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Canadian International Hockey Academy
Canadian International Hockey Academy
8720 County Road 17, Rockland, Ontario, K4K 1T2
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Canadian International Hockey Academy

Canadian International Hockey Academy

8720 County Road 17, Rockland, Ontario, K4K 1T2

Grades (Gender):
8 to 12 (Coed)
$17,500 to 44,900/year
Main Language:
Avg. Class Size:
Day: 5 (Gr. 8 - 12), Boarding: 80 (Gr. 8 - 12)

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Contact Name:
Joey Clare

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School Address
8720 County Road 17, Rockland, Ontario, K4K 1T2



About this school:


At the Canadian International Hockey Academy, we offer professional-level facilities and an elite hockey program, as well as a world-class educational program provided by Blyth Academy. We challenge our students in the classroom and on the ice, developing young athletes’ minds, bodies and spirits. We prepare them for post-secondary education and beyond.

The Our Kids review of Canadian International Hockey Academy

our takeThe CIH program is about pursuing academic excellence as well as athletic excellence. Though it’s also more than that. Yes, some students will attend in order to gain intensive coaching and competition with an eye to a career in professional hockey. That said, not all will, and likewise, not all intend to. For any student, participation within an environment that reflects their passions and interests, and populated by like-minded peers, can be transformative. For all students who enroll at CIH, that’s exactly what the school offers. Classes are intensive, though the instructional day is organized in sympathy with coaching and competition. Which means that the students never miss a class to attend a game, nor do they have to rush between school and the arena. It’s also an environment in which that passion is understood and shared. Again, it can be transformative, augmenting academic success as much it does success on the ice. Some students may to on to become pros, though the sense of participation and belonging, as well as the intensive athletics, can be—and often is—a springboard to success in other fields as well.

Principal's Message


Susan Kelly, Principal

Dear Prospective Students and Parents,

Welcome to Blyth [email protected], located on a large beautiful campus, with state-of-the-art sporting facilities along the banks of the Ottawa River. If you are not already familiar with us, I invite you to come visit and see, firsthand, the amazing opportunities we have to offer.

Blyth [email protected] provides day and boarding students from grades 8-12 with an outstanding educational environment. Our flexibility in scheduling and course delivery allows all our students to pursue their specialized interests and training schedules. We are committed to providing a university preparatory education in an engaging and caring setting. Our students are encouraged to do their best and reach for the top, in all their life goals.

A passionate and dedicated team of teachers is always there to provide the necessary support to help the students in their studies and beyond, ensuring that they gain a complete understanding of the subject matter, while making engaging cross-curricular connections with real world applications. Our teachers pride themselves on creating a dynamic learning environment and inspiring their students to become intellectually curious, compassionate, and responsible citizens. They implement best practices in experiential education, as they challenge the students to be knowledgeable, reflective life-long learners.

As Principal of Blyth [email protected], I am personally committed to ensuring our students build a strong foundation in their academic and life skills, before embarking on post-secondary education and beyond. Together, with my remarkable faculty, we maintain close and consistent communication with students, families, and coaches to ensure a comprehensive approach to overall student success and as part of our individualized approach, we always make ourselves available for consultation and guidance.

I would welcome the opportunity to discuss our uniquely integrated learning environment and further explore how it could be the perfect fit for your future educational needs. Please feel free to contact me or come and visit us at our beautiful campus.

Warm Regards,

Susan Kelly


Blyth [email protected]


Curriculum Traditional

Primary Curriculum: Traditional

What CIH Academy says: CIH Academy is committed to balancing academic excellence with hockey excellence. Student-athletes receive training and experience in hockey that give them a lifelong sense of discipline, dedication, and teamwork. CIH Academy’s welcoming and challenging prep-school setting is the ideal environment to help student-athletes succeed in school, in hockey and in life.

  • Approach:
    Sports: Ice Hockey

  • 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 CIH Academy 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.

    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: This information is not currently available.

    • Topics covered in curriculum:

      Subject = offered
    • 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 CIH Academy says: This information is not currently available.

    Humanities and Social Sciences Pragmatism

      Pragmatism in the humanities and social sciences emphasizes making learning relevant to students’ present-day experience. Assignments tend to centre around projects and tasks rather than argumentative essays; these projects will often have a “real-world” application or relevance. There might be more of a social justice component to a pragmatic program, though that isn’t always the case. Subjects like history and philosophy are still covered/offered, but they play a less prominent role in the overall program than in the case of perennialism. The social sciences (contemporary geography, sociology, psychology, etc), meanwhile, might play a more prominent role in pragmatic programs. The key goals are to make learning progressive and relevant, while teaching students real-life skills and critical thinking.
      Learn about the different humanities and social sciences approaches  

    • What CIH Academy says: This information is not currently available.

    Foreign Languages Equal Balance

      These programs feature an equal blend of the audio-lingual and communicative styles of language instruction.
      Learn about the different foreign languages approaches  

    • What CIH Academy says: This information is not currently available.

    • Languages Offered: • Chinese-Mandarin • French • ESL

    Fine Arts Equal Balance

      These programs have an equal emphasis on receptive and creative learning.
      Learn about the different fine arts approaches  

    • Program offers:

      Subject = offered
      Graphic Design
      Visual Arts
    • Visual studio philosophy:

    • What CIH Academy says: This information is not currently available.

    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 CIH Academy says: This information is not currently available.

    • Program covers:

      Subject = offered
      Computer science
      Web design

    Physical Education
    • What CIH Academy says: This information is not currently available.

    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 CIH Academy says: This information is not currently available.

    Sex and Health Education
    Topics covered in sex and health education: This information is not currently available.

    What CIH Academy says: This information is not currently available.

    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.


    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.


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

    What CIH Academy 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 CIH Academy says about flexible pacing: This information is not currently available.

    Academic Culture

    • Rigorous
    • Supportive

    What CIH Academy says: This information is not currently available.

    Developmental Priorities Balanced, Physical

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

    Secondary Developmental Priority: Physical
    Strong, flexible-bodied, and active individuals, in tune the joys of movement, sport, and wellness.

    What CIH Academy says: This information is not currently available.

    Special Needs Support Limited


    CIH Academy offers limited support for students with learning difficulties or special needs.

    • Academic Support:
      Support Type = offered
      Learning strategy and study counselling; habit formation
      Extra support and minor accommodations for children experiencing subclinical difficulties

    Gifted Learner Support Moderate


    CIH Academy 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: Acceleration (The main focus is on acceleration. This means that all students work at a much quicker pace than public school peers (usually working at least one grade-level ahead). )

    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 CIH Academy 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.

    Class Sizes Not available

    This information is not currently available.

    Recess Policy

    Non-lunch recessFrequency
    Lunch recessAmount

    What CIH Academy says: This information is not currently available.


    What CIH Academy says:

    This information is not currently available.

    • Sports OfferedCompetitiveRecreational
      Ice Hockey
      Track & Field
    • Clubs Offered

    Tuition & Financial Aid


    Day Boarding (Domestic) Boarding (International)
    Boarding US $34,500
    Boarding (Domestic)$39,900
    Boarding (International)$44,900

    Need-based financial aid

    Grade range that need-based aid is offered: 8 to 12
    Percentage of grade-eligible students receiving financial aid20%
    Average aid package size$5,000
    Percentage of total enrollment on financial aid20%
    Total aid available$0

    Application Deadline:

    More information:

    Application Details:

    Merit based Scholarships

    This information is not currently available.


    Total enrollment 85
    Average enrollment per grade17
    Gender (grades)8 to 12 (Coed)
    Boarding offered Gr. 8 - 12
    % in boarding (total enrollment)94%

    If you want to learn more about boarding schools, check out our comprehensive guide.

    Student distribution: This information is not currently available.



    Admissions Assessments:

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

    Application Deadlines:

    Day students:

    Boarding students:

    What CIH Academy says: This information is not currently available.


    Acceptance Rate:


    Type of student Canadian International Hockey Academy is looking for: This information is not currently available.

    Day Boarding

    Student Entry Points

    Student Type89101112
    Day Acceptance
    (Acceptance rate)
    Boarding Acceptance
    (Acceptance rate)

    University Placement

    Services = offered
    Career planning
    Mentorship Program
    University counseling
    Key Numbers
    Average graduating class size16
    *Canadian "Big 6" placementsN/A
    **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)

    Notable Alumni

    Alumnus Graduation Year Accomplishment
    Gabriel  Vilardi 2015 Gabriel Vilardi was drafted by the Windsor Spitfires in the 1st round, 2nd overall.

    In the News


    March 29, 2017 - CIHA Voyageurs White Win 2017 Academy Division

    Congratulations to CIHA Voyageurs White who have been crowned the 2017 Academy Division Champions. ...

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