General Campus Information

The Blyth Academy Mississauga Experience

Blyth Academy Mississauga is an affordable middle and high school housed in unique heritage buildings. The teaching team at Mississauga consists of a diverse group of experienced international and local teachers, reflecting the city’s multicultural heritage and providing a wide range of experiences for students.

At Blyth Academy Mississauga we offer not only our outstanding Grades 9–12 program but also a middle school program and facilities for students in Grades 6–8.  Students in grade 11 and 12 study at the Adamson Estate building, on the lakeshore of the village of Port Credit. Students from grade 7-10 are located at the beautiful Cawthra Estate building in the Cawthra forest.

Our campus offers a comprehensive full-time program, as well as part-timeprivate, semi-private and summer school classes. Our newest school, Blyth Academy Online, allows high school students across the province to experience the Blyth Academy difference.

We are ministry inspected and adheres to all provincial standards, including the provision of an Ontario Provincial Report Card and official transcripts to post-secondary institutions.

Academic Success

Blyth Academy’s primary focus is on enhancing academic achievement to prepare all students for university and beyond. As testament to Blyth Academy’s unique teaching methods and strategies, 98% of our students go on to post-secondary education, with 95% receiving their first-choice of school. 40% of students received either partial or full scholarship to post-secondary education.

MISSISSAUGA
Grade Level 6–12
Students 100
Average Class Size 8 Students
Foundation Programs Offered? Yes – grades 9 and 10
Classrooms 7 at Adamson Estate
6 at Cawthra Estate
Smartboards 2
Labs Both Adamson and Cawthra Estate have functioning science labs
Notable Student Clubs Student Council, Film Club, Intramural Sports, Photography Club, Multicultural Club, Art Club, Cooking Club
Student Events Graduation and Prom, school trips, fall and winter activity days, travel opportunities, university tour
Extracurricular Sports Intramural sports teams available seasonally
Alpine Sports Program Yes. Click here for more information on Mississauga’s Program for Alpine Athletes.
Other Facilities Student Lounge, convenient pick up and drop off areas, lush and landscaped gardens, walking trails behind each campus
Partnerships ROM, Carmen Corbasson Community Centre, Credit Valley Conservation Authority, Habitat for Humanity
Part-Time Courses Offered? Yes, evening and weekends
Private Courses Offered? Yes
Summer School Offered? Yes
Address Adamson Campus (Grades 11-12):
The Adamson Estate, 850 Enola Avenue, Mississauga, Ontario, L5G 4B2 Cawthra Campus (Grades 7-10):
The Cawthra Estate, 1507 Cawthra Rd, Mississauga, ON L5G 4L1
Telephone Number Adamson Campus: 905-990-2855
Cawthra Campus: 905-990-9400
BSID: 883890 (Adamson Campus) and 882941 (Cawthra Campus)

Parent Communication

Parent Communication

At Blyth Academy Mississauga, we pride ourselves on maintaining open lines of communication between teaching and administration staff, and our parents, in both a formal and informal way.

Formal Communication

Our campus provides four opportunities a year for parents to meet formally with teachers during our Parent Teacher Evenings. These evenings are held halfway through each term and give an opportunity to formally discuss a student’s progress. At the conclusion of every term, parents will receive a full report card, outlining the student’s success over the past 10 and a half weeks.

Parents also receive full access to our grading and reporting system, Rediker, allowing you to track your student’s progress, grades, and attendance in real time.

Rediker Reporting

Blyth Academy uses the Rediker online system to keep parents and students up to date on all grades and class attendance on an ongoing basis. This program is an excellent way to allow parents to monitor a student’s academic performance quickly and easily.

Informal Communication

Every Administrator, Head of School, Guidance Counsellor and Teacher at Blyth Academy adheres to our open-door policy, giving each parent access to phone, email, or face-to-face conversation throughout the school year. We are readily available to listen to any questions or concerns and to provide ongoing communication throughout each term.

Student Support

Guidance

Our campus has a dedicated and compassionate guidance counsellor that provides course selection advice, emotional support, access to workshops and skill improvement resources, as well as university preparation, selection, university visits, and application advice.

Blyth Academy has an average of one guidance counsellor for every 70 students; other public and private high schools average between 200 – 400+ students for every counsellor. This allows our guidance counsellors to provide individual attention and relate to students on a personal basis, providing ongoing advice throughout the school experience.

Extracurricular

Student life at Blyth Academy is structured to provide a well-rounded educational experience. While academic success and student growth are our top priorities, we want to ensure that students also enjoy their time in this energetic and vibrant environment. From intramural sports teams and gym groups, volunteering and workshops, to clubs and coffee houses, Blyth Academy students are offered a wide-range of unique extracurricular activities. Students are encouraged to take leadership positions in the school and create clubs and activities that appeal to them.

Facilities

Many of our campuses feature lunch facilities, student lounges, computer labs, and easy access to public transit.

Facilities available at Blyth Academy Mississauga:

    • Classrooms: 7
    • Smartboards: 2
    • Labs: Science
    • Convenient pick up and drop off areas
    • Lush, landscaped gardens
    • Historic, preserved building
    • Steps to the lake

 

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Letter from the Principal
Dear Prospective Students and Parents,

Welcome to Blyth Academy Mississauga, a community of diverse and committed students, teachers, and parents on the shore of Lake Ontario in Port Credit, Mississauga. We pride ourselves on providing an intimate educational environment, sensitive to the individual needs of its students, where every student is known by name, where all of their needs, academic and emotional are met, and where every family is a fundamental partner in the school community.

We are proud to hold classes in a beautiful heritage location called The Adamson Estate. Our stunning new building overlooks the lake, and is situated amidst a serene public area which offers our students a brilliant environment in which to study and play. With an average class size of 7, our school is able to cater to the unique learning needs of each and every one of our students.

Our remarkable teachers maintain close and consistent communication with families to ensure a comprehensive approach to success. I am proud to say that last year, 100% of our graduating class was accepted to their university of choice.

As a university educator of over 15 years, I am committed to preparing our students with the academic and life skills they will need as they move on to the post-secondary level and beyond. I would welcome the opportunity to discuss our school’s vision, and further explore how it might fit your particular hopes for a responsive and inspiring high school program.

Warm Regards,

Michael Booth
Principal, Blyth Academy Mississauga

Click HERE to book an Interview with the Principal

Blyth Academy Mississauga Team

Teaching Faculty

The most inspired teachers create inspired learners. Blyth Academy teachers are chosen for their empathy, compassion, and ability to connect with students. Our teachers must pass a rigorous selection process and excel in their continuous assessments in order to teach at Blyth Academy.

Our faculty is the key to the success of our program and students. Blyth Academy attracts thousands of teacher applications every year, allowing us to be very selective. We also constantly evaluate and review existing faculty.

Our teachers are selected for their excellent teaching skills, their depth of knowledge, and their ability to empathize and encourage students. They are familiar and up to date with current Ministry of Education curriculum and assessment policies, and also have the skills to provide support for students who require learning accommodations. All Blyth teachers bring a passion, creativity, and dedication to the success of each student to every class.

Our teachers, on average, instruct 15–25 students each day in two or three classes. This is an astounding ratio when compared to traditional Canadian high schools, where teachers may see upwards of 100 students in a day. At Blyth Academy, teachers have the time, energy and dedication to devote themselves to the individual student and to provide extra help before and after class.

When asked why they do better at Blyth, students frequently respond by saying that they feel a sense of personal respect for – and responsibility to – the teacher.

Michael Booth Principal, Blyth Academy Mississauga

Michael Booth has an outstanding track record of engaging, challenging and developing students’ passion for learning. A seasoned teacher at both secondary and post-secondary levels, he has a B.A. from McGill University in Anthropology and Film Studies and a M.A. from New York University in Cinema Studies, Culture and Media. Michael has studied and taught in several top media studies programs in North America for over ten years. Most recently he was at Loyola University in Chicago in the Department of Communication, English and Middle Eastern Studies. Prior to his international experience, Michael began his schooling and teaching at Upper Canada College, and thus has an excellent understanding of the Canadian private school system

 

Principal:

Michael Booth

mbooth@blytheducation.com

Part Time and Private Course Coordinator:

Alexandra Ruyter

alexandra.ruyter@blytheducation.com

Guidance Counsellor:

Nili Isaacs

nisaacs@blytheducation.com

Head of Lower School:

Tania Freire

tania.freire@blytheducation.com

Campus Administrator:

Sarah Stillie

sarah.stillie@blytheducation.com

Student Support:

Derek Panchyshyn

derekpanchyshyn@blytheducation.com

Campus Schedules

Daily Schedules

Elementary

Grade 6-8 TimetableTime
Language Arts8:40am – 9:40am
Mon: Health
Tues, Thurs: The Arts
Wed, Fri: Physical Ed
9:40am – 10:55am
Lunch10:55am – 11:40am
Math11:40am – 12:40pm
15min Break12:40pm – 12:55pm
Science12:55pm – 1:40pm
10min Break1:40pm - 1:50pm
Goegraphy1:50pm - 2:35pm
French
Social Studies
2:35pm - 3:10pm
Foundations (Homework Support)3:10pm - 4:00pm

Grade 9-10

PeriodTime
Period 18:40am – 10:55am
Period 211:00am – 1:15pm
Lunch1:15pm – 1:55pm
Period 3 (Grade 9: Foundations)1:55pm - 4:00pm

Grade 11-12

PeriodTime
Period 18:40am – 10:55am
Period 211:00am – 1:15pm
Lunch1:15pm – 1:45pm
Period 31:45pm – 4:00pm

 

Holiday Schedule
2016-17 DatesHolidays
October 7Holiday
October 10Thanksgiving
December 26 - January 6Winter Break
February 20Family Day
March 13 - March 17March Break
April 14Good Friday
April 17Easter Monday
May 22Victoria Day
Term Schedule
2016-17
GRADE 9–12: TERM SCHEDULE OVERVIEW
Orientation DaysThursday, September 8 and Friday, September 9
Term 1Monday, September 12, 2016 – Thursday, November 17, 2016
Term 2Friday, November 18, 2016 – Monday, February 6, 2017
Term 3Tuesday, February 7, 2017 – Monday, April 24, 2017
Term 4Wednesday, April 26, 2017 – Friday, June 30, 2017
Term 5Summer School starts on Monday July 5th or Aug 2nd

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Middle School (Grade 6-8)

GRADE 6-8:THE MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAM

Grade 6-8: The Middle School Program

The Blyth Academy Middle School Program immerses students into an academic setting reminiscent of the very best post-secondary institutions; very small class sizes (averaging under twelve students), roundtable discussions as opposed to lecture-based lessons , and rich, experiential learning opportunities outside of the classroom.

Students begin to gain confidence as they transition from the more rigid school environment to the Blyth Academy model through our teaching structure. Students in our Middle School Program are encouraged to participate in daily classroom activities and discussions, where every seat is the front row seat, and no-one is left behind. The class environment is highly interactive as teachers are able to fully engage in meaningful discussion and give individual attention to students. The Blyth Academy model has been proven year after year to increase academic success through constant feedback and the ability to customize learning to the individual, something that is impossible in a larger classroom setting.

Participation builds confidence, self-esteem, determination and empathy, valuable life skills that form the foundation of a happy, engaged, and academically successful student who is heard and understood.

GRADE 6–8: DAILY SCHEDULE
 
8:40 am – 9:20 amHomeroom, Language and Current Events
9:20 am – 9:30 amRecess
9:30 am – 10:10 amPhysical Education/ or Art Curriculum
10:10 am – 10:20 amRecess
10:20 am – 11:00 amHistory (Term 1 and 3), Geography (Term 2 and 4)
11:00 am – 12:00 pmLunch
12:00 pm – 12:40 pmMath
12:40 pm – 12:50 pmRecess
12:50 pm – 1:30 pmScience
1:40 pm – 1:50 pmRecess
1:50 pm – 2:30 pmFrench
2:30 pm – 2:40 pmRecess
2:40 pm – 4:00 pmFoundations (homework support and activities)

Middle School Program Facilities

In addition to our well-equipped facilities at each of our campuses, our Middle School Program campuses feature large, bright classroomsand convenient pick-up and drop-off areas on site. We also have a bus service for students who may be travelling longer distances.

Facilities available at Blyth Academy Mississauga:

  • Classrooms: 6
  • Smartboards: 2
  • Labs: Science
  • Convenient pick up and drop off areas
  • Bus service
  • Lush, landscaped gardens
  • Historic, preserved building
  • Hiking trails
  • Access to Carmen Corbasson Community Centre

Middle School Academics

Blyth Academy Middle School students enjoy the entire Ontario curriculum, including a rich arts, drama, physical education, and health program, in a standard eight-class day. Each class is approximately 45 minutes, after which assignments and other homework are presented. Students also participate in a foundations program, where they have homework support from their classroom teacher.

Blyth Academy is ministry inspected and adheres to all provincial standards, including the provision of an Ontario Provincial Report Card and official transcripts to post-secondary institutions. Blyth Academy follows the Ontario curriculum. To read more about the Ontario Curriculum, please select a Grade level below:

Grade 7 / Grade 8 

 

 

 

 

Foundations Program (Grade 9-10)

GRADE 9-10: THE FOUNDATIONS PROGRAM

The Foundations Program is unique to Blyth Academy. It combines the development of important life skills with the Ontario Ministry mandated academic curriculum. In order to best prepare you for the road ahead, the program has been developed for students in Grades 9 and 10 to enrich and enhance their understanding of important skills such as:

Managing one’s wellness
Study skills
Financial literacy
Creative thinking
Planning & time management
Community services
Personal nutrition
Improving academic achievement
Leadership and team work skills

This program will allow you to move to the rigorous academic challenges of grades 11 and 12, armed with an excellent education, as well as the practical skills necessary for success after high school. The grade 9 and 10 Foundations Program also prepares you with the ability to think independently, analytically, and critically, skills which are necessary to be successful in grades 11 and 12.

FOUNDATIONS PROGRAM AND THE 9 AND 10 TIMETABLE*
 
8:40 am – 10:55 amPeriod 1
11:00 am – 1:15 pmPeriod 2
1:15 pm – 1:45 pmLunch
1:45 pm – 4:00 pmPeriod 3

Foundations Program Facilities

Our Foundations Program students can take advantage of all of our campus facilities, including science labs, student lounges, kitchenette facilities, student clubs, and intramural sports teams.

Facilities available at Blyth Academy Mississauga:

  • Classrooms: 6
  • Smartboards: 2
  • Labs: Science
  • Convenient pick up and drop off areas
  • Lush, landscaped gardens
  • An historically preserved building
  • On-site hiking trails

Foundations Program in the Community

As part of the Foundations Program at Blyth Academy, Blyth will invite community leaders and experts in relevant life skills to attend our schools and share their knowledge and experiences with our students. Combining the required curriculum with ‘real-world’ instruction that provides students with an unparalleled understanding of these essential subjects.

Foundations Program Academics

The academic year for the Blyth Academy Foundations Program is divided into four terms of ten and a half weeks. This cutting-edge restructuring of the traditional academic school year has dramatic benefits for students. Our Foundations students take only two courses per term, as opposed to a more traditional semester setting (four courses a semester) or a full-year setting (eight courses daily spanning the entire academic year), meaning that you are able to manage your academic workload much more effectively. Two-hour classes, taken five days a week, allows for in-depth review and for individual attention on an ongoing basis.

Students select their courses at the start of the school term and you are then given your schedule and room assignments. The life skills portion of the Foundation Program is taught in the third period.

Blyth Academy Mississauga is ministry inspected and adheres to all provincial standards, including the provision of an Ontario Provincial Report Card and official transcripts to post-secondary institutions. Blyth Academy follows the Ontario curriculum. To read more about the Ontario Curriculum, please select a grade level below:

Grade 9
Grade 10

Philosophy of the Foundations Program

The Foundations Program seeks to provide a unique offering to students in grades 9 and 10 that challenges the traditional organization of curriculum development and the delivery in the intermediate grades. Traditional academics at Blyth, unlike at many schools where the disciplines stand isolated from one another and the real lives of students, will be fully integrated in actual experience. In taking this approach to the Foundations Program ensures a curriculum that changes with the times and thus remains perpetually interesting and relevant to students each and every year.

The Foundations Program provides unparalleled opportunities for personal and academic growth within the intermediate division. Each program is specifically tailored to the environment at each campus.

Grade 9 and 10 students at Blyth Academy will benefit from the way in which the Foundations Program integrates the disciplines of math, science, English, and the social sciences and makes them relevant to student’s lives. You will derive a more meaningful educational experience by explicitly examining the way in which what you learn in your traditional classes impacts student’s lives . In so doing, the Foundations Program will produce students with a greater sense of self, their peers and the world around them.

Students who successfully complete the Foundations Program will move into their senior years at Blyth Academy, strongly connected to the mission of the school and its three truths:

  1. Care and empathy for students regarding academics, their intellectual growth and personal development is essential to their success.
  2. Brilliant hands-on, experiential teaching in small classes engages students and produces the best results.
  3. A solid foundation in literacy and numeracy, to ensure that students are successful in their core based subjects and are prepared for the Ontario Secondary School Test in grade 10.
  4. Blyth schools produce well-rounded, university and life ready students by providing a full extra-curricular program as well as community-involvement opportunities in their local communities and around the world.

 

University Prep Program (Grade 11-12)

GRADE 11-12: THE UNIVERSITY PREPARATION PROGRAM

Your journey with Blyth Academy culminates in the University Preparation Program for grades 11 and 12. In this program you are preparing for post-secondary education as the primary goal, with increased focus on developing opinions, interpreting information, independent learning, and active participation in our small-group setting.

Experienced guidance counsellors work with you on an ongoing basis to prepare you for the first year of university and beyond, with advice and counselling given during the application and scholarship selection process. Academic, personal, and vocational goals are a key area of focus, as the guidance counsellor assists you in honing in on your abilities and skills into potential post-secondary options.

The four-term, two course approach for grade 11 and 12 mimics the academic semester structure of post-secondary education. This helps you to prepare and manage your timetable, use self-directed study skills, and benefit from the familiar “round-table” tutorial system. At Blyth Academy, you are taught to advocate for yourself, nurture a strong instructor-student relationship, and be an active member of your school community.

UNIVERSITY PREPARATION PROGRAM TIMETABLE
 
8:40 am – 10:55 amPeriod 1
11:00 am – 1:15 pmPeriod 2
1:15 pm – 1:45 pmLunch
1:45 pm – 4:00 pmPeriod 3

University Preparation Program: Facilities

Our University Preparation Program students can take advantage of all of our campus facilities, including science labs, student lounges, kitchenette facilities, student clubs, and intramural sports teams.

Facilities available at Blyth Academy Mississauga:

  • Classrooms: 7
  • Smartboards: 2
  • Labs: Science
  • Convenient pick up and drop off areas
  • Lush, landscaped gardens
  • An historically, preserved building
  • Steps to the lake

University Preparation Program: Academics

The academic year of the Blyth Academy University Preparation Program is divided into four terms of ten and a half weeks. This cutting-edge restructuring of the traditional academic school year has dramatic benefits for students. Our University Preparation students take only two courses per term, as opposed to a more traditional semester setting (four courses a semester) or a full-year setting (eight courses daily spanning the entire academic year), meaning that you are able to manage your academic workload much more effectively. Two-hour classes, taken five days a week, allows for more in-depth review of material and for individual attention to students on an ongoing basis.

Students along with their guidance counsellor will select their courses at the start of the school term, and are given your schedule and room assignments. Blyth Academy tries to keep the third period free for students so that they can use this time for independent study, assignments, extracurricular activities, guidance counsellor visits, independent exercise programs, sport training, or other homework.

Students entering grade 12 at Blyth Academy may only need six credits to graduate. In this case, grade 12 students take two courses in Term 1, two courses in Term 2, two courses in Term 3, and then are eligible to graduate in April, leaving time to enjoy a victory lap, the ability to go on one of our exciting travel programs, or can obtain a part-time job before going off to university. If desired, grade 12 students can take two Blyth Academy summer school credits during July and August before the start of the school year, allowing for graduation and all of its benefits as early as February.

Blyth Academy Mississauga is ministry inspected and adheres to all provincial standards, including the provision of an Ontario Provincial Report Card and official transcripts to post-secondary institutions. Blyth Academy follows the Ontario curriculum. To read more about the Ontario Curriculum, please select a Grade level below:

Grade 11 / Grade 12

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