I think when reading these reviews, one must consider that people only post reviews when they're extremely upset or extremely happy. Try to look at these with a neutral eye. As a parent at NUI, I personally couldn't be any happier. I know that the rigorous academic environment will help my child succeed
... Read more later in life (many graduates have gone on to prestigious schools like Princeton, University of Pennsylvania, and Cornell). My child was happy in public school, but we decided to try out NUI because we felt that the Islamic environment would be beneficial. After her first year, she said she never wanted to leave. The staff members are extremely helpful, polite, and kind, and my child feels happy in their classes. Of course, there are a few bad apples, but it's impossible for all teachers to be amazing. Thankfully, we had very few problems with teachers. The new school building is beautiful and has great amenities mashaAllah. My rating of NUI is 4.5 stars. I deducted the .5 because it's true that other schools may offer more (more clubs, courses, options, etc). However, I feel like NUI and its community have been a positive influence in my family's life, and am completely satisfied. Read less
Posted by a parent on 10/24/13
I attended this school for 8 years and learned a great deal but it's difficult to remember academic material with so many other messages thrown at you. There was a colossal and obvious trend of favoritism, the teachers were clearly untrained and had no idea how to handle children, there was no fostering
... Read more of creativity at all, and for ostracized kids like me, no sense of comfort anywhere on the school grounds. I left that school with a huge amount of emotional baggage, depression, and low self-esteem that I'm still dismantling. Unless you are unreasonably wealthy and can fit in with the elitism that exists, do not send your kids there. Read less
Posted by a other on 04/15/13
My child attended this school for many 8 years before I had to switch her to public school due to changing circumstances. She learned absolutely NOTHING at NUI except low self-esteem and that the rules only apply to students whose parents aren't staff members. She cried every single day because of
... Read more bullying by students and staff. Since she has been in public school she has excelled. She is now a straight A student in all honors classes, an active member of the debate team, as well as a happy well-adjusted member of her school community. I only wish I'd seen the light sooner. Very poor academics and a toxic atmosphere. Good riddance! Read less
Posted by a parent on 04/11/13
For all the hoopla surrounding the opening of a new building, no amount of money can buy well mannered students who aren't elitist and don't expect and receive favoritism from teachers. Its a shame that their Islamic studies program doesn't seem to be teaching these students proper Adab.
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Posted by a other on 02/08/13
I attended a public school before coming to NUI, and I honestly wish I had joined earlier. The curriculum is equal to (if not better than) that of most public schools. When I first began attending NUI I had a lot of trouble with the Arabic class, since I'd never taken it before. Thanks to the helpful
... Read more staff, I was able to catch up and get an A in the class. The one downside in terms of academics is the lack of selection of classes, but since NUI is small, a myriad of courses isn't possible. The Islamic environment facilitates the growth of good Muslims, and NUI is legitmatey like my extended family. The teachers really care and know their stuff. I know so much more about my religion and core academic subjects than friends who are attending other schools. I love NUI, and Insha'Allah my own children will this fine school attend one day. Read less
Posted by a other on 01/01/13
Amazing student body. Rich and culturally diverse environment, safe learning, old world values. A very valuable college prep school that teaches life's survival lessons, self respect, and community cohesiveness and responsibility.
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Posted by a parent on 01/05/12
I attended this prison of a school for three years until my mother agreed to pull me out. Most of the teachers don't know what they're doing. The closest this school gets to creativity is Art Club, which is a sad joke in which you literally pay to scribble with chalk on the blacktop. I do commend their
... Read more Islamic classes--I learned a lot of Qur'an and really got into it--but their academic courses remain hopelessly outdated. In short, you'd be a lot better off sending your children to a good school and doing your best to teach them Islam yourself, rather than waste your time and money on a deficient school like NUI. Read less
Posted by a other on 12/26/11
I went to NUI myself. It is a great school but it has so many flaws that you cant ignore.There is favoritism(no doubt) and that should not be tolerated in any school. Rules only apply to a select few. Education is not exceptional but the school does have a small teacher-student ratio. Really depends
... Read more on the student. If a student is not doing well in NUI, take him/her out. NUI does not give enough attention to such students. NUI is not a hard school and they really do care for their students, but the resources will not provide for anyone that needs more help. The students' curriculum is not hard and its not hard to exceed in the school. If you are doing well, stay in the school because you will get into a better college that you won't if you went to a public school. Islamic education is good too! A lot of things happen in the school that shouldnt, but its still a good school. Read less
Posted by a other on 10/27/11
Great school! I have a child that recently graduated and is attending Rutgers. I also have another 1 in the HS and 1 in the MS. The one in RU is adjusting very well, and feels she couldn't have been more prepared. She tells me constantly how happy she was going to an Islamic school and making friends
... Read more that she now keeps in touch with at Rutgers. She also feels that NUI has prepared her very well for college work wise, and religously. Definitely one of the best decisions I have ever made was sending my children here! Read less
Posted by a parent on 09/12/11
My children went to this school for a very long time. At first I thought it was great but as they got older, it seemed the work was harder, teachers were meaner, and they weren't learning anything worthwhile. I pulled first one child, then the other. BOTH of them are excelling in public school so much
... Read more more then they ever did there. They are now in honors classes with straight A's, yet NUI always gave them bad grades. There are some nice teachers there but the majority of them are bitter, gossipy, biased, and downright cruel. I wish I'd withdrawn them years ago. My children even have leftover emotional problems due to that environment. Bottom line is now in public school, doing great, much less work and less aggravation, and learning much more. Also the kids there do act very Islamic. They make fun of people, curse, talk about boys,girls, etc. It was a very unfriendly environment as well. Read less
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Monmouth Junction schools — Noor-ul-iman School is located at 4145 Us Highway 1, Monmouth Junction NJ 08852. 4145 Us Highway 1 is in the 08852 ZIP code in Monmouth Junction, NJ Noor-ul-iman School is a Private school that serves grade levels PK - 12.
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