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 Whitby is a private school offering experiential private education for students in Grades 7 – 12 in the heart of the old downtown centre. 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 experienced guidance counsellors work regularly with each student to prepare them for post-secondary and beyond, with advice and counselling given during the application and scholarship selection process.
We are Ontario Ministry inspected and adhere to all provincial standards. BSID #665003 | BSID #668387
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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 7-12. Students studying with us for the full year benefit from our targeted programs for specific years: Elementary & Middle School, the LaunchPad 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. 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
The diversity of our students’ interests are well represented in the clubs and activities that are popular at the campus. They particularly enjoy the Robotics Club, Esports, Math Competition Club, Gardening Club, Debating Club, Arts Club, and Eco-Club. They also enjoy participating in the many Globeducate international events, including Global Reads, art competitions and Model United Nations. The Philanthropy Club is one of our highlights; members have planned many initiatives to fund-raise for local organizations, such as Durham’s Feed the Need. Our students care about their local community and see ways to support them when opportunities arise.
Grade 12 Student
I will be going to Trent University (Peterborough Campus) for Biomedical Sciences. I received all of my offers and chose this one because of the small classes and because I have been admitted into the Professional Medical Stream and have achieved advanced entry into Veterinary school at St. George's in the Caribbean at the end of my undergraduate program.
Blyth has prepared me well for University life. My teachers have provided "lecture style" lessons and showed me how to properly take notes, and how to prepare in-text citations.
Blyth has been a real success for our daughter. She will tell you herself it exceeded even her expectations. The educational growth, maturity growth and also a shift in outlook on life that we saw was more than we had hoped for. All that in just one year. This all came from the principal, staff, students and environment that Blyth Academy Whitby delivered. Our daughter found the right place to excel in order to meet the very high and unique requirements she needed in order to attend university in her chosen field. She is, this fall, off to pursue a dream that only 18 months ago seemed out of reach.Parent
Blyth Academy Whitby has done an amazing job of building back my son’s confidence and getting him back on track to grade level as a result of him not being taught the provincial standard at his prior private school. The academic and personal growth that we have seen as a result of the support at Blyth Academy Whitby has provided has been simply amazing. My son, for the first time this year, now in grade 10, has started talking about post-secondary education and focuses on completing homework and assignments at home with little or no involvement from his mother or myself.Parent
Starting grade nine can be stressful at the best of times, but continuing in grade ten after being homeschooled has its own added anxieties. The teachers, staff and the other students at Blyth Academy Whitby took the time to support the transition of our daughter into the school environment. The small campus, small classes and the attendance of other hockey-playing students has made it all that much easier and have helped our daughter to set a strong foundation on which she is building her successful secondary school career.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.