Ilm Academy started as a collaborative brainchild of local scholars, a veteran educator, and Muslim parents in Irvington District, Fremont, who felt the pressing need for a full service Islamic school in the area. Alhamdullilah, since that moment, there has been no looking back. Ilm Academy announced 2010-11 as its first academic school year. Beginning as K-2, an initial enrollment of seventeen children, and a staff of three teachers, the school has come a long way. From the academic year 2017-18 Ilm Academy has been operating K-8 from its new location as part of the ICF expansion project. Ilm Academy is proud to be on the list of reasons why many out-of-state families plan their move to the bay area. The exceptional level of education provided by the school is achieved through teachers chosen not only for their qualifications but also for their dedication and zeal for working within the unique environment of an Islamic School.
Ilm Academy’s vision is to establish and maintain a learning community that, at the very core, provides students with opportunities to discover their potential, their values, their strengths to make informed decisions grounded in their deen and make a difference in their communities.
Ilm Academy strives to provide a holistic and enriched learning environment that is focussed on whole child development which fosters intellectual growth, creative thinking, social awareness, spiritual and physical development through cross disciplinary curriculum, interactive pedagogical implementation and opportunities for experiential learning.