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 Gain ‘Investment Knowledge & Tools’ at Skeptics

    Posted February 4, 2016
    Hisham Sobhy

    Finance and investment professional Hisham Sobhy, father of Adham ’18 and Aya ’17, will present practical financial advice for students at the Society of Skeptics on Tuesday, February 9.

  • Annual Parent Workshop Focuses on Selective College Admission

    Posted February 3, 2016

    Parents of members of the class of 2017 got a comprehensive overview of the selective college admission process at Junior Parents’ Day, an annual seminar hosted by Blair’s college counseling office. The February 6 program detailed each step of the application process from a variety of perspectives.

  • Engineer & Educator: Meet Mathematics Teacher Jay Gnanadoss

    Posted January 26, 2016

    When Jay Gnanadoss joined Blair’s faculty in 2015, he brought a world of professional experience with him: Not only had he taught, coached, advised and dorm-parented students for 29 years at Woodberry Forest School, but he had begun his career as an engineer in India’s merchant marine, traveling the seven seas aboard a multi-purpose cargo ship.

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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