Private Full Time Islamic School. Al-Furqan Academy was established in August of 1997 by some of the same founding members of ICNEF (Islamic Center of Northeast Florida). They saw the immense need for an Islamic Elementary School in the city of Jacksonville, and they acted upon it. First, written plans were formulated, classrooms were established within the Masjid, staff was recruited and numerous other plans and procedures developed. The result is that today, we are a school of approximately 60 students ranging in ages from 3 years up to the fifth grade. We have a new playground built according to federal safety guidelines as well as a library with three new, networked computers for our student’s use. It is indeed a blessing for any community to have within its midst a school consisting of a diverse population of children, where a multitude of ethnic backgrounds, religions, as well as cultural differences coexist and flourish together.
PHILOSOPHY & PURPOSE
The purpose and philosophy of Al-Furqan Academy is to please Allah (The Almighty) and to approach all issues with the guidance of the Holy Qur’an and the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him). In addition, it is the vision of the Islamic Center of Northeast Florida and Al-Furqan Academy to enhance the lives of all children educationally, spiritually, and emotionally. InshaAllah (God willing), Al-Furqan Academy will:
Provide an Islamic environment that is conducive to learning for all students in an academically challenging program.
Provide a comprehensive program which benefits our students educational, physical, social, cognitive, and emotional needs, within the parameters of Islamic guidance enabling students to seek knowledge and success in this life and the Hereafter.
Provide a staff that is qualified, competent, and flexible enough to meet the needs of all students and who continuously upgrade their skills by attending various professional development workshops and courses.
To prepare all students with understanding and practicing the ideals of Islam so that they may become active, articulate, and productive members of the world community.