Meet the Class of 2024!

Blair Academy welcomed 152 new students at the start of the 2020-2021 school year, including 96 freshmen in the class of 2024. The School received more than 1,300 applications for admission during the 2019-2020 admission cycle, the highest number in its history. Now that the academic year is underway, each new student has the opportunity to uniquely contribute to the Blair community and make the most of all that the School has to offer.

Comprising 50 boys and 46 girls, the class of 2024 includes residents of 14 U.S. states (New Jersey, New York, California, Nevada, Connecticut, North Carolina, Texas, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Louisiana, Wisconsin, Virginia and Illinois) and nine countries (China, Bahamas, Hong Kong, South Korea, Russia, Japan, Turkey, Vietnam and Saudi Arabia). In addition to freshmen, Blair also welcomed 36 new sophomores, 12 new juniors, and eight seniors and postgraduates.

“The members of the admission team were especially excited to welcome our new students in August,” said Associate Head of School and Dean of Admission Peter G. Curran. “We kept in close touch with them over the spring and summer through numerous virtual meetings and helped them start to form connections throughout the community before the school year started. I am looking forward to great things ahead for all of them!”
 

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Blair Academy is pleased to welcome James H. Dickerson, PhD, who will speak to students, faculty and staff during a virtual Society of Skeptics lecture on September 29 at 7 p.m. His presentation, “Using Science for Good,” will center around his work at Consumer Reports and the use of scientific findings to drive marketplaces changes to improve products.

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Dear Blair Family, 

I write to you today about the end of one chapter in Blair’s history and an exciting new beginning. After more than seven years at Blair, Chris Fortunato has decided to return with his family to New England, where he will lead Thayer Academy, a day school outside of Boston. We are most grateful to Chris for his excellent leadership and many contributions over the course of his tenure and wish him and his family well. As we now look to Blair’s future, I am thrilled to announce that our Board of Trustees unanimously voted to appoint Associate Head of School and Dean of Admission Peter G. Curran as Blair’s 17th Head of School, effective January 1, 2021.

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