Universal School

  • 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 AffiliationIslamic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded1989

Student Body

Total Students666 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
1%
State avg.: 31%
Students by GradeUniversal School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers56 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
40%
Average Class Size23 students
Number of AP Courses6 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP English, AP Calculus, AP Physics, AP Chemistry, AP Computers, AP U.S. History,
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(High School Boys: Solid navy or black pleated, Solid white w/collar & buttons; or solid white or maroon polo )

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Acceptance Rate
85%
National avg.: 85%

Sports

Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
SoccerVolleyball,
Wrestling

School Notes

  • FROM CRAYONS TO COLLEGE: Universal School provides classes from preschool through 12th grade. This school year, there are over 406 students in the preschool and elementary level and 250 in 8 th 12 th grades, totaling 656 students. The spacious 92,000 square foot modern facility allows a maximum of 1000 students. At the current rate of growth, we anticipate reaching this number in a few short years. We expanded our building in 2015 to meet the needs of our community. Universal`s expansion project has added over 20,000 square feet to the existing building; Educating the leaders of tomorrow and Insh-allah serving 1000 students within the next few years. Our graduates have been accepted into Harvard University, Yale University, M.I.T., Cornell University, Brown, University of Chicago, Northwestern University, Washington St. Louis Medical Program, Wesleyan, University in Connecticut, I.I.T. Dual acceptance Medical, DePaul University, Loyola University Honors Program, University of Illinois at Chicago Honors Program, University of Illinois at Urbana, and other accredited institutions.
Show me:
People Also ViewedPeople Also Viewed Nearby SchoolsNearby Schools
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools
Show me:
  • 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
    (708)598-2700
    0.1PK-12
    257
  • Villa Park
    Islamic Foundation School
    Special Program Emphasis (Islamic)
    Grades: PK-12 | 715 students
    13.7 miles
    300 W Highridge Rd
    Villa Park, IL 60181
    (630)941-8800
    13.7PK-12
    715
  • Lombard
    Grades: PK-12 | 432 students
    15.5 miles
    331 W Madison St
    Lombard, IL 60148
    (630)889-8000
    15.5PK-12
    432
  • Chicago
    Holy Trinity High School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 348 students
    14.3 miles
    1443 W Division Street
    Chicago, IL 60642
    (773)278-4212
    14.39-12
    348
  • Chicago
    The Chicago Academy For The Arts
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: 9-12 | 143 students
    14.3 miles
    1010 W Chicago Ave
    Chicago, IL 60642
    (312)421-0202
    14.39-12
    143

School Reviews

Endorsements should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Endorse this school:
Recent Articles
October 18, 2017
The Seattle area is home to many fine private schools as well as to major companies such as Microsoft, Boeing and Starbucks.
September 30, 2017
Scandals in private school are bound to raise questions for those of us thinking about sending our children to private school. Regardless of how sensational these scandals may appear, they are actually few and far between.
September 29, 2017
Parents have many reasons for deciding to take their children out of public school and enrolling them in private school. This circumstance is something which can happen at any stage of your child's education.
Request Information
I am a:      
Email:
Name of parent:
Student First name:
Student Middle name:
Student Last name:
Student date of birth:
Student is:
     
Currently in grade:
Seeking entry for grade:
Target start date:
Name of current school:
School type:
        
Applying for financial aid?:
        
Please describe academic, athletic, and extracurricular interests of the student.:
Address:
City:
Country:
State:
Zip:

(enter "N/A" if not applicable)
Phone:
Did You Know?
The average private school tuition in Cook County, IL is $7,318 for elementary schools and $14,980 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Cook County, IL is 89% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).