Blyth Academy Waterloo

A Private School for Grades 9 – 12

Blyth Academy Waterloo

A Private School for Grades 9 – 12

Helping You Achieve Success

About Our Campus

At Blyth Academy Waterloo we are building an active and dynamic school community. We have a range of extra-curricular opportunities inclusive of student council, prom committee, DECA, mathematics and computer science clubs and contests, coding workshops as well as various other activities of interest to our students.

Our school has an average class size of eight which allows our educators to spend significant individualized time with each student while delivering 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

10 Classrooms

Labs: Science

We are ministry inspected and adhere to all provincial standards. BSID #668718

Waterloo 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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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?

We are committed to providing an environment where all students become creative, independent and critical thinkers and will provide an enriched program for students who are passionate about mathematics, science, computer science and social sciences. Students will study in an environment embedded in the “Innovation District” in Kitchener-Waterloo, in close proximity to Communitech, Google, Desire2Learn as well as other successful companies in the high tech sector. Our location near the transit hub allows easy access to two major universities: the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University and their related institutes: Centre for International Governance Innovation, Perimeter Institute, Institute for Quantum Computing, and the Lazaridis Institute. Our partnerships with these organizations will greatly enhance the student experience and provide opportunities for meaningful experiential learning.

Message From Our Principal

At Blyth Academy Waterloo we take pride in delivering a well rounded, personalized education that focuses on the development of the student both academically and personally. Our goal is to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to be successful in an ever-changing world while instilling a passion for learning.

We are committed to providing an environment where all students become creative, independent and critical thinkers and will provide an enriched program for students who are passionate about mathematics, science and computer science. Students will study in an environment embedded in the “Innovation District” in Kitchener-Waterloo, in close proximity to Communitech, Google, Desire2Learn as well as other successful companies in the high tech sector.

Lorie Guest - Principal, Blyth Academy Waterloo

LORIE GUEST
Principal

Alexandra Daminato - Guidance Counsellor, Blyth Academy Waterloo

ALEXANDRA DAMINATO
Guidance Counsellor

Susan Karai - Campus Administrator, Blyth Academy Waterloo

SUSAN KARAI
Campus Administrator

What our Families are Saying…

“Blyth Waterloo was exactly what we needed! The kind and competent teachers, the amazing experienced Principals and the always available guidance department supported all of us quickly, getting our son on the right track. Our son has had very successful Grade 10 and 11 years and will be graduating from Grade 12 right on schedule in 2020. His largest class ever has been 8. The environment at Blyth Waterloo provides a safe and nurturing environment free from a lot of the social pressures your child might experience in a large Public School. Our son is happy, polite and confident and most importantly likes school and talks about plans for Post Secondary! Blyth Waterloo saved our son and restored harmony in our family!”

Alison M.

Parent

“Coming to Blyth Academy was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Here, I can fully grasp the curriculum because the skilled teachers are able to tailor to each student’s learning ability. There are so many opportunities for me to enrich my learning such as DECA, science fairs, as well as support for Advanced Placement exams. My experience here so far has allowed for my growth to my fullest potential.”

Bill

Student

“Blyth Academy changed my family’s life, wonderful teachers and staff help your kid find their strength and believe in themselves again. Public school was a recipe for failure because nobody had time for my bright, yet, high needs teenager. The same kid is successful at Blyth Academy beyond what I could imagine. I am very grateful for this opportunity right in Waterloo”

Firouzeh S.

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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