At Blyth Etobicoke the student body is quite small, however suitably diverse to create a healthy community. I think the small class sizes and openness of the administration, teachers, and staff, served to provide excellent modeling for all the kids who were always enthusiastic and respectful of each other and those coming into the school from outside. The students always seemed to be really engaged, there were always lots of smiles, and on the occasions when things perhaps were not going quite as planned, there was an understanding, deeply rooted in respect. The student council is very active and all students are encouraged to participate at a level that they find comfortable. What stands out for me the most is how comfortable the kids are with their teachers and administration which enables them to be open and honest, when they need help and when they celebrate.
Blyth Etobicoke is a small school in the build phase. It has been open for less than 2 years, as of Spring 2020. It has a very inclusive atmosphere where students are encouraged to participate in the betterment of the school and surrounding community. Students feel comfortable approaching teachers and admin staff with questions and feedback. Classroom sessions are very interactive with good participation. It is a welcoming atmosphere - you feel it when you walk through the front door. Sitting areas and lounges are available for students to work in after class and get together socially. Given the size of the school, the students are able to learn in a very unique environment and feel a high level of individual support in academics as well as planning for future education needs/interests.