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Aqsa School

Private | PK-12 | 243 students

 

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Posted May 25, 2014

Aqsa School is a wonderful place. My child learned to read and write Arabic as well as learning some surahs after her first year at the school. It really is a family environment where everyone is truly invested in each student. The Principal works diligently to make sure that students are receiving a quality education. On average, students are at least one year advanced according to standardized testing. The small classroom sizes really allow for individualized instruction. Most elementary classrooms have between 8-16 students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2013

Aqsa School possesses a wide variety of strengths from the family-like environment where all students feel comfortable to be themselves to the rigorous curriculum with college preparatory classes as well as a progressive focus on common core curriculum.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 24, 2013

Aqsa School is the most welcoming school to be in. The students are heavily involved in community service efforts as well as academic, athletic, and spiritual competitions and conferences.


Posted March 3, 2012

Aqsa is improving every year. Better teachers and more extracurricular activities. This is my daughter s sixth year at Aqsa. She loves it. She is more confident in herself and Aqsa in addition to academics it is teaching her how to be a good community member. My other daughter will be coming to Aqsa soon.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2010

I am an alumni of Aqsa School, and glad to know it's still around and running strong for the next generation of muslim female leaders! There's no place like Aqsa. But they need lots of financial help, just like any other private school. It's hard for the parents alone to keep supporting it, Any fundraising ideas that are new and innovative should be welcomed!


Posted October 15, 2009

I have 2 daqughters in Aqsa this year is their first year ,I was worried about changing them from a CPS school that the cirricullum would be so much different. I was very pleased with the school and it's educational process ,I also found the cirricullum at Aqsa is Equal to the state board .I also was impressed with the teachers' at Aqsa, Their teaching skills are remarkable and they all are highly educated this is all done in a Islamic setting. I do recommend Asqa to all
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2009

I love this school ...my son in KG and he loves the school and the teachers.. you feel that everyone is a part of your family... so proud of haveing such school with such great principal and teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2009

I drive my daughter everyday 50 miles to attend Aqsa, and each time I pull up to the school I thank Allah for the opportunity available to her. The principal, staff and teachers all exude warmth, care and professionalism, as well as a sincere desire to keep Islamic values foremost. I can't say enough, for the future mothers of Believers to be as well prepared and safe is worth every prayer , mile and dollar.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

I have had 4 children in Aqsa school. The school tries very hard to taylor education for each individual student. It is a great islamic environment and very diverse as well. My daughter took first place in State of Illinois Science Fair with the help of her teachers. Aqsa girls were in the video presentation in Copenhagen for Chicago 2016. The school has a lot to offer. I recommend it to all, muslims and nonmuslims.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Very caring, inspirational, and committed program which makes the school environment a place to want to learn and prosper.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

very supporting teachers and staff
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2009

I am a student and aqsa is okay it is not the best the lunch stinks teachers dont know how to teach and the bathrooms smell and it is boring some teachers are good and some are really bad the circruillum is horrible that is all i have been to aqsa for 5 1/2 years and it is not the best aqsa does not know how to manage their money you pay 5,ooo dollars and more for a bad education send the kids to public school or universal or ifs
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 26, 2007

Our daughter attended Aqsa School for preschool and kindergarten. She loved her teachers and the school and she learned a great deal -- when we moved and she transferred to a good public school for 1st grade she was very advanced in reading compared to most of her classmates. We were also very satisfied with the Islamic studies and with the overall Islamic atmosphere of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2007

I went to Aqsa for both junior high and high school and it was the best thing I ever did. I maintained my Muslim identity and learned so much, not to mention that when I got to college, I was ahead of the curve. Aqsa prepares you for a real college experience and it might be tough, but it pays off.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 5, 2007

My children go to Aqsa and I have been pleased with the education that they have received. The teachers and staff are super friendly and they care about the students. Also, it is an islamic environment that I feel safe sending my children there to be educated by people who share the same beliefs and values that our family does.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2007

I found Aqsa to be very academically sound. I highly recommend Aqsa if you are a parent that is looking for your child to receive an attentive educational experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2007

I hated this school, I was in all honor classes, but when I switched to public school I fell behind. the system of teaching and learning was much more harder their than it was in Aqsa. I really regret going their, although now I am one of the top students in my high school class.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 10, 2005

Hi im a student at Aqsa School. this is my 4th year. I think i have learned alot. Aqsa has a Computer lab, a pool, we have parties and trips for our holiday eid. we have Ap and honor classed. we have and National jr honor society (NJHS) and a national honor society (NHS. we have drama club, art club, basketball, vollyball, newspaper, science club, yearbook, Model United Nations (MUNUC)Student council, WYSE and more. Ive been in aqsa and realy like going to an all girls scool But the only problem is we need to get a gym.
—Submitted by a student


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Ethnicity This school State average
White 79% 51%
Two or more races 12% 3%
Hispanic 5% 24%
Black 3% 18%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Tammie Ismail
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  • All girls
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7361 West 92nd Street
Bridgeview, IL 60455
Phone: (708) 598-2700

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