La Citadelle is the best kept secret! We found out about the school from a newspaper ad. Our two children were attending another IB private school at that time with which we were getting a bit frustrated. We liked what the ad said, so we scheduled an appointment to check out the school.
We met with the Headmaster and he took us on a tour. To say we were impressed is an understatement. We were blown away by curriculum - starting from grade 1 kids get a specialized teacher! So your music teacher doesn’t teach you math and your math teacher doesn't teach you art. Each subject is thought by a subject matter expert! FROM GRADE 1!!!!!!!
Academically the school is very advanced, some books are for grades two years ahead, and surprisingly kids don't struggle with it, but progress impressively well, thanks to the hard work of the dedicated and very competent teachers. Amazing!
We didn't come to La Citadelle from a French school and both our kids had very limited French (we started grade 4 and SK). Two years later our oldest child gets into the top 10 for the Salon De Livre Writing Contest (and just to note, the first place was won by a La Citadelle student).
The school also consistently wins top spots in science fair competitions. Two years ago grade 7 students from La Citadelle won a gold medal in Toronto Science Fair and were invited to present their project at the Toronto World Congress of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering as well as at the Research Chairs Symposium. Wow, right?
And the most important, while achieving all this, kids are having fun! There is not enough review space to describe how amazing the school is! You have to see it for yourself.