Mamadou Saliou Diallo, PA
As a parent living in America for the last 20 years, I can speak for many that raising our children in the West comes with many challenges. One of those challenges is the difficulty to find adequate schools where our children are nurtured both academically and spiritually. That’s why as a concerned parent, I founded the American Dara Academy. ADA is an international Islamic boarding school for boys and girls in Dakar, Senegal. Here, everyone, from the governing board to the teaching staff to the custodial personnel is striving to provide a robust holistic education that blends Qur’anic education to a flexible US Curriculum.
Our vision at ADA is to produce capable college-ready students who are rooted in the strong morals, values, and God consciousness taught in the Qur'an and Sunnah of our Prophet P.B.U.H.
Our curriculum is based on the American Common Core State Standards, which details what K–12 students should know and be able to do at the end of each school grade.
ICT at our school is not only a subject that our students take when they have nothing else to do. Rather, it is cross-curricular and integrated across all areas of learning.
Clean and safe premises. A supportive and inclusive environment. Comfortable dormitories. Healthy eating.
At ADA, our student to teacher ratio is 12:1. This allows our teachers to focus on each student's individual needs and our students to participate more and get better results.
Through our co-curricular program, we provide students with opportunities to engage in a wide array of after-school classes to fulfill their social, emotional, and physical needs.