About Us

We are pleased that you have taken the time to visit the website for Sunrise Academy. Our hope is that you find our website to be user-friendly and that after your visit you will have a good idea of all we have to offer.
Sunrise Academy is a wonderful place for students from diverse backgrounds to grow educationally, get involved, and have a meaningful preschool, elementary and middle school experience. In every way that schools are measured, whether it is academically, programmatically, or athletically, Sunrise Academy strives for excellence.

Our curriculum, course offerings, co- and extra-curricular programs are second to none among private schools. We strive to create an Islamic environment where each and every student is valued and given the attention necessary to achieve his/her individual success.
All of this is made possible by strong partnerships that are developed with our parents and community. I hope that our website will assist in the endeavor, Insha’Allah. As always, if you have ideas, questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Sunrise Academy was inaugurated as the first full-time chartered Islamic school in central Ohio in 1996 under the Islamic Society of Greater Columbus (ISGC) umbrella. The school is located in Hilliard, Ohio, a suburb of Columbus. Sunrise Academy provides academic programs for students in Pre-K through 12th grade.
Sunrise Academy currently has over 467 students from over thirty different countries enrolled for the current academic school year. We believe our diversity is one of our greatest strengths.
​Our highly qualified and talented staff comes from a variety of rich cultural backgrounds. Their commitment to the Sunrise Academy mission gives them the role of active agents in the process of academic excellence.



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Stallion Staff

Mission & Vision

Our Mission

​Our mission is to provide the highest quality education to the diverse community of Muslim children in Central Ohio within an Islamic environment that nurtures and builds each child’s identity as a Muslim American.

Our Vision

Our vision is to be a national model for Islamic education, ranked academically among the top schools nationwide, and recognized for the excellence and global contributions of our graduates.

To achieve our mission and realize our vision, our approach to education is holistic and guided by Islamic values and principles

  • We believe that every student deserves to learn in an atmosphere in which they are known, challenged, supported, and respected, and that every child should be guided to achieve his/her highest potential.
  • Our students, teachers, staff and parents are partners. We believe that our success depends on all working together toward a common goal of educating our children and building a strong community.
  • We are committed to excellence in everything we do. That commitment shall be reflected in all our decisions and processes.
  • We value and honor our teachers and staff for their expertise, quality and hard work, and devotion to our students. They are the nurturers of academic excellence, spiritual growth, and character.
  • We observe and promote Islamic values of responsibility towards others, openness, and fairness.
  • We abide by Islamic rules and codes of conduct and observe the highest standards of ethical integrity in everything we do.
  • Individually and collectively, we think and always act in the interest of the School as an institution so we may please Allah, facilitate the long-term success of the School and serve the interest of the community.
  • We respect and value diversity.
  • We promote respect, innovation and collaboration as critical values in our people and programs.
  • We are committed to being responsible stewards of the financial resources entrusted to us.

Non-discriminatory statement:

The school recruits and admits students of any race, color or ethnic origin to all its rights, privileges, programs and activities. In addition, the school will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies,admissions policies, employment, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.“The school will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or ethnic origin in the hiring of its certified or non-certified personnel.”

Our Philosophy

The educational philosophy of Sunrise Academy is one that emphasizes the education of the “total person.” It is one that encourages students to explore and grow in their knowledge of themselves and creations of ALLAH (SWT). We inspire a generation of young men and women who are firmly in touch with themselves, their heritage as Muslims, and their place in the contemporary society. The main goals of Sunrise Academy are to follow and implement Islam as a complete way of life as prescribed in the Qur’an and Sunnah to provide a high quality education, to instill a love of learning in the students, and to graduate students who will rely on Islam as a complete way of life.

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