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

  • Survivor Ruth Millman Shares Personal Account of Holocaust at Skeptics

    Posted April 22, 2016

    Survivor Ruth Millman joined the Society of Skeptics on Tuesday, April 26, to give a first-person account of the Holocaust during the 2016 James Youngelson Lecture on Ethics & Responsibility.

  • For 10th Year, Spring College Fair Brings Admission Representatives to the Hilltop

    Posted April 15, 2016

    Blair’s college counseling office will once again host nearly 100 representatives from American, Canadian and European colleges at its annual spring fair on April 20 and 21. Each evening, representatives will set up their tables in Hardwick Hall’s field house, and sophomores and juniors will have the opportunity to learn more about the colleges in which they are interested and to become familiar with new schools, too.

  • Students Consider Morality & Spirituality in Semester-Long Courses

    Posted April 12, 2016

    Twenty-two sophomores, juniors and seniors are examining the work of some of history’s most influential thinkers and discovering how these ideas relate to their own lives in two intriguing courses this spring. In “Morality and the Modern World” and “Skepticism and Spirituality,” Blair’s chaplain and religion and philosophy department chair Russell Powell is leading students’ inquiry into moral quandaries and religious beliefs through intensive reading and analysis, introspective journaling, class discussion and film study.

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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