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Blyth Academy Burlington
Blyth Academy Burlington
422 Pearl Street, Units 14-21, Burlington, Ontario, L7R 2N1
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Blyth Academy Burlington
 

Blyth Academy Burlington

422 Pearl Street, Units 14-21, Burlington, Ontario, L7R 2N1

Curriculum:
Liberal Arts
Grades (Gender):
5 to 12 (Coed)
Tuition:
$2,195/course
Main Language:
English
Avg. Class Size:
6 to 8
Enrolment:
Day: Varies (Gr. 5 - 12)

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Contact Name:
Ian Hughes

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School Address
422 Pearl Street, Units 14-21, Burlington, Ontario, L7R 2N1

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About this school:
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Blyth Academy Burlington is a flourishing private school conveniently located in Village Square in the heart of downtown Burlington, and is within walking distance of the Waterfront and Spencer Smith Park. This campus offers not only our outstanding Grades 9–12 program but also a middle years program and facilities for students in Grades 6–8. Surrounded by local restaurants, art shops, and fitness facilities, this vibrant hub is the perfect location for our school.


Upcoming Events Next event: December 06, 2016

upcoming events
  • December 06, 2016Information Session
    Blyth Academy Burlington, 422 Pearl Street, Units 14-21, Burlington, Ontario
    Join us Tuesday, December 06 from 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm

    Please register for the session at https://blytheducation.merchantsecure.com/infosessionAcademy


  • February 13, 2017Open Morning
    Blyth Academy Burlington, 422 Pearl Street, Units 14-21, Burlington, Ontario
    Join us Monday, February 13 from 09:00 am - 11:00 am

    Please register for the session at https://blytheducation.merchantsecure.com/infosessionAcademy


  • March 09, 2017Information Session
    Blyth Academy Burlington, 422 Pearl Street, Units 14-21, Burlington, Ontario
    Join us Thursday, March 09 from 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm

    Please register for the session at https://blytheducation.merchantsecure.com/infosessionAcademy


  • May 15, 2017Open Morning
    Blyth Academy Burlington, 422 Pearl Street, Units 14-21, Burlington, Ontario
    Join us Monday, May 15 from 09:00 am - 11:00 am

    Please register for the session at https://blytheducation.merchantsecure.com/infosessionAcademy



Principal's Message

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Ian Hughes, Principal

Dear Prospective Students and Parents,

Thank you for your interest in our school. Blyth Academy Burlington has been wonderfully supported by our constituents as well as the community as a whole. In just three years we have grown tremendously and are now an established and unique space where students can prosper academically (and in some cases, athletically).

Blyth Academy Burlington has a strong commitment to offering outstanding education coupled with unique opportunities for interested student-athletes. Our academic program runs from grades 5–12 with small classroom sizes (up to a maximum of 12 students) and focuses on preparing students for post-secondary education and career training. Our teachers care about their students and give them all of the extra assistance and personal attention they need to succeed.

As the Principal, my responsibility is to ensure that your child receives a quality education within a safe, respectful and engaging environment. I am a firm believer in a whole school approach and one of our major focuses here at Blyth Academy Burlington is to ensure ongoing communication between school and home. As such, we are able to better enhance your child’s educational experiences.

We encourage you to schedule a school tour to see the classrooms and meet our teachers. To arrange a visit, or to have any additional questions answered, please call Elaine Armstrong, Academic Administrator, at 905-637-0346.
Once again, thank you for your interest in Blyth Academy Burlington. We’re proud of our abilities to inspire and engage students and sincerely look forward to welcoming you into our community.

Respectfully,
Ian Hughes
Principal, Blyth Academy Burlington


Academics


Curriculum Liberal Arts

Primary Curriculum: Liberal Arts


  • Approach: This information is not currently available.

  • Pedagogies and subject courses:

  • Mathematics Traditional Math

      Traditional Math typically teaches a method or algorithm FIRST, and THEN teaches the applications for the method. Traditional algorithms are emphasized and practiced regularly: repetition and drills are frequently used to ensure foundational mastery in the underlying mathematical procedures. The traditional approach to math views math education as akin to building a logical edifice: each brick depends on the support of the previously laid ones, which represent mastery over a particular procedure or method. Traditional Math begins by giving students a tool, and then challenges students to practice using that tool an applied way, with progressively challenging problems. In this sense Traditional Math aims to establish procedural understanding before conceptual and applied understanding.
      Learn about the different mathematics approaches  


    • What Blyth Burlington says: This information is not currently available.

    • Textbooks and supplementary materials: This information is not currently available.

    • Calculator policy: This information is not currently available.


    Writing
    • What Blyth Burlington says: This information is not currently available.


    Science
    • Teaching approach: This information is not currently available.

    • Topics covered in curriculum:

      Subject = offered
      Biology
      Chemistry
      Ecology
      Geology
      Meteorology
      Physics
      Physiology
      Zoology
    • Treatment of evolution:

      Evolution as consensus theory
      Evolution as one of many equally viable theories
      Evolution is not taught

    Literature
    • What Blyth Burlington says: This information is not currently available.


    Social Studies
    • What Blyth Burlington says: This information is not currently available.


    Humanities and Social Sciences
    • What Blyth Burlington says: This information is not currently available.


    Foreign Languages
    • What Blyth Burlington says: This information is not currently available.

    • Languages Offered: • French


    Fine Arts
    • Program offers:

      Subject = offered
      Acting
      Dance
      Drama/Theatre
      Graphic Design
      Music
      Visual Arts
    • What Blyth Burlington says: This information is not currently available.


    Computers and Technology
    • What Blyth Burlington says: This information is not currently available.

    • Program covers:

      Subject = offered
      Computer science
      Robotics
      Web design

    Physical Education
    • What Blyth Burlington says: This information is not currently available.

    • Blyth Burlington 's approach to sex-ed: This information is not currently available.


    Religious Education
    • Religious Curriculum (percentage)

      We have no compulsory religion courses
      Up to 25% of our courses are religious courses
      More than 25% of our courses are religion courses
    • Approach to teaching religious and secular curricula

      Completely segregated
      Mostly segregated
      Completely integrated
      Mostly integrated
      Not applicable
    • Approach to teaching religion

      Descriptive
      Interpretive
    • What Blyth Burlington says: This information is not currently available.



    Curriculum Pace Standard-enriched

    • Standard-enriched
    • Accelerated
    • Student-paced

    Broadly-speaking, the main curriculum -- like that of most schools -- paces the provincially-outlined one. This pace is steady and set by the teachers and school. The curriculum might still be enriched in various ways: covering topics more in-depth and with more vigor than the provincial one, or covering a broader selection of topics.

    Flexible pacing:

    Flexible pacing style = offered
    Subject-streaming (tracking)
    Multi-age classrooms as standard
    Ability-grouping (in-class) as common
    Frequent use of cyber-learning (at-their-own-pace)
    Regular guided independent study opportunities
    Differentiated assessment

    What Blyth Burlington says about flexible pacing: This information is not currently available.


    Academic Culture Supportive

    • Rigorous
    • Supportive

    A school with a “supportive” academic culture focuses more on process than short-term outcomes: academic performance is a welcomed side-benefit, but not the driving focus. This does not mean the school lacks standards, or has low expectations for its students: a school can have a supportive academic culture and still light the fire of ambition in its students. It does mean, however, the school provides a less intensive culture than schools with a “rigorous” academic classification, and is focused more simply on instilling a love of learning and life-long curiosity.

    What Blyth Burlington says: This information is not currently available.


    Developmental Priorities Balanced

    Primary Developmental Priority: Balanced
    Equal attention is paid to a balance of priorities: intellectual, emotional, social, and physical.

    What Blyth Burlington says: This information is not currently available.


    Special Needs Support High

    High

    Blyth Burlington provides a high degree of support for special needs students.

    • Academic Support:
      Support Type = offered
      Learning strategy and study counselling; habit formation
      Extra support and minor accommodations for children experiencing subclinical difficulties
    • Mild but clinically diagnosed ADHD
      Support Type = offered
      Accommodations
      Modifications
      Extra support
    • Support for moderate-to-severe special needs:
      Special needs
      Learning disabilities
      ADHD (moderate to severe)
      Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability)
      Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)
      Dyscalculia
      Dysgraphia
      Language Processing Disorder
      Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD)
      Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit
      Developmental
      Autism
      Asperger's Syndrome
      Down syndrome
      Intellectual disability
      Behavioral and Emotional
      Troubled behaviour / troubled teens
      Clinical Depression
      Suicidal thoughts
      Drug and alcohol abuse
      Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
      Physical
      Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder)
      Blindness
      Deafness
      Cystic Fibrosis
      Multiple physical
    • Forms of support delivery:
      Support Type = offered
      A regular class with indirect support
      A regular class with resource assistance
      A regular class with withdrawal assistance
      A special education class with partial integration
      A full-time special education class
    • Additional Support:
      Support Type = offered
      Social skills programs
      Occupational therapy
      Psychotherapy
      Speech-language therapy

    Gifted Learner Support No Support

    No Support

    Blyth Burlington does not offer any specialized programming for gifted learners.

    Gifted education: If you want to learn more about gifted education, check out our comprehensive guide. It’s the first of its kind: it covers different kinds of gifted schools and programs, and a whole host of issues parents face in finding the right option for their gifted child.

    Homework Policy

    In grade 12, Blyth Academy Burlington students perform an average of 2 hours of homework per night.

    Nightly Homework
    9101112
    Blyth Burlington 30 mins60 mins90 mins120 mins
    Site Average72 mins84 mins98 mins112 mins

    This school frequently "flips the classroom": asks students to learn material at home and do the "homework" in-class (with teacher support).


    Report Card Policy

    How assessments are delivered across the grades:

    Lettered or numbered grades5 to 12
    Prose (narrative)-based feedback5 to 12
    Habits and behaviour reporting5 to 12
    Parent-teacher meetings5 to 12


    Extracurriculars

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    What Blyth Burlington says:

    This information is not currently available.


    • Sports OfferedCompetitiveRecreational
      Baseball
      Basketball
      Football
      Ice Hockey
      Lacrosse
      Rowing
      Rugby
      Soccer
      Softball
      Swimming
      Tennis
      Track & Field
      Volleyball
    • Clubs Offered
      Community Service
      Habitat for Humanity
      Student Council
      Yearbook

    Tuition & Financial Aid

    Tuition

     
    56789101112
    Day (Domestic)$2,195 / course
    What Blyth Burlington says: Full tuition payments may be made at any time prior to the start date. We also offer flexible payment options.

    Need-based financial aid

    This information is not currently available.



    Merit based Scholarships

    This information is not currently available.


    Enrollment

    Total enrollment Varies
    Average enrollment per gradeVaries
    Gender (grades)5 to 12 (Coed)
    Boarding offeredNo

    Student distribution: This information is not currently available.


    Admission

    Application

    Admissions Assessments:

    Assessment = requiredGrades
    InterviewN/A
    SSAT
    SSAT (out of province)
    Entrance Exam(s)
    Entrance Essay
    Application Fee 

    Application Deadlines:

    Day students:
    N/A


    What Blyth Burlington says: This information is not currently available.


    Acceptance

    Acceptance Rate:

    100%

    Type of student Blyth Academy Burlington is looking for: This information is not currently available.



    Student Entry Points

    Student Type56789101112
    Day Acceptance
    (Acceptance rate)
    00000000

    University Placement

    highlights
    Services = offered
    Career planning
    Internships
    Mentorship Program
    University counseling
    Key Numbers
    Average graduating class size30
    *Canadian "Big 6" placements7
    **Ivy+ placementsN/A

    *Number of students in 2015 who attended one of McGill, U of T, UBC, Queen's University, University of Alberta, or Dalhousie University.

    **Number of students since 2005 that attended one of Harvard, Yale, Princeton, University of Pennsylvania, Dartmouth, Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Stanford, University of Chicago, Oxford or Cambridge (UK)


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