School Calendar

Academic Year 2020-2021

27, Curriculum Pick-Up Day Grades K-8
28, Orientation for New Parents Only
2, First Day of School Grades 1-8
3, 4, 5, Kindergarten Orientation
7, No School. Labor Day.
8, First Day of School Kindergarten
28-Oct. 2, Parent/Teacher One-on-One Conferences
1, 2, Parent/Teacher One-on-One Conferences
13, First Trimester Ends
16-20, First Trimester Finals
24, 25, Speech Contest
26, 27, Thanksgiving Break
17, Report Cards Go Home
18, Parent/Teacher Conferences
21-Jan. 4, Winter Break
5, School Resumes for Students
14, Enrollment Opens for 2020-2021
18, M.L.K. Jr. Holiday
28, New Students Enrollment Open
19, Second Trimester Ends
22, President's Day Holiday
23-Mar. 1, Second Trimester Exams
1, Second Trimester Exams
18, Second Trimester Reports Go Home
19, Parent/Teacher Conference
13/14, Ramadan Starts (Tentative)
13-29, Ramadan Schedule Time
30-May 14, Spring and Eid Holidays
21, Third Trimester Ends
20-27, Third Trimester Exams
28, No School. Staff in Service Day.
31, Memorial Day Holiday
1, No School. Staff in Service Day
10, Award Assembly K-7th Grades. Report Card Pickup.
11, 8th Grade Graduation. Last Day of School

Spelling Bee

Spelling Bees encourage vocabulary along with raising the drive for interclass challenge. At the moment, Ilm Academy students compete first in spelling bees at class level and the winners compete each other at finals. Spelling bees are judged by outside judges. Insha Allah, in the future the school hopes to see its best spellers compete in interschool spelling bees as well.

Seerah Competition

Ilm Academy yearly Seerah competition is a speech competition between various grade levels on the subject of the Seerah of the Prophet Muhammed (saw). Besides public speaking, the competition greatly encourages independent research on the subject.

Tech Challenge Participation

Select Ilm Academy scholars who excel at academics and science are selected to participate in the Tech Challenge to represent the school at the The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose. The Museum invites children Grades 4-12 to employ an actual engineering design process in order to resolve a real problem. The solutions designed by the teams are then tested in front of a panel of judges. The Tech Challenge is among the most diverse science competitions in the country.

Awards Assembly

The school’s Annual Awards Assembly held during the last week of the school recognizes all the winners of the past year. Awards assembly revisits all the milestones of the school year and winners are recognized in one grand gathering.

Food Drive

In an attempt to raise awareness and compassion for those less fortunate in the community, Ilm Academy sponsors a yearly food drive for the homeless. Not only do the children make sandwiches for the homeless but assemble individual lunch bags to be distributed to homeless shelters and other needy organizations in the community.


Ilm Academy’s annual bakesales raise funds for donation to needy causes around the world. Organized and made greatly possible by the school’s mom volunteers, the bake sales are greatly looked forward to by the students. The event hugely encourages the qualities of teamwork, organization, and participation.

Science Fair

Ilm Academy organizes a school-wide science fair every year. Students from all grade levels spend a few months prior to the event in the planning and selection of their science fair presentations. The school is proud of the fact that even its youngest scholars in kindergarten take an enthusiastic part in preparing their exhibits. The event takes place in the evening and all parents are invited to view the science displays presented by each class. Winners are also selected in each grade level.