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

  • Nathan Molteni Named Blair’s Dean of Academics

    Posted July 3, 2015

    Nathan Molteni took the helm of Blair’s academic office in mid-June as he became the new dean of academics. A member of the School’s mathematics faculty since 2008, Mr. Molteni now oversees scheduling, academic record-keeping and data management, school accreditation and a host of related academic office functions in his new administrative role. “Through his exceptional work in the classroom and beyond, Mr. Molteni has built a record of accomplishment, trust and high regard during his career at Blair,” Head of School Chris Fortunato said in announcing the appointment earlier in the School year. “Deeply committed to the success and growth of our faculty and students, he brings energy, analytical ability and innovative ideas to this critical academic leadership role.”

  • African Culture & Fascinating Scenery Highlight Trip to Rwanda

    Posted June 24, 2015

    Four Blair students gained an intimate view of the joys and challenges of life in Rwanda during a 12-day trip to the scenic African nation at the start of summer break. Chaperoned by science teacher Rob Merrifield and admission associate Caroline Wilson, the group was joined by Mr. Merrifield’s daughter, Becca Merrifield ’10, who is currently serving as a Princeton in Africa fellow at Rwamagana Lutheran School (RLS). Through activities including eco-tourism, service work, museum visits and even a meal with a Rwandan host family, Blair students experienced a culture that is significantly different from their own.

  • Reading, Vocabulary & Language Assignments for Summer 2015

    Posted June 1, 2015

    Though students just finished their final exams, faculty encourage them to look ahead and begin preparing for next year by completing a number of assignments during the summer months. All students are required to read a total of four books by September.

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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Registration 2014-2015

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