School Spotlight – Al Salam Day School

Photo of students baking

ISLA School Member Highlight

We have close to 80 School Members from 25 U.S. states represented in our ISLA network.  Alhamdulillah there are many amazing Islamic full-time and weekend schools doing so much for our Muslim youth.  We applaud all of your efforts!  Each month we take the opportunity to highlight one of our new and/or returning schools.  This month we are traveling to Missouri to learn more about the Al-Salam Day School, under the leadership of Dr. Kathryn Matthews.

Logo Al-Salam Day School

Al Salam Day School, Islamic Foundation of Greater St. Louis

Fast Facts

Name of School: Al-Salam Day School 

School Motto: “My Lord increase me in Knowledge” Taha, 114

Location: 519 Weidman Rd. Ballwin, MO 63021

School Leader: Dr. Kathryn Mathews, PhD

When Established: 1990

Grades Served: Infants – 12th grade 

Enrollment: 588 Students across 3 campuses


The Wow Factor

Something amazing about your school: Al-Salam Day School (ADS) places the student at the center providing an education that engages the mind, exercises the body and shapes the spirit. ADS brings diverse opportunities to a diverse body of students ensuring that students can grow into their best Muslim selves, serving the community and leading for tomorrow in the ways most pleasing to Allah (swt)

Quote from a student/parent: 

“Our two children have attended this amazing school for the last few years now, and we are proud to be ADS ECC parents! The teachers and staff are extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and great with the kids. We feel comfortable leaving our children there every morning, knowing they treat our kids like they would treat their own children. We are also pleased with the progress of our kids and feel this is a solid foundation for them both academically as well as spiritually. Highly recommend this school!” Mufti Asif Umar

“Al-Salam Day School provides our children with a safe, wholesome Islamic Education and Environment where they feel safe. Alhamdulillah our kids have been attending ADS since 2017 and we see continuous improvement and academic progress. All staff are welcoming and go above and beyond to provide a hands-on learning experience bc which caters to individual needs of students. We have continuously seen a boost in their confidence and excitement when sharing the new lessons they learned at school.”

Ali Ellebedy & Kholoud Shaheen

Pictures are Worth a 1000 Words


Photo of students with firefighters

Our students with the local fire firefighters

Photo of students praying in the gym

Prayer in the Gym

Photo of students reading

Learning in Action

Photo of students baking

Our Little Chefs

Log in with your credentials


Forgot your details?

Create Account