About New Horizon Islamic School

Fostering a

positive

American

Muslim identity

We wanted to create a space for students to grow in a positive and nurturing environment that helps them embrace their identity as American Muslim.

How New Horizon began

It all started with a grassroots effort led by individuals who wanted to bring the principles and ideology of the Islamic Center of Southern California to Orange County in 1998. Since opening its doors in 2001, New Horizon continues to look ahead to the needs of the community and pushes the school’s mission and vision in the right direction.

Mission & Vision

OUR MISSION

New Horizon offers exemplary academics and community programs in a progressive Islamic environment and fosters a positive American Muslim identity by preparing students with the knowledge to succeed, confidence to lead, and compassion to serve in an ever-changing world.

OUR VISION

New Horizon will be recognized nationally as the model independent Islamic school integrating Quranic principles with cutting-edge technology and creativity to make meaningful contributions to the broader community.

OUR MISSION

New Horizon offers exemplary academics and community programs in a progressive Islamic environment and fosters a positive American Muslim identity by preparing students with the knowledge to succeed, confidence to lead, and compassion to serve in an ever-changing world.

OUR VISION

New Horizon will be recognized nationally as the model independent Islamic school integrating Quranic principles with cutting-edge technology and creativity to make meaningful contributions to the broader community.

Our Journey

Every milestone we’ve accomplished brings us closer to our mission.

2001

Opened Lower School Campus (on Truman) with 80 students (PS – 6th grade)

2006

Received accreditation from the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) and the Western Association for Schools and Colleges (WASC)

2011

Reached full capacity of 197 students at Lower School and launched a major capital campaign for expansion

2015

Received the National Blue Ribbon of Excellence from the U.S. Department of Education

2017

Named a Leader in Me Lighthouse School (one of only 300 in the world)

2018

Opened Upper School Campus (on Marconi) to allow for over 400 students total from Preschool through 8th grade

2001
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Opened Lower School Campus (on Truman) with 80 students (PS – 6th grade)
2006
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Received accreditation from the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) and the Western Association for Schools and Colleges (WASC)
2011
Read More
Reached full capacity of 197 students at Lower School and launched a major capital campaign for expansion
2015
Read More
Received the National Blue Ribbon of Excellence from the U.S. Department of Education
2017
Read More
Named a Leader in Me Lighthouse School (one of only 300 in the world)
2018
Read More
Opened Upper School Campus (on Marconi) to allow for over 400 students total from Preschool through 8th grade

Faculty Staff

Mark Meskal

Science Teacher

Nabila Ramadan

Religious Studies Teacher - Lower Campus (K-2)

Sheri Basil

2nd Grade Teacher

Kristie Hassanien

1st Grade Teacher

Suzi Jubran

Preschool Religious Studies Teacher

Fabiana Ramirez

Preschool Lead Teacher

Zainab Hassan

Preschool Lead Teacher

Abeer Gad

Preschool Lead Teacher

Asra Farooqui

Preschool Lead Teacher

Puja Das

Preschool Lead Teacher

Marwa Abdelgawad

Preschool Lead Teacher

Mariam Azizi

2nd grade teacher

May Minessi

6-8th Grade Math Teacher

Kareem Syed

Religious Studies and Youth Program Director, Islamic Studies Teacher (3rd - 8th)

Uzma Said

Lower School Director

Summer Stoney

3rd Grade Teacher

Stephanie Urquizo

Kindergarten Teacher

Shadia Issa

Religious Studies Teacher

Ryan Ratfield

STEAM/ IDEAS Teacher

Ronda Kalaji

Director of Development

Raghad Atari

Director of Admissions

Patty Van Deudekom

Kindergarten Teacher

Nancy Hanaan Serag

Director of Marketing & Communications

Mona Hijazi

K-8 Art Teacher

Community Resources

Campus Resources

2022 Calendar of Activities

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ENROLLMENT INFO

2021-2022 AY Announcement

Read up on important announcements for this coming academic year.

MAJORS & PROGRAMS

Religious Studies

We aim to foster a love and understanding of God and Islam in every child.