The lights will go up at the Robert J. Evans Open Air Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on May 13, 14 and 15, when the Blair Academy Players present You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Based on the long-running “Peanuts” cartoon, this musical by Charles M. Schultz, Clark Gesner and John Gordon tells the story of that lovable everyman, Charlie Brown. Limited seating is available at each performance for members of the campus community.
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Blair Academy returned to its coeducational roots in September 1970, when the first girls in more than five decades officially joined the student body. Starting with that inaugural group of 26 day girls, the new coeds became a part of every aspect of campus life, including extracurricular clubs and activities.
The Blair community enjoyed a Sunday afternoon of musical performances at Blairstock, an outdoor, student-run music festival. More than 20 acts took the stage—i.e., the Annie Hall patio—on May 2, while an enthusiastic audience of students and teachers came together on Marcial Field to enjoy good music, camaraderie, and plenty of snacks and refreshments.
English 2 students and teachers enjoyed an evening of outstanding speeches at the April 26 Sophomore Public Speaking Contest. During the event, held in Armstrong-Hipkins Center for the Arts’ DuBois Theatre, a dozen speakers reflected upon a special place, sharing what that place reveals about them. A panel of faculty judges selected the contest winners.
The Blair Academy Players presented Trifles on May 5, 6 and 7 at 7:30 p.m. in Armstrong-Hipkins Center for the Arts’ Wean Theatre. Written by Susan Glaspell, this delightful 40-minute play explores themes of isolation, the justness of law and order, and early feminism.
Blair Academy’s fine and performing artists took to the outdoors on May 4 for “A Night With the Stars.” Starting at 5:45 p.m., the evening offered students, families, faculty and staff the opportunity to celebrate Blair’s arts programs.
In the early 1990s, the Blair Board of Trustees achieved a milestone in the history of women at Blair by welcoming its first alumnae members, Anne Cramer ’75 (1992) and Melinda (Mitchell) Shumway ’73 (1993). In the ensuing years, both women have dedicated their time, offered their service and brought their voices to the table as Board members.
Four alumnae who have achieved career success in their respective fields joined the Society of Skeptics on April 27 as part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Blair’s reinstatement of coeducation. The women participated in a panel discussion to talk about their Blair stories and their lives today, and the conversation was moderated by students in Blair’s Women in Business Club and history department chair and Skeptics director Jason Beck.
Blair's cultural diversity was on full display over the weekend as students and faculty came together to celebrate their nationalities and ethnicities at the School's annual International Weekend on April 17 and 18.
Climate change philanthropist Jay Faison is the founder of the ClearPath Foundation, an entrepreneurial, strategic nonprofit focused on the acceleration of clean energy solutions. Mr. Faison joined the Blair community virtually on April 20 to talk about climate change politics and policy during his Society of Skeptics presentation, “A Way Forward.”
The Blair Bulletin is mailed to Blair alumni, parents and supporters every spring and fall.
Each issue of the magazine informs readers of campus happenings through the Head of School column, alumni profiles, feature articles and regular sections. "Class Notes" includes alumni updates by class; this section is available in the printed editions of the Bulletin and on the password-protected "alumni" section of this website.
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The Blair Review is an annual compilation of essays written by members of the Blair community, and co-edited by former history teacher Martin Miller, PhD, and Director of Timken Library Ann Williams.
Below is a PDF archive of the Blair Review since 2010. The files are quite large and may take some time to download. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view them.
Throughout the course of the 2018-2019 school year, Blair Academy, its students and its faculty have appeared in a wide range of news stories spotlighting their work inside and outside of the classroom, their successes on the athletic front, and their impact on a host of industries well beyond graduation.