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.


  • Blair Sponsors ‘Be the Match’ Drive

    Posted July 17, 2014

    Again this year, Blair will partner with the National Marrow Donor Program’s “Be the Match” registry, encouraging members of the School community to consider joining the organization’s group of voluntary bone marrow donors.

  • Thank You for Your Support of the Blair Fund!

    Posted July 14, 2014

    Your support helped us to raise over $2.3 million dollars for the Blair Fund and marked a record-breaking year for parent participation, which reached an all-time high of 83 percent. Our newest alumni—the class of 2014—joined the ranks of Blair’s loyal supporters and achieved a 95-percent participation rate.

  • Two Blair Students Earn Recognition for Poetry

    Posted July 7, 2014

    Rachel Troy ’15, a rising senior from Greenwich, Connecticut, and Hannah Ochtera ’17, a rising sophomore from Ellicott City, Maryland, have been recognized by national literary organizations for poetry they wrote during the 2013-2014 school year.

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, assistant head of school for student life

Student Handbook

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