The academic program at Blyth is as rigorous as it needs to be for each individual child, that's one of the greatest strengths of the school. Providing the support needed, when needed, pushing when appropriate, and supporting individual growth with respect. The small class sizes were invaluable for my son, together with the collaborative approach and round table teaching/learning. Blyth Etobicoke is a family, one that cares and supports each child to be the best possible. When my son started at Blyth, prior schools had been pushing him to college-level courses, however, Blyth recognized his abilities and encouraged and supported him through academic levels where he was successful. It is only through independent assessment and commitment to understanding each child individually that this was possible.
The academic program at Blyth Etobicoke reflects the passion that the teachers have for their subject areas. The expectations are high, in particular for completion of assignments and ISPs. My impression is that more content is covered in the Blyth curriculum vs. the Toronto District School Board. Assignments are creative and catered to the smaller class sizes. My daughter was recently able to participate in a university-style lab session to expose the students to how university expectations differ from high school. Class sizes are very small, which is typically a positive, although it can be difficult to support group work/students having an opportunity to work with different people, etc. It will be an adjustment moving from such a small group to a large university setting.