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Blyth Academy Lawrence Park

Grades Gr. 7 TO Gr. 12 — Toronto, ON (MAP)

Blyth Academy Lawrence Park:

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  • Grades
    Gr. 7 — Gr. 12
  • Gender
  • Class Size
    8 — 16 students
  • Tuition
    $23,550 to 27,750/year
  • Language of instruction
  • Associations
  • Enrolment
    90 day students
  • Curriculum
    Liberal Arts
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School address

  • Blyth Academy Lawrence Park, 2660 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario, M4P 2J5 (MAP)

Our Perspective

How we see Blyth Academy Lawrence Park

Sam Blyth founded Blyth Academy in an understanding that as the world changes the needs of students change, and education therefore must evolve to meet them. Throughout the decades of its life, Blyth Academy has consistently proven its ability to meet that mandate. It began by offering a global curriculum, one that covered the basic literacies as well as collaborative and leadership skills. In addition to 10 brick-and-mortar campuses, Blyth Academy Online, launched in 2014 and offers asynchronous courses that students can start at any time throughout the calendar year. In response to the COVID crisis, Blyth Academy Orbit added a synchronous virtual school to the offering, bringing all the schedules, teachers, peers and relationships of a traditional academic experience, the only difference being that all was mounted entirely. In all, it’s hard to imagine a school more suited to our time or making more out of the technologies available for program delivery. While Blyth Academy is now effectively the largest single private school network in Canada, the student experience remains intimate in both the physical and virtual synchronous classrooms there are never more than 15 students. True to Sam Blyth’s original vision, there remains a focus on global learning, citizenship, and ethical leadership. There might have been a time when Blyth Academy was an anomaly within the world of education—smaller schools, virtual offerings, an agile approach to learning—though it certainly isn’t now. It’s hard to imagine a school better suited to our time and the needs of the current generation of learners.

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How Blyth Academy Lawrence Park sees itself

The school administration answered our questions

Who are you, as a school?

"Blyth Academy Lawrence Park is a private school that has been wonderfully embraced by its families and neighbours since opening in 2010. Small class sizes and a trusted personalized approach to learning gives every student the attention they need to succeed. "

  • Average class size of 12 students
  • Individualized approach to learning
  • Experienced, enthusiastic and caring teachers
  • Strong student support
  • Comprehensive, one-on-one guidance support
  • Emphasis on post secondary preparation
  • Partnerships with community organizations
  • Experiential learning
  • Part of community of nine Blyth Academy campuses in Ontario
  • Full member of the Small Schools’ Athletic Federation (SSAF)

What do you do differently and uniquely well?

"Communication is the cornerstone of our commitment to each family at Blyth Academy Lawrence Park. The learning experience is a partnership between teacher and family and, as such, you will hear from your child’s teacher weekly: the great, the good and the could be better. Parents and guardians also have access to our online learning platform, Edsby, in which gradebooks are always up to date, assessments with feedback can be reviewed, and classroom announcements and resources accessed."

To your knowledge, why do families choose your school over others?

"You will often get schools that have teachers who are not specialists in the subjects they are teaching. We encourage and expect our passionate team of teachers to really live their subjects. We have an English teacher who studied Literature at Colombia University, a professional photographer on staff as our in-house media teacher, and an astrophysicist teaching physics. The faculty brings an academic energy and passion to the campus every day."

What aspect of your school is underappreciated?

"We want our students to be a bit uncomfortable and for them to lean in, and grow from the discomfort that something new and challenging brings. This will not look the same for everyone; for one student it may be coming to school each day on time and for another it might be taking an AP physics course. That is the beauty of our campus though; we identify where each student is, and meet them there to help them thrive in their learning, growth and happiness."

What might families find surprising about your school?

"As a small school, many families think that we are limited in the extracurriculars that we can offer. This is far from the truth. We are a member of the Small Schools Athletic Federation (SSAF), which allows for our teams to compete against other independent schools. Our campus hosts a Spring triathlon at Glendon College, where students from across the city complete against one another. We also host an annual Model UN conference and student can take part in student council and various clubs."

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Insider Perspectives

How people from the school’s community see Blyth Academy Lawrence Park

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Alum: Jamie Wren (2023)

Watch our alum interview with Jamie Wren to learn about the unique experience of attending Blyth Academy Lawrence Park

Written reviews of Blyth Academy Lawrence Park


Parent, Vanita Jassal (2022)

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School leadership

Top-down influence on the school’s direction and tone

Message from school leadership

Michael Booth, Principal

At Blyth Academy, we know our students. With an average class size of 10, and youthful, engaging teachers who motivate and inspire, the roles of student and teacher are as collaborative partners in discussion or exploration. It is an entirely different model than one in which the teacher teaches and students are left to find ways to engage. Our young learners are active and acquiring knowledge themselves; very much empowered in understanding the ‘how’ and ‘why’ over the ‘what’ of education.

Our space is fresh and intimate, and our student body is active in building our own colourful range of club, team, and leadership opportunities. Come and ask the tough questions — our doors are open, we’re proud of what we have built, and prouder still to have a mix of students with varied pursuits and passions who are ‘together’ here and happy.

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