Junior Kindergarten-Grade 4 (Primary School)
Teaching in primary grades is based on the Ontario Curriculum. The core subjects are offered at these levels along with Quran and Islamic Studies. In addition to the mentioned subjects, our students also participate in competitions, attend a number of excursions and incursions, along with enjoying a host of special events held at the school.
In practice, our curriculum uses a mix throughout the day of active hands-on play and project-based work, alongside group times, personal reflection times, projects, skill instruction and other learning experiences provided by our school.
Grade 5 - 8 (Middle School)
From grade 5, our boys and girls study in separate classes which we refer to as “Parallel” learning. There is no difference in the curriculum content, however, the resources and teaching styles vary in order to cater for the gender differences. The main advantage is from an Islamic viewpoint so that our students understand their unique roles in society. As in their primary years, our students also participate in competitions, attend a number of excursions and incursions, along with enjoying a host of special events held at the school.
Grade 9 - 12 (Secondary School)
MUA offers a secondary school program, providing students with the opportunity to commence their senior year studies in grades 11-12. The program assists students to have a strong future direction and develop skills that will lead them to success beyond school life.
Grades 9 and 10 are preparation for grades 11 and 12 with a great emphasis on exploring career pathways and developing academic and vocational skills. In addition to compulsory subjects, all students receive extended counselling from within the school to help them plan their pathways and allow full exploration of future career options and development of employability skills.
Grades 11 and 12 are designed to develop students’ autonomy, commitment to learning and self-reliance. We believe these are crucial skills and dispositions that will help students transition smoothly to tertiary education, further training or employment.
We teach and support senior students on how to set their own learning goals and reflect on their learning journeys. Ongoing feedback is integral to our teaching and learning framework, allowing students to identify their strengths and weaknesses and plan the next learning step. We cultivate resilience and positivity in our students by showing the value of hard work and encouraging them to adopt a growth mindset language.
STEAM Education is an approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking. STEAM education at MUA provides students with the opportunity to learn creatively, using 21st-century skills and preparing them for a world of innovation. Our teachers continually engage in professional development to receive STEAM certification and enhance their knowledge of implementing related educational strategies in the classroom.