Maritime Muslim Academy (MMA) is an independent educational institution 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. The Academy was founded in 1984 to serve the Muslim community in the Halifax/Dartmouth area. It 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. MMA's education is consistent with the standards established by the Canadian Government. More specifically, the Academy is committed to teaching the curriculum as prescribed by the Nova Scotia Department of Education. Since it was established 20 years ago, the Academy has grown considerably. Currently, over 200 full time students are enrolled. In 1996 the Academy moved its facility from Dartmouth to a new location in Halifax, where two buildings were purchased to accommodate the increasing number of students. Our facilities are equipped with a new Library, Computer, Science and Arts labs. Students of the Academy enjoy a variety of extra-curricular activities such as team sports, field trips, swimming, bowling, rock climbing and several clubs in the subject of science, arts, literature, drama etc. We have an excellent Preschool program for children ages 18 months to 9 years. The MMA's Preschool is open year round and successfully offers curriculum and services that meet all government standards. The very first MMA High School student graduated in 2002. This year, grade 12 class is graduating and we are very proud to announce that all our graduates have been accepted to Canadian universities with Scholarship Awards. MMA is governed by a Board of Directors of elected parents and other members of our local Muslim community. We also have a busy Parent Teaching Association (PTA) that organizes social events and fund-raising activities. The Academy does not receive financial support from any government or other funding agencies. MMA is a non-profit charitable organization registered with the federal government of Canada. If you want to make a donation or need further information about the MMA, please do not hesitate to contact us.