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Admission Policy

We appreciate your interest in Darul Arqam School, and we are anticipating a full review of your candidacy. The following entails our admission policy:

Non-Discrimination Student Policy

Darul Arqam School, admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to student at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of its admission policies, educational policies, scholarships, loan programs, athletic and other school administered programs.


The mission of Darul Arqam is to transmit knowledge, to provide a safe upbringing away from negative influences, and to develop a strong character through the values of Islam. Our goal is to combine self-discipline, Islamic morals, and academic excellence in our students, following the guidance of the Quran and Sunnah.

Admission Requirements

  • Completed Admissions Application (signed by parent or legal guardian)

  • A $150.00 non-refundable registration fee

  • Child’s original birth certificate (we will make a copy)

  • A copy of the child’s immunization record or card

  • A copy of the child’s most recent report card (if applicable)

You will receive a call from the administration office with a date and time of the placement test and interview. Admission will be subject to:

  • Pass the placement test with an average of at least 70% (in English and Mathematics)

  • Passing the Interview conducted by the Department Administrator and Principal

  • Exhibits positive behavior and self-control

  • Availability of seats

  • Submission of additional forms listed under “Additional Forms Required” section

  • Payment of fees mentioned in the “Tuition Schedule”

  • Children applying for Kindergarten must meet minimum age requirements of 5 years of age on or before October 31st.

Additional Forms Required

The following forms must be completed, signed (by a parent or legal guardian) and submitted to the main office. Students will not be allowed in class if these forms are not submitted.

  • Admission Rules and Policies / Parent Agreement (this document)

  • Emergency Contact Form

  • Parent Service Hours Form

  • Student Book Loan Form

  • Form B6T (Application for Private School Transportation, if applicable and not already provided)

  • Smart Tuition Form (please refer to the Tuition Schedule for details)

  • Student Pick-up Authorization (if required)

  • After Care Registration Form (if required)

Previous School Records

  • Transfer Card

  • Release of Records Form

  • Transcripts (if applicable)

  • Standardized Test Scores

  • Behavior and Discipline Records

Health Records
  • Non-Public Nursing Services Consent Form

  • Universal Child Health Record Form (CH-14)

  • Copy of immunization record showing all vaccinations required by the State of New Jersey must be attached to Form CH-14.

  • Please note that all students entering sixth grade must obtain Tdap and meningococcal vaccines prior to entering class.

Tuition Payment & Collection / Late Fee
  • Tuition is calculated on a four-week basis. The same amount of tuition is due the fifth of each month for 10 months (September - June) regardless of the number of days school is in session. Some months contain 20 or more school days. This provides allowances for unforeseen emergency closings, inclement weather, snow days, etc. If tuition is not paid in full by the 5th of the month via Smart Tuition, an automatic late fee of $45.00 will be charged to your account. (The school is not responsible for any acquired late fees)

  • No deductions will be made for absences. Our budget is based on a certain number of students and our classes are limited in size. Each child enrolled has a reserved place that cannot be taken by another student. The school expenses continue regardless of whether or not your child is in attendance every day. If you plan an extended vacation you must pre-pay the tuition for the time your child will be out of school or your child’s place will be forfeited. If you are withdrawing from Darul Arqam School, one month’s written notice must be given. Registration is for September through June. You are obligated for the entire tuition (10 months) whether or not your child is in attendance.

  • Smart Tuition Automatically charges your account $45.00 for all returned checks.

  • Book Fees are to be paid when the 'Additional Forms' are submitted and are non-refundable after August 15th.

Parent Service Hours

Darul Arqam School requires each family to provide at least 25 service hours for their kids attending the school. Parents/Guardians who cannot volunteer their time are required to pay $250.00.

Financial Aid

Students enrolled in Grades 1st to 12th are eligible to apply for Financial Aid. Financial Aid is on a first come first serve basis and to be approved by the BoT. (Additional documents required please inquire in the Main Office)

Other School Policies

  • Darul Arqam School reserves the right to deny any application without cause.

  • Darul Arqam School reserves the right to dismiss any student for misconduct or destruction of school property. Parents will be notified in writing of their child’s behavior if not acceptable. There will be three warnings. If no improvement is displayed, the child will automatically be dismissed.

  • If South River schools are closed due to inclement weather; Darul Arqam School will be closed.

  • If your child displays any signs of illness you must keep them at home. In the event of a fever keep your child home for at least 24 hours after there are no signs of fever. If your child is sent home from school due to illness, you must keep them home for at least one day to be sure they are healthy. In the event of prolonged illness or if your child has contracted a contagious disease please notify us at once. Parents will be notified if reports are received on contagious diseases in order to be aware of the signs. Darul Arqam School does not dispense medication.

  • You will receive a school calendar listing school closings​.

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