Message From Principal

From the Principal

Jolanda Hendriks, Principal

It is a blessing to welcome you and your children to New Horizon School – Los Angeles (NHSLA). Since its beginning 40 years ago, NHSLA's mission has been to provide Muslim youth with quality academic and Islamic education and a solid foundation to develop their American Muslim identity. The founders of our school knew the importance of investing in our youth – as members of our growing ummah and as citizens of our community – and were among the first to establish an Islamic school in America. I strongly believe our school's mission is crucial to the development of our future leaders and the continuity of our tradition.

It is important to share that the NHSLA School Board, along with the Board of the Islamic Center of Southern California, has created a restructuring plan for our school's programming that will take effect in the 2024-2025 school year. NHSLA will be shifting its focus to growing its Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten program and discontinuing the Kindergarten and Elementary programs at the end of the 2023-2024 academic year. While it saddens us to see this chapter of NHSLA come to a close, I am hopeful that our students will find a welcoming home at one of our partner Islamic schools in the area. We have established close partnerships with these schools to ensure a smooth transition for our current NHSLA families and future Pre-Kindergarten families. I am closely working with each NHSLA family to ensure they have the information and resources to make the best decision for their children.

Our Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten program will continue to thrive as we continue our mission of delivering high quality academic education, nurturing spiritual growth, and inspiring compassion through the teachings of Islam. We embrace the future of our program with optimism under the leadership of our committed Preschool Director and our caring and experienced team. Our team builds strong relationships with our students as well as their families to better understand and meet the needs of our students. As many of our families can attest, new parents are welcomed with open arms and quickly become part of the NHSLA family. This is one of the special qualities of our school that I am proud of and deeply grateful for.

As we embark on this final semester with our Kindergarten and Elementary classes, I have confidence in our team's ability to provide your child with a meaningful and memorable educational experience. We are honored to partner with you in shaping outstanding American Muslims and compassionate contributors to our diverse community.


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