FAQs

What is the teacher/student ratio?

Infants: 1:4
Toddlers: 1:6
Preschool: 1:8
Pre-Kindergarten: 1:10
Kindergarten: 1:15

Is Pillars Academy a fully accredited school?

We are fully accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

How is Pillars Academy curriculum preparing my child for grade level competency in comparison to other private or public schools?

Pillars Academy curriculum for Preschool through Kindergarten is closely aligned to California Framework and Foundations as well California State Common Core Standard.  Additionally, Pillars Academy instructional delivery is inquiry based with global perspective themes that connect content and skills transfer across all subjects. The greatest advantage to our children is the Islamic principles being embedded throughout all subjects by all teachers empowering them with a stronger Muslim American identity.

What types of food and nutrition services does Pillars Academy provide for students?

Lunch is available for purchase everyday. Our preschoolers take turns and bring healthy snacks once a month, consisting of whole grain carbohydrates, fruits, dairy, and vegetables. All other grade levels are encouraged to participate in packing fresh, nutritious meals from home. 

What do the campus grounds and facilities consist of?

Our campus is connected to the OCIF facility. Currently we have two playgrounds and an open play area for all grade levels. We are also conveniently located across the street from Alicia Park, a spacious public facility which we frequent for PE and weekly lunches. Schedule a tour to see for yourself!

Is Pillars open in summer?

Pillars Academy offers summer camp during summer break to children from infants to 14 years. Pillars Academy is open all year round with the exception of a few days. See the calendar for details.

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