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

  • Blair Enhances Safety While Continuing Competitive Football Tradition

    Posted August 23, 2016

    On August 27, Blair Academy’s storied football program will take a further step to enhance player safety when it hosts a season-opening “no-tackle” scrimmage against Belvidere and Kittatinny High Schools. Blair has a long-held policy of no-tackle practices, and the no-tackle scrimmage represents one of several innovative ways the School is looking to safeguard team members’ health and safety this season while continuing its highly competitive tradition.

  • Football Players Return to Campus for Preseason

    Posted August 22, 2016

    On Friday, August 19, Blair football players returned to campus for the 2016-2017 school year. The athletes moved into their dorms and met with head coach Jim Saylor before kicking off the fall season at their first practice.

  • Where to Go & What to Bring: Registration for 2016-2017

    Posted August 10, 2016

    Blair students will register for the 2016-2017 school year over the course of four days in late August and early September. This page offers details about times and locations so you can start the year off right.

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