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Austin Peace Academy

Private | PK-12 | 195 students

 
 

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Posted April 24, 2014

Austin Peace Academy is good at providing kids with an islamic environment such as teaching Quran, Arabic....etc (Arabic curricula are not organized enough). SO IF YOU WANT AN ISLAMIC ENVIRONMENT, YOUR CHOICE IS APA. IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR EXCELLENT ACHIEVEMENT IN SCIENCE AND MATH, YOU MIGHT RETHINK.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2014

My children had studied at Austin Peace Academy for a year, but they did not like the school. when I traveled to another state, I found that my childrens' achievement were very low compared to other students who came from even public schools, so the school should be improved by using modern methods and more facilities .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2014

APA has been home to my two kids for the past 6 years. I have been very happy with the school and with my kids' performance at the school. The small size of the student/faculty body makes it feel like home. Everyone knows everyone, which for me, is a good thing. Nobody is allowed to slip through the cracks. I love that my kids are getting a first rate secular education but more importantly, they are getting this education in an Islamic environment. Having a strong moral character is emphasized at this exemplary Islamic school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2013

Austin Peace Academy has an outstanding academic. I am proud that my daughter graduated from APA and is attending the University of Texas in Austin. They have phenomenal programs in high school such as speech and debate. The leadership team which includes the Principal and Director of Academics are extremely passionate about character building.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2013

Austin Peace Academy is a quality Islamic school. The leadership and teachers at APA have a passion for education and character-building that you won't find in many schools. The school follows the guidelines set out by the Texas Education Agency, but because it is a private school, teachers are free to teach the curriculum to their group of students' needs, not to the test. Overall, APA provides quality education in both the traditional academic areas as well as Islamic Studies and Arabic; and does so in a loving, character-driven manner.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 9, 2013

As a teacher, small class sizes allow me to get to know each child and teach to their interests, draw out their strengths, and challenge them to excel. APA is a place where each child is able to feel valued and nurtured. Teachers are passionate about their subject areas, and they also care about their students and want to see them succeed. In addition to challenging students academically, APA provides an Islamic environment where students and teachers can cultivate their deen and broaden their understanding of Islam. It's truly a blessing for me to work in an environment where Islam is the norm. I am constantly inspired by the character of my students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 7, 2012

It's a good school for kids. most important it is very clean specially the play ground. the Staff is very nice. Kids can learn more things about everything as well as more things about Islam.
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Posted April 4, 2012

Alhamdulillah, Austin is blessed to have a school such as Austin Peace Academy. With a strong Principal and Academic Director, APA has drastically improved in the past five years. It has higher academic standards for students, greater focus on timely and effective intervention, and improvements in methods of instruction with a focus on deeper critical thinking. The staff is dedicated to the success of the students and makes the time to better familiarize themselves with the students and their learning styles. Improvement in the ways of academia can be seen every day at APA.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 3, 2012

Best Islamic school in Austin to prepare our kids to become valuable citizens and keep their Muslim-American identity. Islamic, Arabic and Quran studies are side by side along with other academic studies.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2012

APA is a great academic environment as a student and as a teacher. The small class sizes allow me, as a teacher, to give individualized attention to all of my students and to get to know their interests and personal strengths on a much high level. APA is a community where the students feel like family.
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Posted March 28, 2011

Austin Peace Academy (APA) provides friendly, courteous environment for students who want to learn and grow, for educators who love being with kids and teach. I don't have the worry of my kids being bully or bullied, the Principal is very involved with all activities and learning subjects. Each student gets more attention from their teachers due to small classes, teachers know each student by their names.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2010

best private school in all of austin! everyone is amazing the people are great. And it is a very good islamic school and one of the best!
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Posted January 10, 2010

Wonderful school, safe environment, competitive and encouraging towards higher goals, they have the middle school grades competing in math/science and test them for college. For elementary, if they see that some students are advanced, they will assign higher level school work and homework.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Asian or Pacific Islander 47% 4%
White 39% 31%
Black 10% 13%
Hispanic 4% 51%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Sr. Diana Abdi
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  • Islamic
Associations
  • ISLA
Fax number
  • (512) 926-9688

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5110 Manor Road
Austin, TX 78723
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