Brighter Horizons Academy

  • Brighter Horizons Academy is the largest full-time preK - 12th accredited Islamic school in the South.
  • The Academy`s mission is to graduate practicing Muslim leaders and responsible citizens who are well prepared for college entrance and career challenges of the twenty-first century.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Religious AffiliationIslamic
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded1989

Student Body

Total Students814 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 39%
Students by Grade Brighter Horizons Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers70 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio12:1
National avg.: 13:1
Number of AP Courses4 courses
Average SAT score1200
Average ACT score25

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Admissions DirectorRabia Khattak


Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
SoccerTrack and Field,

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Garland
    Grades: NS-12 | 344 students
    2.8 miles
    1516 Lavon Drive
    Garland, TX 75040
    2.8 NS-12
  • Irving
    Grades: NS-12 | 559 students
    20.9 miles
    2555 Esters Road
    Irving, TX 75062
    20.9 NS-12
  • Addison
    Grades: PK-12 | 1509 students
    9.8 miles
    17001 Addison Rd
    Addison, TX 75001
    9.8 PK-12
  • Dallas
    Shelton School
    Alternative School
    Grades: PK-12 | 905 students
    6.9 miles
    15720 Hillcrest Road
    Dallas, TX 75248
    6.9 PK-12
  • Plano
    Grades: PK-12 | 1444 students
    11.4 miles
    6801 W. Park Blvd
    Plano, TX 75093
    11.4 PK-12

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (5 reviews)
It's been a pleasure and an honor to work at this school. As an American Muslim and a lifelong educator, this school provides the best of both worlds: Islamic and professional. I've worked at a variety of private schools here and abroad. Every school has its issues, but BHA excels in many ways: resources, excellent student body, supportive administration, great, involved parents, an excellent sports program, advanced, college-credit courses. BHA's got it all
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As an alumni, having spent 13 years of my life at this school, I can honestly say it was the best experience I have had. I would not be the person I am today without the great teachers who supported us and lightened our way. Not only were we taught a great work ethic, we were best prepared for college, with most of my graduating class leaving high school with 2 years of college and a scholarship. Excellent Islamic school, that provides the best of this world and prepares the students for the next life.
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Great school, best of both worlds! Great athletic department.
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BHA is a great school. My son and daughter greatly enjoyed their time at Brighter Horizons. They made friends that they are still in contact with. They had great teachers and learned enough to get into university on full scholarships. I can highly recommend this school.
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A great environment for young Muslims in this political climate. I went to BHA as a kid, and it helped me build my character from the first day on!
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The average private school tuition in Texas is $8,017 for elementary schools and $10,975 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Texas is 84% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).