The Muslim community in Austin founded Austin Peace Academy (formerly Peace Elementary School) to meet the crucial challenge of stimulating the minds of the students who enroll in the school while at the same time enabling them to preserve their Islamic identity, heritage and practices.

Austin Peace Academy was established in 1997 in a small building with about sixteen students as the first Islamic school in Austin. The school was initially named Peace Elementary School and was located in 1906 Nueces Street, Austin, TX 78705. The first year school offered Pre-K to Kindergarten (KG). In 1997, the school was moved to its current location at 5110 Manor Road, Austin, TX 78723.

In 2003, the school was renamed Austin Peace Academy which serves students from Pre-school to 12th grade. The school has a diverse body of students whose parents come from 19 nationalities. Our Senior graduates have attended Tier One universities and all graduates have received 100% college acceptance.

Accreditation by SACS

In November 2005, Austin Peace Academy was approved for accreditation candidacy by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

In April 2007, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) recommended Austin Peace Academy for accreditation. On December 10, 2007, at the SACS annual meetings, Austin Peace Academy received its accreditation.

Every 5 years the school gets reevaluated for accreditation. In January 2012, Austin Peace Academy received its second reaccreditation.

What is accreditation?

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (commonly referred to as SACS CASI) is a non-governmental, voluntary organization that accredits more than 13,000 public and nonpublic institutions from early childhood through university. Since its beginning, the mission of SACS CASI has been to help schools improve student learning. Today, SACS CASI is the largest accrediting agency in the world and is one of only six agencies that accredit both public and nonpublic educational institutions.

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