IQRA Bilingual Academy, located in Senegal, West Africa, opened its doors in 2010 with 20 students in a single residential facility. In its short history, the school has experienced a growth unsurpassed by other private schools in the area. The 2011-2012 school year saw a 600% rise (125 students) in enrollment. To accommodate this growth and maintain its commitment to small class sizes, the school leased two more facilities in walking distance from the Main Administrative Building and split into three divisions: Pre-School, Lower School (Elementary), and Upper School (Middle School and High School). Classes currently range from Age 2 to 12th Grade.
Over the last decade African countries have improved their overall policies, making their infrastructure productive and welcoming to immigrants from all nations who are looking for new opportunities and an improved quality of life abroad.
IQRA Bilingual Academy’s clientele is mostly Americans, Embassy families, and Senegalese moving back to Senegal after a number of years living abroad and who desire educational environments, curricula, and pedagogical methods which mirror the best models around the globe and are guided by the principles of Islam.
The 2012-2013 school year opened in a brand new four-story renovated office building. The facility now has a dedicated library, early childhood center, cafeteria, computer lab, and science lab to accommodate the school’s broad academic and social programs.
In 2012, the saw another 60% rise in enrolment. The current student body, totaling 245, resides within a 40-kilometre radius of the school.
245 students, representing the U.S., Senegal, Canada, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sudan, Qatar, Eritrea, India, & several countries in Europe.
School faculty consists of a Director, Upper School Vice Principal, Lower School Vice-Principal, Human Resources Director, a librarian, a school nurse, 37 teachers and 63 classified staff members.
We follow both an American, standard-based curriculum. For more information, click here.