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

  • African Culture & Fascinating Scenery Highlight Trip to Rwanda

    Posted June 24, 2015

    Four Blair students gained an intimate view of the joys and challenges of life in Rwanda during a 12-day trip to the scenic African nation at the start of summer break. Chaperoned by science teacher Rob Merrifield and admission associate Caroline Wilson, the group was joined by Mr. Merrifield’s daughter, Becca Merrifield ’10, who is currently serving as a Princeton in Africa fellow at Rwamagana Lutheran School (RLS). Through activities including eco-tourism, service work, museum visits and even a meal with a Rwandan host family, Blair students experienced a culture that is significantly different from their own.

  • Reading, Vocabulary & Language Assignments for Summer 2015

    Posted June 1, 2015

    Though students just finished their final exams, faculty encourage them to look ahead and begin preparing for next year by completing a number of assignments during the summer months. All students are required to read a total of four books by September.

  • Creative, Constructive Academic Projects Find a Home in Blair’s Maker Space

    Posted May 27, 2015

    This spring, students in Blair’s architecture, physics, environmental science, engineering and fine arts classes all had the opportunity to work on unique, hands-on projects in the School’s new maker space. Located in the former maintenance garage on Park Street, the maker space is an innovative laboratory/workshop where students and teachers can design, build and execute projects that require open, flexible work area. A medieval trebuchet, a hydroponic garden and a reverse-engineering lab were just a few of the projects that found a home in the maker space over the first semester of its operation.

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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