International Student Boarding


Living with a family is a great way for international students to improve their language skills and learn about Canadian culture by living with a Canadian family during their studies. Host families will include students in meaningful family activities, like cooking meals, conversations and excursions.

Our primary homestay provider is The Canada Homestay Network (CHN). The CHN offers students warm and welcoming homestays and related custodianship services so that they feel well supported during their program of study in Canada. Students can participate in homestay for a minimum of 3 months, but most choose to stay and study for a full school year (10 months).

More information can be found in our service fees document.

If you are interested in this option you should apply directly to our homestay service provider, The Canada Homestay Network.

If you are looking at accommodation only options, we suggest you explore Homadorma, which is like Airbnb for homestay.


“My son is enjoying the experience especially with the current family that he is staying with. We have visited the family twice since he moved in and we find it very safe. The benefit is that he is integrated into the everyday life of an average Canadian like taking buses and train to school and back, take home cooked meals and sharing in family life. This is different from a regular boarding school life. Overall, it is great.”

– F. Iwuala
Mother of Blyth Academy Downsview Park student
*Homestay providers are independent organizations and operate separately from Blyth Academy

Effective March 17, 2020, Blyth Academy is a remote organization in hopes of doing our part to slow the spread of COVID-19. We will be receiving all emails, phone calls, and voicemails and are dedicated to maintaining business as usual. Thank you for your continued support!

Though our doors are temporarily closed, the minds of our students will remain open. Our students will continue their academic journey through virtual classrooms, to ensure our students don’t miss out on valuable curriculum hours. Our small class sizes and individualized approach will continue in a virtual model, as will the structure that students need to be engaged and successful during the closure. Live virtual classes, office hours, guidance support and even extracurricular activities will continue through virtual tools. In these uncertain times, we believe that our students benefit greatly from the structure, social interaction and support their school provides them.

Blyth Academy is committed to providing students with personalized instruction and support, focusing on critical and creative thinking skills, and nurturing curiosity, innovation and student leadership. We are also committed to providing ongoing communication between the school and families.

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