Quick summary of key school information
|Language of instruction||English|
|Native English teachers|
|Extra languages (other than English)|
|Class sizes||Average||8 students / class|
|Maximum||14 students / class|
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|Number of students||
|Number of nationalities represented in the school||
|Most common nationality||
|Ratio of local students to international students||
Our international students account for 15-20% of our campus enrollment.
|Max. number of students per class||
|Average number of students per class||
|Does the school employ teaching assistants?||
We have Campus Administrators as well as Guidance Counselors to support our students.
|Native English speaking teachers||
All our teachers are fluent in English and classes are taught in English.
|Language support for students not fluent in English||
We do offer an English as Second Language (ESL) course which students can take for credit.
|Use of technology in the classroom||
Yes. Our approach is designed to fully engage the students in the academic process with a genuine learning experience founded upon curiosity, creativity, and innovative thinking.
|Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)||
We are currently offering 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.
|Do teachers assign homework to their students?||
Yes, as directed by the individual teachers.
No. As long as students apply before our admissions deadline they can start classes or defer to the next term.
|Entry evaluation for students||
No but we may request an English language test as part of the entry requirements for international students.
|Deadline for registration (new academic year)||
4 weeks before the start of the term.
|Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation||
98% of our students go onto post secondary education.
|External examinations or assessments available||
All students follow the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
|School bus service available||
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|Supervised care before/after school||
Yes we have guidance counselors available to support students throughout the school day.
|Extracurricular activities or clubs offered||
A comprehensive high school experience: intramural sports teams, Student Council, trips, Model UN, DECA, clubs, prom, graduation, community involvement opportunities and so much more!
|School provided lunches||
No but there are local lunch options available in the area and a designated lunch area on campus for students to eat and socialise.
|Sports facilities at the school||
Full-time students at Blyth Academy Burlington have the ability to take part in several athletic skills training programs while taking advantage of our flexible high school schedules. Our academic programs are tailored to the individual, not the other way around. Small classroom sizes allow our teaching staff to offer personalized education and academic support to all students. This unique structure makes it possible for students to meet both their academic and athletic needs. Whether they are looking to study and train in school or simply looking for a way to complete high school courses, Blyth Academy Burlington is designed to accommodate their athletic schedule.
|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school||
Blyth Academy is known for our small class sizes and personalized approach to learning. We have a vibrant international student community at our Academies and we are always looking to diversify this community. Our school year is divided into four terms, which gives international students four opportunities to commence their studies.
|Teaching approach of the school||
Blyth Academy tailors the program to the individual student. Taking into account each international student’s learning style and extra-curricular responsibilities; we are able to customize a plan unique to the individual that allows each international student to reach their potential. 50% of our international students return to Blyth Academy for a second year of study. Blyth Academy’s unique experiential learning environment is one of the key pillars of our success. Experiential learning encourages students to be enthusiastic and engaged in their learning process. It brings the classroom to life, and takes the students outside the traditional classroom setting to participate in hands-on learning. Our international students love Blyth and keep coming back for more every year!