Canadian Curriculum

Canadian Curriculum

Obtaining a High School diploma from a Canadian curriculum school is based on the province the curriculum is derived from.

High school graduates have the opportunity to continue their education at any of Canadian provinces post-secondary institutions or to attend some of the most prestigious universities and colleges in the world.

Key Features

  • Early Childhood (ECE) KG 1 – KG 2
  • Elementary Grades 1 - 9
  • Secondary Grades 10 – 12

Graduation Requirements

To complete Senior High school, students must be awarded the minimum required credits from the specific provincial curriculum with satisfactory results. Students may complete the Senior high school with a provincial specific High School diploma, Certificate of Achievement or a Certificate of High School Achievement.

Compulsory Examinations

  • Grade 12 students must write and pass diploma examinations in core subject areas to graduate.
  • Diploma examinations are provincially administered and account for 50% of the students’ final grade in the course.
  • Final tests of subjects of Islamic Studies and Arabic Language are supervised by the Ministry of Education.

How does a student achieve the Shahadat Al-Thanawiya Al-Amma?

The following conditions for equivalency applies:

  1. The school must be recognized by the education department of any of the Canadian provinces and apply the curriculum of the province whose education department recognizes it.
  2. The student must successfully pass Grade 12.
  3. The final certificate carrying the name of the school muse be issued by the province whose education department recognizes the school and duly attested.
  4. The student must pass the UAE Ministry of Education Arabic Studies exam in Grade 12. This can be taken as either Native Arabic Studies (for students of Arab Nationality as shown on their passport) or as Non-Native Arabic Studies (for students of non-Arab Nationality as shown on their passport).
  5. Pass the UAE Ministry of Education Islamic Studies exam in Grade 12 (Muslim students only). This can be taken as either Native Islamic Studies (for students of Arab Nationality as shown on their passport) or as Non-Native Islamic Studies (for students of non-Arab Nationality as shown on their passport).