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Curriculum

Academics

Reading, writing, listening and speaking, math, literature, science and social studies, Arabic language, Islamic studies, physical education, technology, and a rich variety of classes and electives in the arts, comprise a challenging curriculum offered at Peace Terrace Academy.

Walking through the campus at Peace Terrace, you might see nursery students pretending to be ants going through tunnels as they explore the lives of ants. The pre-k students might be engaged in circle time songs and poems as they learn to find their natural rhythm. Kindergarten students could be returning from a walk carrying leaves they’ve collected. They will examine, sort, and describe their leaves, and then write stories about their walk.

A peek into first grade rooms finds the children excited about the new Sura (chapter) of the Qur’an. They learn the vocabulary and the meaning of the Sura and discuss the connection between its key value and their lives. Second grade students take turns stepping up to the board to solve Math equations, while students in third grade are discussing the Prophet’s, peace and blessings upon him, favorite foods and planning their Sunnah Garden. In fourth grade, you may find the students engaged in a deep discussion on the lives of the Ohlone Indians who lived in this region of California hundreds of years ago who still hold traditional celebrations at Coyote Hills. Fifth graders may be working on geometric patterns, discovering the secrets in Sacred Geometry, and discovering new patterns that they can use in their Islamic Art Class.

Moving on to our Jr. High classes the sixth graders can be found talking and discussing Islamic Creed with their Islamic Studies teacher. They may be discussing the lives of the prophets or the essential beliefs of every Muslim. Seventh graders may be showing off their basketball skills and going through a series of drills. Eight graders could be found talking about classical poetry, discussing the elements of poetry as well as various forms of poetry.