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
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.
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
education and understanding of the Islamic
providing an environment where questioning,
understanding and informing of the Islamic
faith and lifestyle is desired and trained
offering education of other cultures
and languages to inform and educate so that
goal #3 would be achieved
To provide opportunities for the children
to become self-directed, lifelong learners and
help them to develop their social, emotional
and physical potential.
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
Islamic environment promoting good morals
Islamic studies including the holy Qur'an
Daily prayers and weekly group prayer (salaat
Qualified, dedicated, and caring teachers.
Monitoring of student progress through ongoing
assessment and Ontario Ministry of Education
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
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
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)