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

18 Classrooms

2 Fully equipped science labs

We are ministry inspected and adhere to all provincial standards. BSID #880878 | BSID #889791

Ottawa News

Term Four Is Approaching

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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Blyth Academy Campuses Will Remain Closed Until May

Blyth Academy Campuses Will Remain Closed Until May

Following direction from the Ministry, all Blyth Academy campuses will remain closed until May. We will continue to follow the direction of the Ministry of Education and campuses will reopen once it is deemed safe and appropriate to do so.

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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


Andrew Hall - Guidance Counsellor, Blyth Academy Ottawa

Guidance Counsellor,
Upper Campus

Sarah Aaron - Guidance Counsellor, Blyth Academy Ottawa

Guidance Counsellor,
Lower Campus

Kate Ptycia - Campus Administrator, Blyth Academy Ottawa

Campus Administrator,
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


“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.”



“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.”



Ready to experience the Blyth Academy difference?

Effective March 17, 2020, Blyth Academy is remote organization in hopes of doing our part to slow the spread of COVID-19. We will be receiving all emails, phone calls, and voicemails and are dedicated to maintaining business as usual. Thank you for your continued support!

Though our doors are temporarily closed, the minds of our students will remain open. Our students will continue their academic journey through virtual classrooms, to ensure our students don’t miss out on valuable curriculum hours. Our small class sizes and individualized approach will continue in a virtual model, as will the structure that students need to be engaged and successful during the closure. Live virtual classes, office hours, guidance support and even extracurricular activities will continue through virtual tools. In these uncertain times, we believe that our students benefit greatly from the structure, social interaction and support their school provides them.

Our plans include continuing term three virtually, along with all of the usual processes for student report cards and information sharing with post-secondary institutions delivered on schedule. Planning for term four is underway with Principals and guidance staff working on finalizing courses and students’ schedules.

Blyth Academy is committed to providing students with personalized instruction and support, focusing on critical and creative thinking skills, and nurturing curiosity, innovation and student leadership. We are also committed to providing ongoing communication between the school and families.

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