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

  • Blair Students & Faculty Embrace Season of Giving with Service Projects

    Posted December 17, 2014

    During this season of giving, Blair students and faculty organized a number of service projects to benefit those in need both near and far.

  • Extracurricular Math Tests Offer Friendly Competition Among Students

    Posted December 15, 2014

    During one of the final evenings on campus before Christmas break, 30 students gathered in Cowan Auditorium with calculators in hand, ready to take a timed, six-question math test. But the test wouldn’t be graded or even affect their semester GPA.

  • Watch Christmas Vespers: A Blair Holiday Tradition

    Posted December 9, 2014

    The Blair community will enjoy a peaceful pause from the busyness of the season at Christmas Vespers on Friday, December 12. The Christian service is a wonder- and joy-filled opportunity for students, faculty, parents and friends of all faith traditions to reflect on the beauty of Christmas through music, creative ritual, readings and prayer. Identical services will be held at 4:30 and 7 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church on Main Street in Blairstown.

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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