Blair at a Glance

One of the preeminent boarding schools in the United States, Blair Academy provides students with a superior college preparatory education and a rich community life.

Located in northwestern New Jersey, the private high school was founded in 1848, a few years before the United States passed the Universal Education Act. Originally funded by a railroad tycoon, the school’s endowment has grown over the years, as has its enrollment, which now includes more than 450 students.


Total # of students: 454 (boarding: 349; day: 105)
# of boys: 252 (boarding: 191; day: 61) 
# of girls: 202 (boarding: 158; day: 44)
Boy/girl ratio: 1.2:1
Number of post-graduates (PGs): 9
PG’s as a percentage of the Senior Class (136 Seniors): 7%

Geographics of Students

Countries Represented: 27 
% international students: 18%
U.S. states represented (including D.C. and Puerto Rico): 20


Boarding: $53,600
Day: $37,500
Tuition covers approximately 73% of the expenses for a Blair education. The remaining 27% is provided through endowment income, the Blair Fund and miscellaneous income.

Financial Aid

Total Amount of Financial Aid Awarded: $5.3 million
Total Number of Awards: 173 
Percent of Student Body Receiving Awards: 38%
Average Award: $27,434 (boarding: $35,216; day: $19,652)
Student Loan Program: $55,000
Number of Loan Recipients: 22


Total # of faculty: 89
Live on campus: 90%
Hold advanced degrees: 62%
Student/faculty ratio: 6:1
Average class size: 11


Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

School Memberships

CASE — Council for Advancement and Support of Education
NAIS — National Association of Independent Schools
NJAIS — New Jersey Association of Independent Schools


Market Value as of June 30, 2013: $75,498,696 

Blair by the Numbers