Is your school registered?
Are your teachers qualified?
It is not a requirement for Ontario private schools for the teacher, VP, or staff to be certified by the OCT (Ontario College of Teachers) but we make sure they attend a Teacher Training Course.
Do you follow the Ontario curriculum?
What subjects do you teach?
The same subjects that are taught in any other school in Ontario excluding sex education, music, and anything inappropriate according to Islam.
What is your Islamic studies curriculum?
a. Nazira/Islamic Studies
b. Part-time Hifz/Islamic Studies
c. Aalim Program (later on)
What do you teach in your Islamic Studies curriculum?
i. Monday ii. Tuesday iii. Wednesday iv. Thursday v. Friday
When do the children do their academic studies?
From 11:00AM-3:00PM with a Zuhr/lunch break in between.
Is that enough time to get all their subjects in?
Yes. In public school there is only 3.5 hours instructional time with 2 - 15 minute recesses and a 1 hour lunch.
Do you have a library and/or computer lab?
Yes. Otherwise - We are in the process of setting an area up for that specific purpose soon Insha’Allah.
Where do the kids go for recess/lunch?
We have a designated area for eating lunch/snacks and the children play in the ____________________________ with adult supervision at all times.
Do the children go on field trips?
Yes, 3 times a year (some recreational and some educational)
Do the children get report cards?
Yes, 3 times a year. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd semester.
If my child moves to another school, will there be a problem?
All registered schools in Ontario follow the same evaluation guidelines and curriculum, so there should be no problem.
What grades do you have?
We are starting with grades 1,2,3,4 or __________________ and plan to add as needed.
Do split grades work?
All schools use the split grade system (ex. Gr. 1/2, Gr. 3/4, Gr. 5/6, Gr. 7/8)
Do you have a school calendar with the holidays and reporting schedule?
Are the boys and girls separate?