Blyth Academy Port Credit is delighted to announce its second campus, opening in September 2014, within the historic Cawthra Estate.

Blyth Academy Port Credit will be the new resident of the manor house. This expansion reflects our success in serving the needs of our families and students with small classes, individualized education, and brilliant teachers, and will be a wonderful home for many years to come.

The new building presents a wonderful opportunity to develop junior grades’ programming, which we will be extending to include grades 7 and 8, while continuing to provide rigorous, university prep education in senior grades.

The Cawthra Estate is recognized for its historical, architectural and contextual value by the City of Mississauga. Originally a 200 acre Cawthra family property, the estate includes a two-and-a-half storey brick dwelling in the Georgian tradition surrounded by former gardens and a woodlot, located just south of the Queen Elizabeth Way and east of Cawthra Road. The prominent Cawthra family is known for their cultural, business, and social contributions to the city. Grace Cawthra referred to the estate as “Cawthra-Lotten”, because Joseph Cawthra received Lot 10, on which the house stands, as part of his 200- acre land grant. Grace lived at the Cawthra-Elliot Estate from 1926 until her death in 1974, at which point it was purchased by the City of Mississauga. The surrounding woodlot is a provincially recognized and protected site due to the presence of an endangered species: the Jefferson Salamander.

We are proud to continue our legacy of finding unique, heritage location for our schools. It is wonderful to work once more with the local community and the City of Mississauga in the heart of this conversation zone and estate. We are thrilled with our second campus, and our students and their families are as well.” – Sam Blyth – Chair, Blyth Academy.

On Tuesday, May 27th at 10am, Blyth Academy Port Credit will be hosting an event along with Mayor McCallion, the school’s families, and local dignitaries at the Cawthra Estate to celebrate our second home.

Location:             The Cawthra Estate – 1507 Cawthra Road, Mississauga, Ontario

Date:                    Tuesday, May 27th 2014

Time:                    10:00am

Refreshments will be provided at the event.

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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