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: 460 (boarding: 80%; day: 20%)
Boy/girl ratio: 1.12:1
Number of post-graduates (PGs): 9
Geographics of Students
Countries represented: 26
% international students: 17%
U.S. states represented (including D.C. and Puerto Rico): 20
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.
Total amount of financial aid awarded: $6.5 million
Total number of awards: 168
Percent of student body receiving awards: 40%
Average award: $30,000 (boarding: $33,000; day: $28,000)
Total # of faculty: 89
Live on campus: 90%
Student/faculty ratio: 6:1
Average class size: 11
Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
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 August 25, 2015: $89.9 million