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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.

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)

Dates to Remember Important Dates in 2017-18
June 15 Second term Report Cards
Last Day of school (8:00-12:00)
August 28 First day of work for staff
Sept 5 First day of school for all students, insha’Allah
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