Background

Al Noor School was formed in 1994 as a non-for profit organization with Federal Tax exempt status. It started as a K-6 school with a population of 320 students in the year 1995-1996. In 2001, the school had developed into K-12 with around 500 students and 72 staff. This year, the student population is 580 with 82 staff. Today, Al Noor is one of the largest and best-known Islamic schools in North America. Al Noor is recognized for its managerial competence, leadership capacities, and academic achievements. Al Noor has a charter school status and

registered with the NYC Department of Education as a high school granting Regents Diplomas.


Al Noor Graduates from 2002 to 2021: 964 students.


Collaborative Partners of Al Noor School

Al Noor has been active in community affairs: social, political, cultural, and financial. Over the years, Al Noor has been able to establish contacts and working relationships with government and non-government agencies, Arab/American organizations, and professionals. Examples of those partners include: Maimonides Medical Center, Politicians- City and Boroughs, Police Department, Fire Department, Religious Institutions (Mosques, Churches, and Synagogues), Educators, Professionals, and Scholars. School Facilities

30 Classrooms; a Nurse Room; a Daycare for teachers' children; a Resource Room; Cafeteria; Auditorium; Computer Lab; Science Lab; Playgrounds; Parking Lot; Offices; Teacher Rooms; Kitchen; Art Room.


First Graduating Class, 2002. Al Noor School Community was proud to have its first graduating class members attending the following colleges:

  • Sophie Davis Program, CUNY.

  • Long Island University, Pharmacy Program

  • Polytechnic University

  • NYU

  • St. John's University

  • Bernard College

  • City College

  • Brooklyn College

  • College of Staten Island

  • NY Institute of Technology

  • Hofstra University

  • St. Francis College

  • Buffalo University

  • Pace University

  • Rosemont College.

Our Graduates of the past 19 years (2002-2021) have attended the following institutions:

  • Barnard College

  • Bard College

  • Brown University

  • College of New Rochelle

  • Columbia University

  • Cornell University

CUNY

  • CUNY- Sophie Davis Biomedical Program

  • CUNY- Macaulay Honors Program

  • CUNY- College Grove School of Engineering


  • Embry- Riddle University

  • Fordham University

  • Harvard University

  • Hofstra University

  • John Hopkins University

  • Long Island University

  • Marymount Manhattan College

  • New York Institute of Technology

  • New York University

  • Northeastern University

  • Pace University

  • Parsons New School of Design

  • Penn State University

  • Pratt Institute

  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

  • Rutgers University

  • St. Francis College

  • St. John's University

  • St. Joseph's College

  • Stony Brook University

  • SUNY at Buffalo

  • SUNY at Albany

  • Syracuse University

  • University of Dallas

  • Wagner College

  • Wesleyan University

  • Yale University


Al Noor School Capabilities and Potential. Over the years, Al Noor School has been able to:

  • Accumulate excellent experiences in recruiting and retain excellent teachers and leaders

  • Have the expertise, knowledge, and talents to provide rigorous curricula in all subjects.

  • Create Professional Learning Communities in which teacher development is a daily practice.

  • Build an Arabic curriculum to the levels of Regents and Advanced Arabic in a way that Arabic becomes a second language for the majority of students.

  • Planning strategically and starting from the end goals

  • Hiring individuals with higher qualifications in science and math and training them to become excellent teachers (Example, engineers, scientists, and medical professionals) interested in high school teaching.

  • Selecting books, references, and texts aligned with rigorous standards and college

  • requirements.

  • Conduct several staff development sessions to enhance the teacher expertise and skills.

  • Having considerable experiences in handling disciplines.

  • Preparing the whole school for the future accreditation process by creating a positive school culture conductive for positive learning and effective teaching.

  • Practicing a shared leadership as the best way of growth in institutions as schools.

  • Adopting the Advanced Regents Diploma with Honor

  • Running 7-11 AP Classes and motivating all students to take AP Classes

  • Having SAT prep classes within the schedules.

  • Creating the Saturday Al Noor Academy to have extra classes with experienced teachers in several subjects such as chemistry, biology, physics, and math (Algebra, geometry, and trigonometry).

  • Offer financial help for teachers who may serve more than three years in the school and are willing to continue their education in a field needed in the school.

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Board of Trustees & the Principal