Blair Academy

     Tel: (908)362-6121
Grades: 9 - 12 | 458 students
In its 165th 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 drama, music ensembles, competitive athletics, and 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. Institute for Independent Education
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
New Jersey Association of Independent Schools
Religious Affiliation Presbyterian
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Year Founded 1848

Student Body

Total Students 458 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 18%
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade Blair Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 69 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 62%
Average Class Size 11 students
Number of AP Courses 23 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, Latin, Microeconomics, Music Theory, Physics 1, Physics C, Spanish Language, Studio Art Portfolio, US History, World History  
Average SAT score 1840
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(no denim)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost $53,600
Tuition Notes Day tuition: $37,500
% on Financial Aid 33%
Average Financial Aid Grant $2,800
Acceptance Rate 27%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Peter G. Curran
Admissions Associate Edward Wenner

Sports

Total Sports Offered 18 sports
Sports Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter Track, WrestlingAlpine SkiingBaseball,
BasketballCrew,
Cross CountryField Hockey,
FootballGolf,
LacrosseSoccer,
SoftballSquash,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Winter TrackWrestling,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 20 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, Healthy Relationships Committee, Investment Club, Kayaking, Lit Review, Model Congress, Model United Nations, Multicultural Student Union, Outdoor Skills, Society of Skeptics, Wind Symphony ACTA Yearbook, Class Council, Kayaking, Lit Review, Model Congress, Outdoor Skills, 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,
Multicultural Student Union,
Society of Skeptics,

School Notes:

  • In its 165th year, Blair continues to offer a superior college-preparatory program while holding firmly to its tradition of being a supportive, family-oriented community with a dynamic classroom experience. In this environment, students learn to advocate for themselves, become service-minded, and develop the leadership skills necessary for success in college and beyond. 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.
  • 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. 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.
  • The newest addition to the Blair campus was completed in 2009. Several additions were made to the exterior sports facilities including a new turf field, ten new tennis courts, an improved all-weather track, stadium seating to accompany the turf field, and a tennis house. A brand new 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. The bookstore, "Canteen", and College Counseling offices moved to the activities portion of the new building. Both the athletic facility and student activities center have quickly become an integral part of campus life and complement Blair's existing facilities.  There is an ongoing initiative to improve the physical campus as part of Blair’s Ever Always campaign. Summer 2010 saw changes to central campus, where only pedestrian traffic is allowed now as part of a plan to develop a park like setting for recreation and study through improvements to the campus infrastructure and landscaping.

Profile last updated: 09/12/2014

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