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A Student-Centred Private School

Blyth Academy Burlington is a private school offering experiential private education for students in Grades 5 – 12 in the historic Village Square. We offer an academic experience that is significantly different from other private and public schools. Our approach is designed to fully engage students in the academic process with a genuine learning experience founded upon curiosity, creativity, and innovative thinking. Our campus is known for its elite athletics and offers Advanced Sports Training for athletes in partnership with Conacher Athletics.
We are Ontario Ministry inspected and adhere to all provincial standards. BSID #880898

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Small Class Sizes

Our classes have an average size of 12 students, allowing teachers to spend significant individualized time with each student. There’s no “back row” in classrooms this small. Students are more comfortable speaking up in this environment.

Four-Term Structure

We’ve been running quadmesters for over 10 years with great success. This four-term structure focuses on two subjects per term, promoting a deeper understanding of subjects in addition to creating the flexibility for students to join Blyth Academy at any term during the school year.

Robust University Preparation

Preparation for post-secondary education is the primary focus with increased attention on critical thinking, interpreting information, independent learning, and active participation in classes and activities. Our strong guidance department works with each student to define their pathway.

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Ways to Learn

Full-Year Programs

We offer a comprehensive full-time program for Grades 5-12. Students studying with us for the full year benefit from our targeted programs for specific years: Elementary & Middle School, the LaunchPad Program in Grades 9 & 10, and the Post-Secondary Preparation Program in Grades 11 & 12.

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Term by Term Options

For high school we have four intake periods during our school year to make starting at Blyth Academy as flexible as possible (September, November, February, April). This is possible due to our quadmester structure (four terms) which allows for flexibility for students who want to try us out or who are looking for extra credits in a gap year. Elementary & middle school students can join at any time.

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Night School

Night School allows students to maintain registration with their home school while benefitting from our small class sizes and personalized approach.

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Summer School

Summer School offers highly personalized and experiential learning that enhances student's education and sets them up for a successful fall semester.

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Private Courses

Private Studies provide students in Grades 9 – 12 with a one-on-one learning experience in which teachers tailor the lessons to the needs and schedule of the individual student.

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Elite Athletics

Full-time students at Blyth Academy may take part in several athletic skills training programs while benefitting from our flexible school schedules, meeting both their academic and athletic needs.

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Aviation Pathway Program

In partnership with Spectrum Airways, Blyth Academy Burlington offers our students the unique opportunity to combine top-tier private education with the ability to earn a pilot’s licence and even become an instructor themselves – all before entering university!

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University Success

98%

of Blyth Academy students are accepted into post-secondary programs

90%

of Blyth Academy students are accepted to their top choice college or university

85%

of Blyth Academy students receive partial or full scholarships to post-secondary institutions

Sports & Extracurriculars

Elite Hockey Program

Our hockey and ice sports training is centred on giving our students the opportunity for experiential learning that is geared toward their individual interests.

The benefits of participating in the hockey training program during the school day are that it allows the students the time to focus on their academics and balance the time spent between home, school, and community.

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Student Engagement

Our students get the opportunity to engage in learning environments outside of school with common fields trips throughout the semester. Our faculty also designs clubs and extracurricular activities which are tailored to the student population each year.
 

If you’re looking for a student-athlete program, you should check out Blyth Academy in Burlington. They have an excellent academic program with small classes to engage students, and their hockey program is continually improving. [The Athletic Director] has obviously put a lot of thought and expertise into designing an on-ice program to personally challenge each athlete every single day with different themes and knowledgeable instructors. This is not a gym class on the ice with the run of the mill drills, but rather a structured program to teach kids the various components of the game and the discipline and perseverance needed to improve. I have noticed the passion and love of the game [amongst] staff and how their passion translates into energetic and well-prepared practices that keeps my kid challenged and inspired. Their partners at Twist complement the on-ice practices as they do a fantastic job with the off-ice sports conditioning that is well planned and goal oriented.Stéphane Gauthier, Parent 

The 10-week semesters focused on two courses instead of four were an immense help for our daughter. The classes were more intense, and without the need to spread time between so many subjects and the deadlines accordingly helped her progress. Our daughter is now willing to take responsibility for herself, her choices, her actions, and the path towards her future. We are thankful for the time that was invested in our daughter over the past two years of transition for her.Michael & Sheri, Parents 

Grade 12 at Blyth Academy was the best year of Dakota’s educational career. Your school made Dakota’s final year of high school not only a happy and joyful learning experience, but her confidence and belief in her own potential were greatly enhanced. I cannot thank you enough for developing and running such an important school.Lisa, Parent

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To learn more about our campus community, join us for an upcoming info session. In these sessions we will talk about our academics, admissions process, clubs, extracurricular activities, and school community. There will also be an opportunity to ask any questions you might have.

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A day in the life

Drop in virtually or in-person to preview a lesson, meet with teachers and guidance staff, and get a feel for our school community. Prospective students will have the chance to prepare for their future transition by experiencing firsthand a day in the life of a Blyth Academy student.

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