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Teaneck, NJ
Students enrolled: 130

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441 North St
Teaneck, NJ 07666

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(201) 836-2555
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June 21, 2015
Exceptional and highly qualified principal, amazing staff, a phenomenal board of directors, and a great facility. What else can I ask for my daughter's school!

- submitted by a parent

May 25, 2015
This is a public website that is used for honest and constructive feedback based on the personal experiences of each individual. Every family has specific standards and if the school meets those same expectations, parents consider enrolling their child(ren) as a result. A very close friend of mine that has two Master's and extensive experience in education wasn't impressed with AGE and didn't enroll her children because it was not an environment that inculcated deep thinking amongst many other characteristics. I along with many other friends had our children at Darul Arqam with this new principal who although is educated, sadly lacks in professionalism and respect. This we learned over a long time span and not in the initial encounter. I hope AGE is a better experience for the new parents and hope this principal has learned from her mistakes in the past.

- submitted by a community member

April 06, 2015
I am writing this review in response to the previous reviewer. The reviewer seems to have made his feelings for the principal personal. Also, there were grammatical errors. This is a new Islamic School. The principal just joined this year. She was leading Darul Arqam school for five years. She is known by many to be an excellent educator. She is in full control of the leadership position and is very easy to communicate with. Many people have come to the school, due to her professionalism and welcoming smile. The school is the hard work of many AGE members and time will tell how well it does (Insha'Allah). During the initial stages, the school has become very successful and innovative. So, think about your decision carefully when deciding on sending your kids to any other school. During her short time in the school, the student body has tripled in size ! It is in poor taste for the previous reviewer to backbite.

- submitted by a parent

March 23, 2015
This is a new school with a principal who just joined this year who was leading Darul Arqam school for five years. She was known by many to be intimidating, in full control and very difficult to communicate with. Many people left the school due to her unprofessional and slick nature which is hidden behind a smile. The school is the hard work of other AGE members and only time will tell how well it goes but in it's initial stage, it is an ongoing science experiment so think about your decision carefully.

- submitted by a community member

March 07, 2015
My child has been attending the school since they opened doors in 2013 with only 32 students. Though I'm not fond of the name, it is an exceptional school with a very exceptional hard working principal and faculty. The curriculum is on par with state standards and in addition Quran Hifz, Islamic Studies, and Arabic. There are several sports activities and extra curriculur activities after school. Overall in my opinion the school is one of the best Islamic schools in the North Jersey area. With an improvement in their Quran Hifz and Islamic Studies Program, and an addition to Islamic History, this school will be on a truly different level than other schools in the area.

- submitted by a parent

March 04, 2015
Masha'Allah AGE is an exemplary Islamic school. Prior to registering my daughter in Pre-K 4 I was very reluctant. I was reluctant that I would be paying for her to go and play for the whole day. However, the school has really shown me that I was wrong. Not only does she now know all her letters and sounds, but masha'Allah in the span of only 6 months she has grown in so many ways possible. Most importantly, she has grown in her love for Islamic education and learning the Quran, and that my friends should not have a price on it. The school and staff are amazing and love to work with you on ensuring that your child not only excels in the areas of the academia, but also as a Muslim student living in America. They take pride in building your child's Islamic character. The environment also is amazing, masha'Allah and so radiant. All in all, it is a great school to send your children to.

- submitted by a parent

December 16, 2012
I am currently a student in Al Ghazaly School. I love it because the environment is nice and the teachers are phenomenal! The only thing that bothers me and needs improvement is the outside and inside of the school since it's old. And, tthey should have to have more security policies. Also, the tuition is expensive and so are the book fees. I think that we should keep our books since we pay for them. Also, the books aren't really new. But, I've learned a lot and I have improved during my years with each subject Alhamdillah. JAK for all my teachers and the staff :D

- submitted by a community member

June 16, 2012
I am a current student at Al-Ghazaly High and it is perfect. The school is very good in academics and Islam. I am learning so much here and the environment is great. The separation between the 2 genders is great. Teachers are very nice, strict, and will push you to the limit until you succeed which is why Al-Ghazaly ranks top in whatever they do. The people here are nice and religious. If I were you, I would send my child to this school. I love it here.

- submitted by a community member

September 14, 2011
I am a former Al-Ghazaly student, and while this school is not perfect, it is not as bad as people make it seem. I am proud to say that as a Bayonne High School senior, I am able to read, write, and speak Arabic fluently, unlike a great many students raised in public schools. When a non-Muslim approaches me, asking questions like why I wear the hijab or why I fast, I am able to deliver proper, Islamically correct explanation. Al-Ghazaly has also helped me strengthen my writing and reading. However, while the school has its many positive aspects, it also has its flaws. Al-Ghazaly needs to stress the fact that the Islamic clothes students wear make them representatives of the Muslim Ummah. When wearing a Military uniform, soldiers are forbidden from committing unfavorable acts; why should Islamic clothing be any different? Additionally, while the sex separation should continue to be enforced, it should be done in a moderate manner that won't incite students to rebel. Also, the school needs to disregard national origin--we're all Muslim, whether we are Palestinian, Egyptian, Pakistani, Syrian, Jordanian, etc. Other than that, Al-Ghazaly makes a fine Islamic environment.

- submitted by a community member

June 14, 2011
I agree with the other parents. Haram and 3ibb for the uncleanliness and lack of organization for such an expensive school. They do not even offer the free pre-K1 program to Jersey City residents like Miftaah il Uloom and Rising Star Academy do in Union City. Haram. Al Ghazaly should be ahead of the game considering they are one of the oldest Islamic Schools in the country. I agree with the other parent Allah loves those who are clean and this is a bad example for our children and the nonMuslims who may visit the school. Haram 3leikom this is not from the Islam. Allah also loves those who do things to do them right. (organized and clean). May Allah give the school the means to make it a better opportunity for the Muslims in the area. May Allah guide those who need guidance. May Allah reward those with good intentions. Allah knows best. If I speak in error then it is from me. Allah yehdina.

- submitted by a parent

May 14, 2011
This is the best Islamic Academy hands down. It produces the most kids that go off to Ivy league colleges. If a student does not make it into Ivy League, they normally get into Rutgers Newark & New Brunswick or NJIT with full scholarships. Their basketball teams are incredible for a non-athletic based school, both the boys team and the girls team. Their science olympiad, mock trial, and model UN teams always place in the top tier of their respective counties. I sent my children to this school and I am happy to say that I got a complete return on my investment. This is the only Islamic School in New Jersey that practices Islam correctly; they are moderate, not too crazy and not too lax. It is the perfect school for muslim children to have the complete high school experience while still staying true to their religion.

- submitted by a parent

December 18, 2010
The best ever...forget about the building just look at the students, professional administration and wonderful staff...just great, alhamdulillah...

- submitted by a teacher
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May 11, 2010
wallahe 7ram ..wallahe 3aib for an islamic school to be dirty like this ..they told me old building but what i found is dirty....dirty windows..doors ..floors..spider web on ceiling...adirty lawn..un orgnized..student in hallways confused where to go or whats next..why..what happen to 'inna allah natheefon yohebo al nathafah'..what happen to the islamic ways of dealing with things..what happen to representing islam to the world around us ...am i too much..did i expect too much from an islamic school..dont tell looks dosent matter...because clean matter ..orgnized matter..good roll model matter ..im so disappointed ....wallahe 7ram ..wallahe 3aib

- submitted by a parent

February 07, 2010
The school principal is very unreasonable. Instead of focusing so much on the girl and boy separation, they should focus more on better education. A student's personal life is none of the school's business and outside of their jurisdiction. The principal is not objective at all. Horrible principal.

- submitted by a student
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August 20, 2009
i think the school is great for young adult to learn islamic manners and its the best place to become a strong muslim i love it

- submitted by a student

June 09, 2009
I love Alghazaly, it is a home away from home, It may not look the best but the teachers are great and so are the students. i happy to say that it is like a huge family in which everyone cares for each other and every family has ups and downs please believe when i say this school changed my life i used to be in public school and when i came here i made friends to keep and memories to cherish we have fun here at school and its the only reason i wake up every morning to come to school the education is great and also they are trying hard to fix it up i love this school and strongly believe you will love it to also later on it will definitely get you into a great school

- submitted by a student
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January 29, 2009
As said by the previous post this school is amazing. This is the only high school I can say that the teachers actually care for the students. I have been to three different high schools and I must say this is definetely the best. I came from public school to this private school. The school is a great Islamic school and yes they do need some extracurricular activites. So the students should start one there is no one stopping them. The school encourages students to make clubs and helps with funding. My senior class is great many students going to Ivy League Schools, so dont try to make the education or teachers seem low.

- submitted by a student
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January 15, 2009
The school is great. It offers a very intense cirriculum that really prepares students for the outside world.

- submitted by a student

December 01, 2008
what a wonderful school. i love it. if we don't have education, how did my cousin from al ghazaly get into the best college. please don't judge a book by it's cover. in this case, al ghazaly is the book, the building is the cover., and everything inside it is the writing. this is stuff i learned. i am an ghzaly student and i am very proud of it !

- submitted by a student

November 12, 2008
this school i so dirty, small, and unacceptable. I believe that they shouldnt worry much about boys and girls area but more on activities and classes. My daughter has been in the school for a couple of months and i am not happy with the school...AT ALL!!

- submitted by a parent

October 17, 2008
all i can say is that this school should be shut down. their education is unacceptable and so is the environment. the teacher and principal focus too much on the boys and girls being separated and completely forge the education. building is terrible and fire department needs to pay a visit. absolutely no extra curriculars and for a high school that i unacceptable

- submitted by a parent
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Academy of Greatness and Excellence
441 North St, Teaneck, NJ  07666
(201) 836-2555
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