At A Glance

  • Year Established: 1848
  • Location: Blairstown, NJ
  • Type of School: Boarding, CO-ED
  • Campus Size: 435 Acres
  • Website: www.blair.edu
  • Grades: 9-12
  • High School Population: 460
  • Chinese Students Population: 25
  • Average Class Size: 11
  • Teacher to Student Ratio: 1:6
  • AP Classes: 16
  • Average SAT Score: 1850
  • College Matriculation: 100%
  • ESL Program: No
  • Admission Requirments: TOEFL + Interview

Mission Statement

It is the intention of Blair Academy to promote environmental awareness, global thinking and local action. Since we live on a planet with finite resources, we must embrace the responsibility of acting as stewards of our environment. With philosophical and financial support from the Headmaster and Board of Trustees, the three central goals of our plan are to educate and raise consciousness inside our school community; to craft solutions to on-going environmental concerns to reduce Blair’s ecological footprint; and to promote long-term commitment to sustainable living.

Academics at Blair

At Blair, we build meaningful relationships between teachers and students, which we believe serve as the foundation for exceptional learning. Our faculty members engage kids in classes, on the athletic fields and in the dorms, developing their critical thinking, public speaking and writing abilities. Blair students are con dent communicators who can clearly and succinctly express their ideas. Our project- and inquiry-based curriculum encourages students to excel by mastering problem-solving, communication and other key leadership competencies that are sought by colleges and employers. 

Curriculum

Courses

Classics Studies, Computer Science, English, Fine Arts, Foreign Language, History, Math, Performing Arts, Religion & Philosophy, Science

Honors Courses

Computer Science, Economics, Intellectual History, Spanish, French, Chinese, Pre-Calculus, Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry

AP Courses

Latin, Computer Science, Art History, Studio Art Portfolio, Music Theory, U.S. History, European History, Comparative Government/Politics, Microeconomics, Spanish, Chinese Language and Culture, Calculus, Psychology, Biology, Chemistry, Physics

Arts

Performing Arts, Theater, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, The Video Studies, Fine Arts

Fine Arts

Architecture, Art History, Ceramics, Drawing, Elements of Art, Graphic Arts, Painting, Traditional Photography, Digital Photography, Sculpture and Video, the Fine Arts Thrive

Sports and Athletics

Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Soccer, Golf, Lacrosse, Baseball, Crew, Softball, Tennis, Track, Volleyball, Basketball, Squash, Ski, Swimming, Wrestling

Clubs