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GLA's History

Gibraltar Leadership Academy was established by a group of Muslim educators in 2017 for the benefit of the diverse Muslim community in the GTA. We at GLA pride ourselves on our access to a wide range of academic, and extra curricular opportunities; preparing our students for life beyond the classroom.

The focus of GLA has always been to prepare our students to change the world for a better tomorrow. We do not use special formulas to select students. We look at every single applicant’s application, academic and personal, to select students who want to work hard, be their best, and learn to lead.

The Vision

The Gibraltar Leadership Academy strives to instil Islamic character in our students, ensuring their development as socially responsible citizens of Canada.

We diligently prepare our youth to excel in all areas of life, with a particular focus on academics and extra-curricular opportunities. Our students have gone on to pursue fulfilling careers in both religious and secular spheres, while holding meaningful leadership roles in the community. Our highly qualified, energetic teachers and support staff ensure that our students receive the very best education and opportunities possible.

We provide methods for students to enhance their leadership skills through experiential learning opportunities such as cooperative education, entrepreneurial pursuits, and community engagement.

The Mission

The Gibraltar leadership Academy aims to provide each student a diverse education in safe, supportive environment that promotes self discipline, motivation and excellence in learning.

Through an enriched school day and dedicated staff, students will be given the attention needed to master subject material that will provide a deeper understanding of the course content.

Students will revive their knowledge and practice of Islam through exploration of their faith, acts of worship, and interactions with each other. The focus will be to teach students to live the tradition of Islam in a modern day context.

Faculty & Staff

  • Principal: Riyad Khan
  • Principal: Omar Essawi
  • Principal: Ali Haroon
  • Sadia Baig – Vice Principal Elementary Division
  • Humzah Ilahie- Vice Principal High School Division
  • Mariam Khan- Associate Vice Principal Durham
  • Rabia Khan- High School & Middle School Office Administrator
  • Sumaiya Rehman – Office Administrator Durham
  • Sara Hamid- Elementary Office Administrator Scarborough
  • Yusra Sheikh- Creative Director
  • Sara Azeez – Toronto Admissions Officer