About Iqra Academy
Iqra Academy of Utah is a non-profit established in October 2000. It is a full-time, Islamic school offering preschool through 8th grade. Iqra Academy is funded by students' tuition and fees, and by contributions from the community. Our student body is a diverse group representing many countries in four continents. The school is now enrolling students from preschool to fifth grade.
- To provide students with an excellent academic and Islamic education and a firm foundation of moral and ethical values
- To develop in every student a positive American-Muslim identity
- Prepare today's students to be tomorrow's leaders
Iqra Academy of Utah will be a place for learning and leadership that nurtures and encourages Muslim youth in Utah to develop their innate creativity and inquisitive nature in the pursuance of academic excellence while anchoring their hearts and souls in a moral framework of a God-centered life.
We believe that the best foundations for our educational philosophy are the principles found in the Holy Qur'an and the sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.). We strive to orient the minds and hearts of our students according to this guidance. Simultaneously, we utilize the best of the contemporary educational methods in providing a firm foundation in our children's education.
- Provide an excellent academic curriculum, comparable to the Utah State Office of Education curriculum, with a heavy emphasis on reading, writing, computation and public speaking
- Provide an active learning environment that incorporates critical thinking, analytical reasoning, effective communication, and problem-solving skills in a student-centered environment
- Instill in students a life-long love of learning by applying a stimulating hands-on curriculum
- Enhance the students' understanding of the Holy Qur'an through competent instruction in the Arabic and English languages
- Establish through our diverse student body an atmosphere of mutual trust, respect, and appreciation of each other's cultures and heritage
- Instill and encourage in students the universal values of honesty, respect, responsibility, and self-discipline, and encourage them to demonstrate these values through their actions
- Nurture the development of positive social skills by encouraging self-expression, discussion, and healthy interaction with peers and adults in a safe environment
Admissions & Placement Policy
Admission to Iqra Academy of Utah is based on first come, first-served basis due to our physical
constraints. Candidates for admission to Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten, and Kindergarten must meet the
age requirement as of September 1st.* Most of all we look for potential students from families whose
goals for their children are compatible and supportive with Iqra Academy of Utah’s goals.
*Must be born on or before September 1st
Nondiscriminatory Admission Policy
Iqra Academy of Utah admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs, athletic, and other school-administered programs.
We follow the Utah Core Curriculum in all areas of Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Fine Arts, Health, Technology, and Physical Fitness. Our students participate in the state end-of-year Criterion-Referenced Tests and the nationwide Iowa Tests of Basic Skills.
Our Islamic Studies curriculum is derived from IQRA International Educational Foundation, and includes Arabic Language, Qur'anic Studies, Sirah, Akhlaq, Hadith, Fiqh, Aqidah, and Islamic History.
School Calendar & Hours
Iqra Academy academic calendar follows the traditional school year of 180 days per year, beginning in early Fall through Spring. Our daily school schedule is
from 8:25 a.m until 3:00 p.m (Monday - Thursday), and 8:25 a.m until 1:00 p.m on Fridays. The Preschool and Pre-K programs are for 5 days a week from 8:25 a.m until noon.