Academics

Blyth Academy has been trusted by generations of parents and students to provide unsurpassed study abroad experiences. Students in grades 9 through 12 will have a unique opportunity to continue their high school credits. We take pride in delivering a well-rounded, personalized education that focuses on the development of the student both inside and outside of the classroom. We aim to provide students with the knowledge and skills to be successful in an ever changing world and instil in them a passion for learning. In addition to Canadian curriculum, Blyth Academy Florence will offer Advanced Placement courses and SAT preparation.

Canadian students also have the opportunity of choosing to study under the Cambridge IGCSE and A level programs. Cambridge International courses are accepted by post-secondary institutions all over the world.

With a focus on experiential education, our students will benefit from partnerships created with local museums and art galleries to create more meaningful learning experiences. In support of the standard curriculum, Blyth Academy Florence will also offer some unique independent study opportunities in the fields of fashion, design and visual arts. Introductory Italian classes will also be offered to all students along with a community service program that will provide opportunities to give back.

Excursions

As part of the experiential learning process, Blyth Academy Florence will include field-trips and excursions designed to relate directly to material covered in class. In addition, students will be able to choose optional trips day and weekend trips to further explore Italy and Europe. When it comes to excursions, all roads lead from Florence. Indeed, some of the world’s most iconic experiences are just a few hours from this world capital of art, history – and timeless beauty. Students may experience the storied cities of Venice, Siena and Milan; taste the best of Tuscan cuisine; soak in the beauty of the Maremma Beaches; and explore the Ferrari and Lamborghini Museums. More information on optional excursions will be available in Spring 2017.

University Counselling

Blyth Academy Florence will offer comprehensive university and college counselling to both students and parents. As well, during the holidays Blyth Academy students will have access to guidance staff at our schools in Canada and the US. Blyth Academy is very proud of its success—last year we placed 98% of our students in the colleges and universities of their choice.