About Us

About Noor Academy of Arizona

Noor Academy of Arizona is a K to 8th grade islamic school. The purpose of our education is to guide our children toward the full realization of their academic, spiritual, intellectual, physical, mental, emotional and social potentials to serve Allah (SWT).

Vision

Noor Academy of Arizona will be a recognized leader in quality K-12 Islamic and academic education in North America.

Mission

Our mission is to provide an Islamic learning environment that assures the highest academic quality and Islamic personal development. Together with parents, Noor Academy of Arizona will prepare our students to function effectively in an ever-changing world.

Values

Our aim is to develop the Islamic identity of our students so that they may lead their daily lives according to the principles established in Al-Qur’an and exemplified in the words and actions of Prophet Muhammad (SAW).

Meet the Principal: Fuad Alnatsheh

Br. Fuad Alnatsheh’s educational philosophy comprises that students should be provided with an educational environment that is supportive, ingenious, encouraging, stimulating and nurturing. Thus, Noor Academy of Arizona’s students are provided with a wholesome educational approach that addresses all the phases of development. Br. Fuad lives in the valley with his family, and his wife who is also an educator. His hobbies include golfing, and spending time with his family.

Br. Fuad Alnatsheh’s educational philosophy comprises that students should be provided with an educational environment that is supportive, ingenious, encouraging, stimulating and nurturing. Thus, Noor Academy of Arizona’s students are provided with a wholesome educational approach that addresses all the phases of development. Br. Fuad lives in the valley with his family, and his wife who is also an educator. His hobbies include golfing, and spending time with his family.

Accreditations & Memberships

Noor Academy of Arizona is nationally accredited by AdvancEd. AdvancED is the largest community of education professionals in the world.

Noor Academy of Arizona is also a member of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and the Islamic School League of America (ISLA),

The School’s History

Noor Academy of Arizona (NAA) began as Phoenix Metro Islamic School (PMIS) in 1998, as a project of the Islamic Community Center (ICC) of Tempe, Arizona. It was the first full-time Islamic elementary school in the Phoenix metropolitan area. PMIS initially served Pre K – 3rd grade; responding to community demand they the school expanded to include grades 4th – 8th. The ICC apartment complex served as the school facility for more than 10 years.

Noor Academy of Arizona (NAA) began as Phoenix Metro Islamic School (PMIS) in 1998, as a project of the Islamic Community Center (ICC) of Tempe, Arizona. It was the first full-time Islamic elementary school in the Phoenix metropolitan area. PMIS initially served Pre K – 3rd grade; responding to community demand they quickly expanded to include grades 4th – 8th. The ICC apartment complex served as the school facility for more than 10 years.

In October 2012, PMIS moved to a newly renovated facility located at 1130 W. 23rd Street, Tempe, Arizona. In 2013 the PMIS changed its name to Noor Academy of Arizona (NAA). NAA provides a curriculum of traditional academic subjects, in addition to Arabic, Islamic Studies and Qur’an.

In October 2012, PMIS moved to a newly renovated facility located at 1130 W. 23rd Street, Tempe, Arizona. In 2013 the PMIS changed its name to Noor Academy of Arizona (NAA). NAA provides a curriculum of traditional academic subjects, in addition to Arabic, Islamic Studies and Qur’an.