Congratulations to current student-athlete Sarah-Michelle Gendron, who committed to Mercyhurst University!
Elite Hockey Boarding School
Blyth Academy@CIHA offers a top-quality boarding school education and elite hockey program for domestic and international hockey players from grades 7-12. With its purpose-built state-of-the-art campus Blyth Academy@CIHA provides everything a student athlete needs to be successful, all in one amazing location. The school also offers a day program for local athletes.
Since everything is conveniently in one location, no academic time is lost due to travel to and from school and practice. Students can quickly transition from the ice to the classroom and focus on achieving their academic goals. Guided by talented passionate teachers, our students are engaged in an academic program that promotes critical thinking and creativity through student-centred lessons. They become global citizens and develop life-long friendships that span across the world.
Located on the doorstep of Canada’s capital city, Ottawa, and Quebec’s largest city, Montreal, our student-athletes have many opportunities to experience the region’s rich culture and history. Throughout the year, we plan a wide range of interesting field trips and excursions to discover some of the most sought-after attractions of the vibrant and scenic national capital region.
For more information on this Elite Hockey Boarding School please visit the CIH Academy Website.
- Grades 7-12
Average class size of 12
Dedicated educational faculty
Individualized university counseling
- Elite level coaches (former NHL)
2 NHL sized ice rinks
Dormitory & cafeteria
Pro-style fitness center
On-site trainer & therapist
Message From the Principal
Welcome to Blyth Academy@CIHA, located on a large beautiful campus along the Ottawa River. With state-of-the-art hockey facilities, top-level coaching, and a world-class educational offering, we are custom built for hockey players wishing to excel. If you are not already familiar with us, I invite you to come visit and see, firsthand, the amazing opportunities we have to offer student-athletes.
As Principal, I am personally committed to ensuring our students build a strong foundation in their academic and life skills, before embarking on post-secondary education and beyond. Together, with my remarkable faculty, we maintain close and consistent communication with the students, families, and coaches to ensure a comprehensive approach to overall student success.
Principal, Blyth Academy @ CIHA
What Makes Our Campus Unique?
Students at Blyth Academy@CIHA have the advantage of a completely integrated academic and athletic program. Their ice and off-ice training are built into their daily school schedule and the teaching staff work closely with the coaching staff to ensure every student’s success. Students can walk a few steps from their dormitory to eat breakfast in the cafeteria, and then a few steps further and they are inside the arena, which houses the school, ice rinks, fitness center, fully equipped therapy room, dressing rooms, dry rooms, and a pro shop.
I recently graduated from Queen’s University (2021) and began my teaching career at CIH Academy. This year, I am teaching grades 7-10 Social Sciences and English. With a background in hockey, CIH has been the perfect fit for me. I have been able to begin a teaching career that includes working as a hockey coach with aspiring student-athletes at the Academy.
Q. If someone walked into your classroom tomorrow, what would they see, hear, and feel?
You would see a lot of student interaction and collaboration. Students are encouraged to use their voice, communicate and form relationships amongst each other. All students are welcomed into a positive team environment where they are all encouraged to learn and grow.
What our Families are Saying
Having tried both private and public schools for the duration of my two children’s education, by far private education offers the student more choice, more guidance and more stability in the programming. Blyth is an example of this type of exceptional learning environment. Blyth offers very convenient and flexible scheduling for the high school student and makes use of this time to help the students transition into the university/college type of independent learning.Parent
Our son has returned to us with a mature outlook on life and his future. We always knew he would grow while away but we didn’t expect to have a young man returned to us! We thank you all for that.Nicole Vasquez, Parent
Blyth Academy teachers and administration are highly respectful of the student’s academic and personal needs. This is apparent right from the beginning and lasts until after graduation. With this kind of atmosphere, students respond positively and it is natural that they are motivated to do their very best.Parent
Congratulations to current student-Athlete Emmanuelle Gendron, who committed to Holy Cross University starting in the fall of 2023! Holy Cross University is an NCAA Division I hockey program located in Worcester, Massachusetts that plays in the Hockey East Association.
On Oct 6th the students participated in a Terry Fox event. A group of students ran the 5km course with Ms. Kelly and Coach Andre, while the others walked around Rockland.