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.
To promote educational excellence and meaningful faith in a diverse, caring environment to students who are secure in their identity, critical and creative thinkers, effective communicators and responsible citizens dedicated to peace.
To produce caring graduates who inspire others and together will change the world for the benefit of humanity.