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

  • Students to Gain Insight into National Issues at Washington Ideas Forum

    Posted October 28, 2014

    History department chair Jason Beck, history teacher Hans Doerr and 10 Blair seniors will travel to the nation’s capital on October 29-30 to attend the sixth-annual Washington Ideas Forum.

  • Nanotechnology Expert Speaks at Skeptics

    Posted October 24, 2014

    James H. Dickerson, PhD, discussed nanotechnology at the Society of Skeptics on Tuesday, October 28, at 7 p.m., in Cowan Auditorium. Dr. Dickerson is the Assistant Director for the User Program and External Affairs at Brookhaven National Laboratory’s Center for Functional Nanomaterials and an adjunct associate professor at Brown University.

  • Classics Department Teaches Students to Read Critically & Immerse in Primary Sources

    Posted October 23, 2014

    At the start of the 2014-2015 school year, Blair appointed longtime faculty member Eric Lunger as chair of its new classics department, while also welcoming classicist Alex Newell to its faculty. In years past, classics courses at Blair have been integrated with foreign language or English offerings, so the creation of a stand-alone department focused solely on Latin, Greek and ancient history marks a new chapter for the discipline on campus.

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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