AlBaqir Academy aims to provide students with the highest standards of education infused with teachings of Islam. According to the educational philosopher, Dewey, “To possess all the world of knowledge and lose one’s own self is as awful a fate in education as in religion.” As such, AlBaqir Academy concentrates on educational as well as moral values, because it works towards graduating students who will not only be exceptional academically, but moral citizens of the world as well.

The academy is lead by Imam Dr. Usama Al-Atar, who holds a Ph.D. in chemistry, a Master’s degree in Education, and is a globally recognized religious speaker and educator who is well trained in religion.

Students of AlBaqir Academy will be taught Leadership skills, Excellence in behaviour, Aspiration for success, and Devotion to morality (LEAD).


AlBaqir Academy adheres to the teachings of the Islamic Shi’a Ja’fari school of thought and offers exceptional educational standards that enrich students academically, religiously, morally and spiritually.


The goal of AlBaqir Academy is to educate children in the best academic and religious traditions, so they can achieve the greatest educational outcomes, and become life-long adherents to the Islamic Shi’a faith as well as morally responsible citizens of the world.


Academic, religious and moral (ARM) education serves the common good.


AlBaqir Academy is a full-time Shi’a Muslim school in Edmonton, Alberta. It currently accepts students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 9, expanding to High School. AlBaqir Academy maintains high academic standards infused with the teachings of Ahlulbayt (A). Students participate in daily congregational prayers, Friday prayers, learn important academic and religious skills and partake in educational Islamic lessons and programs. 


640 Parsons Road SW

Edmonton, AB  T6X 1N4

Monday to Friday

8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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