Blyth Academy Thornhill is a private high school for Grade 9-12 students. We focus on personalized education, very small class sizes, and experiential learning. Our campus is conveniently situated in Thornhill Square, 30 minutes north of Toronto, where students have easy access to the community centre, public library, the Thornhill Fitness Centre, shops, and restaurants.
- Small class size (Average 7)
- Experiential learning approach
- Individualised programming
- Partnerships with community organisations
- Certified, trained teachers
- Convenient downtown location
- Comprehensive guidance support
Our Take: Blyth Academy Thornhill
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.