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  • Blair Students & Faculty Embrace Season of Giving with Service Projects

    Posted December 17, 2014

    During this season of giving, Blair students and faculty organized a number of service projects to benefit those in need both near and far.

  • Watch Christmas Vespers: A Blair Holiday Tradition

    Posted December 9, 2014

    The Blair community will enjoy a peaceful pause from the busyness of the season at Christmas Vespers on Friday, December 12. The Christian service is a wonder- and joy-filled opportunity for students, faculty, parents and friends of all faith traditions to reflect on the beauty of Christmas through music, creative ritual, readings and prayer. Identical services will be held at 4:30 and 7 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church on Main Street in Blairstown.

  • Top-Ranked Team Travels to Blair from England for Winter Squash Exhibition

    Posted December 10, 2014

    On Sunday, December 7, the Blair boys' varsity squash team hosted players from the Charterhouse School in Surrey, England, for an exhibition match on the courts in Tracy Hall. The two teams were joined by a squad from the Pingry School, a longtime Blair squash rival.

  • Students Take in Matisse Exhibit During Daytrip to NYC

    Posted January 23, 2013

    On Sunday, January 27, veteran fine arts teacher Rita Baragona took a group of more than 20 Blair students into New York City to see the Henry Matisse exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

  • Blair Academy Announces 16th Head of School

    Posted November 15, 2012

    Blair Academy’s Board of Trustees is very pleased to announce that Christopher M. Fortunato, JD, LCSW, has been appointed as Blair Academy’s next Head of School, effective July 1, 2013.

  • Students Stay Busy with Movies, Casino Night & Off-Campus Trips

    Posted November 5, 2012

    On what would have been Peddie Day, students relaxed and regrouped in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, preparing for a busy week ahead. After classes on Saturday, a number of students and faculty members walked down to the historic Blairstown Theater to watch Friday the 13th, while others convened in the Romano Dining Hall for Casino Night, at which faculty members dealt cards and students “gambled” for prizes.

  • Alum Returns to Campus as Vespers Guest Preacher

    Posted October 9, 2012

    On Sunday, October 7, Erin Washington ’02, an evangelist with Truth Ministries International in Newark, N.J., traveled to Blairstown to guest-preach at the School’s traditional Sunday Vespers service.

  • Foundation Honors Darrius Campbell in NYC

    Posted October 5, 2012

    On October 4, the Bulldogs Care Foundation honored Darrius Campbell ’13 at its annual “Tip Off to Success” event in Manhattan. Darrius, who was nominated by the Bronx-based after-school enrichment program CitySquash as a 2012 “BCF All-Star,” was one of five students recognized at the sixth annual event.

  • Admission Office Goes on the Road to Meet Prospective Families

    Posted October 4, 2012

    Each fall, members of Blair’s admission team travel throughout the United States and around the world to meet with prospective students at local school fairs and evening receptions at current parents’ homes.

  • Video: Shawn Tucker Talks about Leadership On & Off the Field

    Posted October 3, 2012

    Shawn Tucker, assistant athletic director for student-athlete development at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J., spoke to the Society of Skeptics on October 2 about developing skills for college and beyond.

  • Fall Sports Off to Good Start

    Posted September 27, 2012

    As Blair’s 14 fall sports teams approach the midway point of the autumn season, many have already racked up a number of wins against opponents from across the northeast, putting Blair in a good position to host the 109th-annual Peddie Day competition in early November.

  • Quint Clarke ’87 on the Blair School in Kenya

    Posted September 26, 2012

    On September 25, 2012, the Society of Skeptics welcomed history teacher Quint Clarke ’87, who gave a presentation about Blair’s annual two-week community service trip to Kenya, which to date, has delivered 5,000 pounds of clothes, shoes, computers and medical supplies to the country.

  • Online Math Resource Puts Students in Charge of Their Own Learning

    Posted September 25, 2012

    Two veteran Blair math teachers developed a novel web-based resource that has been met with enthusiasm by faculty and students alike. Over the course of the summer, Nathan Molteni and John Padden finished two sections of a continually evolving website that is designed to further learning as the math department goes bookless during the 2012-2013 school year.

  • Blair ‘Legacies’ Gather at Dessert Social

    Posted September 24, 2012

    On Saturday, September 22, 23 students whose parent, grandparent, cousin, aunt or uncle graduated from Blair gathered at the home of English teacher Carolyn Conforti-Browse ’79 and math department chair R. Latta Browse for a “legacy” dessert social. At the annual event, students and faculty celebrate the fact that attending Blair often becomes a family tradition.

  • Pre-Season Begins for Fall Athletes

    Posted September 4, 2012

    On September 4, Blair’s pre-season athletes for soccer, field hockey, cross-country and tennis arrived on campus to begin training for the fall season. All teams will continue pre-season training during the first week of September until classes begin on September 10.

  • New York Times Profiles Jack Bogle '47

    Posted August 21, 2012

    In mid-August, The New York Times published a story on Jack Bogle ’47 and Vanguard, Inc., the company he founded.

  • Blair School Meetings Showcased Student Talent

    Posted August 1, 2012

    Every Monday and Friday, the Blair community comes together in Armstrong-Hipkins Center for the Arts for School Meeting, where faculty and students make announcements about the academic programs, athletic competitions, musicals, plays and art exhibitions that take place on campus over the course of the school year.

  • Blair Receives Historic Estate Gifts from George D. Senter ’38

    Posted July 24, 2012

    George Senter ’38, one of Blair’s most enthusiastic and loyal alumni, passed away in July 2011 at the age of 93. This summer, the School received George’s historic $2 million bequest.