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 Come Together for Annual ‘Poetry Out Loud’ Contest

    by Emma McCrink '16
    Posted April 17, 2015

    To commemorate April as National Poetry Month, Blair hosted its annual Poetry Out Loud contest, in which all students were invited to participate by reciting at least one 15-line poem from memory.

  • Students Tour Exhibits in NY & PA as Part of Annual Spring Art Trip

    Posted April 13, 2015

    In early April, fine arts department faculty members accompanied more than 40 students to four museums in tristate area. The excursion has become an annual spring tradition for student artists at Blair, one designed to amplify classroom learning and promote hands-on experiences beyond the School’s hilltop campus.

  • Alumnus Returns to Campus to Discuss Entrepreneurship at Skeptics

    Posted April 13, 2015

    For software engineer and entrepreneur Zak Taylor ’94, there is no “typical day” at the office: “My days are pretty much all over the map,” he said. “When you run your own company you do a little of everything.” From managing colleagues, holding business meetings and supporting customers to strategizing, brainstorming, designing and building new products, it’s all in a day’s work.

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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