Although Ummah Masjid offers a Quranic school within the mosque, it is also affiliated with the Maritime Muslim Academy (MMA) school located on 6225 Chebucto Road.
MMA is an independent day school based on Islamic principles, whose mission is to educate students intellectually, physically, emotionally and socially in a trusting and caring Islamic environment.
The Academy offers standard educational programs like any other school in Canada and also offers Quran and Arabic as well as the basic teaching in Islamic beliefs, principles and values.
It was founded in 1984 to serve the Muslim community in the Halifax/Dartmouth area and is one of the earliest Islamic schools established in Canada and is the only Islamic school in Atlantic Canada.
Initially called the Halifax/Dartmouth Islamic School, it later changed its name to the Maritime Muslim Academy. MMA offers private educational services to students from September to June, a total of 195 teaching days/year, and provides fulltime teaching at all stages of education: Preschool, Elementary, Junior High and Senior High. English is the main language of instruction, however Arabic and French are taught as second languages.
For more information about the MMA, please visit www.maritimemuslimacademy.ca.