We aim to empower Phoenix with knowledge, spirit and service


In 1999, we embarked on a dream of creating a private school with a deep Islamic ethos. We have achieved 18 years of operation, AdvancED accreditation, annual enrollment of 300+ students, and construction of a purpose-built facility (classrooms, library, offices, gymnasium, soccer field, and masjid). We’re now expanding our team and launching a transformation of our school. This transformation requires the best human talent to lead Arizona Cultural Academy to become a modern pre-K through grade 12 private Islamic school.

By 2020, we aim to assemble the best people and processes to build a top-tier educational institution. Read below to learn how you can join this journey.



We've created a data-driven improvement roadmap


After an extensive study of U.S. private Islamic schools, we've developed our "2020 roadmap" -- a guide to transforming our school. Below, you'll find a presentation summarizing this roadmap. Use the arrows to scroll through our plans for building a top-tier school founded on strong character development.


We're making active progress towards our goals

Spring 2017 Progress

Hired two visiting Religious Directors with experience in curriculum design, K-12 teaching, counseling, and mentoring.

Hired a Director of Academic Advancement & Innovation who most recently directed teaching and learning for a 4,000-student school system.

Hired a Director of Development & Strategic Financial Planning who comes to ACA as an experienced lawyer with a focus on estate planning and philanthropy. 

Conducted seminars with Celebrate Mercy and the author of Revelation to experiment with engaging and inspiring pedagogical approaches for Islamic studies classes. 

Registered as a member of Carney Sandoe & Associates to build a talent pipeline for key staff positions. 

Hired High Quality Educational Consulting to advise ACA on building best-in-class administrative practices. 


We're hiring exceptional talent to fuel our growth


We want great talent and inspiring leaders that emulate strong character in all of their interactions. If you want to join a private school that is intent on creating great students, special teachers and a cohesive community, we're a fit for you. We value a spiritual compass and a growth mindset. Click the below links to view current career opportunities.


We seek strong educators who can coach fellow educators using a collaborative style that produces rich two-way dialogue. 
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We seek a scholar or advanced student of traditional Islamic sciences to revise and extend our Islamic studies curriculum into all subjects, including our character development program. 
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We seek teachers in a range of subject areas (science, math, language arts, Islamic studies, Quran, social studies, art, etc.). We seek to create an environment in which exceptional teachers can thrive.
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To apply, please email resume@azacademy.org. Please include your CV/resume.

Interested in a position but don't see it listed? Contact us and we can discuss how to work together. We're open to other areas such as instructional coaching, curriculum writing, and administration.