Preschool Program at IAH

IAH Preschool offers an intensive academic program for ages 2.5-3 and 4-5. (Students must have turned 4 by Sept 1st to be admitted to 4 yr old class). We ask that your child be fully toilet trained before enrolling in our program.

Operating Hours: 

School begins at 7:30am. A full day program ends at 3:30pm and a half-day at 12:00pm. If your student is enrolled in a part-time program (three days/week) you must specify the days so teachers can prepare proper work for your student. Extended care can be provided according to need and interest.


Our preschool program offers Computer and Technology, Library, Arabic and Quran, Islamic Studies, Art, and PE and Health in addition to a challenging academic curriculum that is aligned with Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) and national standards.


Children bring their own lunches.  On Fridays they may order a Pizza lunch that comes with salad and a drink.

Class Sizes:  

The average ratio of each class is one teacher per 7 students.


Ms. Nada Cheikh-ALarshi


My name is Nada and I am the preschool teacher (ages 4-5) at IAH. I am a graduate of Damascus University in my hometown of Damascus, Syria, holding a degree in architecture. While there, I had the opportunity to be trained as a teacher in one of the best school systems in the city.  I taught preschool and kindergarten students, which created an eagerness and desire within me to further work with children. After settling in Huntsville, I decided to pursue this love for teaching. I was led to IAH, where I have been teaching happily for 10 years.