2003 News Story

Islamic Saudi Academy to pursue plans for new school

Director-General Ibrahim Al-Kassir of the Islamic Saudi Academy serving the Washington metropolitan area, reported today that the appeals committee for the Commonwealth of Virginia had approved a new grace period of five years during which the Academy can construct its new buildings on the 100-acre piece of land it had purchased, the first five-year grace period expiring this month. The new buildings of the Academy, which currently has around 12,200 students, will include accommodation for kindergarten, primary, intermediate and secondary schools, plus a mosque, administration offices, lecture halls, and sports facilities. The Academy has earned a good reputation, and is recognized by the United States' Southern Federation of Colleges.