In mid-June, Blair launched a new website and mobile app that makes it easier than ever to connect with fellow members of the Blair family and stay up-to-date about the latest news from campus.
For the first time, Blair's website is responsive to screen size, meaning it shrinks and expands for easy viewing on mobile phones and tablet devices as well as computers. With all-new text and images and an easy-to-navigate structure, the site also offers a new interactive campus map, a series of just-produced videos highlighting Blair's academic, artistic, athletic and student life programs, and customized and more user-friendly athletic team web pages that can be accessed from the "athletics" drop-down menu in just one click.
Users can find a list of our most-visited pages in the new "quick links" menu on the homepage and shortcuts to our school calendars and athletic schedules and scores in the site footer. The site also includes a variety of password-protected resources for students, parents, alumni and trustees, including online community directories.
Students, alumni and parents can login to search for faculty members, classmates or fellow parents, respectively, and authenticated visitors will soon be able to connect through discussion groups now being piloted by a small number of volunteer groups.
Members of the Blair community can learn more about their respective sections of the new website by watching these videos:
The Mobile App
A new Blair Academy mobile app will be launching in the coming days, and it will replace our existing app in the iTunes store. Because the number of Android users were so few, the new app is only available for Apple devices. To download our app, please go to iTunes and search "The Official Blair Academy App" (note that the correct app will be by Finalsite; there are a number of unofficial versions that have been produced over the years).
Should you have any trouble logging in to the website or downloading the app, please contact the tech office at firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope you find our new website to be user-friendly and look forward to having the site continue to serve as a daily source of news and information for all members of the Blair community.
In fact, this winter, the School will be launching a networking directory and discussion groups for those who opt to be part of its networking program in 2017-2018; the new website will offer users the ability to search for mentors and job providers and connect in group spaces with other like-minded alumni who are willing to offer general advice, lessons from past experiences or specific opportunities.