The academic office will provide an updated 2020-2021 schedule soon. Please check back regularly as plans are finalized and thank you for your patience.
The calendar for the 2020-2021 school year at Blair is posted here for parents’ reference.
This is an abbreviated calendar with key dates that parents find most useful. For the full school-year calendar, which includes a comprehensive list of campus happenings (Society of Skeptics lectures, art exhibits, performing arts events, art exhibits, etc.), please click here.
To download the calendar below as a PDF, click here.
|Monday, August 24||Football pre-season athletes arrive & register…10 a.m.|
|Sunday, August 30||Prefects arrive & register…TBD a.m.|
|Tuesday, September 1||Registration for pre-season fall sports (those invited by coaches)…9 a.m.|
|Friday, September 4||Registration for international students…9 a.m.|
|Sunday, September 6||Registration for all remaining boarding & day students…9 a.m.|
|Monday, September 7||Full-day orientation program for all students... 9 a.m.
Convocation... 7 p.m. (required for all students)
|Tuesday, September 8||First semester begins|
|Saturday, September 12||Community Weekend #1|
|Saturday, September 19||Community Weekend #2|
|Monday, September 28||No classes. Varsity athletes due back for afternoon practices. Boarding students return by 7 p.m.|
|Friday, October 23 & Saturday, October 24||Family Weekend|
|Monday, October 26||No classes. Varsity athletes due back for afternoon practices. Boarding students return by 7 p.m.|
|Saturday, November 7||Peddie Day at Blair; weekend departures begin after the conclusion of athletic contests.|
|Saturday, November 21*||Classes end by noon. Thanksgiving vacation begins; dormitories close.|
|Monday, November 30*||Boarding students return by 7 p.m.|
|Tuesday, December 1||Classes resume|
|Friday, December 11||Christmas Vespers (required for all students)|
|Wednesday, December 16*||Classes end by noon; first semester ends. Holiday break begins; dormitories close. *Grades and comments reported to parents after processing. No student may depart for vacation prior to December 16.|
|Monday, January 4*||Boarding students return by 7 p.m.|
|Tuesday, January 5||Second semester begins|
|Saturday, January 16||Winter Ball|
|Friday, January 29*||Winter long weekend begins at noon after last class; dormitories close.|
|Wednesday, February 3*||Boarding students return by 7 p.m.|
|Thursday, February 4||Classes resume.|
|Friday, March 5*||Spring vacation begins at 3:15 p.m. after last class; dormitories close. Grades reported to parents after processing. No student may depart before 3:15 p.m. for break.|
|Wednesday, March 24*||Boarding students return by 7 p.m.|
|Thursday, March 25||Classes resume|
|Monday, April 5||No classes. Varsity athletes due back for afternoon practices. Boarding students return by 7 p.m.|
|Wednesday, April 14||Grandparents' Day|
|Monday, April 26||No classes. Varsity athletes due back for afternoon practices. Boarding students return by 7 p.m.|
|Monday, May 24||Senior Prize Assembly|
|Tuesday, May 25||Junior/Senior Prom|
|Wednesday, May 26||Packing Day for seniors; Class of 2021 Senior Assembly & Baccalaureate|
|Thursday, May 27||Graduation|
|Monday, May 31||Underclass exams begin in the afternoon; Underclass Prize Assembly|
|Wednesday, June 2||Underclass exams end at noon. Students depart for summer vacations. Dormitories close for the summer. Grades reported to parents after processing.|
*Please review the calendar carefully & plan well in advance when making travel arrangements. Each academic day in our calendar is essential…absences due to travel arrangements should be avoided.
COMMUNITY WEEKENDS are designed to establish the sense of community at Blair that is central to the School's mission (or to build in structure for exam preparation). Various activities are planned for students' enjoyment. Parents may visit campus on those weekends, but are asked not to take their sons/daughters off campus.
*A NOTE REGARDING TRAVEL PLANS: On the dates indicated with an asterisk, the School will arrange for charter bus or State Shuttle transportation to/from Port Authority (NYC) and area airports. Whenever possible, book reservations departing from Newark Airport, as it is more convenient than the other New York airports. Students departing out of Newark Airport for school breaks should schedule departures of 3:30 p.m. or later and 4:30 p.m. or later for other area airports. All questions regarding transportation should be directed to the student life office at (908) 362-3120