Fairouz Academy is an Arabic language school for children aged 4-12 of various backgrounds serving Calgary and surrounding areas. We offer after school programs on weekdays and morning programs on Saturdays.

We aim to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for children to learn Arabic using a fun filled approach.

Our programs will provide children with the foundation of the Arabic language using the full immersion method, while dedicating individual attention to each student’s needs. We utilize techniques such as plays, crafts, stories and songs and rhymes to supplement the textbooks to keep students engaged in our classes. Our goal with the completion of our programs is for the student to be able to speak, read and write Arabic.

أكاديمية فيروز هي مدرسة تعليم اللغة العربية للأطفال الذين تتراوح أعمارهم بين 4-12 عاما من مختلف الخلفيات ، تخدم كالجاري والمناطق المحيطة بها

نهدف في أكادمية فيروز إلى خلق بيئة ترحيبية وشاملة للأطفال لتعلم اللغة العربية بطريقة مرحة و ممتعة

توفر برامجنا الأسس اللازمة لتعلم للغة العربية باستخدام تقنيات حديثة مثل المسرحيات والحرف اليدوية والقصص والأغاني بالإضافة للكتب المدرسية. هدفنا مع الانتهاء من برامجنا هو أن يكون الطالب قادراً على القراءة والكتابة و التحدث باللغة العربية

Mission Statement

We believe in building a generation of independent citizens and empowering them with knowledge of their mother language in order to connect them to their roots and culture.

نحن نؤمن ببناء جيل من المواطنين المستقلين وتمكينهم من خلال العلم و المعرفة من أجل ربطهم بجذورهم وثقافتهم  

Vision Statement

We aim to give the children in our community the opportunity to own their future through learning their mother tongue.

نهدف إلى إعطاء الأطفال في مجتمعنا الكندي الفرصة لامتلاك مستقبلهم من خلال تعلم لغتهم الأم.

Why learn Arabic?


  • Your future best friend may speak it
  • Learning a new language is good for your brain
  • Learning a new language can raise your grades in other subjects
  • It can help you land an awesome job.

Also, students in Canada are encouraged to learn and use their mother tongue, which is very important for a number of reasons:

  • Mother tongue is the language that parents master perfectly.
  • Mother tongue is the most important tool to pass or receive knowledge because we learn better in the language we understand.
  • Children who have strong first language skills are more willing and able to learn a second language
  • The vocabulary and ease of communication will remain stronger in the mother tongue and will enable students to stay in touch with the literature and culture of their original country and to maintain their own language
  • Learning the mother tongue helps in multilingualism, and helps to open up to the world and keep pace with intellectual and civilized development

Therefore, we must ensure that, as educators, we encourage our students to learn their mother tongue and to hand it down from generation to generation.


** All of our in-person classes and courses are on hold **

The kids programs/courses utilize a dynamic full immersion method in language teaching where students are immersed in an environment of Arabic language only. Through the use of images, intuition interactivity and instruction, the students will be introduced to the language and encouraged to use it. The course utilizes a variety of fun activities such as songs, games and stories to supplement the text book and keep the students engaged.

The method used in teaching in our school is:

Simple and efficient.

Vivid and engaging.

Flexible and adaptable to each student.

Curriculum: سلسلة لغتنا الأم

Adult Arabic Language courses:

** All of our in-person classes and courses are on hold. Classes are held online via Zoom**

Our series of courses will achieve the basic communication competencies: auditory/written understanding and verbal/written expression, stemming from daily life situations. This will be accomplished  through activities and workshops focused on the four pillars : communication skills, language competencies, cultural demonstration and writing skills

The learners will acquire skills giving them the ability to:

  • Participate in daily conversations in Arabic using an average level of composition.
  • Read and understand texts in Arabic.
  • Express their needs while living in an Arab country.
  • Write text related to daily life in Arabic.

Each course is 8 weeks long. Classes are once a week.  Each class is 2 hours long.

Price:  $236. Textbooks are $35.

Contact us for course schedule.

Adult Arabic Language Private Tutoring:

** All of our in-person classes and courses are on hold. Classes are held online via Zoom**

We understand that committing to a classroom schedule is hard with all of life’s other commitments. Therefore, we now offer flexible one to one tutoring at our location that you can tailor to fit your schedule.

One to one tutoring is offered in 16 instruction hour bundles, each for $400.  The classes can be taken in a maximum period of 3 months on a prearranged schedule. Each class is 2 hours. Any hours left after the 3 months period are forfeited.

Private tutoring is offered as per the following schedule:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm mountain time.

To register, please email us at info@fairouzacademy.org

Course Description    

The courses utilize a dynamic full immersion method in language teaching where students are immersed in an environment of Arabic language only. Through the use of images, intuition interactivity and instruction, the students will be introduced to the language and encouraged to use it. The course utilizes a variety of fun activities such as songs, games and stories to supplement the text book and keep the students engaged.


Our classes are weekly and each class is 2 hours long, and courses begin in September and February each year, and each program runs for a period of 5 months (20 classes per course). Please contact us for classes schedule.

There are 3 payment plans available for each course:

  1. Installment plan: $105 monthly installments over 5 months, first payment is at time of registration, plus $75 non-refundable deposit. *** must sign Installment payment plan agreement.
  2. Easy plan: $255 upfront (50%) and the rest over 4 months ($63.75/month), plus $75 non-refundable deposit. *** must sign Installment payment plan agreement.
  3. Full payment: $495 payable at time of registration, plus $75 non-refundable deposit.

Course material and text books are $35.

Siblings discount is 15% on second and third child!

To register your child, please fill in the online registration form below (Press the “Kids’ Program Register Here” button).



Reading and Writing Courses for Arabic Speakers


Do you speak and understand Arabic but never got the chance to learn to read and write in Arabic? If yes, then this course is for you. The course mainly focuses on the abilities of people who grew up in an Arabic speaking household and want to build on their language skills and reach full fluency. The program focuses on writing and reading standard modern Arabic as well as basic grammar.

Age group: 13 years and above.

This is a 2 level program, each level runs for 8 weeks.

Price: $ 236 per level



Clubs and Camps   


Mommy/Daddy & Me:

Have a great time with your baby or toddler in this 4 weeks program while introducing Arabic songs, dance and play to you child in a group setting. The class includes nursery rhymes, sensory play and lots of fun. You’ll also get the opportunity to borrow Arabic Children books from our library to read to your children. 

 When: Contact us for schedule.

Age group: 6 months to 3 years with a parent or caregiver. 

Price: $75

Call (587-703-5036) or email us (info@fairouzacademy.org) for more details and to sign up.


Arabic Kids Clubs:

In this 6 weeks program, little ones will learn Arabic while exploring science, drama or art. They get to practice the Arabic Language while preparing for a puppet show, experimenting science or making artsy crafts in one of our themed clubs. Clubs available at Fairouz Academy are: Drama Stars Club – Art Creators Club – Superstars of Science Club. 

When: Contact us for schedule 

Price: $99 

Age range: 4- 12 yrs.  

Call (587-703-5036) or email us (info@fairouzacademy.org) for more details and to sign up.


PD days Arabic Camps:  

What better way to spend a day off school than learning some Arabic? Fairouz Academy is now offering Arabic Language Camps during PD days! We have a load of activities and fun in store for the students. No previous Arabic language knowledge is required.

 9:30 am to 1:30 pm

For students ages 4-12

Price: $43. SAVE $5 on second and third child.

Upcoming PD day camps:
15 May 2020

Spring and Summer camps:

During our week long camps, students will sing songs, get artsy, and participate in a variety of traditional camp games- all while learning the language. 

We have lots of educational activities and fun in store for students in order to develop their language skills in an environment where they are encouraged to use those skills.

They will have the chance to acquire new vocabulary through the different themes we will have throughout the camp; from science, geography to culture and art. 

Price: $180

Our Team


We believe that teachers can ignite the passion for learning in students. This is why our teachers are skilled in the latest educational practices and are most qualified for this mission.

At Fairouz Academy, we strive to provide a welcoming, loving, supportive and fun atmosphere for everyone.

Isis Sunna

Isis Sunna


Isis got her BA in Finance from the University of Jordan in 2006 and proceeded to work in the fast paced banking sector for more than a decade, holding several managerial positions in corporate portfolio management and heading the Credit Risk function in international banks in Jordan before moving to Calgary in 2016 with her husband, Firas and her daughter, Fairouz.

Isis believes in the power of languages and the importance of communication. Arabic is a flexible, elegant and a not so difficult language to learn. Children of immigrant families have the opportunity to be multilingual, and parents can cultivate and encourage the use of mother tongue. Mastering the parents’ mother tongue plays a huge role and in connecting the children to their roots and culture, increases employment opportunities, and makes them more adaptable to new environments.  Isis believes that learning Arabic should be made available to all interested families, this is why Fairouz Academy welcomes all children of different cultural backgrounds and strive to provide a fun atmosphere that incorporates crafts, music, interactive play and an extensive array of creative and educational tools at a developmentally appropriate level, while making sure not to burden the child with an extra school work load. 

Jehan Ozon

Jehan Ozon


Jehan comes to Fairouz Academy with an academic degree in translation from Damascus University. She is trained in the field of “how to deal with kids”, and has six years of teaching experience for grades 2, 3, 5 and high school students at different schools in Damascus. This makes her the perfect fit for Fairouz Academy.  She also completed a Couture course in ES-MODE institute, Damascus. She is passionate about teaching and possesses excellent interpersonal skills and has the ability to communicate concisely and articulately with the children of all ages. Jehan is the mother of 2 gorgeous children and we are excited to have her as part of our family at Fairouz Academy.
Meshleen Khoury

Meshleen Khoury


Meshleen graduated from Damascus University  and obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Arabic Literature in 2011. She has more than 5 years teaching experience in Damascus, Syria where she worked as a junior high and high school Arabic language teacher. Meshleen loves working with children, this is why she volunteered in local communities while in Damascus, organizing activities and summer camps for children ages 5 to 12 for more than 10 years. She also volunteered in the UNDP Teaching English for pre-literacy students aged (18-60) for 3 years. Meshleen then proceeded to work as a teacher in the American Academy of Beirut, and at the Lebanese Autism Society for 2 years. Upon moving to Calgary, Meshleen worked as a private Arabic language instructor. Currently, she is an ESL instructor for Children ages 5-12 years. She also works as an engagement leader for families and kids in the Calgary. Meshleen enjoys working with kids and she believes in investing her time and efforts in them as they are our future. She is a perfect fit for Fairouz Academy and her experience speaks for itself.

Book Shop

Come and check out our broad variety of fun Arabic children books, from nursery rhymes and short stories for babies and preschoolers to engaging reads for teenagers. 

Our book shop working hours are from 3:30 PM until 7:00 PM on Thursdays, and from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Saturdays.  We are located at Bay 1A, 4101 – 19 Street NE, Calgary.  Call us at 587-703-5036  info@fairouzacademy.org

Note: Our premises is on the second floor and, unfortunately, is not wheelchair accessible.



We’ll love to hear from you!


Address: Bay 1A, 4101- 19 Street NE

Calgary, Alberta


Telephone: (587) 703-5036

Email: info@fairouzacademy.org

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