Blyth Academy Yorkville

A Private School for Grades 9 – 12

Blyth Academy Yorkville

A Private School for Grades 9 – 12

About Our Campus

With its central location in the heart of Toronto, the students, staff and families of Blyth Academy Yorkville represent a diverse cross-section of the city’s population. At our school, the city is featured as an integral part of the curriculum, presenting current issues to study and engaging sites to experience.

Blyth Academy Yorkville promotes an inclusive culture dedicated to the development and maintenance of high academic standards. In addition to supporting the development of study skills and knowledge through extended academic support options, we invite students to create purpose, discover principles, and develop community through our Passport Program. The Passport Program provides and reports on three essential strands: preparation for post-secondary life, global citizenship, and health and wellness, through in-class and extra-curricular activities driven by student initiative and interest.

We make every effort to enliven and engage our students’ high school experience. Most importantly, our empathetic and supportive teachers, guidance counsellors, and administrative staff promote authentic and lasting connections. Throughout, we maintain frequent and open lines of communication with students’ families and guardians.

A particularly exciting opportunity for senior Blyth Academy Yorkville students is participation in The Global Ideas Institute. This is a yearlong seminar offered at the University of Toronto, in partnership with the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education and World Vision Canada. Our Grade 11 and 12 students participate in monthly sessions featuring keynote speakers, and develop group research projects guided by University of Toronto students.

Grades 9 - 12

Average class size of 8

Responsive, Four-Term Calendar

12 Classrooms

Science Lab

Close to Queen’s Park, U of T, The R.O.M., the AGO, TiFF and the Central YMCA

We are ministry inspected and adhere to all provincial standards. BSID #665205

Grades 9 - 12

Average class size of 8

Responsive, Four-Term Calendar

12 Classrooms

Science Lab

Close to Queen’s Park, U of T, The R.O.M., the AGO, TiFF and the Central YMCA

We are ministry inspected and adhere to all provincial standards. BSID #665205

Yorkville 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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An Update From Your Principal

An Update From Your Principal

Dear Blyth Academy Yorkville community, I wanted to extend my own best wishes to our community in this challenging time and provide a more campus-specific update as a follow-up.

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What Makes Our Campus Unique?

At Blyth Academy Yorkville we demonstrate high academic standards while maintaining an inclusive culture. The teaching staff and student body are community-oriented and accepting of all 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. In addition to supporting the development of study skills and knowledge through extended academic support options, we invite students to create purpose, discover principles, and practice responsible global citizenship. Our Passport Program promotes activities in preparation for post-graduate life, intercultural competence and wellness, offering extra-curricular options driven by student initiative and interest.

Message From Our Principal

Welcome to Blyth Academy Yorkville, an inclusive, diverse school community where students forge lasting connections with teachers and peers as they engage in a rigorous learning experience. This year, we are very excited to launch the Blyth Academy Passport Program, through which students will earn certificates in three strands: post-secondary preparation, intercultural competence, and wellness. This program will supplement our signature offerings of small class sizes, extensive academic support and highly personalized learning pathways.

To learn more about our unique school, I encourage you to meet with myself and the team, visit some classes, and speak to current students about how Blyth Academy has inspired their happiness and success.

Michael Booth - Principal, Blyth Academy Yorkville

MICHAEL BOOTH
Principal

Michael Minicucci - Guidance Counsellor, Blyth Academy Yorkville

MICHAEL MINICUCCI
Head of Guidance

Cindy Xu Xin - Campus Administrator, Blyth Academy Yorkville

CINDY XU XIN
Campus Administrator

What our Families are Saying…

“Our daughter was lost in a class of 40 at her former school. At Blyth, she has personal attention and her marks reflect her happiness. We are ‘over the moon’ to see her enthusiastically going to school each day! The teachers at Blyth are proactive in their approach to teaching the curriculum. Now she has eight pupils in her class, receives personal attention, and her marks have improved dramatically. I love to see enthusiastic teaching efforts. You guys rock!”

Parent

“Blyth Academy teachers and administration are professional and respectful. The team at the Yorkville Campus are encouraging, perceptive, mindful and extremely supportive of the students’ academic and personal needs. I am grateful that my son has had the opportunity to attend Blyth Yorkville since Grade 9 and just finished Grade 11. In September 2019, my younger son will enrol in Grade 9. I would highly recommend the Blyth Academy Program for all Grades.”

Parent

“This was a great Grade 12 year for my son. The teachers he had were amazing and so supportive. He enjoyed the intimacy of small classes and will enter university with a rock-solid understanding of fundamentals. He became immersed into the community of Blyth through student council and had a fantastic year. Thank you, Blyth.”

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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