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

  • Summer in Rome Enriches Teaching of Classics

    Posted September 29, 2016
    "Alexander the Great" mosaic at Naples Museum

    Classics department faculty member Alex Newell is bringing fresh perspective to his teaching this fall, following a six-week summer experience at the American Academy in Rome. He was one of 27 high school teachers and graduate students participating in the Academy’s “Classical Summer School in Rome,” a program designed to provide a well-founded understanding of the Eternal City’s growth and development through in-depth study of material remains and literary sources.

  • ‘From Wall Street to Cage Fighting:’ Author Rollie Peterkin ’06 Visits Skeptics

    Posted September 22, 2016
    By Andrew Brooks '19

    Rollie Peterkin ’06 returned to his alma mater on September 27 to discuss his unlikely career path from Wall Street bond trader to professional cage fighter in Peru at the Society of Skeptics. Author of the 2016 memoir The Cage: Escaping the American Dream, Mr. Peterkin addressed the Blair community at 7 p.m. in Bogle Hall’s Cowan Auditorium.

  • Engaging & Expanding Blair’s Literary Community

    Posted September 16, 2016

    Veteran English teacher James Moore became English department chair this summer, and in his new role, he has taken action to celebrate the School’s literary community and make it more integral to daily life at Blair.

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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