General Campus Information

The Blyth Academy Mississauga Experience

Blyth Academy Mississauga is an affordable middle school 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 not only offer our outstanding grades 9–12 program but also a middle school program for students in grades 5–8, which offers meaningful experiential learning experiences. Students in grade 11 and 12 study at the Adamson Estate building, which is located on a lakefront property in Port Credit. Students from grade 5-10 are situated at the beautiful Cawthra Estate building right in the heart of the Cawthra forest.

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

Blyth Academy Mississauga is ministry inspected and adheres to all provincial standards, including the provision on Ontario Provincial Report Cards 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 move on to post-secondary education, with 95% receiving acceptance into their program of choice. 40% of students also receive either partial or full scholarship to post-secondary institutions.

MISSISSAUGA
Grade Level 5–12
Students 180
Average Class Size 7 Students
Foundation Programs Offered? Yes – grades 5 and 10
Senior Foundations option in grade 11-12.
Classrooms 7 at Adamson Estate
7 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 Clu, Newsletter and Yearbook Club, Coding Club, Debate Club (Model UN), Business Club (DECA), Fundraising Club, Prom Committee
Student Events Graduation and Prom, school trips, fall and winter activity days, travel opportunities, university tour
Extracurricular Sports Intramural sports teams available seasonally; soccer, golf, basketball, skiing, softball, floor hockey, triathlon, volleyball
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, AGO, Science Centre, Alévole
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 5-10):
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 administrative staff, and our parents. We welcome parents to develop a rapport with staff and administration to ensure their child’s success.

Formal Communication

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

Parents also receive full access to our grading and reporting system, Rediker, allowing parents the ability to track their child’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 for parents to monitor their child’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 conversations throughout the school year. We are readily available to listen to any questions or concerns and to provide ongoing communication throughout each academic cycle.

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. Guidance Counsellors also provide students with university preparation, course selections, university visits, and application advice.

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

Extracurricular

Student life at Blyth Academy is structured to provide a well-rounded educational experience. While academic success and student growth are Blyth Academy Mississauga’s top priorities, we want to ensure that students also enjoy their time in this energetic and vibrant environment. From intramural sports teams to clubs and volunteering experiences, Blyth Academy students are offered a wide range of unique extracurricular activities. Students are encouraged to take leadership positions in their 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: 11 at Adamson Estate, 7 at Cawthra Estate
    • 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 pupil is known by name, where all of their needs, academic and emotional are met, and where every family is a fundamental partner in our school community.

We are proud to hold classes in The Adamson Estate, a beautiful heritage building in Port Credit. Our stunning building overlooks the lake and is situated amidst a serene public area which offers our students a brilliant environment in which to study. 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 the University of their choice.

As a university educator for over 15 years, I am committed to preparing our students with the academic and life skills they 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 Blyth Academy Mississauga might fit your particular hopes for a responsive and inspiring high school program.

Warm Regards,

Michael Booth
Principal, Blyth Academy Mississauga

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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 their students. Our teachers must pass a rigorous selection process and excel on their evaluations 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 consistently 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 Academy teachers bring a passion, creativity, and dedication to the success of each student in their classes.

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 providing extra help before and after class.

When asked why they do better at Blyth Academy, 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. More recently he taught 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

Michael Booth - Principal of Blyth Academy Mississauga

Part Time and Private Course Coordinator:

Sitara Chaudhary

sitara.chaudhary@blytheducation.com

Guidance Counsellor:

Alexandra Zourntos

alexandra.zourntos@blytheducation.com

Head of Lower School:

Julia Puodziukas

julia.puodziukas@blytheducation.com

Campus Administrator:

Sarah Stillie

sarah.stillie@blytheducation.com

Sarah Stillie - Blyth Academy Mississauga Campus Administrator

CAMPUS SCHEDULES

Daily Schedules

Elementary

Grade 5-8 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
Recess12:40pm – 12:55pm
Science12:55pm – 1:40pm
Recess1:40pm - 1:50pm
Geography/History (Social Studies)1:50pm - 2:35pm
French
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 & 10 Foundations)1:55pm - 4:00pm

Grade 11-12

PeriodTime
Period 18:40am – 10:55am
Period 211:00am – 1:15pm
Lunch1:15pm – 1:45pm
Period 3 1:45pm – 4:00pm

 

Holiday Schedule

2018/19 DatesHolidays
October 5Holiday
October 8Thanksgiving
December 24 - January 4Winter Break
February 18Family Day
March 11 - March 15March Break
April 19Good Friday
April 22Easter Monday
May 20Victoria Day

Term Schedule

2018/19
GRADE 9–12: TERM SCHEDULE OVERVIEW
Orientation DaysTuesday, September 4th, 2018 - Wednesday September 5th, 2018
Term 1Thursday, September 6th, 2018 - Tuesday, November 13th, 2018
Term 1 - Exam DaysMonday, November 12th, 2018 & Tuesday, November 13th, 2018
PD DayWednesday, November 14th, 2018
Term 2Thursday, November 15th, 2018 - Friday, February 1st, 2019
Term 2 - Exam DaysThursday, January 30th, 2019 & Friday, February 1st, 2019
PD DayTuesday, February 5th, 2019
Term 3Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 - Wednesday, April 24th, 2019
Term 3 - Exam DaysWednesday, April 17th, 2019 & Thursday, April 18th, 2019
PD DayTuesday, April 23rd, 2019
Term 4Thursday, April 25th, 2019 - Friday, June 28th, 2019
Term 4 - Exam DaysThursday, June 27th, 2019 - Friday, June 28th, 2019
Term 5Summer School starts on Wednesday, July 3rd or August 6th, 2019

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Elementary School (Grade 5-8)

GRADE 5-8:THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PROGRAM

Grade 5-8: The Middle School Program

The Blyth Academy Elementary School Program immerses students into an exciting and interactive setting; 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 Elementary 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 classroom environment is highly interactive as teachers are able to fully engage in meaningful discussion with their students and provide individual attention to students. The Blyth Academy model has been proven year after year to increase academic success through consistent feedback and the ability to customize learning the experience for individual students, something that is difficult in a larger classroom setting.

Blyth Academy strives to ensure that student’s needs are being met on a daily basis. This encourages regular classroom participation, builds confidence, self-esteem, and determination within our students. Our philosophy is the foundation of a happy, engaged and academically successful student who is heard and understood.

Grade 5-8 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
Recess12:40pm – 12:55pm
Science12:55pm – 1:40pm
Recess1:40pm - 1:50pm
Geography/History (Social Studies)1:50pm - 2:35pm
French
2:35pm - 3:10pm
Foundations (Homework Support)3:10pm - 4:00pm

Elementary School Program Facilities

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

Facilities available at Blyth Academy Mississauga:

  • Classrooms: 7
  • 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

Elementary School Academics

Blyth Academy Elementary School students study the Ontario curriculum for grades 5-8. This includes a rich arts, drama, physical education, and health program. Using the eight period class sturcture, each subject is approximately 45 minutes. Students also participate in a foundations program, where they have support from their classroom teacher to complete their assignments and daily homework.

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

Grade 5 | Grade 6 | 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 our students 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 students to prepare for the rigorous academic challenges of grades 11 and 12, armed with the practical skills necessary for success in post secondary. The grade 9 and 10 Foundations Program also prepares students to think independently, analytically, and critically; skills which are necessary to be successful in Grades 11, 12 and beyond.

FOUNDATIONS PROGRAM AND THE 9 AND 10 TIMETABLE*
 
8:40 am – 10:55 am Period 1
11:00 am – 1:15 pm Period 2
1:15 pm – 1:45 pm Lunch
1:45 pm – 4:00 pm Period 3 (Foundations 9 & 10)

Foundations Program Facilities

Students in our Foundations Program 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
  • A historically preserved building
  • On-site hiking trails

Foundations Program in the Community

As part of the Foundations Program, Blyth Academy will invite community leaders and experts in relevant skills areas to attend our schools and share their knowledge and experiences with our students. The Foundations Program, along with the required curriculum and ‘real-world’ instruction provides students with an unparalleled understanding of the world around them.

Foundations Program Academics

The Blyth Academy Foundations Program runs through the academic year. This cutting-edge restructuring of the traditional academic school structure 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 are provided with their schedule and room assignments. The life skills portion of the Foundation Program is taught in the third period of the school day.

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 challenge the traditional organization of curriculum development and the delivery of course content. Traditional academics at Blyth Academy, unlike schools where the disciplines stand isolated from one another, will be fully integrated in real world experience. In taking this approach, it ensure that the curriculum changes with the times and thus remains perpetually interesting and relevant to students.

The Foundations Program provides unparalleled opportunities for personal and academic growth within the intermediate division. Each program is specifically tailored to the environment established 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 so that they may be relevant to student’s lives. Students will derive a more meaningful educational experience by explicitly examining the way in which thw xueeixulum directly impacts their lives. In so doing, the Foundations Program will allow students to experience 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, their academics, as well as personal development is essential for 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, so that students are successful in their core based subjects and are prepared for the Ontario Secondary School Test in grade 10.

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 Preparation Program (Grade 11-12)

GRADE 11-12: THE UNIVERSITY PREPARATION PROGRAM

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 students on an ongoing basis to prepare them for their first year of university and beyond. Guidance Counsellors also work with students during the application and scholarship selection process. Academic, personal, and vocational goals are a key area of focus, as your Guidance Counsellor assists you in honing in on your expertisem so that you may find suitable 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 students prepare and manage their timetable, use self-directed study skills, and benefit from the familiar “round-table” tutorial system. At Blyth Academy, students are taught to advocate for themselves, nurture a strong instructor-student relationship, and be an active member of their school community.

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

University Preparation Program: Facilities

Our University Preparation Program is designed so that 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 lake Ontario

University Preparation Program: Academics

The academic year of Blyth Academy’s 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. In Blyth Academy’s University Preparation program, 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 students are able to manage their 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 provided with theirr schedule and room assignments. Blyth Academy campuses try to keep the third period free for students so that they may use this time for independent study, assignments, extracurricular activities, guidance counsellor visits, independent exercise programs, or sports training.

Students entering grade 12 at Blyth Academy may only need six credits to graduate. Students cab cinokete their six credits in terms 1-3, allowing them to be eligible to graduate in April. This enables students to possibly complete a victory lap, the ability to go on one of our exciting travel programs, or to 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 the 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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