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Philadelphia, PA
Students enrolled: 272
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1501 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19122

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(215) 765-6660
(215) 765-6640
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December 17, 2014
Al-Aqsa Islamic Academy was a very important aspect of my life which helped me grow and develop into a young Muslim woman. My experience there as a former student, is one to cherish and remember. It is a great memory as it was an Islamic environment with loving, caring, and nurturing friends, teachers and staff. I'd highly recommend it because there are wonderful teachers here who are very supportive for the students.

- submitted by a community member

November 30, 2014
Well, this school is overall okay. I like t. Some don't. I'm in the 7th grade and all the teachers upstairs are wonderful. They are kind and polite - and they care about your grades. Mrs. Sundus is the best There. But sometimes the kids Do inappropriate stuff and just get detention - like one 3rd grader got pushed down a lot of stairs. . And the girl only got detention for making the other girl sprain her ankle. The teaching process is good and there are cameras there too I love My school. -Hamida, 7th grade

- submitted by a community member

June 23, 2014
Our school has three goals: help children have a close relationship with their Creator, be a success in academics and to be confident and comfortable with themselves. We treat our students with respect and encouragement. Our children then go on to colleges such as the U of Penn., Fordham U., Penn State, Temple, CCP to name a few.

- submitted by a teacher

July 05, 2013
Great school. I recommend this school for any Muslim k-12 :] Alhamdoulilah for in Pa there is a lack of Islamic schools.

- submitted by a community member

April 29, 2013
My son attends Al Aqsa Islamic , While I appreciate the schools effort for this school to have been established in 1996 I feel that the overal administrative aspect of the school could improve. There are excellent teachers that I have encountered within the school, namely Ms Sakinah, Ms Halimah, Ms Benita to Name the very few. Many of the arab teachers and staff are extremely rude, and yell at the children instead of practicing sabr and gentleness. In addition, the students are unruly and unstructured. I appreciate Al.Aqsa providing the community with and Islamic education, but.for a.private education which parents are paying for I hope to see many improvements in the future inshaAllaah

- submitted by a parent

October 24, 2010
My daughter graduated from Al-Aqsa in 2007 and will graduate from Temple Univ. this year 2011. She's in the process of applying to graduate sch. In reading some of the other reviews, no, my daughter did not get the chance to participate in any extra curricular activities there. I made sure though that she had the after school activities and tutorials she needed. Yes, Al-Aqsa gave her the academic foundation and the islamic moral support she needed to strive for future independence. You see, if you the parent/student put nothing in to the academic support of the teachers, and this is anywhere you go, you will get nothing. On the other hand, if you put more into the support of the teacher/administration, your child will be well paid in his/her success. Stop complaining and go to work. Any situation is what you make it. Help fix whatever you think is wrong.

- submitted by a parent

October 22, 2010
I am a parent of an elemantary school aged child, and I am appalled at some of the statements that disgruntled parents have made. For all of the parents that have complaints, are you of those parents that never show up for parent-teacher conferences? Are you one of the parents of the kids that cause disruption in class and can't seem to stay out of detention? Are you one of the parents that instead of support the teachers and administrative staff, seek to make their job more difficult? I have had nothing but positive experiences from this institution. Compared to other private schools, the tuition is reasonable. If a parent is involved in the educational process of their child/ren, they will have a positive experience at this school.

- submitted by a parent

July 23, 2010
My daughter is a former student at Al-Aqsa. The tuition is way too high for the sub-par education, the unqualified staff, and unruly students. I'm not allowed to say exactly what is allowed to go on between the students in this school, but I can say that it isn't something you would expect to happen in a school - let alone an Islamic school. You would do better to homeschool or send your children to public school for academics, and teach them about Islam at home.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
December 01, 2009
i am a new parent at the school. i am very disappointed with the some of the teachers for the upper grades. they say that they are muslim but they lack good charter. they have teachers that are rude and disrespectful to paying parents and children. i can go on and on about the poor behavior of the staff. i am moving my children back to public or charter. ****To think I rather have a non-Muslim teach my children then some of these Muslims*****

- submitted by a parent
no rating
August 15, 2009
I am a proud parent of this school. My kids a are to be attend the school and look forward to coming to school every day. Jakkai

- submitted by a parent

May 31, 2009
I think this is one of the worst schools in philadelphia.They say its Islamic, but the behavior says otherwise.The teachers there don't know how to each. They have no extra curricular activities, and no resources.I wouldn't reccomend this school to anybody.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 03, 2009
I'm very disappointed in this school. My child is in third grade, he failed a couple of subjects, this school had no type of resources to aide my failing child. No tutoring or any type of assistance...Also for a child thats advance, there's no futher assisting the advance child to the next level where they maybe advanced in, so there for, the child will be stuck.....Also there's no type of computer technology for the children in the school

- submitted by a parent
no rating
December 19, 2008
This is a real K throu 12 school Islamic studies and Arabic taught by born muslim teachers Arabic is their 1st language. All the teachers are muslim and love the students. The english teacher is Brother Muhammad for 7 8 and 9 grade. He is Mitch Gilberts son from WDAS remember Truth is the only labting Joy! Allah has sent many excellent teachers to this school I am very glad we found it, our kids all go.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 03, 2008
I think that it's a beautiful school the children can learn everyday living and islamic studies at the say time.

- submitted by a parent

March 16, 2008
I think it's one of the best schools that teach displine and well manners , and self respect i totally reccomend it

- submitted by a parent

November 07, 2007
I believe it is an excellent school with a very positive learning environment.

- submitted by a parent
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Al Aqsa Islamic Academy
1501 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA  19122
(215) 765-6660
Last modified Al Aqsa Islamic Academy is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
Al Aqsa Islamic Academy Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 27 reviews. Top