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

  • Advanced Course Explores High-Level Repertoire & Asks Students to Compose Original Works

    Posted April 16, 2014

    For students looking to expand their study and exploration of the choral and orchestral arts, Blair offers an advanced musicianship course in which upper-level instrumentalists and singers study music theory, analyze a breadth of classical repertoire and develop skills to conduct these works in front of an ensemble. The course culminates in an opportunity for students to compose and perform original works.

  • Student Musicians Perform High-Level Repertoire in New York City

    Posted April 11, 2014

    On Friday, April 11, more than 90 Blair instrumentalists and vocalists traveled to New York City’s Upper West Side to perform at a music festival alongside student musicians from many other high school ensembles from around the country.

  • Skeptics Focuses on the Success of Kenyan Runners

    Posted April 10, 2014

    John Manners, director of The Kenyan Scholar-Athlete Project, addressed the Society of Skeptics on Tuesday, April 15, about how one tribe in the African country produces the world’s best runners.

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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