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

  • Analytical Chemistry: Complex Science with Practical Applications

    Posted February 16, 2017

    How much calcium is actually present in a calcium supplement? What kind of food coloring is in powdered drink mix? What pigments make spinach green and how much is contained in a single leaf? These are some of the questions 15 juniors and seniors have addressed in analytical chemistry, a new yearlong science elective developed and taught by science teacher Aly Dowey.

  • Debate Team to Compete at Harvard National Forensics Tournament

    Posted February 14, 2017

    Six Blair debate team members are headed to Cambridge, Massachusetts, to compete in the 43rd annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament, one of the largest and most prestigious high school debate tournaments in the nation.

  • Blair Academy Players Present ‘In the Heights’ February 16, 17 & 18

    Posted February 10, 2017

    New York City’s Washington Heights neighborhood is the backdrop for the Blair Academy Players’ production of the Tony Award-winning musical In the Heights. The show centers around the hopes, dreams, traditions and music of the neighborhood’s close-knit residents and tells the universal story of a vibrant American community facing challenges and changes.

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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