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: 460 (boarding: 80%; day: 20%)
Boys: 52% 
Girls: 48% 
Boy/girl ratio: 1.12:1
Number of post-graduates (PGs): 11

Geographics of Students

Countries represented: 26 
% international students: 17%
U.S. states represented (including D.C. and Puerto Rico): 23


Boarding: $55,750
Day: $39,000
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: $6.2 million
Total number of awards: 168 
Percent of student body receiving awards: 38%
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

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 August 25, 2015: $89.9 million