The Islamic School of Des Moines   
No greater gift can be given to a Muslim child than the gift of an Islamic education


Welcome to New Horizons Academy
 Elementary and Middle School
​Preschool and Child Care

NHA of Greater Des Moines welcomes you to our website.   We are a non-profit educational organization located in West Des Moines, Iowa. Our mission is to provide an affordable and quality full time School & childcare to Des Moines residents and Islamic education to the Muslim kids in our community. 

*​​​​All school programs will be open to all children regardless of race, religion, color, sex or national origin. 
Important Dates

Dec. 23-Jan. 1 Winter Break

Dec. 25 NHA is closed

Jan. 1 NHA is closed

Jan. 4 Class Resume

Jan. 13 End of First Semester and Second Quarter

Jan. 18 Professional Development— No School

Black History Month Begins (Feb. 1-29)

Feb. 25 End of Second Trimester

Parents- Teachers Conferences (Feb. 23-25)​​

Feb. 26 Professional Development— No School

March;  Cultural month
March 11 No School

March 14-18 Spring Break

March 21 Classes Resume

March 28 End of Third Quarter

April 11-15 Iowa Assessment for grades 1st and up

April 23 Quran Competition**

April 29 Professional Development — No School

May 5 Isra’a and Mi’raj. Rajab 27th 1437 *

May 15 Graduation Party**

May 27th ​*Last Day for Students (pending snow days)​

May 30 Memorial Day — No School NHA is closed

May 31st Summer Break
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New Horizons Academy