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
St. John's University
College of Staten Island
NY Institute of Technology
St. Francis College
Our Graduates of the past 19 years (2002-2021) have attended the following institutions:
College of New Rochelle
CUNY- Sophie Davis Biomedical Program
CUNY- Macaulay Honors Program
CUNY- College Grove School of Engineering
John Hopkins University
Long Island University
Marymount Manhattan College
New York Institute of Technology
New York University
Parsons New School of Design
Penn State University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
St. Francis College
St. John's University
St. Joseph's College
Stony Brook University
SUNY at Buffalo
SUNY at Albany
University of Dallas
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
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.