Student Life

While academic preparation is central to the Blair experience, we believe firmly in our student life curriculum and emphasize leadership, service, and the ability to live in a residential community as essential elements of a student’s preparation for college and life.

Our students find their days filled with academic, social, athletic, and community activities and an integral part of the Blair experience is learning how to enjoy the many opportunities on campus, while also managing one’s time in healthy and productive ways.  

Shortly after arriving on campus, Blair students will quickly learn the routine—meals are served in The Romano Dining Hall, School Meeting takes place on Mondays and Fridays in DuBois Theatre, and afternoons are reserved for athletic competitions and extracurricular activities. During the week, classes are supplemented by programs such as the weekly Society of Skeptics lecture, at which an engaging speaker visits campus to share his or her insight into world affairs, science, technology, media or journalism.

Throughout the year, students also enjoy a wide range of concerts, art openings and receptions, poetry readings, theatre productions and off-campus excursions to nearby New York City. On the weekends, the Blair community comes together in a more relaxed setting for barbeques, dances, intramural sporting competitions and music festivals.

News

  • Athletics, Fitness & Health Merge in Biomechanics

    Posted December 8, 2016

    How can science help athletes understand and improve their performance? Fifteen juniors and seniors are discovering the answer to this question in biomechanics, a new, yearlong elective taught by science teacher Joseph Wagner. The course delves into kinesiology, biochemistry, nutrition and other disciplines, helping students understand the scientific principles behind optimal fitness and training, and teaching them to apply this information to their athletic pursuits and overall health.

  • Students Experience World-Class Art in New York City

    Posted December 7, 2016

    Fifty Blair fine art students gained a firsthand look at world-class works of art as they toured several iconic New York City museums on December 1. Groups of sophomores, juniors and seniors visited the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Arts and Design, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the experience gave students much to consider for their own work as they viewed some of the finest paintings, drawings and sculpture in the world.

  • Photo by Anh Nguyen '18

    Varsity Basketball Wins 9th Annual Coaches versus Cancer Event

    Posted December 7, 2016

    Blair’s boys’ varsity basketball team defeated Top Flight Academy from Ottawa, Canada, 74-41 at its ninth annual Coaches vs. Cancer event on Saturday, December 3. The game, which put Blair’s season record at 4-1, raised $1,150 to benefit the fight against cancer.

About Life at Blair

To really experience Blair, you have to visit our campus, but this short film about student life at different times of the year gives some insight into what it is like to be a member of the Blair community.

From day one, our community’s warm welcome tells even the youngest students that Blair is not just their new school, but also their new family. This family, the Blair community, challenges and encourages students to maximize their potential and instills in them the tools that they will need to successfully navigate college and life beyond.”  

Ryan Pagotto, associate head of school