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PK-12
Private
Villa Park, IL
Students enrolled: 603
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300 W Highridge Rd
Villa Park, IL 60181

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(630) 941-8800
(630) 941-8800
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December 03, 2013
My oldest has been going to IFS for 5 yrs now, and my youngest for 2 years. The past two years ever since Omar Qureshi and his dedicated assistants have taken over, the school has completely changed for the better. I am very happy with how they are managing the school. I love that my kids are performing 3 grades higher on all of their standardized tests but are not overwhelmed with homework when they come home. I went to a fully packed Coffee hour with the Principal on November 21st and was very impressed by his presentation. I want to thank him and his staff for doing such an amazing job presenting all the facts in a clear and concise manner. I highly recommend this school to anyone looking for a solid foundation for their kids.

- submitted by a parent
December 01, 2013
I have been going here for over a little over a decade and I'm absolutely proud. The sense of community and family is very heartwarming. The principal is a mentor for many and truly knows how to take the school to better places. I will always be thankful for him. The parents are very involved and there has been a lot of spirit in the air with the Spirit Shop. Our academics alhamdulillah are improving with AP scores being higher than schools such as College Preparatory School of America last year. This is not a school where all you do is learn and forget life, you grow spiritually in the deen and mentally in knowledge. I would recommend people to send their kids here because it truly is one of a kind. The masjid it has is great too.

- submitted by a community member
November 25, 2013
I am very satisfied with this school. It has much to offer, and the most of the staff is very dedicated.

- submitted by a parent
March 25, 2013
This school year (2012-2013) has been an awesome school year for both students and parents. Our new principal, Omar Qureshi, along with his two really dedicated assistant principals, Ghada Fahmy and Saadia Shariff, have really done an outstanding job! They have implemented so many useful programs and have really worked hard on the curriculum to bring our students up to higher standards in education. We have more after school programs and tutoring that has been such an enormous help to our students. The parents too have done an incredible service to the school and have been fighting for the rights of teachers and have been there to support the staff whenever they can. This year the IFS community really felt like a big family and I really applaud the hard work, determination of each and every individual who has helped. I only see a brighter future for our school and I really do hope that the community can pull together and get that new building completed. Thank you to all of the dedicated staff, teachers and parents that have worked so hard this year! You ALL are outstanding!!

- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2013
Its a great school I GIVE 5 starts to elementary because i don't no anything about middle school n high school yet

- submitted by a parent
November 28, 2011
Islamic Foundation is falling apart. They are doing what they can to maintain their public appearance while the foundation of the school falls apart.I feel as though many of the programs offered are only added to the list for the school to promote but there is no substance. Teachers seem under qualified and unmotivated. Also, most importantly, from students to administration I feel it portrays the most unislamic behavior of the islamic schools in the area and I dont consider myself to be very conservative. I have been associated with the school for many years, but finally decided to cut ties.

- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2011
The school's management is not well run. The administration talks a big game but rarely follows through. The parents who contribute more monetarily seem to have more of a say in how the school is run than the school itself. I have seen grades be overturn for these families and major ethical and behavioral violations be overlooked for children in these families. I was disappointed with the open door policy allowing students who were dismissed from other schools be allowed to enter into IFS. I paid good money for my child to attend IFS only to be surrounded by misbehaved peers and unislamic distractions. The PE program at this school is a joke. The school is over crowded and they try to cram an extremely high amount of students (50+) into an elementary school gym with not nearly enough equipment...not to mention PE teachers who do not seem to care to improve the overall health and wellness of the students. Many teachers are outdated and underqualified. The ones that are not....have heavy course loads and are unable to teach to the best of their ability......i have too much to say and not enough room. Very dissatisfied with this school and the way it is run.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2011
IFS school is improving every year in all avenues. Management, Staff and most teachers all professionals and are very approachable to discuss any issues/questions/concerns. They are aggressively finishing the new building that will help accommodate the growing numbers of students..I believe now they have 800 students...and still growing!!!. If you are planning to get your kids admission esp in earlier grades..act early or else you will be on waiting list and will not be able to get in. School lunches (optional to sign-up) are catered from local halal restaurants daily. School doesn't provide any transportation for kids and you are on your own to pick/drop your kids. Audio/Video equip/smart boards, Computer Lab and Library all have improved a lot. Recently a great effort is made to engage parents with improved PTA. Last point with no mean to offend anyone is ..you can send you kids to IFS for learning quran and islam..wearing hijab etc.....but if you don't yourself practice or provide the same supportive env. at home than it will be a waste of your money and time.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
My kids get a great education from teachers that care.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
MY FOUR CHILDREN ARE STUDYING THERE AND ONE GRADUATED FROM THERE. IT IS A SCHOOL THAT IS PROVIDING A COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATION TO MY CHILDREN TO SUCCEED IN COLLEGE, RELIGIOUS EDUCATION AND OVER ALL TO BE A BETTER PERSON, CITIZEN.

- submitted by a parent
August 05, 2010
I have been a student at IFS since I was in PreSchool. Now I am a senior, and I have decided to leave. IFS no doubt has an enviroment to teach students about their faith, and that is commendable. However, they do not proporly prepare you to engage in the western society that we all live in. They do not teach you how to be a good Muslim AND thrive in todays society. This is why I choose to leave this school, believing I have the foundation I need to succeed in my post high school years. IFS needs to improve in achedemics (more APS, and a more well rounded curriculum. Not everyone wants to be a doctor and take only science classes.) Also IFS needs to recognize which teachers are benefitial to the school, and which ones hinder its growth. Thanks IFS for what you taught me.

- submitted by a community member
February 28, 2010
IFS is a school that continues to give my children skills and support they need to excel in whatever they choose to do in academics, socially, and most importantly, deen wise.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 10, 2009
For teachers I give them 80 out of 100 for the administration 10 out of 100 for decipline 0 out ofr 1000 for office 90 out of 100 because need to be more profesional handling teenagers the students are good but they need the right help

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2009
I go to this school and it is so much fun.The classes are great.The teachers are so nice.There is alot of volunteering done by the students at school events such as the Fun Fair.

- submitted by a student
January 13, 2009
I love this school my children love it to it has grate teachers

- submitted by a parent
February 15, 2008
IFS is a school I will never regret attending for Elementary, MIddle, and High School.

- submitted by a student
August 23, 2007
personally, I think that the students that came from public school, absolutely hate IFS, but that's only because they are used to the kind of discipline over at public school so they don't like it. if they give a try then I guarantee that they will love it because I and other people have felt this way, and they don't want to admit it, but its even better than just a second home to you. its like the expression,'don't judge a book by its cover,' it really is the only school that made such a recovery in my life. if you want your kids to be in a school that they are comfortable in and gives Islamic and other subjects that public school has with out standing teachers, let your kids come to IFS, let them be happy.

- submitted by a student
October 22, 2006
One of the best schools. Parents and teachers are very involved.

- submitted by a parent
July 26, 2006
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- submitted by a student
April 21, 2006
My daughter attended pre kindergarten here. I was very impressed with the school and it's environment.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 07, 2006
Good islamic study school back ground.

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2006
Great school, well kept and excellent teachers.

- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2006
very good academics, although the student to teahcer ration, is quite high. Also they are limited on resources. All in all though the academics are very good and students are quite often, a grade ahead. There are a few extracurricular activities, seperated by the sexes

- submitted by a parent
July 15, 2005
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- submitted by a student
May 17, 2005
As a parent of students who have been going to this school since pre-school, I feel that IFS has alot to offer. The level of education is comparable to any school if not better. Extracurricular activities are present, but I feel more are needed. Parents are highly involved in the school and help provide the positive atmosphere to help children grow both mentally as well as socially.

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2005
The school provides an excellent environment to develop academic skills and personal qualities of students. Students are challenged to perform in all areas while enjoying the caring and family culture of the school.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2005
The Quality of academic programs at this school are excellent. The teachers and the administrative staff is very responsive. There are plans to expand the school. The availability of music, art and other sports is a draw back. Currently there are Basketball and Soccer sports program. Extra curricular activities include Math Club and tutoring programs. The level of parent participation is average.

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2004
I disagree, at least the website and mailing list are the only best things liked about the school! The administration, I agree, has a problem. They are disorganized and powerless. They report to a Board that defers to those in the community who have more money. If your child has any problems than it can be a problem if you are not in favor. It is not democratic as it should be. I was upset to see the children did not practice good character and citizenship as Americans as much as they did other things. And agreed, you never know your child has a problem until the report card is in the mail. Communication with parents is not strong. Discipline is a problem along with disorganization. No extracurricular. I expected much more. And even with a new principal coming, it really is too little too late in my opinion.

- submitted by a parent
June 30, 2004
I believe the level of education is comparable to other public schools. However, the administration needs much improvement! There's no news bulletins about important events, you can never get any questions answered, and no one in the office seems to know what's going on in the school. The website is hardly ever updated, and no one ever replies to emails. There are no extra curricular activities, and hardly any after school programs that children can get involved in. The staff seems disorganized; they often lose test papers! Parents are not advised of the child's progress until the report card is received in the mail. Overall this school needs to tighten the administration.

- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2004
This school is very low in the standard of education and discipline. Also the administrators are never on task to insure saftey of our children. Overall quality of the school is very poor.

- submitted by a parent
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Islamic Foundation School
300 W Highridge Rd, Villa Park, IL  60181
(630) 941-8800
Last modified Islamic Foundation School is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
Islamic Foundation School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 32 reviews. Top