About Us

Who We Are

Discover the UAF Experience

Welcome to the Universal Academy of Florida (UAF), a distinguished Private PreK-12th Islamic School located in the heart of Tampa, FL. With over 830 enrolled students, we've become one of the fastest-growing private schools in the area, proudly ranked among the top 15 best Islamic private schools in the country and top 6 private K-12 schools in Tampa Bay!

Our History

UAF was founded on August 28th, 1992, as a dream to provide exceptional education in line with Islamic values. In the past year alone, we welcomed over 95 students from across the nation to join our vibrant school community.

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  • Our Mission:

    To teach our students the principles and practices of Islam and prepare them for academic success and good citizenship.
  • Our Objective:

    Committed to offering a competitive curriculum while adhering to the highest Islamic and academic standards, we provide a safe, secure school atmosphere, preserving the Islamic identity of our students.

Our Features

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  • Facilities & Labs

    Spanning over 8.5 acres, our campus boasts five buildings, including a gymnasium and state-of-the-art STEM, Chemistry, and Biology labs.
  • Location

    Situated opposite the Islamic Society of Tampa Bay, our prime location ensures accessibility.
  • Outstanding Academics

    UAF's QAIS department is highly acclaimed, offering over 30 AP and Honors classes. We also provide dual enrollment opportunities through USF.
  • Sports

    Our school offers a wide range of sports for both boys and girls, with notable achievements such as reaching district finals and regionals.

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Connect With Us

We look forward to welcoming you to our UAF family and wish all our students the utmost success. To contribute to our growth and success, consider joining the PTO, attending school events, leaving us a review on Google and Facebook, and following us on Instagram.
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us at uaf@uaftampa.org. For employment opportunities, please email employment@uaftampa.org.


UAF received its initial accreditation in 1997 and consistently renews its accreditation by esteemed bodies like FCIS (Florida Council of Independent Schools), Cognia, CISNA (Council of Islamic Schools of North America), and FKC (Florida Kindergarten Council).
Founded in 1992, UAF is a private Islamic school for boys and girls in Daycare to Grade 12. Combining academic excellence while promoting Islamic understand and practices. UAF aims to produce bright students who are conscious of Allah and who maintain Islamic character and high academic standards.