Edmonton Islamic Academy’s (EIA) purpose is the necessity of raising a generation of Canadian Muslims that is conscious of its creator, Almighty God (Allah). We believe that this message is achieved through intellectual growth, community service and upstanding citizenship that is integral to both Islam and our Canadian mosaic. 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).
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.