Campus Growth & Enhancements

Campus Growth & Enhancements

 

New construction on Blair’s campus over the past several years has enhanced every aspect of School life, including the arts, academics, athletics and residential life. From two modern upper-school dormitories to a state-of-the-art learning hub built for collaboration and innovation, our new facilities provide spaces where programs flourish across the curriculum and where students learn and grow in every way.

Bogle Science Center

With the 2019 completion of a yearlong project to enlarge and renovate Bogle Hall, Blair Academy now boasts a spacious, state-of-the-art science facility that fully supports analytical and inquiry-based learning in the laboratory sciences.

The Bogle Science Center’s three-story addition includes new classroom-labs for AP physics and AP biology; an AP chemistry classroom and adjacent analytical chemistry lab; and a dedicated lab for Blair’s Integrated Science Research (ISR) program. Meanwhile, all existing classrooms and labs were renovated and upgraded with leading-edge technology.

Blair’s science department has gained new capabilities in the Bogle Science Center, including dedicated research space, where ISR students engage in sustained independent projects and collaborate with outside experts. Faculty members will continue to implement elements throughout the curriculum that deeply immerse students in the science behind the theory they learn in class.

Bogle Hall Rendering
science class
science lab
Construction of the new wing of Bogle Hall
Construction of the new wing of Bogle Hall
Construction of the new wing of Bogle Hall

The Chiang-Elghanayan Center for Innovation & Collaboration

Opened in September 2017, the Chiang-Elghanayan Center for Innovation and Collaboration promotes the exchange of ideas and project-based learning, complementing and enhancing work being undertaken in existing academic buildings. Home to Blair’s fine arts and technology departments, the Chiang-Elghanayan Center is also where the community gathers for Society of Skeptics lectures, Head of School and Alumni Roundtables, and a host of after-school and weekend activities.

With its open architecture and highly configurable spaces—including two media labs, an art studio, a maker space and fully equipped technology classrooms readily accessible to all students—the Chiang-Elghanayan Center is a venue where ideas come to life.

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daVinciRobot
daVinciRobot
daVinciRobot
daVinciRobot
Film Making
CCIC
Robotics
daVinciRobot
Film Making
CCIC
Film Making
Film Making
Chiang Center
Robotics
Science Poster Expo
Robotics
Ceramics
Robotics

Winter Sports Complex (seasonal indoor tennis center & turf field)

In 2018, Blair opened its winter sports complex, enclosing a portion of the tennis center under a “bubble” during the coldest months of the year. The complex features two tennis courts and a temporary turf field, and it provides climate-controlled practice space for a host of teams, as well as a spacious venue for student life activities that bring the whole community together.

Winter Sports Complex
Winter Sports Complex
Winter Sports Complex
Winter Sports Complex
Winter Sports Complex

J. Li Golf Training Center

The J. Li golf training center houses two hitting bays with simulators, a putting/chipping area, lockers and a restroom. Players are able to hone their skills, maintain their swings year-round, and warm up before a match or work one-on-one with a golf pro.

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Students practicing in the Indoor Golf Training Facility.
Students practicing in the Indoor Golf Training Facility.
Golf Training Center
Exterior of the Indoor Golf Training Facility
Golf training center

Weber Hall

Relocation of fine arts classes to the Chiang Center for Innovation and Collaboration has allowed for the repurposing of Weber Hall solely for the teaching of mathematics. Math was previously taught in four buildings on campus, and centralizing math students and faculty in a single location has facilitated greater opportunities for collaboration and fostered the exchange of ideas. Construction was completed in September 2017 and Weber now features six optimally designed mathematics classrooms, a first-floor departmental office, and first- and second-floor study areas.