Blythe Academy of
Languages is located in Greenville, South Carolina. The total enrollment of Blythe
Academy of Languages is 917. Student attendance averages 97%. Home-based
students (60%) at Blythe Academy are residents of urban and nearby suburban
communities. Our magnet students (40%) are residents of urban, suburban, and
rural areas throughout Greenville and Pickens counties.
Blythe Academy boasts a certified staff of 74 for the 2008-2009 school year.
This certified staff includes administrators, classroom teachers, special
teachers, related arts teachers, and specialty area teachers.
In 1995, Blythe
was chosen to become one of Greenville Countyâ€™s Select Schools. Blytheâ€™s
academic focus was broadened to include daily foreign language (French and
Spanish) instruction at all grade levels (K5â€“5), and the name of the school was
changed to Blythe Academy of Languages to reflect its magnet school status.
Blythe is currently recognized as the only elementary school in the state that
offers daily foreign language instruction to all of its students through either
a FLES (Foreign Language in the Elementary School) or Partial Spanish Immersion
program. Our Partial Spanish Immersion students receive instruction in Spanish
for math, science and health in grades K4-5. Our Partial French Immersion
students receive instruction in French for math, science, and health in
five-year old kindergarten through fifth grade.
Blythe has received recognitions and several awards
over the years. Our
school was a 1997-98 and 1998-99 State Incentive Award recipient for Academic
Achievement. We were also recognized as a state winner for the Exemplary
Writing Award in the spring of 1998, 1999 and 2001. Blythe Academy has also
received Honor Status as an Exemplary Reading School. The Magnet Schools of
America also awarded Blythe a Merit Award for the school year 2000-2001. This
was due to an innovative curriculum, an increase in student enrollment, test
scores as well as strong parental involvement. The South Carolina School Board
Association awarded Blythe the Saluting Student Success award for the 2001-2002
With the support of an active PTA, a visionary SIC, and many parent volunteers
who contribute a wide variety of talents and services, the educational
opportunities for the students at Blythe are greatly enriched. Numerous
business partnerships provide financial and tutorial assistance and add a vital
link between the school and the community. Blythe Academy has experienced
exciting changes during the past years and will continue to grow and develop in
order to meet the needs of the students and the community.
World Class Learners
Values and Beliefs
All students possess
talents that should be nurtured.
All students should be challenged to reach their highest potential
All students learn best in a safe and positive environment.
The purpose of Blythe Academy of
Languages is to ensure that academic achievement is its top priority, and to
collaborate with home and community to achieve educational excellence.
achievement for every student is expected to
raise the academic performance.
Provide a school environment that is safe, challenging and supportive of
Provide an on-going pattern of communication that promotes public
understanding and support of Blythe Academy.
Assist in the professional development of technology for teachers.
NORTH (DOWNTOWN): Take I-385 N into downtown Greenville. At second traffic
light, turn left onto Church Street (Hwy 29) and proceed about 2 miles to
Augusta Road (Bus 25). Turn left onto Augusta. Go about 2 miles to 10th red
light. Kiwanis Park in on the right. Turn right at the Exxon Station onto Old
Augusta Road. School is behind the park on the right on Blythe Drive.
I-85 SOUTH: Take I-85 S towards Atlanta to Greenwood exit. Get off at Hwy 25
North-Greenville. Turn right onto Augusta Road (Bus 25) and proceed about 1-1/2
miles. You will pass Augusta Heights Baptist Church on the left. Go 1/2 block
and turn left at the Exxon Station onto Old Augusta Road. School is behind the
park on the right on Blythe Drive.
Sandra Griffin, Principal
Blythe Academy of Languages
100 Blythe Drive
Greenville, SC 29605
Phone: (864) 355-4400