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 Etobicoke is a private school offering experiential private education for students in Grades 9 – 12 in Toronto’s west end. 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. Benefiting from our access to local amenities like High Park, the Old Mill trails, and Humber River, within minutes students can be in a green space partaking in outdoor education experiences or at a world-renowned gallery or museum.
We are Ontario Ministry inspected and adhere to all provincial standards. BSID #669629
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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 9-12. Students studying with us for the full year benefit from our targeted programs for specific grades: the LaunchPad Program in Grades 9 & 10, and the Post-Secondary Preparation Program in Grades 11 & 12.
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.
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.
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 students are connected to the school not only through academics but also through extra-curricular activities and school events, and they drive what happens here. Popular clubs include the Eco Team, Model UN, Student Council, Yoga and Meditation, Running/Cross-Country, Chess, Yearbook, Math Party, Astronomy, and the Gay-Straight Alliance. When Public Health guidelines permit, our students also enjoy additional intramural athletic activities, including Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, and Triathlon. In 2022-23 we look forward to new extracurriculars like Instrumental Music, Vocal Music, and Modern Dance.
Grade 12 Student
Aside from her commitment to and passion toward her academic pursuits, Chantel’s impact upon our school community stems from her embodiment of Blyth Academy Etobicoke’s Core Values, particularly the value of ensuring that “we are a community in which everyone is known and accepted”.
In all of her actions and interactions, Chantel strives to strengthen the harmony of our community. This quality is often underappreciated in people. She’s a mediator amongst her peers, always demonstrating a calm and positive demeanor, and expressing her views respectfully and insightfully.
The Blyth Academy Etobicoke community acts as a second family. The staff creates an inclusive environment that promotes learning and fun! The resilience and strength we have as a community have been evident throughout this pandemic. I have been greeted with a supportive learning environment in-person and online. Coming to the end of my third year at Blyth Etobicoke, I have grown as a learner and as an individual." Parent Quote (Simon and Carla H.): We have been really happy with Blyth Etobicoke. It is tailored education with extraordinary teachers.
She never hesitates to lend a helping hand wherever needed, even if it is extended to someone that she doesn’t know well. Chantel is inclusive of all and goes out of her way to make all feel welcome. She is a silent leader both in the classroom and through extracurricular involvement. As a Founding Student of Blyth Academy Etobicoke, Chantel joined us for grade 9 when the school opened in September 2018. A legacy student whose two older siblings attended Blyth Academy, Chantel and her family were and continue to be among our biggest supporters and enthusiastic cheerleaders.
It’s hard to believe that high school is over already, and I just wanted to say thank you for everything you and all the teachers at Blyth have done to make the school what it is. When I came to Blyth last September, I had every intention of staying for a quad or two and then returning to a public school to complete the rest of my credits. However, it didn’t take long before I realized that I was so much happier at Blyth, and now I can’t imagine finishing up high school anywhere else. I’m so thankful to have had such a positive experience over these past two years, especially since last March, when learning began to look a lot different for everyone. I doubt there’s another school in the city that has such an excellent faculty, or another school that made the transition to virtual as smoothly as Blyth did. I really hope we get the opportunity to say goodbye to everyone in person, but nonetheless, it’s been a wonderful ride and I’m so grateful to everyone who made it what it was.
Samantha H., Graduate – Class of 2021
At Blyth ET, we pride ourselves on the communal feeling we promote through our small class sizes and school events. In our experience, this atmosphere can really help you get to know people so that you can form friendships that will last a lifetime. We have an amazing student body here, but it’s the staff who really stand out. Our teachers are here to support you throughout your Blyth journey. They truly care and want every one of their students to succeed and thrive throughout their secondary and post-secondary education. At Blyth, teachers include a lot of hands-on learning activities and field trips in order to help you to actually understand the concepts we learn in class. Because we’re smaller than the average high school, the staff also has the opportunity to get to really know you; they’re always willing and excited to work with you and are invested in helping you succeed, just so long as you’re willing to put the effort in. Neither of us have ever been to a school with more caring and passionate teachers than Blyth Etobicoke. And of course, it’s a lot easier to get excited about school when your teacher is excited too.
Aidan T. & Maia F.,
Student Council Co-Presidents 2019/20
Our daughter’s experience at Blyth has been empowering and welcoming. She is thriving academically and her confidence has soared because of Blyth’s experiential approach to learning. The teachers and staff are incredibly engaged, caring and relatable. They are genuinely good people who work tirelessly to provide a hands-on and impactful learning experience that we never thought was possible. It is not an exaggeration when we say our daughter has had a truly transformational experience at Blyth. We only wish we enrolled her sooner.Whitney & Marshall R., Parents
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 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.