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New Horizon School, Irvine

Private | K-6 | 138 students

 

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2011:
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Posted July 30, 2014

Unfriendly unwelcoming Principal and some staff members. Didn't like the environment here at all for my child.


Posted September 5, 2012

I am a high schooler who graduated from New Horizon several years ago. Not only did New Horizon teach me about my faith, but it also taught me how to answer questions and represent Islam to others. The academics were challenging enough for me to face middle school without an issue. The extra-curricular activities, such as art and music, made me interested to take more of these kinds of classes in middle and high school. I still have all the friends that I had made while I was a student there. Even after graduating, I am still connected with the New Horizon community and participate in alumni activities!


Posted January 24, 2012

As another parent once put it, New Horizon Elementary School Irvine is a gem in our community. The strong academic education is perfectly balanced with inspired character development. I believe this is the perfect training ground to help our children become proud American Muslims that will one day become leaders - professionally and personally.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2011

New Horizon School has changed my vision on life in many different ways. My child is so lucky to go to this excellent School. I wish every Muslim American student can attend this school to have the balance between American culture & the Muslim identity. My older kids were disadvantaged to attend New Horizon School. Inshaa Allah my grandkids will be lucky enough to attend it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2011

New Horizon Preschool has done a great job in helping the children develop wonderful empathetic children that think with their hearts that when they come to Kindergarten, they are ready and willing to work with one another in class. It is exciting for me as a teacher to have children come into a classroom with the excitement to help one another, or compliment another classmate or even to go and help someone because they notice someone needs help!!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 24, 2011

I am so happy that I chose New Horizon for my children. It provides a perfect balance of Islamic values and having an American Muslim identity. The school builds leadership skills in its students and listens to parents' feedback.The teachers and staff are very professional and go out of their way to make sure children experience success. Class sizes are small and students are given the regular curriculum as public schools, but they also have music, art, P.E. as well as Arabic and Relgious Studies. The staff and students are diverse and come from a variety of backgrounds. I'm so glad we chose this school. It offers much more than the local public schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2011

I have two children that have been attending New Horizon for the last 4 years. I am very happy with the professional teachers and staff. Academically, my children are well above their grade level. I really appreciate having such a wonderful school in the community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2011

I am really happy to have my child in New horizon. I feel that my child is blessed to be the part of New horizon school.She learned a lot that sometime i feel that my child is Scholar already.New horizon is the place where your child experience Positive discipline, Best learning environment and respect.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

It serves the community with good education and social activities
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

It is amazing ,good teacher ,perfect principal,good acadimec ,everything
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2009

Hi! I love this school. And im one of the students.:-)
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 9, 2009

Best environment in the best Islamic school. I pray to Allah to extend this school to middle and high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2009

I have 3 kids in this school.I love the friendly and professional atmosphere that is around them all the time.My kids love their teachers and all of the school staff.In fact,I feel we are like a one big family there.We all work together for the best of our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2009

This school is the best kept secret in Irvine! The small student to teacher ratio can't be beat - and the teachers/staff are all so warm and loving. There is nowhere else I can imagine placing my child where she would get the academic challenge and caring environment that she gets at New Horizon!
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Posted May 17, 2008

The best decision I made is to put my son in New Horizon Elementary school, Irvine. excellent teachers. very small class size. very understanding administration and efficient and proffessional board members. Children get one on one personal attention from every one. way to go New Horizon. keep up the good work.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 45% 26%
Black 2% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hispanic 1% 52%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Arabic
  • Arabic languages

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00am
School end time
  • 3:30pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Dr. Dina Eletreby
Gender
  • Coed
Affiliation
  • Islamic
Fax number
  • (949) 552-5945

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
Foreign languages taught
  • Arabic
  • Arabic languages

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Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
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Irvine, CA 92620
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