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  Pre-Launch   for Grades 7 & 8
Ease your teen's transition to high school

Blyth Academy's newest program designed to boost academic performance and set a foundation for success.

Available full-time at Blyth Academy Lawrence ParkBlyth Academy The Glebe and a summer camp at Blyth Academy Etobicoke, Pre-Launch for Grades 7 & 8 offers middle schoolers the opportunity to experience high school-level courses before entering high school. This not only gives your teenager a competitive edge and eases the transition to Grade 9, but also allows them to gain an advantage over their peers and prepares them for the increased rigour of high school coursework ahead.

Pre-Launch Summer Camp Starts August 12th at Blyth Academy Etobicoke - Learn More

An academic approach that works.
Preparing bright minds for liftoff.

Designed to accelerate academic progress and ease the transition to high school, Pre-Launch offers a specialized curriculum for Grade 7 and 8 students. To promote Blyth Academy's signature learning environment that's both engaging and enriching, Pre-Launch students are selected based on academic strength and past performance.

  GRADE 7  

A class for academically strong and mature students that follows a standard middle school curriculum and timetable. Students gain knowledge and a deep understanding in core subjects such as Science, Math, Language Arts and History while also being provided with experiential education such as community outreach, field trips, wellness programs, exposure to the arts, and opportunities for self-discovery.

Thanks to active exposure to the high school environment and teachers who provide academically rigorous coursework, our Grade 7 students will be well-prepared for the comprehensive Grade 8 program.

  GRADE 8  

An enhanced Grade 8 curriculum that is designed to help students smoothly transition to Grade 9 and develop a strong foundation for high school. With the added benefit of a boost in Arts, Physical Education, and our signature LaunchPad program, our Pre-Launch students experience a highly engaged and rigorous learning environment built on academic success, social growth, and overall well-being.

"Our daughter attended Blyth Academy for a Grade 8/9 class. We were anxious at the time that the split grade might be too challenging for her, but it turned out to be a very positive experience. The Blyth Academy staff were amazing and constantly went above and beyond to meet her needs. We could not have asked for a better quality, supportive educational environment. We’ve just registered her for Grade 11 at Blyth Academy and can’t wait to see what her future holds!"

Mary L., Parent at Blyth Academy The Glebe

Timetables filled with opportunity.
Developed to help your teen succeed.

Discover a comprehensive and enriching academic experience for Grade 7 students with our full-year 8-course timetable that allows exploration of the entire Ontario curriculum. For Grade 8, Pre-Launch offers a proven quadmester structure, with 2 courses per term and our renowned LaunchPad program filling the afternoons.

  GRADE 7  

8:30 Homeroom


9:40 History/Geography/Science
10:30 Break

English/Language Arts

12:20 French
1:15 Lunch
1:45 Health/Arts/Gym
2:30 Community/Exploration/Wellness
3:00 Day Ends

  GRADE 8  

8:40 Period 1
11:00 Period 2
1:15 Lunch
1:45 LaunchPad
3:00 Day Ends
Please note that the timetables seen here are to serve as an example only. Actual timing and course structures may vary.

Academics that deliver.
Ministry-inspected and student-loved.

At Blyth Academy, we take pride in our commitment to maintaining the highest standards of education. Our school is ministry-inspected and fully compliant with all provincial regulations. This means that our students receive an Ontario Provincial Report Card and official transcripts that are recognized by post-secondary institutions across the country. Additionally, we adhere strictly to the Ontario curriculum, ensuring that our students receive a comprehensive education that prepares them for success in their future endeavours.

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Pre-Launch Summer Camp August 12th - 23rd
High school prep for students aged 12-15.

The Blyth Academy Pre-Launch summer camp is designed to prepare students with the necessary literacy, mathematical and personal skills for secondary education. The program acts as a stepping-stone between middle school educational programs and high school educational programs. With a focus on literacy and mathematical skills, students will be able to review and practice their fluency in these subjects allowing them to launch toward their mastery of these subjects. 

The Pre-Launch camp will also help students develop their leadership skills within the academic classroom setting and in the broader community. Students will have the chance to explore academic mentorship skills, shared leadership, and community contributions. With a blended program that involves indoor and outdoor education, students will become more confident within the academic setting, and develop a sense of belonging to the natural and built environment around them. 

Four Pillars of the Program

Structured days, enlightened futures.
Tailored for your teen’s academic and personal growth.

The Pre-Launch Summer Camp is a 2-week program that runs Monday through Friday from 8:45 AM to 3:30 PM at our Etobicoke campus (2489 Bloor Street West) conveniently located steps from the Jane subway station. 

  Example Schedule  

8:45 - 9:00 Drop-off and welcome
9:00 - 9:30

Wellness practice

9:30 - 10:50 Literacy program
10:50 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 12:30

Mathematics program

12:30 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 3:00 Outdoor education, leadership and community outreach
3:00 - 3:30 End of day exercise, clean-up and wind-down
3:30 Day ends

  Program Cost  

Program Fees (2-week program) $1,200
Application Fee

$0 (free!)

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Speak with our principal.

We would love to tell you more about this program and how it can benefit your child. Please reach out to schedule a call with Principal Minicucci.

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