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

  • New Activities Expand Students’ Extracurricular Options

    Posted September 30, 2014

    At the conclusion of classes each day, Blair kids traditionally head to the gym, the fields or to the stage for athletic practice or play rehearsal. Recently, however, several new activities have been added to the School’s extracurricular roster, broadening opportunities for students whose interests lie in entirely different areas.

  • Juniors Encourage Others to Try New Experiences at Chapel

    Posted September 26, 2014

    Trang Duong ’16 is an international boarding student from Vietnam. Chris Bottone ’16 is a day student from Andover, New Jersey. Coming to Blair was an enormous leap of faith for both students, and on September 25, the classmates from opposite sides of the globe spoke on a common theme at Chapel: Don’t be afraid to try something new.

  • National Geographic Photographer Alison Wright Headlines September 30 Skeptics

    Posted September 26, 2014

    The Blair community welcomes author, philanthropist and award-winning National Geographic photographer Alison Wright to Armstrong-Hipkins Center for the Arts on September 30, 7 p.m., for her second Skeptics engagement. Ms. Wright has traveled the world for more than 20 years as a photojournalist, documenting human rights issues and the beauty, struggles and traditions of indigenous cultures.

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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