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

  • Extracurricular Math Tests Offer Friendly Competition Among Students

    Posted December 15, 2014

    During one of the final evenings on campus before Christmas break, 30 students gathered in Cowan Auditorium with calculators in hand, ready to take a timed, six-question math test. But the test wouldn’t be graded or even affect their semester GPA.

  • Students Consider Benefits & Harm of Genetically Modified Foods at NYC Debate

    Posted December 8, 2014

    Blair students attending an Intelligence Squared (IQ2) debate in New York City explored a topic that had been argued on campus earlier this fall: genetically modified (GM) foods.

  • Video added: ‘Removing Obstacles to Leadership Roles for Women in Business’

    Posted December 5, 2014

    During a successful career in investment banking, Amy Litzenberger experienced numerous factors that discouraged women’s professional advancement and learned that often, success at work does not necessarily lend itself to a successful family life. Today, she is working to empower women to reach their full career potential through an organization she co-founded called “Take the Lead.” Ms. Litzenberger visited Blair to discuss opportunities and challenges for women in business at the Society of Skeptics on Tuesday, December 9, at 7 p.m., in Bogle Hall’s Cowan Auditorium.

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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