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Head of School Welcome

The foundation of everything we do at Blair begins with building meaningful relationships. Our faculty members inspire students to develop their intellectual curiosity and challenge them to step outside of their comfort zones and discover new passions. Blair students live and learn in a service-minded, global community where they establish relationships that last a lifetime.

PETER G. CURRAN, Head of School

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It is my great pleasure to welcome you to Blair Academy and invite you to get to know our diverse, dynamic and inclusive community. Ten years ago, I fell in love with Blair during my first campus visit, so I know firsthand that nothing can replace the feeling of touring our historic hilltop and meeting our students and teachers in person. But our website will give you an excellent overview of the robust academic curriculum and distinctive programs that make the Blair experience truly transformative. 

With this always in mind, the foundation of everything we do at Blair begins with building meaningful relationships. Our faculty members inspire students to develop their intellectual curiosity and challenge them to step outside of their comfort zones and discover new passions. Blair students live and learn in a service-minded, global community where they establish relationships that last a lifetime. We are purposeful about fostering these connections and building a deep sense of community. Being a midsize boarding school allows us to know each student individually, and our dual-advisor program is a hallmark of our student-centered approach to education.

Of course, in today’s increasingly complex and interconnected world, superior academic preparation for college is not enough to succeed. That is the competitive advantage of a Blair education: It does far more than develop academic skills at a pivotal time in adolescents’ lives. Our goal is to empower students to be resilient, self-aware lifelong learners who go on to make meaningful contributions to their communities and the world.

Blair students learn to collaborate, communicate and develop their moral character. Our co-curricular programs include enthusiastic participants at every level, and we celebrate students’ exploration of new interests. Blair graduates enter college with confidence in their ability to express themselves, to take smart risks, to solve problems, to work as part of a team and to make values-based decisions.

Blair Academy is an incredibly special place, and I enthusiastically invite you to visit our campus and experience the Blair difference for yourself. It doesn’t take long to see why our students, teachers and the extended Blair family love the Blair culture, community and spirit. I look forward to welcoming you to campus and sharing more of what I love about Blair with you. 

Cheers,

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Peter G. Curran
Head of School