Miftaahul Uloom (The Key to Knowledge) Academy was established as a non-profit organization in 1994 and gained tax-exempt status in 1996. The school began as a cooperative home-schooling center at a residential building in Guttenberg.

At the request of the families and with the support of the community, the school moved to the Islamic Educational Center in Union City in the year 2001, and became an officially recognized private parochial school serving Pre- K through 12th grade.

In 2007, the school purchased a purpose built school building at 501 15th Street, Union City and since then has been continuously developing and improving its programs to best meet the needs of children in Northern New Jersey.