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

  • Download Blair’s App & Access School News & Calendars on the Go

    Posted September 29, 2014

    Given the ever-increasing number of visitors who access Blair’s website from smartphones and tablet devices, the School developed a native mobile app last year to showcase its news, calendars, athletic information and campus map in a mobile-friendly way.

  • Photos Added: National Geographic Photographer Headlines Skeptics

    Posted September 26, 2014

    The Blair community welcomed author, philanthropist and award-winning National Geographic photographer Alison Wright to Armstrong-Hipkins Center for the Arts on September 30, 7 p.m., for her second Skeptics engagement. Ms. Wright has traveled the world for more than 20 years as a photojournalist, documenting human rights issues and the beauty, struggles and traditions of indigenous cultures.

  • Juniors Encourage Others to Try New Experiences at Chapel

    Posted September 26, 2014

    Trang Duong ’16 is an international boarding student from Vietnam. Chris Bottone ’16 is a day student from Andover, New Jersey. Coming to Blair was an enormous leap of faith for both students, and on September 25, the classmates from opposite sides of the globe spoke on a common theme at Chapel: Don’t be afraid to try something new.

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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