Ilm Academy

ILM Academy promotes academic excellence and Islamic values in a nurturing environment that empowers students to reach their highest academic potential while preparing them to become leaders in the service of their families, their communities, and god.
We offer a positive, nurturing environment where both staff and students feel welcome.
Benefits include a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience, tuition discount for children, paid professional development, a medical reimbursement plan, and a dynamic and supportive work environment.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked TX School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 308 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,304
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 28 / Jan. 31 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Ilm Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Texas for:

School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
308 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade
Ilm Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
30 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Classroom Dress Code
We follow a strict, yet reasonable Islamic attire uniform (pants, tunics, long and short sleeve polos, long skirts, and free dress days once a week for Middle School)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 28 / Jan. 31 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
This is an average estimate of tuition for one child. Tuition rates will vary depending on the level/grade of the child and number of days a week for ECC students.
Admissions Director
Dr. Sammy Alali


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
22 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
After-school Art Classes, After-school Urdu classes, Building Bridges Middle School Interfaith Program, Chess Club, Girl Scouts Of San Jacinto, IEIT Basketball Tournaments, Jerusalem Peace Builders, Journalism, Model UN Class, Robotics, Science Fair, STEM Classes

Arts and Music Programs:
Capstone Class, Children of Charity Projects, Math League, Odyssey of the Mind, PSIA Competitions, Quran Competitions, Regional Arabic Competitions, Student Council

Recreational Athletic Programs:
After school Soccer Skills classes, Interfaith Youth Houston

School Notes

  • ILM Academy is committed to providing an education of the highest academic caliber implementing sound educational theory and practice that will enable our children to become leaders in a new, globalized society. Rooted in strong Islamic values, students will strengthen and maintain their Islamic identity while recognizing the diversity inherent in the world around them and programs to interact with peers of various religious backgrounds and cultures. Through a challenging and diverse curriculum that integrates all disciplines in an Islamic environment, students will develop the leadership potential and balanced character needed to face the challenges that lie ahead.ILM Academy students have an incredible amount of confidence. Their demeanor and behavior is very respectful. Our students are academically focused, and our goal is to help instill good moral character. We are a very inclusive, nurturing, and family-like community here at ILM Academy and have students from many diverse backgrounds.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Ilm Academy cost?
Ilm Academy's tuition is approximately $8,304 for private students.
What is Ilm Academy's ranking?
Ilm Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Texas for: Highest percentage of students of color, Largest student body and Most extracurriculars offered.
When is the application deadline for Ilm Academy?
The application deadline for Ilm Academy is Feb. 28 / Jan. 31 / rolling (applications are due on Feb. 28 / Jan. 31 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked TX School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 308 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,304
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 28 / Jan. 31 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Houston, TX is $16,213 for elementary schools and $18,370 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Houston, TX is 81% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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