Beyond the Buildings

Programs Positively Impact Admission & Philanthropy

The new buildings constructed on Blair’s campus over the last two decades have given academics, athletics, the arts and residential life the capacity to flourish.

With relationship-based learning and superior academic preparation ever at the heart of the Blair experience, the most important impact of Armstrong-Hipkins Center for the Arts (1997), Annie Hall (1999), Hardwick Hall (2008) and Blair Commons (2008) has been the creation of spaces where faculty members know and support students across all contexts: as scholars, artists, athletes, friends and leaders.

Blair is about helping our students leave here as better scholars, better members of the community and better citizens than they might otherwise have become. If we are to attract these students, friendly, contemporary space is essential.

-John C. Bogle '47

As a result of Blair’s growing reputation as a dynamic, community-focused boarding school, our annual number of applications has risen significantly and admission has become increasingly selective. At the same time, Blair has experienced greater philanthropic support from alumni, parents and friends of the School. Donors at every level recognize the importance of giving back and strengthening Blair for future generations.

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Armstrong-Hipkins Center for the Arts, built in 1997
Armstrong-Hipkins Center for the Arts, built in 1997
Annie Hall, built in 1999
Annie Hall, built in 1999
Hardwick Hall & Blair Commons, built in 2008
Hardwick Hall & Blair Commons  (gymnasium built in 1914; renovated and named Hardwick Hall in 2008)
Kathryn Hall & Lakeside Halls, built in 2015
Kathryn Hall & Lakeside Halls, built in 2015