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.


  • Bucs Deliver Strong Performances, Despite Tough Competition

    Posted April 17, 2014

    Despite facing a number of postponements due to unusually cold and wet weather in March and April, Blair’s 10 varsity spring athletic teams have performed well since students returned to Blairstown from spring break last month.

  • Advanced Course Explores High-Level Repertoire & Asks Students to Compose Original Works

    Posted April 16, 2014

    For students looking to expand their study and exploration of the choral and orchestral arts, Blair offers an advanced musicianship course in which upper-level instrumentalists and singers study music theory, analyze a breadth of classical repertoire and develop skills to conduct these works in front of an ensemble. The course culminates in an opportunity for students to compose and perform original works.

  • Romano Gallery Features Artwork from MAPL Schools in Juried Exhibition

    Posted April 15, 2014

    Blair’s fine arts department is pleased to host the fifth-annual Mid-Atlantic Prep League (MAPL) Art Show from April 15-28 in Armstrong-Hipkins Center for the Arts’ Romano Gallery.

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