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Al-Salam Day School

Private | PK-8 | 281 students


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Posted March 3, 2014

Love this school. Good staff/teachers and the standards are better than I expected both socially and academically.
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Posted February 21, 2013

This is in response to the comment about ADS dated Feb. 17, 2013 Saturday school and Sunday school use the ADS Building but are totally independent from Al-Salam Day School (ADS). So this comment should not be credited to ADS. Each school have their own principals, if you are looking to talk to some one. Call 636-394-7878 for more information.

Posted February 17, 2013

2012-2013 evaluation. Very bad arabic teachers on Saturday school. Treat you with no respect starting from the director of the school whom should be rule model. They bring their behavior and tradition from their back home to enforce it her. I saw one of the teacher pushing my daughter. another thing is she refused to give my daughter hug and make her very down. No teaching but they send the kids with a lot of works. They do not care and no follow up with the parents. I wish I could have time to talk some one responsible there but they are not responsible at all.
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Posted August 23, 2009

ADS school is very very good school.I am very satisfid .
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Posted April 20, 2008

Alhamdulillah, Al Salam Day school is a very good school and I found it as an oasis in a desert, when I was moving from California. I have found the teachers very dedicated, responsible and loving. School management is trying to improve it a lot. Inshallah it'll be one of the best schools in MO soon. I wish that this school could grow itself up to 12th grade.
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Posted April 19, 2008

ADS is a top notch school competing with the best school district in St.Louis. ADS beats them in ACT scores and has devoted teachers and parents. They have come a long way! Starting out in the basement of the Mesjid moving into a new school building with a gym, computer lab, and library and, soon to come science lab! If you are looking to put your kids in an Islamic school but are afraid of sacrificing their education you do not have to worry one bit! The teachers are certified and experienced. The staff is very devoted. The principal is very hardworking and 100% committed in teaching Islamic ethics. I would never put my child back into a public school system!
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Posted January 31, 2008

I go to this school now and its the best school i have ever been to. now i can learn my religion and still go to a regular school. i would suggest this school to anybody out there!
—Submitted by a student

Posted August 7, 2007

Al Salam Day school is an amazing school for muslims to go to. They have limited resources but the dedication and the effort the staff, princepal and students put in is unlimited. Through just 14 years Al Salam Day school went from a small mosque built by muslims seeking a better islamic education and place to pray to an immensely successful culturally diverse area for muslims to come and pray and other people to watch. The school has always had alot of people coming. I am a former student of Al Salam Day school and I was there at one of the greatest times. Sure, they didn't have completely new textbooks, and the student body was small. However, I still remember making new friends, and learning new things there. I will always remember Al Salam Day School.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted March 28, 2005

As salamu alaikum, My daughter graduated from this school and is now in her junior year of college. I had four others to attend. All save one of my children are honors students at their new schools and I give a certain amount of credit to the energy of Al Salam School. Most of the students are from professional families who have high expectations of their children. The teachers were great and not afraid to expand or share their responsibilities when necessary. All in all this is the perfect school for smart kids, with Islamic backrounds, whose parents are not sensitive to diversive cultural differences. Student body is primarily first generation Pakistani/Indian, Mediteranian Arab, and Bi-racial. Had I not moved my kids would still attend. Oh, it is pricey but they will work with honorable people.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 57% 2%
White 24% 74%
Black 19% 17%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 5%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Arabic
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00am
School end time
  • 3:00pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Jamal Abdul-Hafidh
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
  • Islamic
  • ISLA
Fax number
  • (636) 207-8549


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  • Independent Study
  • Supports home-based learning
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  • Religious
Foreign languages taught
  • Arabic


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  • Computer lab
  • Library
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519 Weidman Road
Ballwin, MO 63011
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Phone: (636) 394-8986


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