Our Elementary school is not only strong in the academic curriculum but it also addresses the personal, social, and cultural development of students. As a community of learners, we recognize that children need to engage in hands-on experiential learning and fieldwork in order to enhance their learning skills and abilities. We make the learning experience fun and easy by providing engaging-activities linked to learned topics in class that is guaranteed to develop your child’s skills.
Students get to participate, learn, and present their experiences and findings to their peers in class which is a great way to emphasize what they have learned.
The photos deliver evidence of the wide range of activities that take place at our elementary school. From field trips to reading Arabic, all our programs are meant to enrich your child’s skills beyond the classroom.
Our elementary school staff and the principal are looking forward to spending the school years with your children and teach them how to become positive contributors to the world. We are committed to making their learning experience safe, caring and fun in all means possible.
Informal Islamic Curriculum:
Morning Assembly: Dua’ is recited as whole group students are expected to wear proper modest clothing. Mandatory for girls to wear hijab from Grade 4 and up. Zuhr Prayer is observed in specified prayer space with all elementary students. Jummah Salah includes high school students. Relatives are encouraged to join, follow and live up to the rules and teachings of Islam.
Ministry Curriculum: Academic classes follow the Ministry of Ontario Elementary Curriculum for Math, Science, Language, Social Studies. Modified versions of The Arts and Physical Education Curriculum are implemented.
French program follows the curriculum, but while as in public school French begins in Grade 4, at Al-Risala Academy, French begins in Grade 1.
Appended Curriculum: Arabic Language Classes are offered at different levels. Arabic classes focus on learning to read, write, and comprehend the Arabic Language. Quran Classes are also offered at different levels. Quran classes focus on memorization of the holy book and understanding the meanings of verses as well. A special (fast track) Hifz program is available. Islamic Studies Classes are focused on the teachings of the Prophets, the Islamic Code of Conduct, Tafseer, Islamic history (Seerah), and much more.
Character Value Curriculum: Each month the school focuses on a specific Character Value. These themes are explored within various subjects and activities. Speeches after Zuhr prayer focuses on these Characters. Students build proper and strong learning skills and work habits.
Integrated Curriculum: Components of Islam is incorporated within mainstream academic lessons. Cross-Curricular approach connects concepts of two or more subjects. Realistic and Hands-On method allows for relevant and practical learning.