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High School Overview

Noor-Ul-Iman High School is a college preparatory school that strives to give students the knowledge and skills they will need to succeed in higher education and move on to the careers of their choice. Noor-Ul-Iman School has a 100% college acceptance rate post-graduation, with students applying within the United States and abroad ranging from state colleges to the Ivy League. This year is the twentieth year of operation for NUI High School. Noor-Ul-Iman School has graduated 325 students in the last nineteen years, including National Merit Finalists and National Merit Commended Students.

Curriculum

Students at Noor-Ul-Iman High School obtain a balance of critical thinking, problem-solving, Islamic teachings and liberal arts disciplines. As a diverse school, they are taught to be culturally aware and respectful of different values. Students receive personalized attention as soon as they arrive with school leadership and full-time counselors. Our school works with families to bring students to the next stage of their lives. 

High school students take four years of Religious Studies classes, beginning with the study of the sira, the life of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Students then go on to study aqida (creed) and purification of the heart, then fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence), and finally usul al-fiqh (the methodologies of deriving rulings), marriage and family, and dawa (interactions with other faith communities). 15 Interfaith activities are a seminal part of the program and include collaboration with a number of New Jersey religious schools and places of worship. Students continue to memorize selections from the Qur’an, sayings of the Prophet (peace be upon him), and Islamic duaa (supplications). They become more adept translators who are responsible for independently producing translations of Qur’anic verses as they read through the entire text of the Qur’an each year.

All core courses are college-preparatory. NUI high school students take the SAT and ACT tests in preparation for college and consistently score well above the national average. Noor-Ul-Iman also offers AP courses, enrichment courses, dual enrollment at Middlesex County College, and for our exceptional high school students,  seats at the High School program at Princeton University. We work with every student to remain engaged and empowered.  Read more details about the high school curriculum.

College Planning

Noor-Ul-Iman High School helps students succeed by starting early and alleviating the anxiety of college planning.  Here, our counselors offer planning assistance for matching students with prospective colleges and helping them with college admissions. Counselors partner with students and families in searching for colleges and determining the right schools. They help students round out their academic profile by coaching students on how to stand out with college admissions applications and interviews, evaluate career placement strategies, assist with college essays and guide students on gathering great letters of recommendation.  Visit our College Planning page for resources and to learn more.

Leadership, Clubs, and Competitions

Children of good character are the building blocks of a successful community. Character development and student life are a core priority. Noor-Ul-Iman High School provides activities for a student's social life.  Students are promoted to leadership positions based on the amount of time and work they have dedicated to the program. Students are led throughout the year by faculty who support students with planning and management. 

In addition, high school students are expected to complete 100 hours of community service.  Read more about high school leadership and clubs.