Blyth Education

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This article is about Canadian private school chain. For the secondary school in Northumberland, England, see The Blyth Academy.

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.

Background[edit]

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.[1] Blyth Academy in Ontario consists of 14 campuses throughout the province.[2] A U.S. campus opened in 2015 in Washington, D.C.[3] and a Qatar campus opened in 2016.[1] Blyth also offers an online program and study abroad options for academic credit.[4] The Blyth Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Scholarship is an annual undergraduate scholarship awarded to Canadian high school graduates to attend Cambridge University in England.[5]

Blyth Academy[edit]

Ontario campuses[edit]

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.

Educational partners include the Art Gallery of Ontario, Royal Museum of Ontario, Toronto International Film Festival, Outward Bound Canada, and Don Valley Brick Works, and The Gardiner Museum.

Scholarships and bursaries are available for full-time students who are in need of financial aid.

Blyth Academy Qatar[edit]

In September 2016, Blyth Academy opened its first campus in Qatar.[6] 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.)[edit]

Blyth-Templeton Academy is a private, co-ed, experiential learning high school in Washington, D.C. serving grades 9-12.[3] Founded in 2015, it is the first Blyth Academy program in the United States.[7]

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.[8]

Study abroad[edit]

Summer programs[edit]

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:[9]

Needs-based scholarships provide partial to full funding.

Global High School[edit]

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.

Cambridge Scholars[edit]

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.[5] 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[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Blyth Academy to open in Florence | The Florentine". The Florentine. 13 December 2016. Retrieved 29 March 2017. 
  2. ^ "Blyth Academy - Study in Canada at one of our 14 Ontario Schools". Blyth Academy. Retrieved 29 March 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "Private School Guide: Blyth-Templeton Academy Hill Center". Bethesda Magazine. Retrieved March 29, 2017. 
  4. ^ "About our Campuses". Blyth Academy. Retrieved 29 March 2017. 
  5. ^ a b Motiwalla, Marika (January 20, 2010). "Cambridge adds up for teen". The London Free Press. Retrieved 29 March 2017. 
  6. ^ Cini, Letizia (11 December 2016). "Blyth Academy apre anche a Firenze" [Blyth Academy also opens in Florence]. La Nazione (in Italian). Retrieved 29 March 2017. 
  7. ^ Plott, Elaina (October 7, 2016). "These Private Schools Are Even More Customized for Your Kid". Washingtonian. Retrieved March 29, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Meet the Team". Templeton Learning, LLC. Retrieved 29 March 2017. 
  9. ^ "Blyth International Summers Homepage". Blytheducation.com. 2012-01-01. Retrieved 2012-01-31. 

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