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Mission and History


Our mission at Aqsa School is to see our students excel academically and grow socially and spiritually. As a private and parochial school, we live out our mission by upholding our dedication to provide a comprehensive education in an environment that nurtures a love of learning, encourages critical thinking, and promotes the success of students from preschool through high school with grades six through twelve being exclusively for girls. Aqsa School takes a “whole child” approach in order to provide a school climate that constantly stimulates intellectual, spiritual, social, and physical growth guided by Islamic teachings and excellence in instruction.


Aqsa School is a PreK-12 private and parochial school located in Bridgeview, IL. The school opened in 1986 to junior high and high school students with an emphasis on Islamic education and college preparation. It was the first all-girls Islamic school in the United States. In 1996, the school program expanded with the addition of an elementary school. Students from diverse backgrounds make up the student population. Class sizes are small, and individual and personalized student attention is an important part of the school mission. Teachers are certified and represent diverse backgrounds, and have won awards for excellence in teaching. Since the opening of the school, 100% of Aqsa School graduates have been accepted to universities across the United States.

Aqsa School Board

Founders Board of Trustees Board of Directors
Mr. Tawfik Nassar Mr. Tawfik Nassar Judge Rouhy Shalabi
Mr. Salem Akras Dr. Mahmoud Ismail Mr. Zahdan Elzahdan
Mr. Muhammed Atieh Dr. Abdallah Shuabi
Mr. Shafiq Diab Mr. Jamal Jaber
Mr. Adeeb Abu Shariff
Dr. Mahmoud Ismail

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