Each of our 14 locations is designed to be a boutique of 50-150 students with average class size of 10. Blyth Academy offers: comprehensive full-time program; part-time, private, semi-private, summer school; online classes. We tailor the curriculum to the individual student, and offer a High Performance Sport program out of our Downsview Park campus, allowing students to pursue athletics alongside academics. We also offer many international programs that provide students with unique and immersive educational experiences.
- Small class size (average of 10)
- Flexible schedules
- Experimental learning approach
- Individualized programming
- Partnership with community organizations
- Certified, trained teachers
- 14 campuses in Ontario
- Comprehensive guidance support
- High performance sport programs
- Opportunity to study abroad via International Summers, Global High School, Blyth Academy Florence
Our Take: Blyth Academy Downsview Park
Whereas some schools are just that, schools, Blyth represents a range of programs at a range of locations. It was founded by Sam Blyth in 1977, and quickly established itself as a leader in global education with the creation of a Canadian high school in France, as well as an accredited program at Oxford University. Those global education programs provided a unique addition to the Canadian educational landscape.
With the creation of the first brick-and-mortar school here at home in 2002, Blyth applied the same concept to domestic education. In the intervening decades, the program has grown exponentially, now including 11 campuses which, together, represent the largest single private school student population in Canada. Still, the program continued to grow, today including a campus in Washington DC. A majority host summer programs, night and weekend classes, intended to provide challenge or support for students of the school, or those interested only in specific courses. And on it goes … there are further international programs, year-long study abroad program under the Blyth Global High School banner, as well as online/distance course offerings. There are even March break courses, both here and abroad.
Again, it's a lot, with a range of programs to support a wide range of students and academic goals. Again, for anyone who thinks of school in a traditional way—a building with classes—Blyth can be a lot to get your head around. Given the historical strength of the programs, however, it's very much worth the effort.