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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: 

  • McGill  
  • 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

Virtual Campus

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

Self-Paced Study

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.


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About our campuses
Learn more about the programs that Blyth Academy offers
Course offered by Blyth Academy
See what students, teachers and parents have to say about Blyth Academy

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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