Friday, November 21, 2014

Noor-Ul-Iman School (NUI) is a non-public, non-profit, tax exempt educational organization recognized by the New Jersey Department of Education and accredited by the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools.  It is a member of the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools, the Islamic Schools League of America, and the Council of Islamic Schools of North America.

The school is located on the premises of the Islamic Society of Central Jersey (ISCJ)  in the suburban community of South Brunswick about midway between New York City and Philadelphia. Noor-Ul-Iman School is currently in its twenty-first year of operation. The current enrollment is 597 students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. There are 117 students in ninth through twelfth grade. This year there are twenty-five students enrolled in the twelfth grade, which will be the eleventh high school graduating class.

Noor-Ul-Iman School is a college preparatory school that strives to give students the knowledge and skills they will need to succeed in college and move on to the careers of their choice. Noor-Ul-Iman School has a 100% college attendance rate post-graduation, with students applying to colleges ranging from state colleges to the Ivy League.

Strong community support has enabled Noor-Ul-Iman High School and some of the lower grades to move into a newly constructed school building, which is Phase I of a school expansion project. In addition to spacious classroom facilities, the school has a computer lab, a physics lab, a biology/chemistry lab, a library, and a home economics/art room. Through continued community collaboration, funds are currently being raised to complete Phases II and III of the expansion project, which will provide students with additional classrooms, an auditorium, a cafeteria, and a gymnasium.

The 2013-2014 operating budget is over 4.6 million dollars for the entire school, of which slightly under 2% comes from state and federal funding and approximately 7% from donations. The school is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of a group of professionals from diverse fields.

The Noor-Ul-Iman student body is very diverse. Students come from a variety of cultural and economic backgrounds. The current student body consists of approximately: 67% Asian-American (Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Sri Lankans, Chinese, Japanese, etc.), 31% White (European and Middle Eastern), 1% African-American, and 1% Hispanic. The majority of the students are bilingual, and some are trilingual. The diversity of the Noor-Ul-Iman student body is an asset to this institution. Having such a broad spectrum of ethnic backgrounds gives the students greater perspective on cultural traditions as well as religious understanding.