WELCOMING INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Blyth Academy is an approved school on the Designated Learning Institution (DLI) list for Canada. International students who are admitted to Blyth Academy are strongly encouraged to apply for a study visa immediately in order to begin in-person studies in Term 3 (February) or Term 4 (April).
Students who are not comfortable or unable to travel to Canada due to the COVID-19 pandemic have the option of starting their studies virtually with Blyth Academy Orbit or with Blyth Academy Online (BAO).
Blyth Academy is a private school in Ontario with ten physical campuses and one virtual campus. Each campus is designed to be a community of 80-200 students and has truly small class sizes and unparalleled teacher support. Additionally, our international students have demonstrated significant improvement in English language ability and their marks reflect this academic growth.
Blyth Academy offers high school (Grades 9 –12) at all of its campuses, as well as elementary school (Grades 5 – 8) at Burlington and Downsview Park, and middle school (Grades 6-8) at Whitby.
Our primary focus is to enhance academic achievement to prepare all students for post-secondary studies. The Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) earned at Blyth Academy is globally accepted and highly respected, and our students have gone on to attend top universities, both domestic and abroad. In fact, over 90% of our students receive first-choice post-secondary acceptance at universities including:
- Queen’s University (Kingston, ON)
- University of Toronto
- University of Waterloo
- Western University (London, ON)
What our families are saying
Our family started the Blyth Academy ‘journey’ before we even came to Canada. Our daughter started with Blyth Academy through their online classes so that she would be able to join the right class, age wise, when we got to Canada. When we arrived from Australia our daughter started in school classes and the staff could not have been more accommodating and helpful in assisting her to settle in. Since then we have had a very positive experience with the school. All staff have always been available for a chat and advice when needed with very much an open-door policy and they seem to always be on the lookout for extra-curricular experiences which the students might be interested in.
Camilla K., Parent of Blyth Academy Online and Blyth Academy Ottawa student
Studying at Blyth Academy was the best high school experience I could ever wish for! When I first came to Canada as an international student, it was a brand new world to me. I was so anxious at the beginning because English isn’t my first language, but Blyth Academy cancelled all of my concerns. Blyth is like a second family to me, and I am so thankful for my teachers and Blyth staff. They have been very supportive, friendly, and patient. Not only are they incredibly professional in their academic fields, they also taught me how to communicate, listen, and write proficiently in English.
Tian Xu, Student at Blyth Academy London
Virtual and Online Study Options
Blyth Academy Orbit
Blyth Academy is excited to introduce Blyth Academy Orbit, a fully virtual campus for Grades 7 – 12. With the same academic principles as our physical schools, the campus offers small class sizes, rigorous academics, and live teacher-led classes held during regular school hours – all from the comfort of your own home. This virtual platform opens up our academic structure to students all over the world, without having to compromise the classroom experience and structured learning provided in a traditional school day.
Blyth Academy Online
Over 160 Ontario high school courses are available through Blyth Academy Online’s easy-to-use platform. Ministry inspected and nationally recognized, Blyth Academy Online’s instructor-supported courses are modular, extremely flexible and can be completed in as little as three weeks. Repeat and reach-ahead courses are available for students whose studies have been disrupted, or who want to better prepare for next year.