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Blyth Academy The Glebe, Ottawa

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

Blyth Academy The Glebe, Ottawa:

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  • Grades
    Gr. 7 — Gr. 12
  • Gender
  • Class Size
    6 — 16 students
  • Tuition
  • Language of instruction
  • Associations
  • Enrolment
    90 day students
  • Curriculum
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School address

  • 983 Bank St., Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 3W7 (MAP)

Our Perspective

How we see Blyth Academy The Glebe, Ottawa

Sam Blyth founded Blyth Academy in an understanding that, as the world changes the needs of students change, and education therefore must to 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, offering asynchronous courses that students can start at any time throughout the calendar year. In response to the COVID crisis, Blyth Academic 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. Blyth Academy is now effectively the largest single private school network in Canada, the student experience remains intimate; in the 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 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 The Glebe, Ottawa sees itself

The school administration answered our questions

Who are you, as a school?

"We provide individualized learning tailored to each student's unique learning style. We believe that education should not only equip students with knowledge, but also provide them with a nurturing environment where they can develop as individuals and thrive in pursuit of their goals. With a robust curriculum, we challenge students to think critically, explore new ideas, and reach their full potential. We take advantage of the community around us with activities like camping trips and outdoor learning."

  • Average class size of 12 students
  • Individualized approach to learning
  • Certified, enthusiastic and caring teachers
  • Strong student support
  • Comprehensive, one-on-one guidance support
  • Emphasis on post secondary preparation
  • Experiential learning approach
  • Partnerships with community organizations
  • A proud 'Legacy School' by the The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund
  • Part of community of eight Blyth Academy campuses in Ontario

What do you do differently and uniquely well?

"There is no student that gets lost in the crowd or is overlooked in the classroom. Staff quickly make sure they know each student’s learning style and academic needs. Beyond that, the supportive guidance department has an extremely low student to guidance counsellor ratio, ensuring that each individual has as much time as they need to discuss academics or social/personal challenges."

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

"We keep our class sizes small so students get regular and personalized teacher attention. This helps them feel comfortable asking questions and collaborating with their peers and their teachers. Teachers quickly learn the strengths and weaknesses of their students and are able to tailor their lessons to the various learning styles of their students, and implement accommodations effectively when necessary."

What aspect of your school is underappreciated?

"The level of flexibility that we can provide with our four-term structure and our various course delivery options ensures that we are able to accommodate most schedules and academic requirements. Students can be in a classroom with 10 others during first period, followed by a private course where they benefit fully from the attention of their private teacher. Students study only two courses per term intensively without the distraction of multiple teachers, transitions and assignments daily."

What might families find surprising about your school?

"Students often look at a private school as a formal environment where teachers talk at the students and the students sit, listen and take notes. This could not be further from the truth in our case. While they do get an excellent, enriching education, they do so in a relaxed environment where they learn while engaging with peers and teachers, having fun, participating in school clubs and school-wide events. All this leads to a feeling of belonging which aids in their overall academic success."

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Insider Perspectives

How people from the school’s community see Blyth Academy The Glebe, Ottawa

Video reviews of Blyth Academy The Glebe, Ottawa

Alum, Fawaz Audu (2022)

Watch our alum interview with Fawaz Audu to learn about the unique experience of attending Blyth Academy The Glebe, Ottawa.

Parent, Dale Gantous (2022)

Watch our parent interview with Dale Gantous to get the inside scoop on what it’s like to have a child attend Blyth Academy The Glebe, Ottawa.

Alum, Emmanuelle Crites (2020)

Watch our alum interview with Emmanuelle Crites to learn about the unique experience of attending Blyth Academy The Glebe, Ottawa.

Written reviews of Blyth Academy The Glebe, Ottawa


Student, Sarah Mankour (2023)

Gr. 12 (current) — I've attended numerous schools throughout my life, where I've met a variety of teachers who used a v...


Student, Arash Mirghassemi (2023)

Gr. 9 (current) — If I could describe Blyth Academy it is a remarkable place to go. I started back in the ninth grade ...


Student, Hafsa Mankour (2023)

Gr. 9 (current) — I personally enjoy the school as it is and the school is very cozy and small. The one thing I would ...
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School leadership

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

Message from school leadership

Kristy Larose, Principal
BA from Dalhousie University, BEd from the University of New Brunswick, MPE from the University of New Brunswick

At Blyth Academy Ottawa, we take pride in our inspiring and personalized educational program. We think outside of the box to develop accommodating schedules and deliver outstanding educational opportunities which take full advantage of the unique location of our school and the partnerships we have forged with local businesses and organizations. Student success and well being are our priorities.  The staff of Blyth Academy Ottawa devote themselves to ensuring every student has a BIG experience in our small school. 

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