Blair Academy

Tel: (908)362-6121
Grades: 9-12 | 463 students
In its 168th year, Blair continues to offer a superior college-preparatory program while holding firmly to its tradition of being a community fully focused on the development of each individual student.
In this environment, students learn to advocate for themselves, become service-minded, and develop the leadership skills necessary for success in college and beyond.
Students balance their academic work with extensive opportunities to develop in the arts, athletically, and in numerous extracurricular activities.
The balance between high academic and personal expectations and a willingness to provide individual focus is, if not unique to Blair, perhaps its greatest strength.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
New Jersey Association of Independent Schools
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Year Founded 1848

Student Body

Total Students 463 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade Blair Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 89 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 11 students
Number of AP Courses 27 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses Art History, Biology, Calculus A, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Chinese Language and Culture, Comparative Government/Politics, Computer Science, English Language, English Literature, Environmental Science, European History, French Language, French Literature, Latin, Microeconomics, Music Theory, Physics 1, Physics C - Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C - Mechanics, Psychology, Spanish Language, Studio Art Portfolio, US History, World History,
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(business casual; no denim)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost $57,900
Tuition Notes Day tuition: $40,500
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $30,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Peter G. Curran
Admissions Associate Edward Wenner


Total Sports Offered 19 sports
Sports Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Winter Track, WrestlingAlpine SkiingBaseball,
Cross CountryField Hockey,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
WeightliftingWinter Track,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 22 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. ACTA Yearbook, Admission Ambassadors, Blair Academy Dancers, Blair Academy Singers, Blair Academy String Ensemble, Blair Breeze (newspaper), Blair International Awareness Club, Blue and White Key, Class Council, Community Service Club, Debate Club, Healthy Relationships Committee, Investment Club, Kayaking, Lit Review, Model Congress, Model United Nations, Outdoor Skills, Perspectives, Quiz Bowl, Society of Skeptics, Wind Symphony ACTA Yearbook, Class Council, Debate Club, Kayaking, Lit Review, Model Congress, Outdoor Skills, Perspectives, Quiz Bowl, Wind Symphony, Admission Ambassadors,
Blair Academy Dancers,
Blair Academy Singers,
Blair Academy String Ensemble,
Blair Breeze (newspaper),
Blair International Awareness Club,
Blue and White Key,
Community Service Club,
Healthy Relationships Committee,
Investment Club,
Model United Nations,
Society of Skeptics,

School Notes

  • The classrooms at Blair serve as forums for open debate, participation and experiential learning. Passionate about their subjects, a talented and diverse faculty brings enthusiasm and global perspective to lessons. Caring and committed to the individual, they serve as housemasters, advisors, coaches and friends while laying the necessary foundation for success at Blair and beyond. Outside of the classroom students are awarded numerous learning opportunities, ranging from weekly lectures as part of the Society of Skeptics, the longest continuously running high school lecture series in the country, to travel abroad with faculty and peers.
  • Through a dual advisory system, faculty advisors and academic monitors guide Blair students' personal growth. Blair is further set apart by allowing each student to choose his or her own advisor. Through ownership of this decision, students develop a strong sense of independence, responsibility and confidence in engaging the world around them.
  • In 2014 and 2015 respectively Blair added a Maker Space for innovation and collaboration in a laboratory/workshop setting and two new dormitories to the campus layout. Earlier additions were made to the exterior sports facilities to include a new turf field, ten new tennis courts, an improved all-weather track, stadium seating to accompany the turf field, and a tennis house. Our interior athletic space houses seven squash courts, a weight-lifting center, a fitness center, three basketball courts, a six-lane swimming pool, wrestling rooms, and ample locker space for students and coaches. During the summer of 2010, Blair experienced the change to pedestrian only traffic throughout central campus as part of a plan to develop a park like setting for recreation and study.

Profile last updated: 05/23/2016

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