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

  • Hisham Sobhy

    Students Gain ‘Investment Knowledge & Tools’ at Skeptics

    Posted February 4, 2016

    Finance and investment professional Hisham Sobhy, father of Adham ’18 and Aya ’17, will present practical financial advice for students at the Society of Skeptics on Tuesday, February 9.

  • Sophomore’s Words of Wisdom: ‘Cherish Your Family Today’

    Posted January 29, 2016

    Savannah Doelfel ’18 is a busy Blair day student whose “days” on campus often extend to 8 p.m. or later as she participates in cross country, the winter musical, crew, community service club, dance club, Christian Fellowship, a new writing club and serves as an advancement office ambassador and tour guide. No matter how full her days become, however, Savannah always takes the time to express her love to her family—and the importance of doing so was the message she shared with the Blair community at Chapel on January 28.

  • Senior Class Supports Blair Fund at Annual Drive Kickoff

    Posted January 27, 2016

    At a pizza party in The Black Canteen on January 26, the class of 2016 kicked off this year’s Senior Fund Drive, an annual campaign that introduces soon-to-be Blair graduates to the importance of philanthropy. Organized by Blair’s advancement office in collaboration with Senior Class Council member Shoshana Geller ’16, the event was a roaring success: By the end of the evening, more than 75 percent of seniors made a commitment to support the Blair Fund.

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

Student Handbook

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