• Blair Language Teacher Immerses in French Linguistics & Culture

    Posted July 22, 2015

    This summer, Blair faculty member Sharon Merrifield traveled to Vichy, France, to attend two weeks of French language classes at the Cavilam School in preparation for her return to the classroom in September 2015.

  • Time in Paraíso: Blair Group Experiences Life in Costa Rica

    Posted July 13, 2015

    For 10 action-packed days in June, a contingent of Blair teachers and students embraced Costa Rica’s pura vida lifestyle during a service learning trip to the Central American nation.

  • Thank You for Your Support!

    Posted July 7, 2015

    The generosity of alumni, parents and friends of the School helped us raise more than $2.5 million for the Blair Fund, and $6.3 million in capital and endowed funds. Parents maintained an impressive 83-percent participation rate, while our newest alumni—the class of 2015—achieved an outstanding 99-percent participation in support of scholarship.

  • 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.

  • 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.