Your child’s Blyth Academy journey begins in our Lower School program, where academic excellence and compassionate student care intersect to prepare our youngest students for success.
About the program
It is often overwhelming to think of our Grade 4–8 students as university-bound, but they indeed are! The Blyth Academy Lower School Program immerses students into an academic setting reminiscent of the very best post-secondary institutions; very small class sizes (averaging under eight students), roundtable discussions as opposed to desk-based lessons, and rich, experiential learning opportunities outside of the classroom introduce students to this new way of learning.
Students will begin to gain confidence as they transition from the more rigid school environment to the Blyth Academy model, where students are encouraged to participate, where every seat is a front row seat, and no-one is left behind. The class environment is highly interactive as teachers are able to fully engage in meaningful discussion and give individual attention. The Blyth Academy model has been proven year after year to increase academic success through constant feedback and the ability to customize learning to the individual, something that is impossible in a larger classroom setting.
Participation builds confidence, self-esteem, and empathy, valuable life skills that form the foundation of a happy, engaged, and academically successful child who is heard and understood.
|LOWER SCHOOL TIMETABLE|
|9:00 am||Physical Education or Art Curriculum|
|11.15 am||Homeroom / Current Events|
|11.30 am||Language Arts|
|3.30 pm||Day ends|
In addition to our well-equipped facilities at each of our campuses, our Lower School Program campuses feature large, bright classrooms, a dedicated Lower School lunch room, lockers, access to on-site physical education areas, and convenient pick-up and drop-off areas.
Blyth Academy Lower School students enjoy the entire Ontario curriculum, including a rich arts, music, drama, physical education, and health program, in a standard eight-class day. Each class lasts 45 minutes, after which assignments and other homework are presented.
Blyth Academy 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:
Lower School Campuses
LOWER SCHOOL CAMPUSES
Grade 4 is currently offered at our Downsview Park campus.
Grade 5 is currently offered at our Burlington and Downsview Park campuses.
Grade 6 is currently offered at our Burlington, Downsview Park, and Whitby campuses.
Grade 7 and 8 is currently offered at our Burlington, Downsview Park and Whitby campuses.