Our History

The Edmonton Islamic Academy respectfully acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 Territory and that we all live and work on the traditional homelands of the Indigenous Peoples of Canada. We honor the Elders past and present who call this land home and strive to understand our shared colonial history and work together towards a just future that includes and enriches all peoples.

The Edmonton Islamic Academy (EIA) was established in 1987 in the basement of the Al-Rashid Mosque with 21 students. The school quickly grew, and to date, more than 1400 students from Preschool to Grade 12 attend the Academy.

Edmonton Islamic Academy follows the province of Alberta Programs of Study in all of its core subjects: Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies and Early Literacy. In addition to the Alberta curriculum, our students are also taught Islamic, Quranic and Arabic Studies. 

At EIA we show students their world from an Islamic perspective.  It is our goal to preserve the religious and cultural identity of our students as reflected in their Islamic beliefs and values. We take this responsibility seriously, creating an atmosphere where students feel loved, safe, nurtured and encouraged to excel academically.  Our attention to academic success is always within the context of Islam and towards a way of life taught to us by Prophet Mohammad (PBUH). We take part in school wide prayers, adhere to appropriate Islamic dress code, and respect the guidelines of proper Islamic social life. We strive to establish an environment free from distractions and negative pressure, so that our students are able to focus on their academic success.

Our outstanding education is made possible through our innovative curriculum, supportive family environment and highly skilled teachers who inspire students to develop a love of learning.  This happy combination is further enhanced by our multi-cultural community, where students are open-minded to be Respectful, Responsible and Successful leaders and contributors to society.  We are very proud of our school and invite you to come visit us, to see for yourself the vision and education we live each and every day here at Edmonton Islamic Academy.