Blyth Academy Testimonials
It is difficult for me to express in words what Blyth has done for me this year. It has been the catalyst for a turnaround in nearly every aspect of my life. I went from being constantly bored and uninterested to finding myself in classes that were actually fun. Yes, fun. Student – staff interaction is on a completely different level, and classes which I found intolerable at my previous school are now not only captivating, but some of my best subjects. The differences in marks, attendance, participation and enthusiasm are truly hard to believe, even for me. Regardless of where you are coming from and where you are going, Blyth can do for you what it has for me: everything.
Three time student of the month recipient / Blyth Academy Graduate / Granted early admittance and Recipient of Entrance Scholarships for The University of Western Ontario and the University of Sir
When I first came to Blyth, I was unsure about how I would fit in and enjoy the school. But I quickly came to realize that Blyth was different from any other school I’d been to. The school is small enough that it has a community feel which makes being at school a rewarding and enjoyable experience. The teachers are genuine people who work hard to make class interesting and engaging. Blyth is an amazing place to be and I will really miss it!
Recipient of Carleton Entrance Scholarship
A couple of years ago, our daughter Taylor was in the public school system at a local high school in the gifted program, and though some accommodations had been made available to her, she was still struggling on many fronts and severely under-producing considering her potential.
Taylor went from barely being able to get out of bed to attend public school, to having to take a GO train and subway every morning to get to school. We were amazed at her devotion to school considering the travel, and she missed very little time at all over the past few years in comparison to the time she was off while attending school around the corner from our home. Her marks went from mid-range 70’s (at times barely) to high 80’s and 90’s. Blyth gave Taylor the time and attention she needed to figure herself out combined with external counselling that we sought out, and has brought Taylor to a point of preparedness for work-life and post-secondary educational experiences. The 10-week semesters focused on two courses instead of four were also an immense help for our daughter. The classes were more intense, and without the need to spread time between so many subjects and the deadlines accordingly helped Taylor’s progress. Taylor is a lovely young woman with a bright future full of potential, and is now willing to take responsibility for herself, her choices, her actions, and the path towards her future. We are thankful for the time that was invested in our daughter over the past two years of transition for her.
Michael & Sheri
Our daughter was lost in a class of 40 at her former school. At Blyth, she has personal attention and her marks reflect her happiness. We are ‘over the moon’ to see her enthusiastically going to school each day! The teachers at Blyth are proactive in their approach to teaching the curriculum. Now she has eight pupils in her class, receives personal attention, and her marks have improved dramatically. I love to see enthusiastic teaching efforts. You guys rock!
My son was diagnosed as being dyslexic. He struggled for three years in the public school system. Knowing he was highly intelligent, I met with Blyth Academy in Burlington. The combination of sports and education has provided my son with a learning environment that is conducive to his snowboard training and competition schedule. Every teacher is supportive and goes above and beyond. I am so grateful that he has the opportunity to attend Blyth. My son went from disliking school to being a happy young man! For that, I thank you!
Attending Blyth was entirely Dakota’s idea. After much advocacy on her part, we came down to an open house. From the moment we stepped in the door, we could feel a wonderful atmosphere and my hope rose up to join Dakota’s.
Grade 12 at Blyth was the best year of Dakota’s educational career. Your school made Dakota’s final year of high school not only a happy and joyful learning experience, but her confidence and belief in her own potential was greatly enhanced. I cannot thank you enough for developing and running such an important school.
Dakota continues in her learning in the fall at Guelph University and thanks to Blyth Academy, she is in good stead in many areas of her life. I cannot thank you enough.
Having tried both private and public schools for the duration of my two children’s education, by far private education offers the student more choice, more guidance and more stability in the programming. Blyth is an example of this type of exceptional learning environment. Blyth offers very convenient and flexible scheduling for the high school student and makes use of this time to help the students transition into the university/college type of independent learning. Why wait till your student enters college or university to get this type of learning and see if they can handle it? The sooner they are independent learners, the more successful they will be in a university or college environment.
We would recommend Blyth to any parents trying to help their child advance to a very competitive post secondary educational system.
Blyth Academy teachers and administration are highly respectful of the student’s academic and personal needs. This is apparent right from the beginning and lasts until after graduation. With this kind of atmosphere students respond positively and it is natural that they are motivated to do their very best.
Blyth Academy International Summers Testimonial:
Thank you again for all the adventures, the knowledge sharing and of course guidance along the Iceland Adventure while Mark was in your care. He had such a wonderful time and learned so much. Last night on the drive home to London he shared stories and so many special moments. As a parent, it was pure joy to watch the twinkle in his eyes and the reflection on his face. Your recap travel blog on the website captivated all that I wanted for my son on this opportunity and more. Thank You. Mark is already hoping and planning for his next Educational Adventure (I understand that you want to take this group of youngsters on a Global Adventure in the future). So until the next time our paths cross, I wish you well.
A very appreciative parent,
Sincerely Suzanne ten Haaf (Mark’s Mom)