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

  • ‘Learn How to Express Yourself’ Senior Advises at Chapel

    Posted April 25, 2017

    Catharine Berry-Toon ’17 is known as an athlete by many at Blair. She is a four-year rower and captain of the crew team, a swimmer and a cross country runner, too. Her April 20 Chapel speech was not about sports, however.

  • Blair Musicians to Share ‘Gifts & Passions’ at Spring Concert

    Posted April 24, 2017

    Members of Blair’s Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, Singers, Chamber Choir, Men’s Choir and Women’s Ensemble will showcase how much they have learned this academic year at April 27’s Spring Concert, a two-hour show that will feature an eclectic repertoire and combined performances that will no doubt leave the student and faculty audience impressed and eager to hear more.

  • Easter Fun on Campus

    By Chloe Kim ’17
    Posted April 19, 2017

    As the magnolia tree at the center of Blair’s campus began to bloom, students and faculty welcomed spring over the long Easter weekend.

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