Al Madina does not discriminate with regard to race, gender, religion, or national origin, in administration of its educational policies, enrollment policies, and other school-administered programs. We accept all interested students based on our current enrollment provided they meet the school’s admission requirements.
Al Madina is a K-12 school following Common Core State Standard and the Virginia Department of Education high school graduation requirement while providing an Islamic based educational experience for its students. All students, regardless of religion, will be required to take the full curriculum of academic courses, which include all general subjects with the addition of Qur’an, Arabic and Islamic Studies. Students who are non-Muslim may be excused from congregational prayers at the parents’ request, but must attend all academic courses. Prospective families should agree with the mission and goals of Al Madina School of Richmond and must be amenable to having their child educated in an Islamic environment.
The following are the grade specific requirements:
a. Preschool: At least 36 months old and fully toilet-trained.
b. Kindergarten: Children must be five years old by September 30th of the school year. 1) Proof of previous pre-school attendance (at least 1/2 year) and 2) passing an independent test administered by Iqra staff.
c. First Grade: New students applying for first grade must be 6 years old by September 30th, 1) proof of previous attendance of Kindergarten with a passing grade from a private or public school, and 2) passing an independent test administered by Al Madina.
Inquire at the school office about Grade Placement Assessment (for students who are not familiar with the English language), Advanced Placement/ Concurrent Enrollment at VCCS, and other special circumstances.