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Blyth Academy is a private company based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada that runs an chain of private secondary schools and academic credit programs in Canada and abroad. Primarily located throughout Ontario, Blyth Academy also has schools in the United States and Qatar, in addition to an online program and study abroad programs that offer academic credit.
Blyth Academy is a private company based in Toronto, Ontario that runs an chain of international private secondary schools and academic credit programs. Founded in 1977 by Sam Blyth, Blyth Academy describes its schools as as experiential learning programs with small class sizes. Blyth Academy in Ontario consists of 14 campuses throughout the province. A U.S. campus opened in 2015 in Washington, D.C. and a Qatar campus opened in 2016. Blyth also offers an online program and study abroad options for academic credit. The Blyth Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Scholarship is an annual undergraduate scholarship awarded to Canadian high school graduates to attend Cambridge University in England.
Blyth Academy is a private, co-ed, preparatory school for higher education that provides full-time, part-time, summer, and private courses for grades 6-12 (dependent on campus). The academy has fourteen campuses in Ontario: Yorkville, Thornhill, Mississauga, Waterloo, Downsview Park, Lawrence Park, Burlington, Ottawa, London, and Whitby. The academy operates on a four-term academic year, in which students take two courses per term with three two-hour periods per day. Class sizes are typically small; an average of seven students.
Blyth Academy Qatar
In September 2016, Blyth Academy opened its first campus in Qatar. The school has received complete and formal accreditation from Alberta Education of Canada in January 2015 with formal accreditation from the Qatar Ministry of Education in March 2016. The school was established after the approval from Her Highness’ Office for the School Board, School, and the adoption of the Canadian curriculum to be funded by the State of Qatar.
Blyth-Templeton Academy (Washington D.C.)
Blyth-Templeton Academy is a private, co-ed, experiential learning high school in Washington, D.C. serving grades 9-12. Founded in 2015, it is the first Blyth Academy program in the United States.
Blyth Academy partnered with Templeton Learning to bring the Blyth private school model to the United States. Templeton Learning, LLC. invests in educational programs for students in grades K-12, currently Blyth-Templeton in Washington, D.C. and WonderLab based in Austin, Texas. It was co-founded by the Keller family, who also co-founded Keller Graduate School of Management (now part of Devry University) in 1973.
Blyth Academy International Summers gives high school students the chance to study abroad earning accredited high school courses during the summer. Programs are structured to include program managers, teachers and support staff. On-site learning is encouraged on all international programs. Blyth Academy International Summers offers over 20 different programs, to over 30 countries on six continents:
- Grand Tour Central Europe
- Grand Tour Eastern Europe
- Grand Tour Western Europe
- London, Oxford, Dublin & Rome
- Madrid, Pamplona, Bilbao & Barcelona
- Rome, Florence, Siena & Sardinia
- Rome & the Greek Islands
- Grand Tour Asia
- Australia, New Zealand & Fiji
- Costa Rica
- Amazon & the Galápagos Islands
- London, Oxford, Ireland and Italy
- Central America
Needs-based scholarships provide partial to full funding.
Global High School
Through Blyth Academy Global High School, Grade 11 and 12 students travel around the world, studying and earning high school credits. Students can enroll for as little as a ten-week term or for the full four terms of their academic year.
- Term 1: Western Europe (Oxford, Paris, Madrid, Barcelona)
- Term 2: Southern Europe (Athens, Kalamata, Crete, Florence)
- Term 3: Australia & New Zealand (Sydney, Whitsunday Coast, Brisbane, Dunedin, Queenstown, Auckland)
- Term 4: Central & South America (San Juan Del Sur, Ometepe Island, Granada, Monteverde, Arenal/La Fortuna, Cusco)
Students earn two credits per term.
The Blyth Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Scholarships are offered annually to Canadian high school graduates who wish to take their undergraduate degree at Cambridge University in England. The successful candidates will be granted admission to the College of their choice at Cambridge University, full tuition for three years of undergraduate study, travel costs and a full living allowance.
The awards are also open to current Canadian undergraduates wishing to pursue an undergraduate degree at Cambridge University.
The scholarships are awarded to students who for financial reasons would not otherwise be able to attend the University. Students who do have financial means are still encouraged to apply to the University and College of their choice and good candidates will be invited to interview in Toronto in late November/early December.
Notable Blyth Academy Alumni
- Aaron Ekblad, professional hockey player with the Florida Panthers in the National Hockey League - Blyth Academy Barrie
- Mitch Marner, hockey player with the Toronto Maple Leafs in the National Hockey League - Blyth Academy London
- Alexander Nylander, professional hockey player with the Buffalo Sabres in the National Hockey League
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