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‌SAKINAH CIRCLE ALTERNATIVE PROGRAM

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Sakinah Circle programming is based on a philosophy of education derived from the Qur’anic worldview.

GOALS

  • Become intentional and reflective individuals
  • Develop critical minds, conscious hearts and compassion for others
  • Nurture student’s fitrah(innate nature), taqwa (God consciousness) and strive to become khulafah (stewards)

BENEFITS

  • Learning that brings us closer to the Creator
  • Sense of sakinah (inner tranquility)

PROGRAM DELIVERY

  • Pedagogical foundational framework drawn from Islamic faith, civilization and intellectual tradition
  • Qur’anic worldview infused in all areas of study
  • A holistic learning environment that addresses a student’s academic, spiritual and intellectual development
  • Emphasis on the wonders and beauty of the natural world as presented in the Qur’an
  • Introductory exposure to Arabic language
  • Modified calendar to accommodate Eid holidays 

ELIGIBILITY

Students and families from all faiths and cultures are welcome. For more information about eligibility, contact Grace Martin School.

ALBERTA CURRICULUM

All Edmonton Public Schools programming is based on curriculum determined by Alberta Education. Students enrolled in Sakinah Circle will receive the same high-quality education offered in all of our programs.

TRANSPORTATION

To be eligible for alternative program yellow bus service, a student must:

  • attend the alternative program at the designated school
  • live outside of the walk boundary
  • live within the bus service area
  • be in K - Grade 6

View the detailed map on any school page for the yellow bus service area, or contact the school.

Sakinah Circle Registration Information

To Enroll (new students) for 2023-24 School Year (see EPSB deadlines here)

  1. Register with Edmonton Public Schools
  2. Fill out the 2023-2024 Sakinah Circle Alternative Program Application Form and submit it to the school before April 14, 2023.
  3. Fill and submit the Pre-Authorized Debit Plan form
  4. For your application to be considered, please send the first month's fee via Interac e-Transfer to fees@sakinahcircle.com.  If your child is not accepted, the money will be returned to the same email address from which it was received.

HELPFUL LINKS

Sakinah Circle Website

Sakinah Circle Handbook

Sakinah Circle Information Video