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 Waterloo is a private school offering experiential private education for students in Grades 9 – 12, sharing the city’s “Innovation District” with companies like Google. 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 dynamic school community offers a range of extra-curricular experiences including student council, prom committee, DECA, mathematics and computer science clubs and contests, coding workshops, and various other activities.
We are Ontario Ministry inspected and adhere to all provincial standards. BSID #668718
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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. Offered virtually.
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 DECA, University of Waterloo Math Contests, Eco Club, Board Games, and Leadership Club. Four times a year we gather our school together for a campus meal for a great time of community and sharing.
Ally started with us in grade 11 . She had done to a local public school for grade 9. She moved to the states for grade 10 and then came to us. Ally plans to go to nursing school in the fall. She is volunteering at the covid-19 vaccination sites.
“The small class sizes, amazing teachers, safe environment and sense of community at Blyth Academy afforded our daughter the opportunity to excel during her last two years of high school. She entered grade 11 anxious and intimidated yet in a few weeks she will be graduating and moving on to pursue an Honours Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. We are beyond proud of her achievements and owe so much of that to the caring staff at Blyth Academy Waterloo.” - Spiro and Cindy Comitos
She has an overwhelming impact on the campus. Ally is kind, friendly, and outgoing. She makes everyone in the school from grade 9s to the staff feel at ease. She is positive, effervescent, and well developed sense of humour.
Ally says “Blyth Academy Waterloo is not only a school, but a community. The staff has constantly encouraged me to achieve my highest potential. The students have helped me see the value of individuality. Most importantly, Blyth has taught me to remain passionate about the things that define my very essence.”
Blyth Waterloo was exactly what we needed! The kind and competent teachers, the amazing experienced Principals and the always available guidance department supported all of us quickly, getting our son on the right track. Our son has had very successful Grade 10 and 11 years and will be graduating from Grade 12 right on schedule in 2020. His largest class ever has been 8. The environment at Blyth Waterloo provides a safe and nurturing environment free from a lot of the social pressures your child might experience in a large Public School. Our son is happy, polite and confident and most importantly likes school and talks about plans for Post Secondary! Blyth Waterloo saved our son and restored harmony in our family!Alison M., Parent
Coming to Blyth Academy was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Here, I can fully grasp the curriculum because the skilled teachers are able to tailor to each student’s learning ability. There are so many opportunities for me to enrich my learning such as DECA, science fairs, as well as support for Advanced Placement exams. My experience here so far has allowed for my growth to my fullest potential.Bill, Student
Blyth Academy changed my family’s life, wonderful teachers and staff help your kid find their strength and believe in themselves again. Public school was a recipe for failure because nobody had time for my bright, yet, high needs teenager. The same kid is successful at Blyth Academy beyond what I could imagine. I am very grateful for this opportunity right in Waterloo.Firouzeh S., 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.