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
Winter Farsi Classes
Winter registration will begin and classes begin December 14th until March 28th (13 week course), Tuition is $350 for the full 13 weeks.
No classes on December 21, December 28 and March 21,2020.
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.
Nowrooz Dance Classes:
Our school dance director Ms. Melick plans to prepare students for traditional dances for the Nowrooz Celebration on March 14th. We will be doing a traditional Mahali and Kordi dance which will consist of a group made up of girls and boys. Classes begin January 4th.The cost of the dance class is $110 for eleven sessions and the venue is located in the Vienna Community Center. Please register in person or by phone (703) 608-3316 before January 4th.
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.
James Ghaisar (CPA) – Treasurer. MBA from University of S. Alabama. Owns and operates an accounting firm.
Asieh Adil -Soltani- .Master degree in Persian Literature.
Amir Morshed- Master degree(M.Sc)System’s Management from university of Tehran with 30 years experience IT manager and system analysis and program development.
Roshanak Badii – Officer. MS in Economics and BS in Business Finance from University of Oregon. Associate Real Estate Broker VA, MD, DC with 20 years of Experience.
Pooran Seirafi – Officer. MS in French Literature from Tehran University with 15 years experience teaching Persian to children.
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.
Office and Classroom Rental Information
Here is some general information about our office.
Size Range: 170 sq. ft.
Rate Range: $20.00 an hour (minimum 15 hours per week) / Negotiable
Lease Term: optional up to client
Status: Currently available (weekdays Only)
Located Right off Maple Avenue West.
Address: 311 Maple Avenue W. Vienna, VA. 22180
Our offices are move-in ready. Everything below is included in the lease price.
Mayline 60″-72″ desks, most are “L” shaped with pedestal filing cabinet
Executive office chair
5 Guest Chairs
Office with Windows, (Bright)
Use of meeting room
Utilities (Water & Electricity) (projector)
High-speed Internet (100×10)
Plenty of parking space
Good space for the following:
Classes of different sizes available for various activities like language classes (excluding Farsi classes),
Accountants, Lawyers, Agents, Private teachers, Meetings, Test Centers, music class (piano available).
Rooms can be reserved single or multiple/ all rooms at once.
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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