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The Autumn Festival

The Autumn Festival is one of the best events at Peace Terrace.  Alhamdulillah we have a wonderful opportunity to get together as a community to have some fun.  We are so grateful to all of the folks who attended and spent their day with us and our team of volunteers who made the event so special.

The Prophet’s (peace and blessings upon him) favorite foods booth was a huge hit among the young and old.  A heart warming experience in this month of Rabi ul awwal.  May Allah increase us in love for our beloved.

Amazing vendors who brought clothing, honey, hijabs, ceramics, jewelry, and so much more.

The world’s best NACHOS, biryani, haleem, pallow, burgers, hot dogs, cotton candy, popcorn, shaved ice, caramel apples, fruit stand, pizza, a tea & dessert stand, and loads of other treats were shared and enjoyed.

Oh so many fun activities for the whole family!

Photo Booth portraits!

A special thanks to Vice Mayor, Raj Salwan, the Fremont Police Dept, and the Fremont Fire Dept for attending and spending time with the kiddos!

Lastly but not leastly, thank you to all of our volunteers and organizers.  You all are AMAZING & OUTSTANDING!  A special thanks to Ms. Tahira for all of the art work and signs, Ms. Zolaikha & Ms. Nargis for their extraordinary organization & shopping skills!





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A Morning With Rania Awaad

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Raising Muslim Believers:

The goal of raising Muslim believers in the west in not an easy one. We all have so many questions about the right steps in raising young Muslims. This seminar is geared toward equipping parents of young children with Islamic and psychological understanding, concepts and strategies toward successful child-rearing.
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
This event will follow our schoolwide parent orientation from 8:30AM-10AM.

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Lost Tools of Learning

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“Although we often succeed in teaching our pupils “subjects,” we fail lamentably on the whole in teaching them how to think. They learn everything, except the art of learning.”
― Dorothy L. Sayers, The Lost Tools of Learning

Preparing children for life is not an easy task during these confusing times. Is the end goal of an education a profession or is the purpose of education something greater than that? Dorothy Sayers’s essay “The Lost Tools of Learning” has been the foundation of many models of classical education and contains deep insight in what the goals of “education” should be. At Peace Terrace, our aim is to revive the lost tools of learning because we believe as Albert Einstein eloquently states, “Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.”

We invite you to partner with us on this journey to educate our youth in clear, ethical, and informed thinking by joining us on April 22nd in support of Peace Terrace Academy and the children in our community.

Keynote Speaker:  Habeeb Quadri


Habeeb Quadri is an educator, author, and youth activist.  He is an Elementary School Principal and part-time staff at Harvard Graduate School of Education professional development programs.  Mr. Quadri was recently appointed to a four-year term at the Harvard Graduate School of Education Principal Advisory Board.  He has co-authored five books and published two others.  He is also Board Chair of MYNA (Muslim Youth of North America) and a board member of CISNA (Council of Islamic Schools of North America).

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Science Fair: 2017-2018

The annual Peace Terrace Academy Science Fair showcases students who will become our future scientists, technology experts, engineers, and mathematicians. This annual competition celebrates achievement by our ECE Students, The Grades and Jr. High students supported by their parents, teachers, and school.

Through our annual Science Fair, our students are challenged to go beyond their classroom studies to do independent project-based research. They work independently or in teams to address questions in the fields of , Environmental Science, Earth Science, Chemistry, Biology,  and Physics.

The event is on the 30th of January at Peace Terrace Academy.  This is a student only event.

To sign up to be a judge, contact our Science Teacher, Ms. Tasneem at

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School Tours: 2018-2019

We look forward to meeting you and your family and hope that this will be the beginning of a wonderful educational journey.

We invite you to join us at one of our school tours to learn about Peace Terrace Academy, our programs, and future vision. Our tours provide a wonderful opportunity for you to meet our staff and faculty, visit our classrooms, and learn about our admissions process. Our school tours also provide you with a perspective of how raising children with other parents who share our values adds a unique depth to our community.

Tour Dates

Wednesday, January 17th
Wednesday, January 24th
Wednesday, February 14th
Wednesday, March 7th
Wednesday, April 4th

To Enroll Your Child
Admissions Director
Zolaikha Khaliqi

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Who Was Imam al-Ghazali

Once we began teaching the Book of Knowledge for children, the students began to ask us; who is Imam Ghazali?  We were very grateful that Fons Vitae had also published a complementary book: Al-Ghazali.

The book describes the biography of Imam Ghazali.  The students were truly enthralled by his story; especially the part about the bandits!!

Here is a short excerpt from the introduction by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf in the Book of Knowledge:

What the scholars meant when they called Imam al-Ghazali the “Proof of Islam” was simply that he had tested the practices in Islam and proved for himself that they were true.  In other words, those practices had the effects that the Qur’an said they would have for people who practiced the commands of the Quran.  For example, if you believe in God, then God will be enough proof for you.  If you pray, and if your prayers are reasonable, sooner or later they will be answered.

To learn more about the program and how to incorporate it in your classroom or child’s life join us at our annual supporters’ dinner at the Fremont Marriott on February 12th at 5PM.



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School Tours

Coming to one of our campus tours or open houses is a wonderful opportunity to learn about Peace Terrace Academy and experience our School. The tours include an overview of Islamic Education and our school’s Mission, Vision, and Educational Philosophy. You will also be able to learn about our Hifdh Program as well as our afterschool programs.

There will also be a Question and Answer session where we will gladly answer any of your questions and concerns and a school tour where you will see

Tour times are 9AM-11AM

School Tour Dates:

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017


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Family Paint Day


Peace Terrace invites you to come paint the day away!

Join us for a paint event for the whole family. Two groups will be led by experienced instructors – 5-8 years and 9+ years – so you can paint alongside your family or friends.

Free onsite babysitting for 18 months – 5 years old.

Come join us for some family paint fun, and walk away with a beautiful finished painting.

All materials will be provided, just bring a smile on your face and please come dressed to paint.

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Sound Heart, Sound Community


A community is a reflection of the people who live in it.  Our goal at Peace Terrace is to continue to foster a learning community that grows year by year, day by day.  You may not be directly impacted by students at Peace Terrace today; yet in the near future, our students will be your doctors, community leaders, and teachers.  Their sound heart will lead to our sound community.  Join us in building a community of learners who will illuminate the world with their light and bring about positive change, all while seeking the pleasure of Allah.

$40 General Admission; $45 At Door; $25 Childcare

To buy tickets visit here