart of the Homewood area, and is adjacent to the Homewood mosque. The school consists of many classrooms, a library, a computer lab, a Quran lab, a daycare, two offices, and a multi-purpose room. Outdoor facilities include a playground, a courtyard, and several parking lot.
IAA has an administrative team which consists of the Principal, the secretary, the administrative assistants, and accountants, who report to the School Board of elected and appointed community members.
The school is divided into three grade levels; high school ( 9th – 12th ), middle school (6th – 8th ), and elementary school (K – 5th ). The program for all grade levels consist of three components: academic subjects, Islamic education subjects, and enrichment classes. In our academic subjects, students are expected to master all the standards set by the Alabama Department of Education for Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies. The Islamic and enrichment classes comprise about a third of the student’s day at school. Islamic education subjects include: Qur’an Tajweed and memorization, Islamic studies and Arabic language. The third component, enrichment classes, includes art, physical education and computer literacy.
Our academic year starts in August and ends mid-June. It is divided into four quarters. School days start at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 3:25 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Fridays. IAA holidays are consistent with major U.S. holidays as well as Muslim holidays.
01A brief word from our principal Br. Ziyad Awad. Principal's Word
02Learn our core values and mission statement here Mission and Values
03 Here at IAA, we are proud of our student achievements, learn more here Why IAA
04 Our Qur'an Lab is a state of the art Laboratory exclusively dedicated to Qur'an the world of Allah (swt) The Qur'an Lab