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Student Health & Well-Being

Building relationships and connection among members of our community is at the center of everything we do at Blair. As we work to develop in our students the skills and tools to live happy, successful and fulfilling lives at and beyond Blair, the health and well-being of our community is a top priority. This is why we have increased educational and programmatic offerings and begun a new building project: a Center for Health and Well-Being connected to Hardwick Hall. 

The new facility, which will allow our health services, counseling and athletic training teams to occupy the same space for the first time in School history, will include areas where students can access health resources, learn, study and socialize. As we bring this new facility to life, Blair continues to invest in developing its curriculum, peer-to-peer learning opportunities, preventive education, counseling resources, and religious and spiritual support for the entire community. We are committed to developing caring, kind, good people, who leave Blair understanding the value of balance and well-being and how they impact academic and professional success.

A digital rendering of the new Center for Health & Well-Being

Staffed 24/7 by registered and licensed practical nurses while school is in session, the J. Brooks Hoffman ’36 Health Center currently provides emergency and ongoing care,

health education, and counseling on a variety of health topics. In 2025, the health services team will move in to the second floor of the Center for Health and Well-Being. 

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Students walk across campus on the first day of school

Blair’s counseling team comprises three full-time, licensed clinicians who prepare students for the challenges that life will inevitably throw at them. They provide individual,

solutions-focused counseling, meeting students where they are and identifying goals in collaboration with them.

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aerial photo of campus

Blair celebrates the diversity of the school community’s religious and spiritual beliefs through a wide variety of faith-based programs and celebrations, creating time and space

for Blair students to lead and share their lived experiences. 

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blair flag waving at Peddie Day

With 30 varsity and 21 JV and thirds teams and a wide range of recreational activities, Blair athletics promote health and well-being and cultivate skills that help student-athletes

become community-minded leaders who embody integrity, humility, a strong work ethic and good sportsmanship.

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minfulness practice in Chesnutt Chapel

Blair teaches students about mindfulness and introduces them to its many practices, which help cultivate the skill of more purposeful attention. Present-moment awareness 

benefits emotional and physical health and boosts joyfulness and productivity.

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It is essential that we give students the tools to cope in healthy ways with the stresses that life will inevitably bring. The combination of the quality and rigor of Blair’s academics, its student-centered environment, and the teaching and nurturing of health and well-being tools, will ensure that every Blair student reaches their full academic and life potential.
– Maria Vinci Savettiere, Esq., P’17 
Chair, Blair Academy Board of Trustees

Maria Savettiere