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.
YOUR STUDENT-CENTRED PRIVATE SCHOOL
Blyth Academy Lawrence Park is a private school offering experiential private education for students in Grades 7 – 12 a short walk from Eglinton Park. 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 hosts several signature events including a city-wide Triathlon, and works closely with nearby partners including Anytime Fitness, the Freehand School of Art, The Teddington Retirement Residence, Alvéole, and The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award program.
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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.
Ways to Learn
We offer a comprehensive full-time program for Grades 7-12. 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.
Term by Term Options
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
Sports & Extracurriculars
CLUBS & EXTRACURRICULARS
Student Council works as a team to organize school events, create fun daily activities, and serve as leaders in the student community. They specialize in planning, organizing, funding, and promoting. Previous initiatives have included school-wide dances, rock-paper-scissors tournaments, costume contests, and candygram deliveries.
Our school is a proud member of the Small Schools Athletic Federation. As a part of that organization, we compete against other Toronto-area high schools in a variety of sports each year. Longstanding Blyth LP teams include co-ed soccer (indoor 2019 champions!), co-ed flag football, co-ed softball, boys and girls basketball, and boys and girls volleyball.
The students and staff at Blyth LP have come together to form a warm and open community. The school is just big enough for there to always be something interesting happening, and yet still intimate enough that everybody can easily get to know everyone else. The atmosphere is relaxed and inviting, and all students feel known and heard.
There are several big school-wide events that bring the community together each year. The Terry Fox Run is our major fundraiser, with our small school making a big impact on the funds we raise each year. MAD Night is a yearly evening to celebrate student talent - parents, students, and staff attend a student-led art exhibition with music and drama performances. Winter Day is a school-wide trip for outdoor fun each February, with skiing, boarding, and tubing options for students. And Blyth LP also hosts a yearly inter-Blyth Model UN competition, with the LP Model UN team coaching first-time participants from other Blyth campuses.
Grade 9 Student
Rhianna, who hails from Bermuda, joined Blyth Academy Lawrence Park in September 2021. A competitive dancer, she has managed and maintained a rigorous ballet schedule all while making the difficult transition to grade 9. She has gracefully kept up with her academics and has become a positive and energetic force in extra-curricular activities and student life around the school.
“Rhianna is loving school and her new life in Canada and we couldn't be more proud of her”
-Talia & Rohaan Simons (Parents)
“Rhianna has had a lot to adjust to: moving from Bermuda to Toronto, living far from her immediate family, starting high school and a new dance studio. She has integrated beautifully all while making new friends, participating fully in school life and is pursuing her dreams of ballet in her spare time. Blyth LP is lucky to have her!”
– Annie Lawton Scurfield (Teacher)
By attending Blyth, our son not only received a great education from teachers who are enthusiastic and committed to each students’ success, but more importantly, he gained greater self-confidence to take with him on the next step of his journey. We are so thankful to find an academic institution that was able to bring out the most that our son has to offer when others were not able or willing. That is the true difference in attending Blyth, you are designed to bring out the best in your students from the amount of care and attention dedicated to each pupil and enable them to carry that forward.Gene & Carolyn Palazzo, Parents
Some kids just cannot learn in an environment of 32+ students in each class – x8 subjects – all year — ours was one of these and he was very discouraged. I happened to see a notice of your open house, attended and we signed him up mid-year. It is not just his marks that have changed — his confidence in his ability to learn and his engagement with other students and the teachers have made a difference in his overall attitude toward school. This engagement learning is no longer possible in the public classroom given the numbers, they are assigned worksheets and sent home bored, frustrated and discouraged.Jill & Richard Reeves, Parents
It is with a great deal of joy and pride to know that my son will be graduating from Blyth Academy after 4 years of support and guidance both academically and socially. He has the tools to move forward with confidence and the ability to navigate what lies ahead for him thanks to our decision to educate our son at Blyth. It has been a tremendous growing experience for all of us. Thank you to all the enthusiastic and caring teaching and support staff at Blyth. Small class sizes, big hearts!Ethan Klieman, 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.
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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We are Ontario Ministry inspected and adhere to all provincial standards. BSID #669998