Blyth Academy Ottawa

A Private School for Grades 9 – 12

Blyth Academy Ottawa

A Private School for Grades 9 – 12

Helping You Achieve Success

About Our Campus

Blyth Academy Ottawa is a flourishing private school conveniently located in the heart of beautiful Westboro Village, one of the most vibrant and active neighbourhoods in Ottawa, surrounded by parks, cafes and upscale shops, all within walking distance.

Our experienced guidance counsellors work regularly with each student to prepare them for post secondary and beyond, with advice and counselling given during the application and scholarship selection process.

Our Ottawa campus is a school of 135 students. This allows us to be personally in touch with every individual, yet large enough to offer a broad range of courses. When combined with first-class care and great teaching, wonderful things happen and our students flourish.

Grades 9 - 12

Average class size of 8

8 Classrooms

1 Fully equipped science lab

We are ministry inspected and adhere to all provincial standards. BSID #889791

Ottawa News

Term Four Is Approaching

As we approach the beginning of Term 4, I wanted to reach out once again to our broader community and express my profound gratitude and congratulations for the work that is being done by our parents, students and staff in our new virtual environment.

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What Makes Our Campus Unique?

Blyth Academy Ottawa follows the Ministry curriculum guidelines, with the advantage of small class sizes and experiential learning, connecting the curriculum to real-life. Beginning in Grade 9, students benefit from 4 terms per year, with 2 subjects per term. Grades 9 and 10 students focus on 2 academic subjects in the morning, followed by a very active Foundations Program to build study and life skills. At our Upper Campus, students focus on two subjects per term, allowing for high levels of flexibility in scheduling. Individualized guidance support begins at Grade 9. In addition, our flexible academic schedule makes us the preferred school for many elite athletes in the Ottawa area.

Message From Our Principal

At Blyth Academy Ottawa, we take pride in our watching our students thrive. Our team of teachers and Guidance Counsellors are experts at thinking outside of the box, delivering enriching and engaging content, and helping students connect the curriculum to real-life. We develop accommodating schedules and deliver outstanding educational opportunities that take full advantage of the unique location of our school and the partnerships that we have forged in our neighbourhood.

With all of this, we aim to not only prepare our students for the challenges of post-secondary education but for life. I invite you to come in and experience our relaxed, engaging environment and discuss with me or one of our guidance counsellors how we can help your child thrive.

Kristy Larose - Principal, Blyth Academy Ottawa

KRISTY LAROSE
Principal

Andrew Hall - Guidance Counsellor, Blyth Academy Ottawa

ANDREW HALL
Guidance Counsellor,
Upper Campus

Sarah Aaron - Guidance Counsellor, Blyth Academy Ottawa

SARAH AARON
Guidance Counsellor,
Lower Campus

What our Families are Saying…

“My daughter’s experience at Blyth Academy has been very positive and exceptional. We cannot say enough about the school, the staff, the teachers, the learning that takes place every day. The small class sizes and individual attention have greatly enhanced our daughter’s learning experience and growth. Each student can fully engage, contribute, debate openly, respect each other’s views and develop the valuable academic and social skills necessary to succeed in a post-secondary environment. If only all schools could offer this type of learning environment and model. We highly recommend Blyth Academy to any parents considering their child’s high school options. A huge Thank You to Ms. Larose, Mr. Hall, Ms. Kiros and to each of the teachers for everything you do!”

L. Hupe

Parent

“When we made the decision to move our daughter to Blyth Academy full time last spring, we did so because we knew that some of the teachers at [her previous school] were never going to fully support her and would use her absences against her. What we did not count on was how much she has actually come to embrace and love the Blyth Academy culture. The teachers and staff at Blyth have always had her back and have been fully supportive of her efforts and dreams in a way that we never expected. Conversely, she sees herself as a Blyth student and a full-fledged member of the Blyth community – and an ambassador for the school. She is constantly telling her peers and others about how great the school is and how much better it is than any other school experience she has had.”

BRYCE & ISABELLE

Parents

“Attending Blyth Academy Ottawa has been a life changing experience for us regarding our son. He told us that Blyth is the first school that he actually looks forward to going ‎when it’s the weekend. He may not be always on time, but he is always happy to go. We are grateful.”

C. GILKA

Parent

Ready to experience the Blyth Academy difference?

Though our physical doors remain temporarily closed, the minds of our students stay open. Summer classes are continuing to meet on their regular daily schedules, in virtual classrooms with face-to-face instruction and peer interaction.  The Blyth Academy model of small class sizes, flexible scheduling and individualized approach have enabled us to remain faithful to our standards. Our commitment to ongoing and meaningful communication between school, teachers, students and families has been critical to this effort.

Although our students have transitioned into summer mode and COVID-19 restrictions have begun to loosen, we are looking ahead to what September will hold for our campuses and families.
We want to be clear - our preference and our priority is to get students back to our campuses, but we must ensure this is done in a safe and effective way. While we await official guidance from Public Health and the Ministry of Education, a "return to school" task force has been hard at work putting concrete operational plans in place for all likely scenarios. This includes a full return to campus with safeguards, a blended model of virtual and in-campus learning and the continuation of fully virtual classrooms. All scenarios will provide robust learning and live, daily instruction and interaction with teachers and peers. 
With ten campuses across Ontario, we realize that each one of our schools is a unique space and community. We will be implementing across-the-board policies on hand washing, facility cleaning and social distancing measures. Each school is also prepared to pivot individually based on the guidance of local health authorities and to best serve students and families. 
Our recent survey showed that over 80 per cent of Blyth Academy families are eager to return to campuses, and we are hard at work to prepare for this day. As September's scenario becomes clearer and more information becomes available, we will continue to communicate. 

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