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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


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A Curious Ramadan

Curious George is coming to the Muslim Community Center – East Bay. There’s no time for monkey business because Ramadan is almost here.

Come hear Muslim Children’s Author Hena Khan talk about why she writes children’s books for Muslim youth, make a Ramadan lantern with her, have some pizza, and get your copy of “It’s Ramadan, Curious George” signed by the author. Curious George himself will also make an appearance.

Registration is $20 per child and includes a copy of Hena Khan’s “Curious George” book. You can also purchase signed copies of her other books: “Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns: A Muslim Book of Colors” and “Night of the Moon: A Muslim Holiday Story.”

Only 300 tickets will be sold. Children two and under are free. Tickets are only for children (parents may accompany).

Register at:

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Getting Ready for Highschool

Peace Terrace Academy
Islamic Studies  and Personal Development Workshops

At Peace Terrace Academy, our goal is to empower our students to lead successful lives.  Our students can only strive for excellence when we provide for them the tools they need for success.  Over the course of the next few weeks Sr. Hosai Mojaddidi will be conducting  workshops with our students that combine spiritual awareness with personal, social, educational, and career development goals.

Topics Include:

Workshop 1: Embracing Your Identity

  • Self Awareness & Labeling
  • Celebrating Accomplishments vs. Acquisitions
  • Who Do You Want to Be?

Workshop 2: The Friends We Keep

  • Who/What Influences You?
  • Dangers of Media/TV/Social Media
  • Virtues of Good Company

Workshop 3: Emotional Maturity

  • The Detective vs. The Reporter: How to Ethically Identify Problem Situations
  • Gauging Right from Wrong: Culture vs. Religion
  • Reactions, Actions, and Consequences

Workshop 4: The Value of Time

  • The Creation of Time
  • “Sliding Doors”
  • Long Term and Short Term Goal-Setting

Workshop 5: Models of Success

  • How Do You Define Success?
  • The Delusion of Popularity and Fame
  • True Models of Success

Workshop 6: Moving Forward with Fortitude

  • Lessons Review
  • Sculpting vs. Building: How to Mold Yourself for Success
  • Paving the Path: High School & Beyond

Presented by: Hosai Mojaddidi


Hosai Mojaddidi is the Co-Founder of Mental Health 4 Muslims and a long serving activist, teacher, and lecturer in the Muslim community. For the past twenty years, she has worked and volunteered with many Bay Area organizations and schools, some of which include: Peace Terrace Academy, Islamic Networks Group, Zaytuna Institute, Northstar School, Rahma Foundation, GiveLight Foundation, and others.

Hosai recently moved from southern California where she co-founded and served as lead teacher for the past 3 years at Happy Hearts Learning Co-op, a preschool co-op, that operated out of the Islamic Center of Irvine. She currently lives in Cupertino with her husband and her two sons, both of whom she homeschools.

She is also a writer, editor, and speaker. Her areas of focus include Islamic studies/spirituality, Qur’an, self-development, women’s issues, mental health advocacy, family/parenting, relationship maintenance, and education. She is passionate about teaching children and creating lasting bonds with all her students.

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Volunteer Meet-Up

Planning is well underway for our Annual Supporters Dinner.  Our first volunteer meet up was this past Saturday.  MashaAllah we had a great turn-out!  It’s always wonderful to  teacher our children the value of serving their school community and practicing their public speaking skills.

We encourage all parents to attend the event, sell tickets to their family and friends, and volunteer for the event if you are able to.  It takes a village to support our students.

Join us on April 24th inshaAllah for our Annual Supporters’ Dinner.


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Why Compromise? Safeguarding Innocence


Imam Malik’s mother exhorted her son as he was about to embark on a journey of learning from the renowned scholar Imam Ar’ Rabiah to “Study from his manners before you take from his knowledge”.

It is not a coincidence that teachers are the most important factor in a student’s success, both in the deen and dunya.  Teachers are caregivers, mentors, supporters, facilitators of learning, counselors, –nothing short of modern day heros!

Please join us in celebrating this noble profession and help us to enhance the nurturing, supportive, and collaborative environment for our teachers because when we stand together and enable the best of our community, we all thrive!

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Critical Thinking Workshop

Peace Terrace Academy Presents

A Critical Thinking Workshop for Educators


Peace Terrace Academy invites you to join us an interactive session with Dr. Linda Elder on teaching critical thinking skills to children and youth.. You will have the opportunity to expand and deepen your teaching strategies to promote critical thinking in your classroom or teaching context.

January 30, 2016


Register:  Eventbrite

Cost:  $50 per participant


The Center for Critical Thinking and Moral Critique and the Foundation for Critical Thinking — two sister educational non-profit organizations — work closely together to promote educational reform. We seek to promote essential change in education and society through the cultivation of fair-minded critical thinking.

 Critical thinking is essential if we are to get to the root of our problems and develop reasonable solutions. After all, the quality of everything we do is determined by the quality of our thinking.


Peace Terrace Academy, in partnership with our families and community, provides a rich dual-curricular education in Islamic studies and academic knowledge that encourages ethical decision-making, critical thinking, and a lifelong love of learning.

We inspire our students to become active, dedicated, ethical, and informed leaders who are committed to the example set forth by Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings upon him, sound Islamic traditions, and excellence through knowledge.