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

  • Language teacher Joyce Lang toured Cuba in summer 2016 with the World Leadership School.

    Cultural Exploration & Athletic Training Highlight Spring Break Trips

    Posted March 3, 2017

    Blair’s spring break begins on March 9, and students and faculty will travel near and far during the much-anticipated hiatus from classes. Many will return home to enjoy time with their families; spring athletes and coaches will spend part of the break training in warm-weather destinations; and Blair groups will embark on unique excursions to Cuba and Kenya. Read on for a preview of travel plans.

  • Highlights of Headmasters’ Societies Games

    By Chloe Kim ’17
    Posted February 28, 2017

    Last week was, indeed, a busy week. The much-anticipated Headmasters’ Societies Games took place throughout the week, and students were eager to cut through the February cold to compete against their friends and faculty. Starting on February 20, Blair students donned their team colors—red, blue, green and purple—when Head of School Chris Fortunato announced the start of the games at Monday School Meeting.

  • Photo by Lydia Richardson '20

    Retired Army Officer Examines Trump Foreign Policy at Skeptics

    Posted February 23, 2017

    On February 28, the Society of Skeptics welcomed retired Army Maj. Jason C. Howk for his second presentation of the 2016-2017 academic year: “The Trump Doctrine: Foreign Policy Under the New Administration.”

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