Academics

Superior academic preparation is at the heart of the Blair experience.

Learning at Blair is a rigorous, creative and collaborative process, one that increasingly urges you to pursue your own academic interests and seek knowledge without limits. Teachers partner closely with you and encourage you to meet the concrete and abstract challenges that learning and inquiry demand. Together, you explore the questions, problems and ideas that inspire you to seek deeper understanding of a subject. Hard work and the mentorship of Blair’s faculty will make you a better student than you ever thought you could be.  

Academic News

  • Our Fascination with Sports Considered in 2015-2016 Blair Review

    Posted June 9, 2016

    History teacher Martin Miller, PhD, and Director of Timken Library Ann Williams once again collaborated on the publication of the Blair Review, an annual compilation of intriguing essays penned by members of the School community.

  • Summer 2016 Reading Assignments

    Posted June 3, 2016

    Reading broadly and intelligently are essential components of a good education, and Blair faculty members encourage reading throughout the year. The summer is no exception, which is why it is an expectation for all Blair students to read a minimum of four fiction or nonfiction books over the summer months.

  • Groundbreaking Celebrated for CIC

    Posted June 1, 2016

    Amid a festive week of Commencement events, the Blair community celebrated another important milestone on May 25 as ground was broken for the Center for Innovation and Collaboration (CIC). Trustees, faculty, parents and students gathered at the crest of the front hill on the warm, sunny afternoon as Head of School Chris Fortunato announced that the family of Trustee Lai Yuen Chiang ’84, P’14 ’16 had made a generous gift to co-name the CIC, and he and Ms. Chiang scooped a ceremonial shovelful of dirt marking the start of construction of Blair’s dynamic new academic center.

About Academics at Blair

We consider a student’s academic commitment his or her most important responsibility. At Blair, students learn to read closely, think clearly, analyze quantitatively, communicate effectively and broaden their understanding of the world. 

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