BLYTH ACADEMY YORKVILLE
Adam de Pencier is the Principal of Blyth Academy Yorkville - a bustling hub of a campus just off Yonge and Bloor. “Our location makes us one of the most diverse schools in the city, and that includes access to everything the city has to offer. Students can do co-op placements and courses at the AGO, ROM, and Gardiner Museum, just to name a few.” A long time principal at four other schools, de Pencier also honed his teaching and senior administrative experiences at institutions like UCC, Branksome Hall, and Trinity.
“The secret sauce at Blyth Academy is the right mix of motivated students, marvellous teachers and handson learning in a small class setting,” says de Pencier. He is also passionate about teacher support and development and most recently studied at Harvard’s Principals’ Centre. Prior to that, de Pencier also studied at the universities of Chicago and Edinburgh and Columbia and Queen’s universities.
“We’ve even put in a rooftop classroom,” de Pencier enthuses about his school, “which makes us the only school in city to have a 360 degree view of downtown Toronto. Pretty neat, eh?”