Teaching Arabic

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Few U.S. public schools teach Arabic. Of those known to do so, many are in Michigan, which has a large Arab-American population.

Elementary Schools

  • International Studies Academy, Dearborn, Mich.
  • Iris Becker Elementary, Dearborn, Mich.
  • M.L. King Elementary, Urbana, Ill.

Middle Schools

  • Glasgow Middle, Alexandria, Va.
  • Lowrey Middle, Dearborn, Mich.
  • Nolan Middle, Detroit
  • Woodworth Middle, Dearborn, Mich.

High Schools

  • Annandale High, Annandale, Va.
  • Bellaire High, Bellaire, Texas
  • Cody High, Detroit
  • Dearborn High, Dearborn, Mich.
  • Fordson High, Dearborn, Mich.
  • Fort Hamilton High, New York City
  • Gaithersburg High, Gaithersburg, Md.
  • Green High, Green, Ohio
  • North Atlanta High, Atlanta
  • Pershing High, Detroit
  • Roosevelt High, Minneapolis
  • Stuart High, Falls Church, Va.
  • West High, Denver

Charter Schools

  • Central Academy, Ann Arbor, Mich.
  • Dearborn Academy, Dearborn, Mich.
  • Star International Academy, Dearborn Heights, Mich.

SOURCES: Center for Applied Linguistics, Education Week reporting

Vol. 23, Issue 38, Page 16

Published in Print: May 26, 2004, as Teaching Arabic
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