The Universal Academy of Florida (UAF) is a Private Daycare-12th Islamic School located in Tampa, FL. There are over 830 students enrolled at UAF, making it one of the fastest growing private schools in the area and it is ranked in the top 15 best Islamic private schools in the country! 

UAF was founded on August 28th, 1992 as a dream to ensure that our Muslim youth attended an exceptional Academy while being in line with Islamic values. In the last year alone we have had over 95 students travel to Tampa, FL from all across the country to join our school. 

UAF received accreditation in 1997. Alhamdulillah, we have consistently received accreditation renewal by Cognia, FCIS (Florida Council of Independent Schools), CISNA (CISNA – Council of Islamic School of North America) and FKC (Florida Kindergarten Council). 

At the Universal Academy of Florida, we strive to maintain a balance between offering a competitive curriculum academically while promoting Islamic understanding and practices. Our mission is to teach the students the principles and practices of Islam and to prepare them for academic success and good citizenship. Our staff is committed to the success of our students while teaching them Islamic etiquette and characters.

The Universal Academy of Florida's Best Features Include:

Located in the heart of Tampa, FL right across from the Islamic Society of Tampa Bay.

Facilities & Labs

UAF sits on over 8.5 acres of land. We have 5 buildings including a gymnasium with brand new STEM and Chemistry & Bio labs.

Outstanding Academics

UAF has a highly ranked QAIS department. There are over 30 AP and Honors classes offered. Dual enrollment is offered through USF.


UAF offers a wide variety of sports for both boys and girls. Our basketball team made it to district finals and also to regionals!

We look forward to expanding our UAF family and wish the best success to all of our students. There are so many ways to contribute to the growth and success of UAF such as: joining the PTO, attending school events, giving us a review on Google and Facebook, and following us on Instagram, @theuniversalacademyofflorida .  If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact us at . For employment opportunities please email . 

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Mission Statement

Mission Statement

Our mission at UAF is to teach our students the principles and practices of Islam and to prepare them for academic success and good citizenship.



The Universal Academy of Florida is committed to offering its students a competitive curriculum while adhering to the highest possible Islamic and academic standards. The Universal Academy of Florida will provide a safe and secure school atmosphere while preserving the Islamic identity of its students.

The Academy achieves these goals by approaching the education process holistically—by satisfying the cognitive, spiritual, psychological, physical and social needs of our students.