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

  • Athletes Commended for Strong Performances this Winter

    Posted March 27, 2015

    At an all-school assembly on Friday, March 27, Head of School Chris Fortunato, Athletic Director Jim Stone and the coaches of Blair’s winter teams took a retrospective look back at the November-to-February athletics season, recognizing more than 200 students for their dedication, sportsmanship and success during one of the coldest, snowiest winters in recent history

  • Senior Drive Emphasizes Importance of Alumni Philanthropy & Connection

    Posted March 27, 2015

    Thanks to the commitment of student leaders and the generosity of loyal alumnus and Trustee Jim Krugman ’65, the Class of 2015 Senior Fund Drive is on track to be the School’s most successful campaign to date in terms of participation and dollars raised. To date, more than two-thirds of the class has made a gift or pledge.

  • Keep What Matters Most ‘in the Picture’ Head of School Advises at Chapel

    Posted March 27, 2015

    Head of School Chris Fortunato used a “selfie stick” in his March 26 Chapel speech to make a point to the Blair community about keeping technology fads in their proper perspective in our lives.

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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