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.


  • Musicians Take a Final Bow at Spring Concert

    Posted April 28, 2016

    Blair’s singers and instrumentalists shared their musical talents and joy in performance at the annual Spring Concert on April 28.

  • Survivor Ruth Millman Shares Personal Account of Holocaust at Skeptics

    Posted April 22, 2016

    Survivor Ruth Millman joined the Society of Skeptics on Tuesday, April 26, to give a first-person account of the Holocaust during the 2016 James Youngelson Lecture on Ethics & Responsibility.

  • Environmental Science Teacher’s Chapel Heralds Earth Day at Blair

    Posted April 22, 2016

    Science teacher Rob Merrifield’s passion for the natural world has shaped three important areas of his life: his academic studies, his career and his spiritual path. In a pre-Earth Day chapel address on April 21, the veteran faculty member—a.k.a. the “green ninja tree-hugger”—shared the story of why and how his deep appreciation of nature has grown, along with some of his stunning photos of the great outdoors.

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