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  • Arts for Kenya Shines the Spotlight on African Schools

    Posted May 3, 2016

    Kay O’Connor ’16 was inspired to help kids in Kenya three years ago, when her brother, Brennan ’14, returned from a 10-day trip to the African nation. A visual artist and dancer, Kay emailed Blair history teacher Quint Clarke ’87 with an idea for an arts-centric event that would raise money for art supplies at the Kenyan school. “Go for it!” Mr. Clarke immediately responded—and Arts for Kenya was born.

  • Sophomores ‘Explore Values & Reflect on Beliefs’ in Public Speaking Contest

    Posted May 3, 2016

    Though final exams and the end of the school year are still a few weeks away, for Blair’s English 2 students, the Sophomore Public Speaking Contest served as an exciting finale to a yearlong study of effective speech.

  • Introducing Blair's Dynamic New Center for Innovation & Collaboration

    Posted March 9, 2016

    Building upon the School’s core traditions of superior academic preparation and relationship-based learning, Blair is preparing to break ground this spring on a multidisciplinary new academic center designed to inspire creativity, promote innovative thinking and foster collaborative learning. The Center for Innovation and Collaboration (CIC) was conceived after months of research by a community-wide task force, and the flexible, modern facility has been conceptualized as a learning commons that will powerfully augment students’ curricular and co-curricular Blair experience.