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Blyth Academy Ottawa
Blyth Academy Ottawa
352 Danforth Ave, Ottawa, Ontario, K2A 0E2
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Blyth Academy Ottawa

352 Danforth Ave, Ottawa, Ontario, K2A 0E2
397-B Richmond Road, Ottawa, Ontario, K2A 0E9

Curriculum:
Traditional
Grades (Gender):
7 to 12 (Coed)
Tuition:
$12,495 to 15,895/year
Main Language:
English
Avg. Class Size:
6 to 8
Enrolment:
Day: 120 (Gr. 7 - 12)

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352 Danforth Ave, Ottawa, Ontario, K2A 0E2

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About this school:

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Blyth Academy Ottawa is a private high school for Grade 7-12 students. We focus on personalized education, very small class sizes, and experiential learning. This unique approach to education has met with enthusiastic response and success among students and parents. Conveniently located in beautiful and vibrant Westboro Village, Blyth Academy Ottawa is surrounded by art galleries, boutiques, and parks, with close proximity to cycling and hiking trails, and the Gatineau Hills.


The Our Kids review of Blyth Academy Ottawa

our takeWhereas 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.



Principal's Message

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Kristy Larose, Principal

At Blyth Academy Ottawa, we take pride in our inspiring and personalized educational program. We think outside of the box to develop accommodating schedules and deliver outstanding educational opportunities which take full advantage of the unique location of our school and the partnerships we have forged with local businesses and organizations. Student success and well being are our priorities.  The staff of Blyth Academy Ottawa devote themselves to ensuring every student has a BIG experience in our small school. 


Academics


Curriculum Traditional

Primary Curriculum: Traditional


What Blyth Ottawa says: Blyth Academy Ottawa delivers the prescribed Ontario curriculum, with a twist. By providing experiential learning opportunities in every class, students are able to make meaningful connections between the textbook and their own lives. Highly supportive teachers, very small class sizes, flexible scheduling, and quarterly terms allow the students to focus all energies on two subjects per term, in a calm environment.

  • Approach:
    Focus
    Academic


  • Pedagogies and subject courses:

  • Mathematics Equal Balance

      These math programs feature an equal balance of “Traditional” and “Discovery” methods.
      Learn about the different mathematics approaches  


    • What Blyth Ottawa says: We use an inquiry-based approach to instruction, supplemented with traditional direct instruction. New topics are presented using real-world scenarios and students are then prompted with questions such as: “What do you notice?” or, “What do you wonder?” This open-ended questioning allows students to begin engaging with concepts without being limited by preconceptions. At this point, the teacher may ask additional open ended questions, or offer prompts if students are stuck. After they have had a chance to brainstorm, it is up to students to articulate what materials and skills they might need to solve the problem. The teacher then provides some direct instruction to introduce the necessary new skills. Having students engage with a problem prior to direct instruction not only makes math more meaningful, but also fosters more engagement, as students will be more invested in learning new skills if they are instrumental to a pre-existing task.

    • Textbooks and supplementary materials: Nelson textbooks are used across grade levels, with supplementary learning facilitated by Desmos online graphing calculator, as well as Gizmos virtual manipulatives (explorelearning.com).

    • Calculator policy: Calculators: Only non-graphing scientific calculators are permitted during test and exams. (Smart phones are also not permissible, as they do not always handle order of operations appropriately.) Students are encouraged to use their own calculators during regular practice, so that they are comfortable with their devices during tests and evaluations.


    Science Equal Balance

      Science programs that balance expository and inquiry learning equally will likely have an equal blend of tests and experiments; direct, textbook-based instruction and student-centred projects.
      Learn about the different science approaches  


    • Teaching approach: Here at Blyth Ottawa, we like to focus on experiential learning, and there is no real better subject in which to be able to do that than the Sciences. From collecting and consolidating the knowledge of students entering in grade 9, to the complex examination of biological process, physical systems, and chemical reactions in grade 12. In grade 9, students build an understanding of the world around as they develop their practical and inquiry skills. In grade 10 we shift focus to Cells and Systems, Chemical Reactions, Climate Change, and Light; By grade 11 and into 12, students are encouraged to study each of the subjects individually, where we start to truly explore the nature of the sciences in ever more complex and elaborate ways. Our prime asset, though, is our team of passionate and knowledgable staff, communicating their love of the subject in every lesson.

    • 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 Equal Balance

      These literature programs draw in equal measure from “Traditional” and “Social Justice” programs.
      Learn about the different literature approaches  


    • What Blyth Ottawa says: Our English program encourages students to collaborate in their analysis through the use of formal and informal seminars on a variety of texts and forms of media. Students read a wide array of texts ranging from literary classics to contemporary pieces. Teachers seek to build creative thinking skills within their students by balancing their courses with traditional literary criticism, creative writing, and media analysis. In the senior level courses, there is more of an emphasis on formal writing to ensure that students are adequately prepared for post-secondary. Teachers also provide early feedback and suggestions for improvement to ensure that students remain active during the writing process. Despite a larger focus on formal writing within these courses, there are still ample opportunities for students to demonstrate creativity in the classroom and their evaluations.


    Humanities and Social Sciences Equal Balance

      These programs represent an equal balance between the perennialist and pragmatic approach to teaching the humanities and social sciences.
      Learn about the different humanities and social sciences approaches  


    • What Blyth Ottawa says: Blyth Academy emphasizes experiential learning and so a pragmatic approach is important to making learning memorable and relevant. History, whilst grounded in facts, nonetheless has at its core inquiry skills and the appraisal and interpretation of evidence. Whilst this aspect is often seen as perennialism or the preserve of the liberal arts, the application is very much pragmatic. History, though political and social bias, is created as much as it is studied and the students will reflect critically on this process of creation. This skill can then can be applied to real life scenarios such as political and social education, and applications to social justice. Students will complete projects and be encouraged to reflect on the success of their approaches to learning new topics. The relevance and appropriateness of pragmatism in the social sciences must be critically appraised before it can be usefully employed.


    Foreign Languages Communicative

      The communicative method of language acquisition emphasizes the use of the target language in authentic contexts. The approach commonly features interactive group work, games, authentic texts, and opportunities to learn about the cultural background of the language. Drills and quizzes may still be used, but less frequently than with the audio-lingual method.
      Learn about the different foreign languages approaches  


    • What Blyth Ottawa says: We follow the Ontario curriculum, with a focus on oral language and practical knowledge and skills. At the Grades 10-12 level, students are combined in a core/extended/immersion classroom, and are credited based on the competencies they attain during the course. While we are not a French Immersion school, we do offer credit for the French Immersion course. In addition, ESL courses are offered as needed, resulting in a possible maximum of 3 English credits.

    • Studying a foreign language is required until:   10
    • Languages Offered: • French • Spanish • ESL


    Fine Arts Creative

      Creative arts programs are studio-driven. While historical works and movements may still be taught to add context to the program, students mainly engage in making art (visual, musical, theatrical, etc). The goal is use the actual practice of art to help educate students’ emotions, cognition, and ethos.
      Learn about the different fine arts approaches  


    • Program offers:

      Subject = offered
      Acting
      Dance
      Drama/Theatre
      Graphic Design
      Music
      Visual Arts
    • Visual studio philosophy:

      Expressive
      Disciplined
    • What Blyth Ottawa says: The arts program at Blyth Ottawa is very much tailored to the students' strengths and interests. In music, for example, if the students wish to study guitar, we locate a music studio in the neighborhood and provide the appropriate setting and instruction. If students in Visual Arts wish to pursue pottery, classes take place in a nearby pottery studio. Individual creativity is very much the focus of our arts programming.


    Computers and Technology Heavy integration

      A major effort is made to integrate the development of digital literacy throughout the curriculum and in everything students do. Digital literacy is understood to be a fundamental skill in the 21st century: it therefore follows, the idea goes, that teachers should find ways to connect every lesson back to technology. Effort is made to ensure the use of technology is meaningful and advances students’ skills beyond what they would otherwise be from using computers outside the classroom.
      Learn about the different computers and technology approaches  


    • What Blyth Ottawa says: Students are highly encouraged to bring their own device to class each day. Laptops are used extensively in each class, and the majority of resources and assignments are posted on our educational portal, ensuring that students always have access to class notes, upcoming assignments, and pertinent digital resources. In addition, students who opt to delve further into Information Technology, Media or Film Studies are encouraged to equip their devices with appropriate and efficient software.

    • Program covers:

      Subject = offered
      Computer science
      Robotics
      Web design

    Physical Education
    • What Blyth Ottawa says: Physical Education takes many forms at Blyth Ottawa. Outdoor education is the backbone of our programming, however we do regularly access a nearby gymnasium as needed, as well as a gymnastics center, martial arts studio, and workout gym. As part of our extracurricular programming, physical education is delivered by means of a school soccer team, running club and rowing club. Students are required to complete the pertinent theory components to all Physical Education classes, which is delivered in the classroom.


    Religious Education
    • Approach to teaching religious and secular curricula

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

      Scripture as literal
      Scripture as interpretive
    • What Blyth Ottawa says: This information is not currently available.


    Sex and Health Education Doesn’t follow Ontario curriculum
    Topics covered in sex and health education:
    This school only begins in Gr. 7.
    Topics We begin covering this topic at: Begins in Ontario
    Body parts Gr. 7 Gr. 1
    Nutrition Gr. 7 Gr. 1
    Human development Gr. 7 Gr. 1
    Puberty Gr. 7 Gr. 4
    Sexual health and hygiene Gr. 7 Gr. 4
    Reproduction Gr. 7 Gr. 5
    Pregnancy Gr. 7 Gr. 7
    Sexually transmitted infections Gr. 7 Gr. 7
    Sex and decision-making Gr. 7 Gr. 7
    Contraception Gr. 7 Gr. 8
    Consent Gr. 7 Gr. 9
    Sexual orientation Gr. 7 Gr. 8
    Gender identity Gr. 7 Gr. 8
    Misconceptions relating to sexuality Gr. 7 Gr. 10
    Relationships and intimacy Gr. 7 Gr. 8
    Bias and stereotyping about sex Gr. 7 Gr. 12
    Sexual harassment Gr. 7 Gr. 9
    Body image issues Gr. 7 Gr. 7
    Mental illness Gr. 7 Gr. 11
    Social justice and diversity Gr. 7

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

    Approach:
    Mostly value-neutral

    By and large, we teach sex education free of any particular moral or ethical standpoint. We try not to impose any particular values or value systems (such as social, political, or ideological values) on our students when teaching sex and related issues.


    Fairly value-based

    Sex education is sometimes taught from a particular moral or ethical standpoint. Sometimes particular values or value systems (such as social, political, or ideological values) are invoked when teaching sex and related issues.

    Traditional

    This includes a range of positions. A traditional approach might, for example, go as far as emphasizing the nuclear family and complete abstinence from sex before marriage. Alternatively, this approach might simply involve placing less emphasis on sex outside of the context of marriage and more emphasis on abstinence. Or finally, it might just involve focusing less on sex outside of the context of marriage.

    Progressive

    This might mean more emphasis is placed on the importance of such things as social equality, diversity, and choice in sex education.


    What Blyth Ottawa 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 Ottawa 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 Ottawa says: At Blyth Ottawa we have high academic expectations, and provide students with the supportive and flexible environment in which to reach those high standards. Teachers are very much focused on student learning and success, ensuring understanding for each individual, and engaging the entire class in the learning process. The academic success of each student is based entirely on the individual's learning style and academic goals.


    Developmental Priorities Balanced, Emotional

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

    Secondary Developmental Priority: Emotional
    Emotionally intelligent and confident individuals, capable of leading both themselves and others.

    What Blyth Ottawa says: Graduates of Blyth Academy Ottawa will step into post secondary education with an appreciation for hard work and their fellow peers. While supportive by nature, our staff pushes students to strive for academic excellence, without sacrificing the human element. Empowering each student to be emotionally mature, socially balanced, academically driven, and personally open and accepting is an inherent goal for each student who spends time with us.


    Special Needs Support High

    High

    Blyth Ottawa 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
    • What Blyth Ottawa says: Academic success presents itself in many forms, and requires diverse learning situations. At Blyth Academy Ottawa, we are well versed in the role of accommodating students with various challenges. Differentiated learning is common place in each classroom. These accommodations, by way of student support plans, are developed in cooperation with the student, family, teacher, guidance counselor and administration, as a whole team approach.

    • 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
    • What Blyth Ottawa says: Academic success presents itself in many forms, and requires diverse learning situations. At Blyth Academy Ottawa, we are well versed in the role of accommodating students with various challenges. Differentiated learning is common place in each classroom. These accommodations, by way of student support plans, are developed in cooperation with the student, family, teacher, guidance counselor and administration, as a whole team approach.


    Gifted Learner Support Moderate

    Moderate

    Blyth Ottawa offers gifted learner support in the form of inclusive practices -- special, custom arrangements made for advanced learners (who otherwise remain in the regular classroom).

    Dedicated gifted programs:

    Program = offered
    Full-time gifted program (parallel to rest of school)
    Part-time gifted program (pull-out; parallel to rest of class)

    Curriculum delivery: Enrichment (The main focus is on enrichment. This means that while students may work at a marginally quicker pace than public school peers, the primary aim is to study subject in broader and deeper ways.)

    In-class adaptations:
    Practice = offered
    Custom subject enrichment (special arrangement)
    Custom curriculum compacting (special arrangement)
    Guided independent study (custom gifted arrangement)
    Cyber-learning opportunities (custom gifted arrangement)
    Formalized peer coaching opportunities (specifically for gifted learners to coach others)
    Custom subject acceleration (special arrangement)
    Career exploration (custom gifted arrangement)
    Project-based learning (custom gifted arrangement)
    Mentorships (custom gifted arrangement)

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

    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 Ottawa students perform an average of 2 hours of homework per night.

    Nightly Homework
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    Site Average54 mins59 mins71 mins82 mins97 mins110 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 grades7 to 12
    Prose (narrative)-based feedback7 to 12
    Academic achievement reporting7 to 12
    Habits and behaviour reporting7 to 12
    Parent-teacher meetings7 to 12

    Class Sizes

    Average class size for each grade:
    Grade 7 8 9 10 11 12
    Size 6 6 10 10 12 12

    Recess Policy

     Grades78
    Non-lunch recessFrequency 3/day 3/day
    Location Inside Inside
    Amount 30 30
    Lunch recessAmount 15 15

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

    Non-lunch recesses: All of this school’s non-lunch recesses take place between classes or academic periods.


    Extracurriculars

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    What Blyth Ottawa says:
    • Model UN; Student Council, REACH for the Top; Terry Fox Walk on Parliament; Cross Country Running; Triahlon; Marathon; Wilderness Tours; Ice Dragon Boat Racing; Grad trip; Prom

    • Sports OfferedCompetitiveRecreational
      Baseball
      Basketball
      Football
      Ice Hockey
      Lacrosse
      Rowing
      Rugby
      Running
      Soccer
      Softball
      Swimming
      Tennis
      Track & Field
      Volleyball
      Cycling
    • Clubs Offered
      Audiovisual Club
      Chess Club
      Community Service
      Computer Club
      Drama Club
      Environmental Club
      Habitat for Humanity
      Math Club
      Photography
      Poetry/Literature club
      Science Club
      Student Council
      Yearbook

    Tuition & Financial Aid

    Tuition

    Day (4 days/week) Day (3 days/week) Day
     
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    Day (4 days/week)$13,995
    Day (3 days/week)$12,495
    Day$15,895
    What Blyth Ottawa says: Full-Time Fees Grade 7-12 - 8 Courses+Foundations Program: $15895 Grade 11/12 - 7 Courses: $13995 Grade 12 - 6 Courses: $12495 Private Course: $3095 Semi-Private 2 students: $2795 Semi-Private 3 students:$2495 All Grades - One-Time Registration Fee: $495 Full tuition payments may be made at any time prior to the start date. We also offer flexible payment options.

    Discounts

    Discount TypeEnrollment TypeAmount
    Early paymentall students5%


    Need-based financial aid

    Grade range that need-based aid is offered: 7 to 12
    Percentage of grade-eligible students receiving financial aid10%
    Average aid package size$0
    Percentage of total enrollment on financial aid10%
    Total aid available$0

    Application Deadline:
    Rolling deadline

    More information:
    http://blytheducation.com/blyth-academy/ottawa/future-parents/admissions-and-fees/

    Application Details:

    This school works with other. for processing financial applications



    Merit based Scholarships

    This information is not currently available.


    Enrollment

    Total enrollment 120
    Average enrollment per grade20
    Average class size6 to 8
    Grades (gender)7 to 12 (Coed)
    Boarding offeredNo

    Student distribution:

    789101112
    Day Enrollment351264550

    Admission

    Application

    Admissions Assessments:

    Assessment = requiredGrades
    Interview7 - 12
    SSAT
    SSAT (out of province)
    Entrance Exam(s)
    Entrance Essay
    Application Fee 

    Application Deadlines:

    Day students:
    Rolling


    What Blyth Ottawa says:

    Students and families are required to meet with both administration and guidance as part of the initial application to ensure the goals of the student are in line with the philosophy of Blyth Academy.  Formal application and registration may then take place online, or in person.



    Acceptance

    Acceptance Rate:

    95%

    Type of student Blyth Academy Ottawa is looking for: Students wishing to attend Blyth Academy should be academically oriented, with post-secondary education as the goal.



    Student Entry Points

    Student Type789101112
    Day Acceptance
    (Acceptance rate)
    4 - 8 (95%)8 - 10 (94%)10 - 12 (95%)20 - 30 (95%)20 - 30 (95%)

    University Placement

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    Services = offered
    Career planning
    Internships
    Mentorship Program
    University counseling
    Key Numbers
    Average graduating class size35
    *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)

    Schools our students are admitted to (last 4 years): Ryerson University, University of Waterloo, University of Ottawa, Carleton University, York University, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, University of New Brunswick, Queen’s University, University of Toronto, Bishop’s University, Concordia University, Western University, Mount Allison University, St. Francis Xavier University, McGill University, McMaster University, University of Guelph, Trent University, Wilfrid Laurier University, Trinity Western University, Dalhousie University, Nipissing University, Acadia University, University of British Columbia, University of Victoria, University of Manitoba, Laurentian University
    Schools our students attend (last 4 years): Ryerson University, University of Waterloo, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Queen’s University, University of New Brunswick, Carleton University, Concordia University, University of Ottawa, St. Francis Xavier University, McGill University, McMaster University, University of Guelph, University of Toronto, Trent University, Trinity Western University, Dalhousie University, Bishop’s University, Western University, University of British Columbia, University of Victoria, Acadia University, Laurentian University.

    Stories & Testimonials

    News

    Blyth Academy Ottawa Educates OHL's Ottawa 67's

    CONGRATULATIONS KEVIN BAHL AND NOEL HOEFENMAYER!

    Noel Hoefenmayer, who just graduated from Blyth Academy Ottawa, has been playing as a defencemen for the Ottawa 67s, but this past June was selected in the 4th round of the 2017 NHL draft.

    For the full story please check out the Ottawa 67s article.

    Kevin Bahl, who is currently a grade 12 student at Blyth Academy Ottawa and also plays with the Ottawa 67s as a defencemen, was named to the Team Canada roster for the 2017 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup.

    For the full story please check out the Ottawa 67s article.

    Blyth Academy offers athletic programs that recognize that students pursuing a goal in professional sports have specific training and schedule requirements that require flexibility. We work around your training schedule, and accommodate your needs for flexible education.

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    Blyth Academy Student Signs With Queens University

    On March 1st 2017, Blyth Academy Ottawa student Kieran Flannery-Fleck announced his commitment to Queen’s Football. The kicker/punter was named Third Team All-Canadian, AIA High School All Star Game MVP and Bel-Air Norsemen Special Teams Player of the Year. Flannery-Fleck went 75 percent on field goals and had high averages on both punt and kickoff.

    When asked about his decision to attend Queen’s Flannery-Fleck said “They hold their academics to such a high regard and that was an important factor in my decision to come here”. He understands the importance of organization and the responsibility that comes with being a student athlete. Those responsibilities include being on top of school work, having time to study, and being committed to the football team.

    When being interviewed, Flannery-Fleck expressed his gratitude to everyone who helped him achieve his goals of making it to the next level and to attend his “dream school”. He thanked his teammates, family, friends, teachers, and coaches because “they all played a role in helping me get to where I wanted to be”.  Working hard off the field is a major priority for Kieran. After the football season ended, Kieran committed all his free time to his off-season training program and his studies at Blyth Ottawa, increasing his average by a large percentage which allowed him to get accepted into Queen’s.

    After only eleven months, Kieran Flannery-Fleck went from being a small, undersized wide receiver with two catches for twelve yards in a season, to being one of the nation’s most highly recruited kickers with a strong academic presence. Kieran hopes to play his first year at Queen’s and have just as much success off the field in his studies.

     

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    Dedicated Teaching Staff

    I wanted to let you know that Meredith has been extremely happy with her experience in Term 4 this year. I feel she has received a very high level of tuition from teachers who have exhibited tremendous commitment to Meredith’s success. Meredith has greatly benefitted from her enthusiasm and dedication and has thoroughly enjoyed every course she has taken.

    In the case of Grade 11 English, Meredith was most keen to make up any deficits from her Grade 10 experience. Those deficits were obvious at the start of Grade 11 but her teacher has worked so hard with and encouraged Meredith, bringing creative and exciting methods of teaching that have really struck a chord with Meredith and resulted in a successful turnaround for her.

    As for her Grade 11 Chemistry teacher, he has provided an outstanding level of teaching, and has proven very willing to go the extra mile to provide whatever support Meredith felt she needed so as to reach her high personal goals.

    I just wanted to let you know what a wonderful job these dedicated and talented teachers have done.

    Happy Canada Day and I hope you have a wonderful summer.

    Regards,

    Rhonda

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    Flexible Student Centered Scheduling

    I would like to reiterate how pleased we were that Blyth was able to think outside the box and make it possible for Margaret to complete the Calculus and Vectors course in less than one month.  The creative approach that was set up by Ms Larose in lieu of the traditional classroom setting worked so well - so much so, that the entire experience exceeded our expectations.  Mark was an outstanding tutor! And, Mr Morales, her on-line teacher, provided our daughter with record-breaking feedback that made it possible for her to work in an accelerated pace and attain her goal before heading back to Virginia to start her senior year. We are also very grateful for the work that you do as the educational counsellor: Your interaction with Margaret has been positive and most helpful. I would recommend the school to other parents who are looking for a big experience in a small school.

    Thanks to all!

    Bessie

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    Supportive of Elite Athletes

    Thanks for all your support this year, especially around Jesse’s concussion period. Christiane and I are very pleased with how the school supported Jesse in his grade 12 year away from home.  We will recommend Blyth to other future volleyball families that might be considering sending their son to Gatineau to train with Team Canada.

    Thanks, Tom

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    Teaching at Blyth

    "Being a teacher at Blyth means I can make learning stimulating and creative for my students. I strive to make lessons as experiential as possible by experiencing what the local community has to offer. Small class sizes allow me to be incredibly dedicated to and involved in the academic progress of students in my care. The learning environment at Blyth is what every classroom should endeavour to be—nurturing, devoted, and full of real-world connections."

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