Shaping the minds of our next generation is at the forefront of everything we do. With 10 Ontario campuses designed to inspire students grades 5 to 12, and small class sizes that offer personalized learning environments, we create a unique opportunity for young minds to reach their fullest potential.
We deliver the curriculum set out by the Ontario Ministry of Education, but what sets us apart is our ability to tailor education to the individual student, not the other way around. Our carefully curated personalized structure allows our guidance teams and teachers to take into account each student’s learning style and areas of interest when customizing an academic plan unique to them.
Students Grades 9 to 12 follow a two-semester, four term schedule, with only two subjects per term. We also offer the added benefit of earning credits at their own pace through Blyth Academy Online. This dynamic restructuring of the traditional academic school year promotes deeper understanding of subjects, exploration of interests of study, and in turn, prepares them for acceptance into the postsecondary program of their choice.
Blyth Academy students are proud members of Globeducate Group, which is recognized worldwide as a leader in private education.
How well-suited is your child to Blyth Yorkville?
- Personalized learning
- Average class size of eight students
- Flexible schedules
- Four term high school structure - two courses per term
- Emphasis on experiential learning
- Flexible learning with Blyth Academy Online
- Scholarships available
Our Take: Blyth Academy Yorkville
Whereas some schools are just that, schools, Blyth represents a range of programs at a range of locations. It was founded by Sam Blyth in 1977, and quickly established itself as a leader in global education with the creation of a Canadian high school in France, as well as an accredited program at Oxford University. Those global education programs provided a unique addition to the Canadian educational landscape.
With the creation of the first brick-and-mortar school here at home in 2002, Blyth applied the same concept to domestic education. In the intervening decades, the program has grown exponentially, now including 11 campuses which, together, represent the largest single private school student population in Canada. Still, the program continued to grow, today including a campus in Washington DC. A majority host summer programs, night and weekend classes, intended to provide challenge or support for students of the school, or those interested only in specific courses. And on it goes … there are further international programs, year-long study abroad program under the Blyth Global High School banner, as well as online/distance course offerings. There are even March break courses, both here and abroad.
Again, it's a lot, with a range of programs to support a wide range of students and academic goals. Again, for anyone who thinks of school in a traditional way—a building with classes—Blyth can be a lot to get your head around. Given the historical strength of the programs, however, it's very much worth the effort.
What does learning at Blyth Academy Yorkville look like now?
Our staff and teachers have worked hard to make Blyth Academy’s virtual classroom model a success and ensure students don’t miss out on valuable curriculum hours. We are committed to continuing the same small class sizes and personalized education that our students expect. Live virtual classes with face-to-face learning, office hours, guidance support and even extracurricular activities continue through virtual tools.
We remain dedicated to the continuous professional development of our teachers so they can continue to share and look for opportunities to enhance the virtual learning delivery. Conversations and observations have become a natural way to assess students.
In these uncertain times, we believe that our students benefit greatly from the structure, social interaction and support our school provides them. We are committed to their continued learning and engagement in the full curriculum; they will be well prepared for their next steps, whether that is their next year of high school or a move to post-secondary studies.
Planning is underway for next year and we are confident that we will continue to deliver a robust academic program in a safe environment regardless of the external circumstances. We anticipate that our schools will look different this Fall, with current virtual classrooms still a possibility in part or in full, and physical distancing measures and increased sanitation practices in place.
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