School Admissions

Daarul Uloom Islamic School is a full-time school and provides instruction from grades Pre-K1 to 12th grade. Daarul Uloom Islamic School admits students of any race, gender, or religion to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to its students. Accordingly, Daarul Uloom does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, or religion in administration of its educational policies, DUHighSchools, and programs. DU does not have the special needs resources for specialized instruction; hence, DU will admit only students whose needs can be met.


School Policies

  • Students applying for School must meet all age requirements.
  • Students admitted must submit all required documentation, including academic records and discipline records, as well as birth certificate, health records and shot records.
  • Students apply for DUHighSchool must score above the 50th percentile on his/her submitted standardized test scores. Students applying for DUHighSchool into KG – 8th who do not have standardized test scores must be tested by DU
  • Students who do not know the minimum information/practice in Islamic Studies/Quran/Arabic will be required to take additional coursework at DU either on the weekend or after school until they have reached a minimum level of proficiency.
  • Students enrolling in Pre-K1must be potty-trained.
  • Students who are admitted for the new school year, but who do not begin on-time, and who do NOT have approval from the Administration to start the school year late, may lose their spots at DU.
  • Age Requirements

  • Pre-K1 MUST be 3 years old by September 1st and COMPLETELY POTTY TRAINED. Screening is REQUIRED. Please see the following contacts for appointment.
    • Peoria Bright Futures ages 3-5 309-686-8590
    • Child & Family Connection 309-672-6360
    • Peoria District 150 Children ages 0-5 (309) 672-6720
  • Pre-K2 MUST be 4 years old by September 1st. Any new students enrolled in Pre-K2 are required to have a screening done.
      Please see the following contacts for appointment.
    • Peoria Bright Futures ages 3-5 309-686-8590
    • Child & Family Connection 309-672-6360
    • Peoria District 150 Children ages 0-5 (309) 672-6720
  • Kindergarten MUST be 5 years by September 1st.
  • Students in grades Pre-K1, Pre-K2 and KG, meeting the September 1st cutoff date, will be considered first for the School. If seats are available, students between September 2nd and October 1st will be considered.
  • If a seat is available, students for PreK1 whose DOB is between Oct 1st and Nov 30th will only be admitted when the student turns 3. The student must be completely potty trained. Also, the student MAY repeat Pre-K1 the following year.
  • Elementary and Middle School need to provide proof of successful earlier grade completion.
  • Wait List Policy

  • Given the fact that the number of seats available in a class may be less than the number of students applying to that class, DU will begin a Waiting List for that grade. If a seat becomes available, the parents will be notified of the available seat. If the parents wish to enroll their child, they may do so at that time. If they choose not to enroll their child, they may request for their child to remain on the Waiting List to ensure admission for the following year.
  • Transfer Students

  • Students who transfer to Daarul Uloom Islamic School will be accepted in the grade they are transferring to with grade appropriate age. The parents of transfer students must submit the request for report cards and other relevant documents from the previous school. Parents of transfer students not meeting the age-appropriate cutoff date must apply for a waiver. The request for a waiver will be determined by documents which prove that the child is in that grade submitted at the time of application. The student’s performance will be assessed using report card grades and standardized test scores.

    Please download "Release of Records" form and email to Release of Records Form

  • The students who meet these criteria will be placed at the grade transferred from (or promoted to) and placed on a two (2) month probation period. The student will be carefully evaluated by the teacher(s) for any academic problems. Parents will be notified that the child will be placed in the appropriate grade if it is recognized that the child has no academic difficulty.
  • Pre-K1 Academic Goals and Expectations (Requirements for seeking admission to Pre-K2 Class)

    • Recognizes and name all the uppercase and lower case letters
    • Recognizes and says the common sounds of most letters
    • Produces rhyming words
    • Responds to simple questions about a content of a story
    • Retells a story in students’ own words
    • Writes own name
    • Beginning journal writing
    Introduce the proper formation of mathematical experiences involving the development concepts and processes relevant to the world we live in.
    • Count from 1 to 30
    • Identifies numbers 1 to 30
    • Put numbers in order
    • Matches objects to numerals
    • Shows awareness of simple patterns and shapes
    • Creates simple graphs
    • Sort by size, shape, color
    General Skills
    • Names days of the week
    • Names basic colors
    • Recognizes first and last name
    • Recognizes parents’ name
    Fine motor skills
    • Holds pencil correctly
    • Colors within lines
    • Cuts a line with scissors
    • Traces slanted lines
    • Traces curves and circles

    Pre-K2 Academic Goals and Expectations (Requirements for seeking admission to KG Class)

    Reading Readiness
    • Recognize Rhymes
    • Recognize opposites
    • Understand alphabetical order
    • Identify upper case letters
    • Identify lower case letters
    • Print first name
    • Know letter sounds
    • Know beginning sounds
    • Know ending sounds
    • Read CVC words (3-4 letters)
    • Recognize grade level sight words
    • Hold a book properly when reading
    • Track print from Left to Right
    • Track print from Top to Bottom
    • Identify the title of a book
    Math Readiness
    • Compare and sort objects – alike & different, sort by attributes, same number, more than, less than
    • Describe Position
    • Recognize and extend Patterns
    • Construct and Use Graphs
    • Compare Measurements – length, order length, weight, capacity, area, temperature
    • Use Time - days, months, digital & analog clock
    • Describe Geometric Figures - 2 & 3 Dimensional Figures
    • Model Addition - how many in all, plus (+) and equal (=) signs
    • Model Subtraction - how many in all, minus (-) and equal (=) signs
    • Connect objects to numerals up to 20
    • Count to 100
    • Identify numbers to 100 out of order
    • Understand numerical order
    • Write numbers to 50
    • Skip count by tens (up to 100) and fives (up to 50)
    • Recognize parts of a whole
    Other Skills
    • Follow 2 - 3 step directions
    • Hold a pencil properly when writing
    • Listen without interrupting
    • Complete assigned tasks
    • Use self-control

    Kindergarten Goals and Expectations

    Reading Readiness
    • Able to recognize and identify upper case letters out of order.
    • Able to recognize and identify lower case letters out of order.
    • Knows letter sounds.
    • Reads high frequency words.
    • Reads grade level text fluently.
    • Able to identify rhyming words.
    • Able to ask and answer questions about a story.
    • Able to identify the author and illustrator and knows the job they have in telling a story.
    • Able to retell a story using the most important events in order.
    • Able to identify the elements of a story (characters, setting, plot, etc.)
    • Able to use words and pictures to help understand text.
    • Recognizes common types of texts (e.g., storybooks, poems)
    • Writes a brief story using pictures, words, and/or sentences.
    • Spells words based on how they sound when writing.
    • Spells grade level words correctly.
    • Writes legibly, capitalizes, punctuates in compositions.
    • Writes from left to right and top to bottom.
    • Forms upper and lowercase letters.
    • Leaves spaces between words when writing.
    Speaking and listening
    • Speaks clearly using complete sentences.
    • Shares ideas and listens to others’ ideas.
    Math Readiness
    • Able to count (Up to 100).
    • Able to recognize and identify numbers out of order
    • (Up to 100).
    • Able to put numbers in order (Up to 100).
    • Matches objects to numerals (Up to 20).
    • Able to write numbers (up to 100).
    • Able to count by 10’s to 100.
    • Able to count by 5’s to 50.
    • Able to count by 2’s to 20.
    • Able to count on from a given number
    • Able to count backward from 10 to 1.
    • Able to identify greater than, less than, and equal to between sets of objects using
    counting and matching strategies.
    • Identify, classify, and compare two and three dimensional figures.
    • Classifies objects using more than one attribute.
    • Able to identify, describe, and extend pattern.
    • Model and solve addition problems.
    • Model and solve subtraction problems.
    • Able to organize, represent, and compare data by category on simple graphs and charts.
    • Describes the relative position of objects using terms (above, below, beside, in front of, behind, and next to)
    • Able to tell time to the nearest hour and half hour on both analog and digital clocks.
    • Able to compare and order, length, weights, capacities, and temperatures.
    • Able to describe fractional parts (equal parts, one half, one third, and one forth).
    • Able to find the value of mixed set of coins (pennies, nickels, dimes)
    General Skills
    • Able to identify, recognize, and match opposites.
    • Able to identify and describe body parts.
    • Knows days of the week.
    • Knows month of the year.
    • Knows parents’ names.
    • Knows first and last name.
    • Knows own birthday.
    • Knows own address.
    • Knows home phone number.
    Social Skills
    • Follows simple classroom rules, routines and moves easily from one activity to another.
    • Participates in the classroom community.
    • Shows empathy and caring for others.
    • Attempts to solve conflicts independently and seeks adult help when needed.
    • Responds well to correction.
    • Listens without interrupting.
    • Speaks clearly enough to be understood.
    Physical Development and Health
    • Moves with balance and control (e.g. climbs, walks, runs).
    • Uses eye-hand coordination to perform tasks (e.g. throwing and catching a ball).
    • Shows control of writing, drawing, art tools and building materials. (e.g. blocks, Legos).
    • Performs some self-care tasks independently (e.g. washing hands, zipping, dressing).
    Fine Motor Skills
    • Holds pencil correctly.
    • Colors within lines.
    • Cuts a line with scissors.
    • Traces letters and numbers.