Application Process

Step 1: Admission Inquiry

Thank you for your interest in Blair Academy. We look forward to introducing you to the Blair experience.

The first step to learning more about Blair is to submit an admission inquiry. Inquiring online creates an account and allows prospective students to move forward in the application process. After receiving your inquiry, the admission office will send you regular communications, starting with our admission packet. You will then receive information about upcoming Blair events and happenings.

Submit an inquiry online.

Step 2: Campus Tour & Interview

The best way to learn about Blair is to visit campus, interview with our admission counselors, and tour our grounds and facilities. To schedule a tour and interview, please call the admission office at (908) 362-6121, ext. 5611.

Tour & interview schedule:

Mondays 9:15 a.m. 10:15 a.m. 1:30 p.m.
Tuesdays 8:30 a.m. 9:15 a.m.
10:15 a.m.
1:30 p.m.
Wednesdays 8:30 a.m. 9:15 a.m. 10:15 a.m.
Thursdays 8:30 a.m. 9:15 a.m.
10:15 a.m.
1:30 p.m.
Fridays 8:30 a.m.
9:15 a.m.
10:15 a.m.
1:30 p.m.
Saturdays 8:30 a.m.
9:15 a.m.
10:15 a.m.

Please note:

  • Campus visits begin on September 11, 2017. We do not offer tours and interviews on October 28 or 30, November 4, 19-26 and December 13-January 3.
  • A visit that includes a tour and an interview will take approximately two hours.
  • If traveling to campus is not an option, we can schedule an interview through Skype.
  • International students must submit a completed application and standardized test scores before an interview can be scheduled.

Step 3: Application

You can apply to Blair for the 2018-2019 school year in three different ways: via Blair's online application, Gateway to Prep Schools or the SAO. Click one of the icons below to submit an application.


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Step 4: Recommendations

Blair requires applicants to submit a recommendation from their current English teacher and current math teacher. Special interest/talent recommendations are optional. Applicants using Blair's online application can forward these requests electronically to the teacher. Completed forms should be emailed to application@blair.edu.

Recommendations can also be downloaded and printed using the links below. Completed forms should be mailed to Blair Academy’s admission office at P.O. Box 600, 2 Park Street, Blairstown, NJ 07825. Blair must receive all forms by January 15.

Step 5: Transcripts

Among the materials that Blair’s admission committee requires in making a decision about your application is a transcript from your current school. Please print out the transcript request form and submit it to your school's guidance or registrar's office. The form must be completed and returned with your official transcript by January 15 to:

Blair Academy
Office of Admission
2 Park Street
P.O. Box 600
Blairstown, NJ 07825

Grade applying for: Required transcripts
9 Grades 7 & 8
10 Grades 8 & 9
11 Grades 9 & 10
Postgraduate Grades 9, 10, 11 & 12

Step 6: Test Scores

All candidates for admission must register for and take appropriate required standardized tests. Scores must be submitted to Blair by the January 15 application deadline. Blair’s school code for the SSAT is 1720. For domestic applicants, Blair accepts the Independent School Entrance Examination (ISEE) as an alternative to the SSAT.

Grade applying for: Required testing (submit one)*
9 SSAT or ISEE
10 SSAT or ISEE
11 SSAT or SAT or PSAT or ACT
Post Graduate SAT or ACT

Please note: Applicants for whom English is not their first language are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) in addition to one of the appropriate above-mentioned tests. Blair's school code for the TOEFL is 9415. Please visit the international application information section of our website for more details about submitting an application as an international student. If the applicant attends an international school or a junior boarding school in the United States, the TOEFL may be waived.

For more information about registering for these tests, visit the websites below.

International Applicants

Learn more about admission requirements for international students.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Read more information about tuition and financial aid.

FAQ

Important Dates

September-January:
  • Schedule your tour and interview at Blair.
  • Register for and take your standardized test.
  • Complete the application.
November-December:
  • Request a transcript from your current school.
  • Obtain teacher recommendations from your current English and mathematics teachers.
January 15: Deadline for applications
  • Our deadline for applications is January 15, 2018; please have all of your materials to us by this date. Late applications will not be reviewed until after all other decisions have been made on completed applications submitted by the due date.
March 10: Notification of admission decisions
  • Admission decisions are mailed and accessible online on March 10 to applicants who have completed all required steps of the application process.
April 10: Candidate reply due
  • New student enrollment contracts and deposits are due to the business office by April 10.
April-June

Applications completed after the January 15 deadline will be considered on a rolling basis, depending upon available openings.

Please note that the Admission Committee cannot guarantee full consideration to late applicants.

Blair Academy does not discriminate on the basis of sex, age, creed, race, color, sexual orientation or national and ethnic origin in the administration of its education policies, admission, scholarships, loans or other school-administered programs. Each Blair student is afforded the rights, privileges and social, academic and athletic opportunities that are generally accorded or made available to students of the School.

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