A World-Class Education
“Since ‘seeing is believing’ I gracefully extend an invitation to all parents of school children to visit La Citadelle and experience firsthand its harmonious and scholarly perspectives and to join us on our fascinating endeavour of distinctly shaping the lives of our children and leading them to success.”
Mr. Alfred Abouchar
Our Headmaster & Founder
With a rich and diverse educational background spanning over 40 years both nationally and internationally, Mr. Abouchar has founded La Citadelle to instill in children a profound valued education while offering them a curricular program of study that leads them to the highest standard of academic achievement. Since its inception in 2000, La Citadelle has been a living testimony to his vision that all children can succeed!
Fluent in both English and French, Mr. Abouchar holds an Honours B.Sc. in Physics and Chemistry, an M.Sc. in Physics, a B.Ed. and an M.Ed.
Beginning his extensive career in education by teaching Physics at the secondary level, Mr. Abouchar subsequently assumed the positions of Education Officer, Provincial Consultant in Mathematics and Science, Secretary General of the Council for Franco-Ontarian Education, Principal Investigator & Coordinator of the Ontario Assessment Instrument Pool in Chemistry and Physics, Professor at the Faculty of Education of the University of Ottawa and Superintendent of Curriculum, Research and Continuing Education with the Ottawa-Carleton French Language School Board. Mr. Abouchar has also led the Ontario delegation at the joint Canada-France Educational Workforce in Chad, founded the Multicultural Francophone Association of Ontario, and served for 9 years on the Ontario Advisory Council on Multiculturalism and Citizenship.
Mr. Abouchar has furthermore participated in the provincial overhauling of the Ontario Science Curriculum, written textbooks on physics and sciences, developed innovative educational software and films and lectured extensively on a national level in a variety of topics in education.
A passionate musician and composer, Mr. Abouchar has also successfully merged his musical talent with his expertise in Information Technology to create a unique Computer Music program of study which is to this day offered exclusively to all elementary and secondary school students at La Citadelle. The CDs of their collective compositions are but tokens of the authentication of their creativity and their power of learning and achievement at La Citadelle.