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.

History of Iranian Community School


Shahantadj Deyhimi, [1927-2017]
founder of the Iranian Community School

Through 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.


 Summer Semester Class Schedules and Enrollment

Our Summer classes will begin on June 23th and will last until August 25th,2018, from 9am to 12pm, 12pm to 3pm, which is for ten sessions. Tuition for each student is $270 and $216 for the second child.

Fall Semester Class Schedules and Enrollment
The fall semester Classes starts on September1,2018and ends on December 8, 2018. Please visit the school office for registration.

Group Farsi Conversation Classes
Group Farsi Conversation Classes will be held on Saturdays from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. for adults, youth and kids in separate classes starting from September 1, 2018.

Group dance classes for adults youth and and kids,under the supervision of Mrs. Melick, a member of the Silk Road Dance Company (SRDC), start in June 2018. Classes are held on Saturdays from 12:30 to 1:30 pm at the Vienna Community Center near the school. Visit the school office for registration.

Private Classes
The enrollment in private classes is available for kids and adults throughout the week and weekend.

Painting Classes
Painting classes for kids will be held on Saturdays and Sundays with the coordination of the painting instructor. Registration is at the school office.

Mehregan Festival
The thirty-second year of the Mehregan Festival will be held on October 2018. Students of the school are practicing dance performances, musical theater and songs for everyone attending.