Al-Noor School

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Al-Noor School
Brooklyn Cultural Center of New York
Al-Noor School 4th Av sun jeh.jpg
Front view of Al-Noor school looking South east along 4th Ave.
675 4th Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11232
School type Private Coeducational
Religious affiliation(s) Islam
Established 1 March 1995 (1995-03-01)
Founded 1995
Opened 4 September 1995 (1995-09-04)
Status Open
Principal Abdelhakeem Alhasel[1]
Assistant principal(s) Nazirah Abdelazziz (Elementary)
Ahmad Hamid (Intermediate)[1]
Faculty 50 (2015)
Grades Pre-kindergarten12
Enrolment 650 (2015)
Student to teacher ratio 13:1
Medium of language English, Arabic
Annual tuition PK-7 = $4,800, 8-12 = $5,500

Al-Noor School, Arabic: مدرسة النور, is a co-ed gender-segregated private school located in Greenwood Height Neighborhood section in Brooklyn, NY. It is a school dedicated to the teaching of Islamic Culture and Religion, with its curriculum including Arabic, Islamic Studies, and Quran along with traditional subjects such as Math, Science, Social Studies, and English. Admission to Al Noor is based on an entrance exam, personal interview and previous school records.[2]

The school was founded in 1995 and today serves over 650 students. The school runs from Pre-K to the 12th grade, offering Regents High School diplomas. The first graduating class was in 2002.


An annual art fair is held offering prizes to students participants at each school level. The curriculum includes a wide range of AP classes offered including AP Human Geography, AP Calculus, AP Chemistry, AP World History, AP Psychology, AP English and AP Physics. The school offers a highly competitive gifted & talented enrichment based program catered towards high school juniors and seniors entering the engineering, design and architecture world in a collaborative program aimed at increasing Muslims and women in science and math fields.

The school participates in the annual MIST, Islamic School Quran Memorization, and Islamic School Spelling bee competitions in the Brooklyn area. The school offers the debate team, competitive urban design squad, math club, drama club, Girls Who Code team, and Model UN.[3]

Community involvement[edit]

The Park Slope Flea Market launch in 2009 is located in the rear of the Al-Noor School 25,000-square-foot parking lot, bringing more than 60 vendors each Saturday and Sunday to the block between Fourth and Fifth avenues. Merchandise ranging from clothing, jewelry, antiques to middle eastern food and clothing takes place starting in May through the fall. Students intern and volunteer at a multitude of organizations including, but not limited to: Maimonides Hospital, Methodist Hospital, The Museum of Modern Art, The Guggenheim, the MET, Barclays Center, Aviator Sports Arena, Lutheran Hospital, Citibank, Chase and Wells Fargo.[4][5][6]


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