As the community settled in Southern California and their families grew, the challenge arose of how their children would be educated in Islamic knowledge and values. In 1984, the Islamic Center founded the New Horizon School as a preschool in a leased building in the city of South Pasadena. Three years later, NHS moved to a building attached to the Islamic Center of Southern California in Los Angeles. As the school expanded, its elementary grades moved back to Pasadena in 1989, though the preschool and kindergarten remained in Los Angeles. Throughout the years, other New Horizon campuses were established: Pasadena (1984), Los Angeles (1987), Westside (1995), Irvine (2001). The schools now serve pre-school up to 8th grade and are fully accredited by the California Association of Independent Schools and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.