Universal School

Tel: (708)599-4100
Grades: PK-12 | 666 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 666 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 13:1
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,
Classroom Dress Code Formal

Finances and Admission

Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%


Total Sports Offered 5 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
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