Welcome to Aqsa School

AQSA SCHOOL WINS $20,000 JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP FOR THE 3RD YEAR IN A ROW

Philosophy

Aqsa School is a community made up of board members, parents, students, staff, and community members who are dedicated to providing a comprehensive education in an Islamic environment which is safe, orderly, and well-equipped to serve the needs of students from pre-school through high school with grades six through twelve being exclusively for girls. Aqsa takes a "whole child" approach by providing a school climate that constantly stimulates intellectual, spiritual, social, and physical growth guided by Islamic teaching and excellence in instruction. Each student is encouraged to develop a sense of responsibility for herself and others.



The school offers an educational program steeped in the basic principles of Islam, the Islamic codes of ethics and Islamic history. It also offers a full range of coursework at all levels, focusing on a college preparatory curriculum in the upper grades. Integrating learning with Islamic faith, each student is provided with the understanding necessary to mature. The curriculum is designed to help students develop concentration, creative thinking, critical ability and self discipline. It will prepare students for college and the rigors of higher learning. Students will learn to cultivate their intellect, develop the capacity for good moral judgment, and understand their cultural family heritage.

Membership:
     - National Association of Secondary Schools
     - National Honor Society (NHS)
     - National Junior Honor Society (NJHS)
     - Illinois Junior Academy of Science
     - Illinois Coalition of Non-Public Schools
            Accreditation:
                 - Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) 
                 - North Central Association (NCA)