School-Year Calendar

The calendar for the 2016-2017 school year at Blair is posted here for parents’ reference.

To download the 2016-2017 school-year calendar as a PDF, click here.

FALL SEMESTER
Friday, August 19th Pre-season Football Registration…Time TBD (those who have been invited early by Coach Saylor)
Sunday, August 28th  Prefects arrive & register…1:00 PM
Monday, August 29th  Registration for “Pre-Season” fall sports (those invited by coaches)… 9:00 AM
Friday, September 2nd  Registration for International Students… 10:00 AM
Saturday, September 3rd  Registration for All Remaining Boarding and Day Students….9:00 AM
Sunday, September 4th  Full day orientation program for all students…9:00 AM 
Monday, September 5th  Orientation program for all students continues…8:30 AM 
Monday, September 5th  CONVOCATION … 7:00 PM (required for all students)
Tuesday, September 6th  First Semester Begins
Saturday, September 10th Community Weekend #1
Saturday, September 17th  Community Weekend #2
Monday, September 26th  No classes… Varsity athletes due back for afternoon practices. Boarding students return by 7:00 PM
Friday, October 21st &
Saturday, October 22nd 
Parents’ Weekend 
Monday, October 24th  No classes…Varsity athletes due back for afternoon practices. Boarding students return by 7:00 PM
Saturday, November 5th  “PEDDIE DAY” at Blair; weekend departures begin after the conclusion of athletic contests. 
Saturday, November 19th  Classes end by noon: Thanksgiving Vacation begins… dormitories close*
Monday, November 28th  Boarding Students return by 7:00 PM*
Tuesday, November 29th  Classes Resume
Friday, December 9th  CHRISTMAS VESPERS (Required of all students)
Wednesday. December 14th  Classes end by noon; First Semester Ends.  Holiday Break begins…dormitories close*. Grades and comments reported to parents after processing. No student may depart for vacation prior to the 14th.
WINTER/SPRING SEMESTER
Tuesday, January 3rd Boarding students return by 7:00 PM*
Wednesday, January 4th Second Semester Begins
Saturday, January 21st Mid-Winter Semi-Formal
Thursday, February 2nd Winter Long Weekend begins after last class….dormitories close*
Tuesday, February 7th Boarding students return by 7:00 PM*
Wednesday, February 8th Classes Resume
Thursday, March 9th Spring Vacation begins…. Dormitories close** Grades reported to parents after processing
Monday, March 27th Boarding students return by 7:00 PM*
Tuesday, March 28th Classes Resume
Friday, April 14th Classes end at noon… students may depart for the weekend.
Monday, April 17th No classes… Varsity athletes due back for afternoon practices. Boarding students return by 7:00 PM
Monday, May 22nd Senior Prize Assembly (Departmental Prizes)
Tuesday, May 23rd Junior/Senior Prom
Wednesday, May 24th Packing Day for seniors, Class of 2017 Senior Assembly; BACCALAUREATE 
Thursday, May 25th GRADUATION
Sunday, May 28th Underclass exams begin in afternoon
Tuesday, May 30th Underclass Prize Assembly
Thursday, June 1st Underclass exams end...students may depart for summer vacations. Dormitories close for the summer
Grades reported to parents after processing.