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

  • Classics Department Expands Language Offerings & Bolsters Historical Studies

    Posted September 3, 2015

    In years past, classics courses at Blair were taught under the auspices of the foreign language or English departments, but since the start of the 2014-2015 school year, a stand-alone classics department has consolidated Latin, Greek and ancient history offerings under a single discipline. Longtime history teacher Eric Lunger serves as the new department’s chair, and classicist Alex Newell, a 2014 Harvard graduate, joins him in teaching a variety of introductory and advanced courses.

  • Community Service, Friendship & Fun to Highlight Orientation

    Posted August 31, 2015

    First-semester classes begin on Tuesday, September 8, but before Blair students and faculty hit the books, they will enjoy two action-packed orientation days on Sunday and Monday, September 6 and 7. Fun and challenging activities, school-wide assemblies and community service are all part of this important event, designed to bring the Blair community together at the start of the School’s 168th year

  • Back to School: What You Need to Know for Registration

    Posted August 17, 2015

    Blair’s faculty returned to Blairstown in August, eager to begin preparations for the opening of the School’s 168th year and looking forward to welcoming both new and returning students to campus in the days leading up to the start of classes.

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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