Universal School

Tel: (708)599-4100
Grades: PK-12 | 607 students
From its inception, Universal School has been based on the belief that the Muslim child if he or she is to mature into a well-rounded, socially successful, spiritual, human being then he or she should be given the opportunity to freely explore the harmony between creation and the Creator with the guidance of dedicated Muslim teachers and administrators.
It is this balance of intellect and spirit that the Universal curriculum seeks to achieve, to educate our pupils in both the religious and the natural sciences and arts.
The Universal school board made its top priority to seek and hire qualified educators who demonstrate a commitment to the values and practice of Islam.
It is a pointless endeavor to educate children according to standards and values that are not adhered to by role models- in their lives, both at home and at school.
Universal School meets the crucial challenge of stimulating the minds of Muslim boys and girls, safeguarding their innocence in the midst of a society that in some areas has lost its moral compass, preserving the Islamic cultural heritage and practices of their fore bearers while preparing them for leadership roles in this society.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. AdvancED
Illinois Coalition of Nonpublic Schools
Religious Affiliation Islamic
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded 1989

Student Body

Total Students 607 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade Universal School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 53 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1
National avg.: 13:1
Number of AP Courses 6 courses
Advanced Courses AP English, AP Calculus, AP Physics, AP Chemistry, AP Computers, AP U.S. History,

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Aqsa School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Aqsa School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Aqsa School (0.1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Bridgeview
    Aqsa School
    All-girls (Islamic)
    Grades: PK-12 | 257 students
    0.1 miles
    7361 W 92nd St
    Bridgeview, IL 60455
  • Palos Hills
    Palos Hills KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK
    1.2 miles
    9906 South Roberts Rd.
    Palos Hills, IL 60465
  • Oak Lawn
    Grades: K | 29 students
    1.3 miles
    8837 Ridgeland Ave
    Oak Lawn, IL 60453
  • Oak Lawn
    Grades: PK-8 | 205 students
    1.3 miles
    8840 Ridgeland Avenue
    Oak Lawn, IL 60453
  • Palos Hills
    Bobbie Noonans Child Care
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: PK-K | 126 students
    1.4 miles
    10155 S Roberts Rd
    Palos Hills, IL 60465

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