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Ahlul-Bayt Islamic School is a private not-for-profit school offering the Ontario academic curriculum from JK to Grade 8.   Read more below ...

Our mission is to offer academic excellence in an Islamic atmosphere and a quality learning environment to build and develop an integrated Islamic identity.
The school - who consists of students, teachers and parents - will promote spiritual and moral values consistent with respect and good citizenship within the Canadian society.
  1. To provide a well-balanced instructional program that will enable all children to reach their highest level of academic success using a curriculum meeting and going beyond the Ontario Ministry of Education academic goals and standards.
  2. To foster a healthy self-identity of being Islamic in the Canadian setting.
    This will include items and areas such as:
    • educating and reinforcing the Arabic language
    • education and understanding of the Islamic culture
    • providing an environment where questioning, understanding and informing of the Islamic faith and lifestyle is desired and trained for
    • offering education of other cultures and languages to inform and educate so that goal #3 would be achieved
  3. To provide opportunities for the children to become self-directed, lifelong learners and help them to develop their social, emotional and physical potential.
  • Private, not-for-profit, and Ontario Ministry of Education inspected school
  • Surpasses Ontario Standards in EQAO testing for al subjects (reading, writing and mathematics)
  • Full-day JK & SK programs
  • Active sports program &Lunch hour interest clubs
  • Islamic environment promoting good morals and behavior
  • Active Parents' Committee
  • In operation since 2002 with an excellent reputation
Ahlul-Bayt Islamic School is conveniently located in Central Ottawa.
The school has 3 acres of property, which includes a tennis court, baseball diamond and fenced in preschool playground.
ABIS has a fully equipped science lab, brand new computer lab, gymnasium, library, and prayer room.
Ahlul-Bayt follows the Ontario Ministry of Education Curriculum for both Elementary & Junior High levels.
The full academic curriculum being offered - Junior Kindergarten to Grade 10 - follows the Ontario Ministry of Education Curriculum and Learning Outcomes for students.
In addition, students in all grades receive Arabic and Islamic Studies instruction.

Ahlul-Bayt Islamic School offers:

  • Full-Day program for JK and SK.
  • Proven success of our Junior high school program for grades 9 and 10
  • French as a second language from SK on.
  • Arabic as a Second Language taught by native speakers.
  • Islamic environment promoting good morals and behaviour.
  • Islamic studies including the holy Qur'an andFiqh (Jurisprudence).
  • Daily prayers and weekly group prayer (salaat Jamaah).
  • Qualified, dedicated, and caring teachers.
  • Monitoring of student progress through ongoing assessment and Ontario Ministry of Education exams.
  • Innovative holistic education and child-centredprograms using experiential methodology.
  • Small class sizes for all grades offering individual attention for each child.
  • A variety of activities and learning experiences including science fairs and community-shared activities.
  • Enrichment and remediation as field trips and in-school educational activities.
  • Private school discipline, work ethics, and high academic standards.
  • Ontario academic curriculum that prepares students for high school's grades 11 amd 12.
EQAO - the Education Quality and Accountability Office - is an independent agency that conducts Ontario's province wide student-testing program.
These assessments are used to measure student achievement against curriculum expectations.
Ahlul Bayt Islamic School has always surpassed the EQAO testing standards in reading, writing and mathematics.
Ahlul-Bayt has Literacy Fairs and we get to have Fun days. We recite the Qu'ran and have a lot of fun at recess. We get to do art and go to the Public Library. (Mohammad Shams)

I like Ahlul-Bayt because it has rules. It has a prayer room and we learn more about our culture. We have more than one teacher. We have an Islamic Studies teacher, Arabic Teacher and French teacher. (Ghenwa ElHajj Hassan)

I like the people here, especially the teachers. I like the way they teach us. The class size is small and teachers can really focus in on us. It's a very comfortable environment. You feel like you're in the right place. (Jinan Zeitoun)
Information about Enrolment, Schedule, Uniforms, Tuition Fees, & Withdrawal Procedures is detailed in the Parents' section.

Dates to Remember Important Dates in 2016-17


First day of Muharram


PD Day
No School for students


Thanksgiving Day
No School


Ashura: Martyrdom of Imam al-Hussein & his Ahlul-Bayt & companions (PBUT)
No School


Martyrdom of Imam Ali Zein-ul-Aabideen (AS)

Ottawa Student Transportation Authority (OSTA)
Responsible for transportation of the OCDSB & OCSB school boards
(Cancellations are reported by 6:15 am)

If a woman is free to show her body, why should she not be free to cover it?
Wearing hijab makes me feel confident. I feel more empowered than ever in Hijab. It gives me inner peace, defines who I am and is a witness of my faith...

Ahlul-Bayt Islamic School - Incredible Support for our Terry Fox Campaign THANK YOU FOR YOUR INCREDIBLE SUPPORT!!!

We are proud to announce the total of our fundraising efforts. Our campaign was simple: a Toonie for Terry.
We set a fundraising goal of $500.

We had a guest speaker and heard other stories of people who have battled cancer. We learned about hope.
Then, our students and staff ran on Thursday, September 29th with thousands of other schools across Canada to continue Terry Fox's Marathon of Hope.
Together, we raised $1,129.65.

Thank you everyone for your participation and incredible support for cancer research.

Our Grade 3 EQAO results
ABIS offered grade 3 for the first time in 2003
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ABIS grade 3 EQAO results for all years 

Our Grade 6 EQAO results
ABIS offered grade 6 for the first time in 2006
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ABIS grade 6 EQAO results for all years 
Fraser Institute's Annual School Ranking Report - 2014
Ranked #1 in Ottawa

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Detailed Fraser renkings

Link to the Fraser Institute's Report Card for ABIS

Fraser Institute's Annual School Ranking Report - 2013
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Citizen article  Raned #2 in Ottawa  Detailed Fraser renkings

. Ahlul-Bayt Islamic School Ranked Second Best in City

. Link to the Fraser Institute's Report Card for ABIS

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