At La Citadelle, our students are our pride and our most precious asset.  We believe that they are all special and that they all have hidden talents, along with an enormous potential to achieve.  Moreover, we believe that it is our duty and responsibility to tap into these capabilities and talents while providing the children with a substantial program in a warm, inviting environment in which students can learn with joy, enthusiasm, and determination.

At La Citadelle’s Child Care, we attempt to provide a positive learning environment that enhances the child’s level of development. Through play experiences and the guidance of specially trained staff, children are exposed to situations that stimulate their curiosity, initiative and independence while providing them with a sense of self-esteem and decision-making capabilities. La Citadelle Child Care programs have been developed to provide children with communication skills, fine motor development and gross-motor skills through physical activities.  La Citadelle Child Care encourages children to interact with others and teaches them respect for others.

At this level, programs are re-evaluated regularly to reflect changes within the Day Nurseries Act and ideologies of Early Childhood Education.  Workshops are also offered for both staff and parents to review program content.  At regular intervals during the year, communications will be sent informing parents of topics of interest, events and nursery news and parents are invited to contribute.





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Our Philosophy

La Citadelle is a bilingual private educational institution whose goal is to offer unique instructional and educational settings through which students learn and excel in both English and French in a modern and technologically advanced multi-disciplinary world. La Citadelle’s academic structure includes Prep-K to Grade 12 curricula with a fundamental aim of providing students an exceptionally well-rounded education and a truly comprehensive instructional program in a unique multilingual environment within the Canadian experience.

The school’s structure maximizes the learning potential of each student. From as early as two and a half years old, children are able to begin the real learning process. With four years at the pre-school level followed by eight at the elementary level, children acquire the basic skills and knowledge to start an advanced secondary education (including I.B. and AP programs) that has been customized to offer students a very solid foundation to successfully pursue higher learning in the most prominent universities around the world.

At La Citadelle International Academy of Arts and Science, every child belongs and is welcomed. As educators, we are committed to providing fully inclusive environments that support the health and well-being of every child in our care.

Preparing for Kindergarten

  • At La Citadelle we offer high quality early learning and child care services within our unique private educational institution. Our Child Care programs are divided into two age groups: Prep-Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten.
  • La Citadelle works in partnership with families and the community to provide high quality early years learning and child care programs that promote and support education and child development.
  • We have the capacity to serve a maximum of 24 Preschoolers (2 ½ – 4 years), 3 of which can be Toddlers (2- 2 ½ years)

Hands on Learning

Children are seen as active participants in their learning environments, and are, by nature, problem solvers. Learning then is an active process whereby opportunities to explore and interact with the environment are key components in a child’s growth and development. Underlying this is the assumption that a child’s growth follows a development sequence that is universal, but that within said sequence, each child proceeds at different rates and in unique ways.

Inclusive Education

At La Citadelle, every child belongs and is welcomed. We are committed to providing fully inclusive environments that support the health and well-being of every child in our care.

As exemplified in the La Citadelle’s mission statement, the school is committed to principles of equity. La Citadelle ensures that children and families have equitable access to racially sensitive and culturally appropriate services.

We believe that ethno-racial and linguistic diversity enriches and strengthens our community socially, culturally and economically. La Citadelle is committed to developing child care environments and programs that promote and respect the beliefs, values and practices of all.