The Muslim Community School and Alim Academy (MCS/AA) is a private, non-profit, non-sectarian educational system that serves the educational needs of students in grades PK (pre-kindergarten) through 12. The Muslim Community School consists of grades PK – 8, while Alim Academy serves as a college preparatory institution for students in grades 9 – 12. We also provide an Early Childhood Department, licensed by Montgomery County, for pre-school children ages 2 to 4.
MCS/AA benefits from its location in Montgomery County, Maryland, which is a dynamic community with a strong educational public school district. Our academic program follows the requirements of the State of Maryland and the Common Core curriculum used in the Montgomery County public school system. Coupled with our Islamic education program of Quran, Islamic Studies (akhlaq, fiqh, Islamic history), and Arabic, our school is designed to prepare students for success in this life and in the hereafter.
We emphasize a non-sectarian environment and welcome diversity among our staff, faculty, and students. We are active in the Model UN, Montgomery county science and art fairs, DC and National MIST competitions, and a variety of essay and poetry contests, just to name a few.
Our educators are life-long learners, striving to incorporate the best practices in education that can be found world-wide. We understand the need to inspire and educate our students while serving as role models and that sometimes techniques that worked for generations past, may need fine-tuning for today’s students. With our small student-to-teacher ratio, achieving such goals becomes more within our reach. May Allah continue to aid us as we graduate into the world Muslim students who are confident, well-prepared for the challenges they will face, and able to actively participate in their societies – all while pleasing their Creator.