Blyth Academy Burlington Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What makes your campus unique?
A. Blyth Academy Burlington offers a specialized elite sports training program through Conacher Athletics designed to develop young athletes in both sports and academics.
Q. How would you describe your student body?
A. High achieving, dedicated students who thrive in a fast paced environment. Many of our students have demanding extra curriculars and take advantage of our flexible schedules to balance their school work and other activities.
Q. What are your most popular courses?
A. Grade 12 English, as well as Math and Science courses.
Q. What school clubs are available for students to join?
A. A selection of our school clubs include: Student Council, Debate Team, Journalism Club, Safe Space Club, Fitness Club, Science Club and Intramural Sports.
Q. What is experiential learning?
A. While learning in a classroom setting is important, so is learning within the community. Biology class by the lake, art class at an art gallery, political studies at city hall are learning opportunities you can’t have sitting at a desk. Success rates show that learning through experience encourages curiosity, develops high levels of participation, and creates a deeper connection to course material. We firmly believe that experiential learning beyond the classroom walls creates an enhanced connection to the community as well as the people and places within it.
Q. Why should I send my child here? Advantages?
A. Our campus provides personalized education with small classes, as well as flexible scheduling to work around extra-curricular activities.
Q. Most notable alumni?
A. Noah Zulfikar — Professional dancer, Damien Bourne — OHL
Q. What is Edsby?
A. Parents/guardians play a vital role in their child’s education. We hold ourselves to the highest standard (quality and frequency) of communication between home and school. Edsby is a cloud-based tool that gives parents/guardians real-time access to their children’s attendance, schedules, activities, and academic progress. It is also a way to stay connected to teachers for the latest school news and information.
Q. Do you offer busing?
A. No, but we are easily accessible by public transit.