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.


  • Sadie Hawkins 2015: Memories of a Venetian Masquerade

    by Emma McCrink '16
    Posted January 18, 2015

    The month of January can be quite a stressful time for many Blair students, but it also holds the excitement of attending the Sadie Hawkins Dance. Like every other year, a theme was chosen by dedicated parent volunteers with the help of senior girls, who this year chose the enchanting “Venetian Masquerade.”

  • Players To Perform Comedic One-Act ‘Plays About Plays’

    Posted January 16, 2015

    The Blair Academy Players will present two comedic one-act productions on January 22, 23 and 24, at 7:30 p.m. in Armstrong-Hipkins Center for the Arts’ Wean Theatre. Tickets, which cost $10 for adults and $5 for non-Blair students, can be reserved by emailing Micki Kaplan McMillan at

  • International Weekend Celebrates Cultural Heritage & Diversity

    Posted January 7, 2015

    The multi-national Blair community proudly shared its geographic, ethnic and cultural heritage during the School’s 20th annual International Weekend on January 8-11. The highly anticipated event showcased music, fashion and food from nearly 20 nations and ethnicities, and featured several School-wide international activities.

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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