Al-Qalam Academy
students of al-qalam academy

The Establishment: Al-Qalam School was established in 1998. After years of hard work; learning, praying, and playing; we can say that our school is one of the best Islamic schools in Virginia. We have a friendly and supportive environment where you can study and practice being a good Muslim.

Our Goal and Mission: Our goal at Al-Qalam is one track. Our objective is to establish a sound Muslim community at the grass roots that follow an Islamic way of life. We aim to develop lifelong learners who are productive, positive, and active citizens of the community at large. Our purpose of instruction is to educate our future generations to grow, to love and understand Islam, to excel in academics, and to lead our community and country. We aim to promote education, responsibility, kindness, and leadership.

The Mission of Al-Qalam Academy is to create a safe, nurturing, and challenging academic environment for the students to achieve their highest potential. The Al-Qalam community strives to honor diversity through the social, emotional, and cultural growth of our students. Al-Qalam provides a learning environment that stimulates the development of positive attitudes, promotes intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and creative problem solving to produce excellent global citizens.

Our Commitment: Al-Qalam affirms its commitment to create a community of learners by fostering a challenging, inclusive education programs incorporating technology and embody an integrated curriculum to meet the individual and collective needs of all children. Our school programs reflect collaborative planning, remediation, and student enrichment programming. Al-Qalam maintains a professional learning community promoting excellence in teaching and community participation to ensure the successful education of students.

Al Qalam Teachers & Faculty

Teacher’s Name Subjects and Grades
Asma Shahab Principal (Elementary)
Jawairia Asghar Principal (Middle & High)
Parveen Akhter Administrator
 Yazza Fanidi Montessori
 Sher Bano Montessori IA
Ruba Al Hashmi

Noorya Patan


Pre-K IA

Sara Hassan

Atiqa Mojadidi



Amal Emara KG -5 Quran
Asmaa Berkouk KG -5 Arabic
Zeinab Hassan

Fozia Sadiq

Natasha Khan

Nausheen Farooque

Kulsum Saleh

1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade

Amna Imran STEAM/P.E.
Ms. Wardah Van Driver
Ms. Maribel Custodian
Sohana Siddique
  • 6-12 Fine Arts
  • 9-12 Electives
Zeinab Wayyani 6-12 Arabic
Nabila Amirah
  • 6-12 Quran
  • 6-12 Islamic Studies
Shazia Waheed
  • PE & Health
  • 6-8 Electives
Afroza Mehedi 6-12 Science
Tanvira Sultana 6-12 Math
Brigitte Pervaiz 9-12 History
Areeba Ahmad 6-8 History & Civics
Laura O’Neal 6-12 English
 Yasmeen Akhter  Daycare