Our school has qualified and competent teachers to ensure high academic standards. All pre-school teachers are experienced and trained in Early Childhood Education. All elementary teachers are experienced and hold full academic degrees. The high ratio of adults to students encourages the best in teacher competency. Each of the teachers bring energy, enthusiasm, and dedication to the program.
At New Horizon School, we place great importance on the strength of our academic program. Our Preschoolers receive opportunity for the developmentally appropriate activities to prepare them for reading, math, and science. Language activities are integrated throughout all academic and play activities. The Elementary school curriculum follows the State of California guidelines and uses state adopted text books. It provides young learners with a solid educational foundation in the language arts ( reading, creative writing, handwriting, English grammar), mathematics, science, and social studies.
Children at New Horizon School receive additional benefits in their education from the school. Preschool and Elementary children enjoy an enriched and integrated value based Islamic curriculum which teaches the language of the Quran (Arabic), and the practical values and etiquette of our faith. There is a specific instruction time for Arabic/Quran and Islamic studies. We also have arts & crafts, painting, baking, physical education and music classes. Kdg. children take the Stanford Achievement Test and the elementary takes the CTP III Test. Our children rate 1 1/2 to 2 years ahead of the national norm.
Enrichment: New Horizon School offers a variety of enrichment activities to supplement the main core of our academic program. These include:
In School Presentation
Islamic Art Competition
Spelling Bee Competition
Jum'a Prayer at ICSC
New Horizon School offers enrollment for preschool, kindergarten and elementary according to eligibility and space availability. When enrollment is filled, a waiting list will be maintained by the school. Returning students and Islamic Center members will have enrollment priority.
Preschool hours are 7:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. At 8:30 A.M. we begin with Salat-U-Duha and assembly. Class instruction begins at 9:00 A.M. and ends at 3:30 P.M. Elementary school begins at 8:00 A.M. with a mandatory assembly. Class instruction begins at 8:10 A.M. and ends at 3:30 P.M. Extended care is available between 7:00 A.M. and 8:00 A.M. and between 3:30 P.M. and 6:00 P.M. for additional fees.
A visit from one or both of the parents and the child is required before enrollment. New Horizon School accepts applications from all candidates without discrimination as to race, color, creed, national origin, or religion.