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  • Blair Girls’ Basketball Wins 7th-Consecutive MAPL & State Titles

    Posted February 24, 2017

    The girls’ varsity basketball team capped off another successful season in February, winning its seventh-straight Mid-Atlantic Prep League (MAPL) and prep “A” state championship titles.

  • Retired Army Officer Examines Trump Administration Foreign Policy at Skeptics

    Posted February 23, 2017

    On February 28, the Society of Skeptics welcomes retired Army Maj. Jason C. Howk for his second presentation of the 2016-2017 academic year: “The Trump Doctrine: Foreign Policy Under the New Administration.”

  • Blair Junior Organizes On-Campus Blood Drive

    Posted February 22, 2017

    Caroline Haywood ’18 grew up surrounded by the world of medicine: Her mother is a nurse at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; her father works as an engineer in the medical field; and her uncle is a cardiologist.

  • Senior Reflects on ‘Learning to Speak Your Own Language’ at Chapel

    Posted February 22, 2017

    Language and linguistics are topics that speak to four-year Blair senior Charlotte Buck ’17. At Chapel on February 16, she described how, at different times in her life, she has been an extrovert and an introvert and how her own use of language has often been based on the people around her. Last year, she spent her junior year in Spain, and she found the experience of speaking and, eventually, thinking, in a language other than English pivotal in helping her find her own true voice.

  • Computer Science Electives: 'Really Cool' Coding & Computational Thinking

    Posted February 21, 2017

    More than 20 students are exploring the art and science of computer programming in “Introduction to Programming” and “Software Design,” two electives launched at Blair this year. Led by computer science teacher Michael Garrant, an electrical and software engineer with nearly 30 years’ experience in business and industry, both courses familiarize students with coding concepts and give them experience solving problems through “computational thinking,” a skill Mr. Garrant sees as essential in the modern workplace.

  • Headmasters' Societies Games Are a Highlight of the Year!

    By Caroline Devlin ’17
    Posted February 20, 2017

    As the winter athletic season comes to a close, the Headmaster's Societies Games are an enjoyable way for students to celebrate Blair Academy’s history and get excited for spring activities by trying something new.

  • Watch Boys' & Girls' Basketball State Finals Live

    Posted February 17, 2017

    Watch the boys' and girls' basketball teams compete in the championship round of the New Jersey prep “A” state tournament on Saturday, February 18.

  • Analytical Chemistry: Complex Science with Practical Applications

    Posted February 16, 2017

    How much calcium is actually present in a calcium supplement? What kind of food coloring is in powdered drink mix? What pigments make spinach green and how much is contained in a single leaf? These are some of the questions 15 juniors and seniors have addressed in analytical chemistry, a new yearlong science elective developed and taught by science teacher Aly Dowey.

  • Blair to Livestream State Semi-Finals for Boys' & Girls' Basketball

    Posted February 16, 2017

    Watch the boys' and girls' basketball teams compete in the semi-final round of the New Jersey prep “A” state tournament on Thursday, February 16.

  • Debate Team to Compete at Harvard National Forensics Tournament

    Posted February 14, 2017

    Six Blair debate team members are headed to Cambridge, Massachusetts, to compete in the 43rd annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament, one of the largest and most prestigious high school debate tournaments in the nation.

  • Girls’ Basketball Team Wins MAPL Title

    Posted February 13, 2017

    Blair’s girls' varsity basketball team won its seventh-straight Mid-Atlantic Prep League (MAPL) championship, beating The Hill School, 72-25, on February 12.

  • Young Alumni Network at NYC Reception

    Posted February 13, 2017

    More than 70 alumni representing 32 industries—from healthcare, marketing, technology and food service to public relations, finance, media and hospitality—attended Blair’s annual young alumni networking reception on February 8.

  • Blair Academy Players Present ‘In the Heights’

    Posted February 10, 2017

    New York City’s Washington Heights neighborhood was the backdrop for the Blair Academy Players’ production of the Tony Award-winning musical In the Heights. The show centered around the hopes, dreams, traditions and music of the neighborhood’s close-knit residents and tells the universal story of a vibrant American community facing challenges and changes.

  • Watch Boys' & Girls' Basketball MAPL Finals Live

    Posted February 10, 2017

    The boy's and girls' basketball teams compete in the Mid-Atlantic Prep League (MAPL) tournament this weekend. The MAPL finals will be livestreamed on Sunday, February 12.

  • Civil War Authority Glenn LeBoeuf Presents at Skeptics

    Posted February 9, 2017

    The Society of Skeptics welcomed author and speaker Glenn LeBoeuf on February 14 for a pre-President’s Day discussion of “The Making of an Abolitionist: Abraham Lincoln's Evolving Views on Slavery.” A passionate student of history and former social studies teacher in New Providence, New Jersey, Mr. LeBoeuf shared insights on Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States and issuer of the Emancipation Proclamation.

  • Saturday's Wrestling Match Will Be Livestreamed

    Posted February 9, 2017

    Tune in at 2 p.m. on Saturday to watch Blair's wrestling team against St. Peter's Prep.

  • Annual Romano Gallery Exhibit Features Faculty & Staff Art

    Posted February 8, 2017

    Taking a break from its schedule of visiting artists from across the United States, the Romano Gallery will feature works created by Blair’s own talented faculty and staff from February 9 through March 9.

  • Blair to Livestream Boys' Basketball on 2/8

    Posted February 7, 2017
    Photo by Anh Nguyen '18

    Click here to watch the boys' varsity basketball team battle Phelps School at 5:30 on February 8.

  • Dion Lewis ’09 Is Super Bowl Bound

    Posted February 1, 2017

    Blair football fans have extra incentive to watch to Super Bowl LI on February 5: Former Buccaneer football standout Dion Lewis ’09 is headed to the big game with the New England Patriots.

  • Blair Goes to Broadway: Students Enjoy Matinee Performance of ‘Wicked’

    Posted February 1, 2017

    It was a “wicked” good time for 19 Blair students who traveled to New York City on January 29 to see the long-running Broadway hit, Wicked. The trip was funded by The Mazza Student Life Fund, which annually supports School activities that enhance student life.

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