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News & Announcements


December 11, 2017 - New Building, News & Announcements

Today by the grace and kindness of Allah SWT and the support of our friends and community, we officially broke ground to mark the commencement of the new building construction of the CPSA expansion project. Members of the New Building Committee, tasked with overseeing the construction of this significant upgrade to our beloved school, along…


December 11, 2017 - New Building, News & Announcements

Alhamdulillah we were able to finish the completion of an additional lot in the back for the CPSA staff, which has added some much needed parking space to our school and should take some of the strain off of the parking situation up front.


December 5, 2017 - News & Announcements

The CPSA GEMS clubs students their yearly visit this past Saturday to our neighbors and gave them gifts for the holiday season:     One of the neighbors responded with this lovely card, mailed to CPSA:


November 29, 2017 - New Building

These are some photos of the recent construction that has, alhamdulillah, been going on since the groundbreaking. Please share them with friends and family! We encourage you to make it out to CPSA and see for yourself the incredible progress that has been made in such a short time if you haven’t already seen it…


November 28, 2017 - Commendations, News & Announcements

Congratulations to the school Geography Bee winners! 1st place: Fahad Jamal, 7th Grade 2nd place: Naeem Mohammed, 4th Grade 3rd place: Samiha Amjad, 5th Grade The winners will go on to compete at a regional level soon, insha’Allah!


November 22, 2017 - Commendations, News & Announcements

Congratulations to the CPSA Junior High Girls Basketball Team on winning 2nd place in the conference finals, masha’Allah!


November 22, 2017 - Commendations, News & Announcements

The National Merit Scholarship Program semifinalists have been announced for 2018 and alhamdulillah CPSA has continued its tradition of producing the most Muslim National Merit scholars of all the schools in Illinois, both public and private. Congratulations to Maryam Ahmad and Muhammad Hassan Saleemi of 12th grade for being named Semifinalists in the 2018 National…


November 22, 2017 - Commendations, News & Announcements

Masha’Allah, our students have been recognized by the National Speech and Debate Association for their performance this past year under the direction of Speech, Debate, and Forensics coach Br Asim Gaffar! We are ranked among the top 21% of schools nationwide and earned membership in the Association’s Prestigious 100 Club. Well done!


November 22, 2017 - Commendations, News & Announcements

Congratulations to Muhammad Hassan Saleemi for earning the highly prestigious National Speech & Debate Association’s Academic All American Award! Masha’Allah, this coveted award recognizes academic rigor, competitive speech and debate success, and personal excellence. From more than 141,000 student members of the National Speech & Debate Association, fewer than 500 students earn the Academic All American…

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November 2, 2017 - Commendations

Assalamu alaikum, This past Friday, our high school Debate Team under the direction of Br Asim Ghaffar competed in the regional tournament with great success, masha’Allah. We are extremely proud of all our students for an amazing performance. Lincoln Douglas JV Fatima Ala: 3rd place Speaker Aneeza Ahmad: 7th place Debater & 9th place speaker…


October 13, 2017 - News & Announcements

CPSA’s annual fundraising dinner will be held on Saturday, November 11th, 2017 at Shalimar Banquets, insha’Allah. Tickets can be purchased securely online at https://cpsaonline.org/dinner-tickets/ or in person from the main office. [download flyer as PDF]


September 15, 2017 - New Building, News & Announcements

Assalamu alaikum all! We’re very excited to share with you a few renderings of the new building. A lot of you have asked for some pictures, well, here they are!


September 10, 2017 - Uncategorized

The 9th Grade AP Human Geography class raised approximately $4,000 for Muslims in need, masha’Allah! May Allah SWT reward our students and bring peace and prosperity to the Muslim Ummah and the world at large.


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June 20, 2017 - New Building, Uncategorized

Assalamu alaikum everyone! I hope you’re all having a wonderful and blessed end to Ramadan. May Allah SWT accept from us all the fasting, qiyyam, and zakah in this holy month and count us from among those whose sins are forgiven in this special time. I just wanted to share with you The Daily Herald‘s article…

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May 15, 2017 - New Building, Uncategorized

Alhumdullilah, on May 14th students, parents, staff and CPSA community gathered at the school to celebrate the start of construction.  The festivities included food, games, mendhi, face painting, and digging!  It was a great turn out where everyone was able to relax and enjoy the festivities.

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May 9, 2017 - New Building, Uncategorized

Watch the moment that’s been 12 years in the making as CPSA signs the contract for the new building.


May 7, 2017 - Commendations, News & Announcements

For the 5th year in a row, The Washington Post has named College Preparatory School of America as the number one most challenging high school in all of Illinois! Nationally, CPSA is ranked as the 53rd school in the entire nation (up from 87th in 2016), and on a state-level CPSA has come in first place…

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May 5, 2017 - New Building, Uncategorized

It gives us great pleasure to inform you that the long awaited dream of constructing a new CPSA building has finally come through. This is a result of the efforts and prayers from each and every member of the community. We pray to Allah Almighty that this long cherished dream continues to create the leaders…


May 4, 2017 - News & Announcements

Today, NBA star Enes Kanter of the New York Knicks came to CPSA and gave a talk on success, the importance of Islam when it comes to realizing your dreams, and what it’s like being a Muslim superstar, including the difficulties of playing while fasting and the challenges to being a good Muslim that come with…

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April 26, 2017 - Uncategorized

CPSA competed at the Muslim Inter-Scholastic Tournament at American Islamic College this past weekend (April 22nd and 23rd). MIST has many different competitions including Quran, academic competitions, art and athletic competitions.  This year was very difficult with many more schools and competitors. Alhamdullilah, our school got 1st overall and we swept the top 5 students!…

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April 26, 2017 - Uncategorized

On Monday, April 24th, CPSA seniors Sana Basheer and Ayesha Mohammad were honored for their outstanding achievements during the Illinois Principals Association (IPA) DuPage Region Student Recognition Breakfast. Each year, principals in every school of DuPage County are eligible to recognize one or two students in their school for academic performance, exemplary citizenship, and overall…

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April 25, 2017 - Uncategorized

CPSA students’ short film, titled A Mosaic, won 3rd place over the weekend at MIST Chicago 2017. MIST is a yearly competition that brings together students public and private school Muslim students from all over the region, where they compete against one another in a wide variety of topics and competitions. This year’s 3rd place winner for…

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April 21, 2017 - Uncategorized

Congratulations to our Elementary Boys Basketball team for receiving 2nd place at the Southwest Conference.

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April 20, 2017 - Uncategorized

Congratulations to Jamiel Abed for receiving Outstanding Presentation as a Mock Trial Witness at the 2017 Illinois State Bar Association High School Mock Trial Invitational

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April 20, 2017 - Uncategorized

Congratulations to our WYSE team for receiving Fourth Place at the state tournament

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April 20, 2017 - Uncategorized

Congratulations to our 5 juniors who will receive recognition in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program   Maryam Ahmad Mubashir Ahmad Zainab Mohammad Muhammad H. Saleemi Sarah Syed

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April 9, 2017 - Uncategorized

The State Scholar program distinguishes graduating seniors from high schools around Illinois with “superior academic potential” based on their ACT/SAT exam scores, class rank, and grade point average.  The following students have been recognized for their exceptional achievement:   Faraz Attar Sana Basheer Asma Basith Eram Fatima Areej Kalota Mohammad Khan Maimona Masood Ayesha Mohammed…

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March 17, 2017 - Uncategorized

The following results from the WYSE competition held on March 16, 2017:   Best in English: Maryam Ahmad 11th Grade–1st Place Afreen Mohiuddin 12th Grade–2nd Place   Best in Math: Muhammed Saleemi 11th Grade–2nd Place   Best in Chemistry: Sana Basheer 12th Grade–1st Place Ayesha Mohammed 12th Grade–2nd Place   Best in Biology: Sarah Syed…

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March 17, 2017 - Uncategorized

CPSA has received accreditation from both AdvancED and CISNA.  Thank you to all staff, students, parents who have helped us.

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March 13, 2017 - Uncategorized

The following students have been selected to represent CPSA  in Region 2 State Science Exposition in May at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb.   Botany:  Aiman Nawaz and Sara Rajapkar Consumer Science: Khadeeja Rizwan Microbiology:  Maaria Firdaus, Amira Dadar, Samah Sayeed, Sidrah Rehman, and Zain Shaikh Physics:  Shireen Aydogan and Nareen Aydogan   Congratulations to…

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March 12, 2017 - Uncategorized

On March 11th, CPSA families gathered at Feed My Starving Children, donating their time and effort to help eradicate world hunger among children.  With the help of others at the session, enough boxes were packed to feed 89 children for one year.  This was a wonderful experience, and allowed our children to see what others…

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March 7, 2017 - Uncategorized

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March 1, 2017 - Uncategorized

This past Saturday, the Mock Trial team competed at the Lake County Courthouse Mock Trial Tournament. CPSA competed against Evanston High School as Defense (win) and Libertyville High School as prosecution (unknown). Students were graded by practicing attorneys, competed in actual court rooms and were judged by sitting judges in Lake County.   Masha Allah…

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February 27, 2017 - Uncategorized

CPSA competed at the Northwest Suburban Bar Association Invitational for Mock Trial. Students were judged by practicing lawyers and judges from the area.  In 2 trials, CPSA won 1, lost 1.  

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February 13, 2017 - Uncategorized

WYSE Regional Competition Results 2017 Competition Date: Monday, February 6, 2017 Competiton Site: Naperville North High School Overall Result: First Place Individual Results Best in English Grade Award Afreen Mohiuddin 12 First Place Sarah Syed 11 Second Place Maryam Ahmad 11 Third Place Best in Math Grade Award Muhammed Saleemi 11 First Place Mustafa Aliji…

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February 12, 2017 - Commendations

Alhamdulillah, CPSA had a great day at the MathCounts Chapter Competition on Saturday, February 11, 2017. Idrees Mohammed from 8th grade was placed 2nd and qualified to participate in the State Competition. Ismail Mohammad from 8th grade was awarded the 5th place. Twenty Four Area Middle Schools participated in the competitions. MashaAllah once again CPSA demonstrated that…

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February 6, 2017 - News & Announcements

Assalamu alaikum, CPSA will be closed for two days starting tomorrow (Tuesday, February 7th through Wednesday, February 8th) due to a particularly virulent strain of the flu that has caused quite a few students and teachers to call in sick. While the school is closed, classrooms and other areas will be disinfected. No one is…

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February 5, 2017 - Uncategorized

At a time when our country is facing incredibly turmoil and divisions, we received this beautiful letter in the mail this week – a reminder that  the world is always full of love and kindness.

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February 4, 2017 - Uncategorized

Congratulations to our High School Varsity Basketball team for defeating Chesterton 32-31!

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January 30, 2017 - Uncategorized

Masha Allah, our first annual Family Game Night was a success!  Many families came and enjoyed food and good old fashioned fun playing board games with their children and meeting other families.  The kids had an absolute blast, and we look forward to next year’s event!

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January 30, 2017 - Uncategorized

Masha Allah we have broken our record again this season with 16 finalists at the Thomas Jefferson High School Tournament at Rockford, Illinois.  This was our last regular season tournament. Varsity Level Finals: Hassan Saleemi- 2nd Extemporaneous Speaking Maleeha Rasheed & Maryam Mohammad- 5th Humorous Duet Acting Jamiel Abed- Finalist Humorous Interpretation Next-In Level Finals:…

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January 30, 2017 - Uncategorized

Girls High School Basketball team came in 3rd place in the Metropolitan Prep Conference. Congratulations!!!  

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January 22, 2017 - Uncategorized

CPSA Science Fair School Toppers 2017 Date of the Science Fair 1/5/2017 Gr. Name of the Student(s) Category Award 6 Zaynab Rajapkar & Sidrah Nawaz Physics First Place 9 Aneeza Ahmad Microbiology Second Place 9 Maimoona Mahek & Khaliq Mohammed (7) Microbiology Second Place 9 Shireen & Nareen Aydogan (7th Grade) Physics Second Place 6…

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January 19, 2017 - Uncategorized

Congratulations to the 2017-18 State Scholars for their outstanding academic achievement.     College Preparatory School of America (CPSA) Attar, Faraz Basheer, Sana Basith, Asma Fatima, Eram Kalota, Areej Khan, Mohammad Masood, Maimona Mohammed, Ayesha Mohammed, Uzair Mohiuddin, Afreen Raza, Syed Siddiqui, Zainab Zaman, Hamza

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January 19, 2017 - Uncategorized

January is a difficult month for speech as all students must compete in varsity or open tournaments and we have to attend more competitive tournaments.  But still masha Allah we were able to get several people into finals.  Below are the results: Argo High School Tournament  on January 7th  Sulaiman Sajed- 6th Radio Speaking- varsity…

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December 19, 2016 - News & Announcements

Assalamu alaikum parents and students, Please note that today (Monday, December 19, 2016) there will be no school due to the extreme weather situation. Stay warm and take care of yourselves!

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December 13, 2016 - Uncategorized

Congratulations to the following students on becoming 2017-2018 Illinois State Scholars   SPEECH AND DEBATE TOURNAMENT RESULTS FOR 2016   LINCOLN DOUGLAS DEBATE RESULTS (29 final placings) Libertyville Tournament November 19th 2016 Aneeza Ahmad (8th Speaker, Top 20 Debaters) Shireen Aydogan (9th Speaker, Top 20 Debaters) Abdallah Marzouki (Top 20 Debaters) Huzefa Chaudhary (Top 20…

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December 5, 2016 - Uncategorized

Alhamdullilah the speech team did very well on the 12/3/16  tournament. Jamiel Abed- 3rd place Varsity Humorous Interpretation Afreen Mohiuddin- 3rd place Next-In Oratorical Declamation Maryam Ahmad-  3rd place Next-In Informative Speaking Fatima Ala- 2nd place Novice Extemporaneous Speaking Our school is getting a lot of praise from other coaches masha Allah (in speech and…

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November 19, 2016 - Uncategorized

We were pleased to have our Family Fun Movie Nite on November 18th.  With two showings, and plenty of snacks, including corn dogs, burgers, and popcorn, all prepared by our wonderful volunteers.  The event was a success and Insha’Allah will become an annual event!

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November 5, 2016 - Uncategorized

Masha’Allah we held our annual Fundraising Dinner on November 5, 2016.  We wanted to thank all of our parents, friends, community for showing us their overwhelming support.  The event, held at Waterford Banquets, was hosted by Mufti Azeemuddin Ahmed and Sheikh Kifah Mustapha and entertainment was provided by Azhar Uzman. Almost 600 people attended, and…

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November 1, 2016 - Uncategorized

Masha’Allah our KG-6th grades participated in a nationwide mock election on November 1st.  Each child had the chance to cast their vote for our next president!  This was a great opportunity for them to become involved in our political system early on.  


October 15, 2016 - News & Announcements

In their constant effort to educate our children in real world knowledge/applications, our GEMS Club recently held elections.  Students worked very hard in preparing and going through speeches while running a campaign.  In the end, many were happy, some were sad, but real life lessons were learned.  The children elected are as follows: President: Aiman…

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September 19, 2016 - News & Announcements

Alhumdulillah, CPSA Speech and Debate Team traveled to Yale University for an International Invitational Tournament with a thousand plus entries where students competed in six different events!  In addition, 11th grade Mohammad Hassan Saleemi placed in top 16 for Junior Varsity Douglas Debate and is the Yale Invitational National Champion in the Speaker Award for…


August 9, 2016 - News & Announcements

Assalamu alaikum! It’s the start of a new year at CPSA and we’re excited and happy to see you all again! Insha’Allah this will be a wonderful year full of exciting events and great fun! We have lots of activities, updates, and changes to share with you all this year. Don’t forget to bring your…


April 2, 2016 - Commendations

Congratulations to the CPSA team! Today CPSA brought home the gold for the 4th time in 5 years, winning first place at MIST Chicago, masha’Allah! MIST is an annual competition held between Muslim students from all public and private schools at a regional and national level. Today’s competition featured students from Illinois, Wisconsin, and Indiana.…

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May 2, 2015 - Commendations

CPSA ICTM team ranked 4th place in the State ICTM competitions held at University of Illinois at Urbana

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April 16, 2015 - Commendations

We would like to congratulate our  WYSE (World Youth in Science and Engineering) team for winning second place in the annual WYSE State competition.

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March 27, 2014 - Commendations

1st PLACE OVERALL SCHOOL (only Islamic school in top 5) 2nd PLACE OVERALL INDIVIDUAL SUHAIB KHAN 3rd PLACE OVERALL INDIVIDUAL MUJAHID ZAMAN  

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March 25, 2014 - Commendations

We would like to congratulate our WYSE team for winning second place in the annual WYSE regional competition.