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.


  • Food & Fellowship Grow in Blair’s Community Garden

    Posted May 22, 2015

    Community gardening has taken root among members of Blair’s faculty and staff as 15 families have signed on to tend the School’s multi-bed plot this summer. These families have all volunteered to share the cost of plants, seeds, organic fertilizer and tools—and the labor of watering, weeding and harvesting—in return for fresh fruits and vegetables throughout the summer.

  • Seniors Graduate in Blair’s 167th Commencement Exercises

    Posted May 21, 2015

    A passing rain shower could do nothing to dampen the spirit of the Class of 2015 as they gathered on Sharpe House lawn before an audience of several hundred family members, friends and classmates for the School’s 167th commencement exercises.

  • Assembly Honors Class of 2015 Leaders & Celebrates Campus Contributions

    Posted May 21, 2015

    Members of the senior class continued to celebrate their final week as Blair students at Wednesday evening’s Class of 2015 Assembly, at which they reflected upon their achievements as scholars, athletes and leaders across the community.

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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