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.
Blyth Academy Downsview Park is a private school offering experiential private education for students in Grades 4 – 12 in North York. We offer an academic experience that is significantly different from other private and public schools. Our approach is designed to fully engage the 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 program with instructors who work with NHL, TFC, OHL, Junior and AAA level elite players.
We are Ontario Ministry inspected and adhere to all provincial standards. BSID #665466
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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.
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.
We offer a comprehensive full-time program for Grades 4-12. Students studying with us for the full year benefit from our targeted programs for specific years: Elementary & Middle School, our High School Program in Grades 9 & 10, and the Post-Secondary Preparation Program in Grades 11 & 12.
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.
Night School allows students to maintain registration with their home school while benefitting from our small class sizes and personalized approach.
Summer School offers highly personalized and experiential learning that enhances student's education and sets them up for a successful fall semester.
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.
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.
of Blyth Academy students are accepted into post-secondary programs
of Blyth Academy students are accepted to their top choice college or university
of Blyth Academy students receive partial or full scholarships to post-secondary institutions
Our Advanced Hockey program is a co-ed individual skill development program held each morning at Scotiabank Pond, and led by our professional instructors who are AAA, Jr. A, and OHL coaches! Every morning (Monday-Thursday) our student-athletes will take part in an hour on-ice session. Every day students in this program will also take part in a 45 minute high-intensity fitness training session catered to their age, sport and what they would like to improve on.
Grade 8 Student
Nolan is a leader in all areas of our school. In the classroom he leads by example and is a contributing member of our student council! Nolan says "The best word to describe my experience at Blyth would be awesome! I look forward to going to school every single day and being around other student-athletes pushes me to try my best on the ice and in the classroom."
Blyth has been a wonderful experience for Nolan and our family. The culture at Blyth is more than just athletics, Nolan has been able to continually develop his academic growth, athletic improvement, character development and social responsibility. The on-campus energy is contagious, all of the student-athletes have a passion for their sport and academics and they push each other to surpass expectations and be their very best.
-Tara (Nolan's mom)
Nolan is a AAA hockey player and puts forth his strongest effort whether he is in the classroom, on the ice or in the gym! Nolan is an ambassador for our new students each year helping provide them with a smooth transition into the school! Nolan continues to impress us with his positive attitude, upbeat personality and commitment to excellence!
Words can't even describe how thankful we are that our son (grade 7) and daughter (grade 9) are attending Blyth Academy. It is incredible the joy and excitement both of my children have learning here. As parents we are so thrilled by their new love of school. Thank you to Principal Hurley and his team. They have gone above and beyond especially with all the Covid concerns this year. The Blyth Downsview team truly cares about all students and their family's well-being. We have had such a smooth and safe return to school. It has been a fantastic experience overall!
Danielle Honsberger, Parent
Our son is in grade five and part of the hockey program. He has never been happier to attend school. Instructors are knowledgeable and not only care about his on-ice performance but also his mental game.
Attention to athleticism and well-being are another thing at Blyth that we are very impressed with. He looks forward to each day consulting with the strength-and-conditioning coach and working out with his friends & classmates. As parents, we are so grateful to see such enthusiasm about school & learning in our son.
We couldn't be more impressed with the school, its people and how our son is thriving athletically & academically and how he is maturing as a young man. We can confidently say, Blyth is the right place for our son.
Jason Hubbard, Parent
This is my son's first year at the Blyth and seeing him excited every morning to go to school speaks volumes to me. The Admin. staff has been amazing at responding to emails and addresses any questions. They keep us informed and we couldn't be happier. Given the current circumstances we are all living through we are confident they are taking all measures to ensure the safety of all students and staff.
Lisa Borzellino, Parent
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.
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.
Speak to an Admissions Advisor for more information about our campus or how to apply.