Pillars Preparatory Academy

Learn. Educate. Grow.

We promise our students a memorable learning experience that will shape their personalities, instill life-long love for knowledge and research, and let them take charge of their own futures.

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Our Mission

At Pillars Preparatory Academy, we go above and beyond the definition of “school.” Pillars Preparatory Academy is committed to providing an academically rigorous, student-centered learning environment in which students are nurtured and prepared for success in college and beyond. Pillars Preparatory Academy will partner with families and the community to instill in each student a sense of leadership, responsibility, and ethics, driven by Islamic ideals, enabling them to make positive contributions to a global society.

Our Promise

We promise our students a memorable learning experience that will shape their personalities, instill life-long love for knowledge and research, and let them take charge of their own futures.

Location / Address

34 Charles Street
South River, NJ 08882

Phone & Email

Phone: (732) 390-4200
Fax: (732) 613-1562

Dear Pillars Preparatory Academy Families,

As-salamu ‘alaikum!  I hope that this email finds you in the best of health and faith as we approach the first week of the 2021-2022 academic year! 

Our staff  just completed their first week back to school and this included participation in a two-day workshop on nurturing a positive school climate and incorporating Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) across our subjects of study.  In addition, our staff received training whereby they became certified in CPR, alhamdulilah!

A wealth of knowledge was shared this week and our staff set goals for good habits and manners that they will focus on teaching the students this year, in-sha’ Allah.  The Social-Emotional Learning training reminded us that while we, as a school, are responsible for teaching the traditional subjects of English, Math, Islamic Studies, Qur’an, Science, Arabic, etc., we are also responsible for developing each student’s Emotional Intelligence (EI).  Emotional Intelligence is the capacity to recognize and understand the emotions of oneself and others and to use that information to make responsible decisions.  The development of EI is more commonly known as “Tarbiyya” within Islamic context.

Alhamdulilah, our training has been rejuvenating and it is just one of the ways that we have prepared for a successful school year, in-sha’ Allah! 

As you know, the first day of school for students is Thursday, September 9th, in-sha’ Allah.  The Pillars staff has been busy getting ready and they are excited to work with your children!  

As we start off the new school year, please note the following:

  1. Families are invited to drop off school supplies (those requested by the school) for their children on Tuesday, September 7th between 10 am and 2 pm, in-sha’ Allah.  Drop-off of supplies is not required at this time, but it is being permitted so that students do not have to be overburdened with carrying a lot of supplies into school on the first day of school.  Please remember to clearly label all supplies with your child’s first and last name and grade and to have a separate package of supplies for each child should you have multiple children attending Pillars.
  2. The school doors open for students at 7:55 am each day. Students being dropped off in the morning are to remain in their cars until their temperatures are taken.  Once students are cleared (temperatures below 100.4 degrees), they will be asked to exit their cars to enter the school building.  Students will proceed directly to class where they will begin their day with the morning assembly that includes Qur’anic recitation and morning adhkar. Students will be marked tardy beginning at 8:10 am. Given that tardiness tends to negatively impact students’ academic performance and future academic and professional habits, families are strongly encouraged to bring their children to school on time.
  3. For students being dropped off between 7:55 and 8:10 am, parents are to drive up behind the school building from Lincoln Street. Staff members will be waiting to take student temperatures,  help students out of cars as needed, dispense hand sanitizer, and direct/assist students into the school building and to class.
  4. Should a student need to be dropped off after 8:10 am, families are requested to park their cars in proper parking spots (not in front of the school building!) and escort their children to the front door of the school building.  Please note that we are not allowing school visitors for everyone’s safety.
  5. The school day ends at 3:20 pm. We kindly request families to arrive at the school between 3:20 and 3:30 pm to pick up their children promptly at the dismissal time (not too early as to cause a traffic backup onto Lincoln Street and not later than 3:30 pm out of respect for our staff).
  6. Mark your calendars for Back to School Night on Thursday, September 23rd, in-sha’ Allah. At this time, we are planning for a Zoom Back to School Night.  We will share information with families as we get closer to the event.
  7. As a final reminder, the number one priority for the school in this age of pandemic is to preserve student, staff, family and community well-beingPlease be proactive in monitoring your child’s health, maintain clear communication with the school regarding health issues, abide by face covering guidelines and remember to keep your children home should they become ill.

We hope that you had an enjoyable summer with your children and are now ready to embark on a productive year, working as partners with the school for the success of our students.  We pray for a healthy, blessed and successful school year for our entire community! Ameen!

Have a great long weekend was-salamu ‘alaikum!

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Location: 34 Charles Street, South River, NJ 08882

Telephone: (732) 390-4200

Fax: (732) 613-1562

Email: admin@pillarsprep.com

Pillars Preparatory Academy

Academically Accredited Islamic school offering educational excellence for Nursery - 12th grade students.
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Pillars Preparatory Academy is proud to announce that we are so lucky and blessed to have Ms. Abir as our fearless leader and Principal. Please congratulate her on receiving the Jefferson Award for her wonderful accomplishments and a lifetime servicing the community, representing all of the beauty of Islam in action and making the world a better place.

On Sunday, September 12, 2021 at the Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, New Jersey, Abir Catovic was recognized and honored at the 2021 presentation ceremony and celebration of service.

From: New Jersey State Governor's Jefferson Awards

Congratulations Abir Catovic!
It is our pleasure to announce that you and a select group of your peers have been selected out of hundreds of qualified nominees to represent the best of volunteerism and public service as an Honoree at the 2021 New Jersey State Governor's Jefferson Awards.

The 2021 New Jersey State Governor's Jefferson Awards presentation ceremony and celebration of volunteerism was held at the Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton on the afternoon of Sunday, September 12, 2021.

The Jefferson Awards are the nation's oldest and most prestigious recognition program for volunteer/public service, and are the official recognition program of the United States Senate. The New Jersey State Governor's Jefferson Awards administers the recognition program for New Jersey and are also the official recognition of the New Jersey State Governor's Council on Volunteerism.

Honorees of the New Jersey State Governor's Jefferson Award achieve measurable community impact and represent outstanding acts of public service, without the expectation of recognition or compensations.

Recipients demonstrate unique vision, dedication and tenacity of heroic proportion and serve as inspiration for others.

Please accept both our congratulations and our sincere gratitude for the extraordinary record of service to others.


The NJS Governor's Jefferson Awards
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Our lovely playground where friendships are made! 😊💕
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Pre-K having fun and learning with Smart board games! 💡
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At Pillars Prep, we strive to provide our students with a strong foundation from early on! Along with our focus on academics comes our focus on building lifelong habits within our students. While learning about the letter T, our preschool students learned about proper table etiquette and celebrated the practice of them with a table manners party!
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The Pillars PTO is excited to launch a simple and fun way to allow the school to earn funds while we all shop!


Pillars will get 40% back from EACH purchase for the entire month of December, InshaAllah!
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