SVA has been nurturing Bay Area Muslim youth for over 25 years!
Our mission is to value every child as an individual, to nurture his or her social-emotional growth, to provide a safe learning environment in line with Islamic values, and to inspire the love of learning.
Through our award-winning educational model and nurturing faculty, we strive to empower our students to meet their highest potential and build an Islamic culture that serves society.
We are a full-time, private Islamic school in Sunnyvale, California with 215 students enrolled in pre-kindergarten to accelerated high school.
For over 25 years, SVA has been nurturing and providing quality education to Bay Area Muslim youth. SVA stands out for its support of each child as an individual, its focus on problem-solving, and emphasis on critical thinking.
At our school, we reinforce three essential life skills in an Islamic context: making good decisions, solving our problems, and showing respect. SVA prioritizes fostering an Islamic environment with our teachers building a sense of community and developing each students' Islamic identity by modeling Islamic values and integrating Islam into everything we teach.
SVA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit (Tax #EIN 86-1113567), is registered with the California Department of Education (Private School Affidavit CDS #43696906205074), and is in process for Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Accreditation.
SVA is exceptional because our teachers are exceptional. We are blessed with a dedicated staff who are committed to SVA. Our Principal and Vice Principal have been at SVA for 20 years alhamdulillah! Over 40% of our teachers have been at SVA for ten years or more. And our teachers have significant experience spanning their careers - about half have been teaching for over fifteen years! In addition, 100% of our teachers are trained and certified in our GLAD teaching philosophy. In fact, our teachers are GLAD experts who train teachers from schools across the United States.
Our Student:Teacher Ratio
SVA is committed small classroom sizes so that each student gets the individualized attention they need. We maintain student:teacher ratios of 12:1 in our elementary classrooms and 15:1 in our middle school. Pre-K classrooms benefit from ratios of less than 10:1.
SVA Administrators - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Principal Mona Nezzar - email@example.com
- Vice Principal Lina Arab - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Enrollment Coordinator Rula Abdulhafiz - email@example.com
- Director of Academic Instruction Ramona Gonzales - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Academic Dean Azzah Izzeldin - email@example.com
- Arabic and Quran Curriculum Developer Sonia Lejmi - firstname.lastname@example.org
SVA Board of Directors - email@example.com