Our Mission Statement
Persian Cultural Center Inc. / Iranian Community School was founded in 1986. As a non-profit, non-political, educational entity we are dedicated to the language, culture, history, literature, music, and art of Iran for the young and adult residents of the greater Washington DC Metropolitan area.
Our organization is formed under Section 501(c)3 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code; non-profit- non-political organization.
It is our mission to make every family welcome, and part of our Persian School family. Our team, not only teaches language and celebrates Iranian culture but also, we strive to provide a community that stands for teamwork. We aim to create a positive and fulfilling environment in which we are respectful of individuals and all cultural backgrounds.
Our purpose is for the school to be a pillar for Iranian culture and to establish a sanctuary for Iranian-American students and parents.
It is our privilege to be part of a community where parents, teachers, and students care for each other and try to build positive relationships that support academic and social growth.
History of Iranian Community SchoolThrough the untiring efforts of founder Mrs. Deyhimi, the Iranian Community School started its activity in spring of 1986. The first Persian language classes were given in her home with just two students.The enrollment quickly grew to six, then sixteen after just six months of classes.
She then moved the classes from her home to Pimmit Hill Center of Fairfax County, then to St. Luke Church in McLean and then to Emmaus United Church of Christ in Vienna and finally to our current location in 311 Maple Avenue in Vienna. The school has greatly expanded its activities to meet the needs of its students. Now, the Iranian Community School is in the enviable position of demand exceed available space and potential expansion in its current site.The organization is formed under Section 501(c)3 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. Any donation (not tuition) is tax-deductible as a charitable contributions to the extent allowed by law.
Check out these new photo albums:
– A Glance into Our School
– Mehregan 2018 Photo Album
– Nowruz 2018 Photo Album
Fall Farsi classes
Summer is coming to an end and we hope you all enjoyed your Summer breaks! Fall registration has begun and classes begin September 7th until December 7th (13 week course), Tuition is $350 for the full 13 weeks.
Summer Farsi classes
Summer classes begin June 29th until August 31st
. Summer classes will give students the opportunity to jump ahead or fall behind if unattended. Tuition is $270, days taken off for vacation ahead of time will be adjusted as well. For registration stop by the front desk.
Art classes with Miss Sanaz Farshi will be available on Saturdays from 3-4pm and Sundays 11-12:00. It will take place in the school. Tuition is $150 for 10 sessions. Sunday classes will begin June 15th,2019.
Dance classes will be held at the Vienna Community Center for students and adults beginning July 13th adult classes (7 and up) Instructed by Ms. Khatoon, An esteemed member of Silk Road Dance Company. In these classes all dance techniques will be taught from traditional Persian dance meanwhile providing a suitable form of exercise. Also, students’ classes will serve as rehearsals for their performance in the Mehregan Celebratory Festival. Please contact the front office for registration. (classes must consist of a minimum of 5 students to take place).
The new piano class under the expertise of Miss Anahita Khorsandi, our school piano instructor will take place at our school every day of the week, offering both group and private classes, ages 5 and up. Anahita, has established Ava’s Music School, offering many instruments and lessons for interested students.
Holidays and days off will be posted under calendar on the school website. Students will not be charged on Holidays. Snow days will also be emailed out and a makeup class will be scheduled to catch up. We do not follow all the Holidays and breaks of Fairfax County Public Schools.
Credit Exams for World Language
Students who have reached a higher level in Farsi reading and writing skills are encouraged to test for their language credits which will set them ahead in the long run. Counting for both high school and college credits in their future.
Other than workbooks and worksheets, Students will delve into learning about culture and geography along with new curriculum, Teachers will spend the last 40 minutes of class working on this new curriculum every week.
Break down of our 3-hour schedule
9-10:15 Focus on Reading and Writing
10:15-10:45 Break Time and Pizza
10:45 -11:15 Speaking
11:15- 12:00 Story Time and working on New curriculum
The school has 12 highly educated and well experienced teachers which are all prepared for this new academic year. Mrs. Asieh Adil Soltani, school principal, and Sarah Kolyani assistants are at your service anytime of the school day.
Hours of Operation
The school is open everyday from 11:00-3 and Saturdays from 9:00-6:00. You can reach us by phone anytime of the week at (703)608-3316 or (703)255-4726.
On the 13th class in the semester students will test on all the curriculum they have covered through the semester and given a report card to record their scores.
We have redesigned our office and classrooms to become a cleaner and more studious environment for us all. From Kindergarten till 7th grade our educational committee has placed new storybooks, history books and other textbooks specific to their levels in their classrooms. Which students will have access to and if they would like to, they may sign out and borrow the books to continue studying at home.
– Fall Semester Class Schedule and Enrollment
– Conversation group class
– Credit Exams for World Language
– Piano Class
– New Curriculum
– Break down of our 3-hour schedule
– Hours of Operation
– Updated Facilities
– Painting Class
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