Blair at a Glance

Founded in 1848, Blair Academy is a dynamic, coeducational boarding school in northwest New Jersey where 460 students pursue a superior college preparatory education amid a caring, vibrant community.


Strong student-faculty relationships lead to exceptional learning and empower students to become persons of great accomplishment and character.


Total # of students: 460 (boarding: 80%; day: 20%)
Boys: 52% 
Girls: 48% 
Number of postgraduates (PGs): 9


Countries represented: 26 
% international students: 17%
U.S. states represented (including D.C. and Puerto Rico): 20


Boarding: $57,900
Day: $40,500
Tuition covers approximately 73% of the cost of 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: $6.5 million
Total number of awards: 167 
Percent of student body receiving awards: 40%
Average award: $32,000 (boarding: $37,000; day: $27,000)


Total # of faculty: 90
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 29, 2016: $85,406,277 million