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.
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.
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.
Prevention programming is critical to promoting
student health and well-being, and Blair has been
intentional in developing a wide range of educational
opportunities led by students, faculty and experts
beyond our hilltop.
Click “play” for a first look at Blair’s future Center for Health and Well-Being, a facility for which the school expects to break ground in spring 2024.
Blair is committed to creating and sustaining an
environment that promotes authentic self-expression,
that is inclusive, fosters meaningful understanding
and deep relationships, and ensures “all in” and
“all together” are lived realities, rather than simply slogans.
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.
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
Student health and well-being has long been a priority at Blair, and the School has invested in developing its curriculum, peer-to-peer learning opportunities, preventive education, counseling resources, and religious and spiritual support for the entire community.
- HWB slideshow
Given that the health and wellness of our community is a top priority at Blair, we have increased education and programmatic offerings and begun a new building project: a Center for Health and Well-Being connected to Hardwick Hall.
- HWB slideshow
Faculty members involved in different aspects of caring for the health and well-being of Blair students share the work in which they are engaged as we look toward building a new facility that will bring the Health Center and counseling teams together for the first time in School history.
- HWB slideshow