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Explore our admissions process and requirements for various programs by clicking on the pictures below. Complete an Inquiry Form to join our upcoming virtual information session on March 1st.

As we near the conclusion of our initial round of applications, we're pleased to announce that we are still welcoming 2024 - 2025 applications for the following grades:

  • Preschool
  • Pre-Kindergarten
  • Kindergarten
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 5
     

Please be advised that applications for all other grades are now closed.

For applicants that are invited to an assessment, it is important to note that assessments must be conducted on-site at Al Fatih Academy.

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Preschool/Pre-Kindergarten Admission Criteria



Age Requirements
  • In order to be considered for Preschool admission, applicants must be 3 on or before Sept 30th of the year they will attend Preschool.
  • In order to be considered for Pre-Kindergarten, applicants must be 4 on or before September 30th of the year they will attend Pre-Kindergarten.
Bathroom Awareness

At Al Fatih Academy, we prioritize the development and well-being of our young learners. For admission to our Preschool/Pre-Kindergarten class, we consider the independence of each child in bathroom-related skills as a crucial prerequisite.

For a child to be considered "potty-trained" and ready for our Preschool/Pre-Kindergarten class, we expect the following level of independence:
  • Bathroom Awareness: The child should have the awareness to use the bathroom without reminders.
  • Clothing Management: They should be able to routinely manage their clothes without assistance.
  • Personal Hygiene:The child should demonstrate the ability to wipe or clean themselves appropriately, ensuring clean and hygienic practices.
Ensuring these skills are in place not only contributes to the child's confidence and self-reliance but also fosters a comfortable and positive learning environment for both the child and their peers. We believe that these foundational skills are an essential part of a child's early development and contribute to a successful and enjoyable learning experience.

Preschool/Pre-Kindergarten Inquiry and Admission Process

Step 1 Sign up for an online information session.

Complete an Inquiry Form and select an upcoming information session.
Step 2 Join an in-person tour (optional).

Email info@alfatih.org to schedule an in-person tour after you have attended an online information session.
Step 3 Submit your application!

The application will require:
  • A recent photo of the student applicant
  • Parent/Guardian questionnaire
  • A non-refundable application fee of $125
  • Click here to get started on the application
Step 4 Complete in-person Play-Based Assessment and Meet-and-Greet with the principal at Al Fatih Academy.

A Parent/Guardian will remain on-site with the student applicant during the play-based assessment (2 hours). The following forms of identification must be reviewed and documented before a student applicant may particpate in the assessment:
  • Parent/Guardian photo id
  • Student applicant's original birth certificate
Note Financial Aid is not available to Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten students.

Kindergarten Inquiry and Admission Process



In order to be considered for Kindergarten admission, applicants must be 5 on or before Sept 30th of the year they will attend Kindergarten.
Step 1 Sign up for an online information session.

Complete an Inquiry Form and select an upcoming information session.
Step 2 Join an in-person tour (optional).

Email info@alfatih.org to schedule an in-person tour after you have attended an online information session.
Step 3 Submit your application!

The application will require:
  • A recent photo of the student applicant
  • Parent/Guardian questionnaire
  • If the student is currently enrolled in a Pre-Kindergarten program, a teacher recommendation from applicant's recent teacher (via a request generated and sent to the email address you provide) is required.
  • If the student is currently enrolled in a Pre-Kindergarten program, an official transcript (via a request generated initiated by this application) is required.
  • A non-refundable application fee of $125
  • Click here to get started on the application
Step 4 Complete in-person Play-Based Assessment and Meet-and-Greet with the principal at Al Fatih Academy.

A Parent/Guardian will remain on-site with the student applicant during the play-based assessment (2 hours). The following forms of identification must be reviewed and documented before a student applicant may particpate in the assessment:
  • Parent/Guardian photo id
  • Student applicant's original birth certificate
Step 5 Submit Financial Aid Application (Optional)

To learn more, please visit Financial Aid. Note the following:
  • All Financial Aid Funds are derived from Zakat Donations.
  • Financial Aid Funds are limited.
  • Applications must be submitted on time for full consideration.
  • Returning students will be given priority over new students.
  • Financial Aid will be awarded based solely on need as indicated by supporting documents.

Elementary (Grades 1 - 5) Inquiry and Admission Process

Step 1 Sign up for an online information session.

Complete an Inquiry Form and select an upcoming information session.
Step 2 Join an in-person tour (optional).

Email info@alfatih.org to schedule an in-person tour after you have attended an online information session.
Step 3 Submit your application!

The application will require:
  • A recent photo of the student applicant
  • Parent/Guardian questionnaire
  • Teacher recommendation from applicant's recent teacher (Request will be generated and sent to the email address you provide)
  • Official transcript via a request generated initiated by this application. The school will be asked to provide report cards, IEP or 504 plans (if applicable), and standardized test results such as CogAT, IOWA, MAP, WPPSI, WISC-V.

    Grade 1 applicants and students whose transcripts do not provide a complete academic record will be asked to participate in an on-site assessment at AFA.

  • A non-refundable application fee of $125
  • Click here to get started on the application
Step 4 Participate in a Student Interview/Guardian Meet-and-Greet with the principal.

Students who meet the academic requirements of AFA and have all required documentation submitted will be invited to a student interview. Parents/Guardians will have the opportunity to participate in a meet-and-greet with the principal at that time. Please be sure to bring the following documentation to the meeting:
  • Parent/Guardian photo id
  • Student applicant's original birth certificate
Step 5 Submit Financial Aid Application (Optional)

To learn more, please visit Financial Aid. Note the following:
  • All Financial Aid Funds are derived from Zakat Donations.
  • Financial Aid Funds are limited.
  • Applications must be submitted on time for full consideration.
  • Returning students will be given priority over new students.
  • Financial Aid will be awarded based solely on need as indicated by supporting documents.

Middle School Inquiry and Admission Process

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Step 1 Sign up for an online information session.

Complete an Inquiry Form and select an upcoming information session.
Step 2 Join an in-person tour (optional).

Email info@alfatih.org to schedule an in-person tour after you have attended an online information session.
Step 3 Submit your application!

The application will require:
  • A recent photo of the student applicant
  • Parent/Guardian questionnaire
  • Teacher recommendation from applicant's recent teacher (Request will be generated and sent to the email address you provide)
  • Official transcript via a request generated initiated by this application. The school will be asked to provide report cards, IEP or 504 plans (if applicable), and standardized test results such as CogAT, IOWA, MAP, WPPSI, WISC-V.

    Grade 1 applicants and students whose transcripts do not provide a complete academic record will be asked to participate in an on-site assessment at AFA.

  • A non-refundable application fee of $125
  • Click here to get started on the application
Step 4 Participate in a Student Interview/Guardian Meet-and-Greet with the principal.

Students who meet the academic requirements of AFA and have all required documentation submitted will be invited to a student interview. Parents/Guardians will have the opportunity to participate in a meet-and-greet with the principal at that time. Please be sure to bring the following documentation to the meeting:
  • Parent/Guardian photo id
  • Student applicant's original birth certificate
Step 5 Submit Financial Aid Application (Optional)

To learn more, please visit Financial Aid. Note the following:
  • All Financial Aid Funds are derived from Zakat Donations.
  • Financial Aid Funds are limited.
  • Applications must be submitted on time for full consideration.
  • Returning students will be given priority over new students.
  • Financial Aid will be awarded based solely on need as indicated by supporting documents.

Hifdh Program



At Al Fatih Academy, Quran memorization is an integral part of our regular curriculum. Our morning Hifdh program is designed for students who wish to supplement or advance at a faster pace.

While the curriculum doesn't focus on making students hafiz of the Quran, it provides a foundation in recitation and memorization rules, supporting a lifetime of independent memorization.

The program is available to students who are currently enrolled in our Kindergarten - Grade 8 classes. Preschool/Pre-Kindergarten students are not eligible for registration. Hifdh students meet Monday- Friday 7:25 am-8:20 am.

Enrolling families may register for this program during enrollmnent season. Space permitting, familes may also join later in the schoolyear. There is an additional fee for the program.

Click here for additional information.

Afterschool Clubs



A variety of afterschool programs are available throughout the school year and vary by quarter. Parents may register their currently enrolled students through the AFA Parent App.

Click here for additional information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Eligibility for enrollment is determined through a review of the child’s academic record, attendance record, standardized testing results, IEP/504, participation in special services/programs, disciplinary records, teacher recommendations, Al Fatih Academy assessments (where applicable), interviews, and other components of the scholastic file.

MERCI dba The Al Fatih Academy is committed to nondiscrimination with regard to sex, gender, race, color, national origin, disability, religion, ancestry, age, marital status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law. This commitment will prevail in all of its policies and practices concerning staff, students, educational programs and services, and individuals and entities with whom the school does business.

For more information regarding AFA's Title VI, Title XI, and Section 504 policies, please contact:

AFA Principal
12300 Pinecrest Rd. 
Reston VA 20191
Phone: 703-437-9382
Email: principal@alfatih.org

 

Regular enrollment decisions for students who have completed the admissions process will be emailed on or after March 1.   Rolling admission begins in mid March/April for grade levels with available spaces and will continue until classes are at capacity.

Our tuition, fees, and payment plans are posted on our website. Click here to access that information.

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