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 like 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

  • Language Teachers Bring Creativity & Commitment to the Classroom

    Posted March 5, 2015

    Learning a foreign language can be challenging, but several Blair teachers are using creative, immersive teaching methods that help their students become proficient in French, Spanish or Chinese, and make the process enjoyable, too.

  • Blair Students Tour C.F. Martin & Co.

    Posted March 4, 2015

    Five Blair students explored the art and history of guitar-making at the Nazareth, Pennsylvania, headquarters of C.F. Martin & Co., producer of world-famous acoustic instruments since 1833. Blair alumnus Dick Boak ’68, C.F. Martin’s Director of Museum, Archives and Special Projects, accompanied the group throughout their visit and gave students an in-depth look at every aspect of the facility. A guided factory tour, hands-on museum visit and time spent strumming guitars were all part of the memorable February 25 trip.

  • Spring Read-A-Thon Celebrates Enjoyment of Reading

    by Emma McCrink '16
    Posted March 2, 2015

    With spring break approaching, students are able to take a pause from their busy schedules to enjoy some much-needed rest. This year, Timken Library will once again sponsor its annual spring Read-A-Thon, which encourages students and faculty to read as many books as possible over spring vacation. Designed to promote the enjoyment of reading, the program asks participants to record the title of books they have read and give an indication of how much they enjoyed it.

About Life at Blair

To really experience Blair, you have to visit the campus, but this short film about student life at different times of the year, gives some insight into what it is like to live in 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

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