Founded in 1848, Blair Academy is a dynamic, coeducational boarding school in northwest New Jersey, located 65 miles from New York City.
Amid a caring, vibrant community, 469 students pursue a superior college preparatory education and explore their passions through myriad co-curricular activities.
Strong faculty-student relationships lead to exceptional learning and empower students to become persons of great accomplishment and character.
Blair graduates distinguish themselves at top colleges and as leaders in their professions and communities.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked NJ School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 465 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $70,200
  • Acceptance rate: 15%
  • Average class size: 11 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Blair Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New Jersey for:

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Attribute
Sports offered
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
Yes
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Year Founded
1848

Student Body

Total Students
465 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
Students by Grade
Blair Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
90 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
11 students
Number of AP Courses
54 courses
List of Courses Offered
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
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(business casual; no denim)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Day tuition: $48,900
% on Financial Aid
38%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$40,000
Acceptance Rate
15%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Edward Wenner
Admissions Associate
Caroline Wilson
Endowment Size
$145 million

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
25 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Blue and White Key, Class Council, Society of Skeptics

Club or Organization:
ACTA Yearbook, Admission Ambassadors, Blair Academy Dancers, Blair Girls Who Code, Blair International Awareness Club, Blair Oracle (Newspaper), Community Service Club, Debate Club, Drone Club, Healthy Relationships Committee, Investment Club, Lit Review, Model Congress, Model United Nations, Outdoor Skills, Perspectives, Quiz Bowl, Robotics Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Blair Academy Singers, Blair Academy String Ensemble, Wind Symphony

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Kayaking

School Notes

  • Founded in 1848, Blair Academy is a dynamic, coeducational boarding school that engages 469 students in grades nine through twelve. On our historic campus, located 65 miles from New York City innorthwestern New Jersey, students pursue a superior college preparatory education amid a rich, vibrantcommunity life.Strong student-teacher relationships are at the heart of the Blair experience. Expert faculty membersteach our classes to exacting standards, yet, at the same time, they truly know-and care about-ourstudents as scholars, leaders, athletes, artists, friends and individuals. This knowledge fosterspersonalized learning opportunities and leads to higher academic achievement as students arecontinually challenged to reach their full potential.At Blair, two faculty members mentor each student as he or she explores passions and interests in andout of the classroom. Our robust curriculum offers core courses and innovative electives, including morethan 50 honors, Advanced Placement and post-AP classes, and our emphasis on effectivecommunication ensures students learn how to clearly articulate ideas and knowledge. Blair boasts a fineand performing arts program of depth, breadth and diversity. Regular art exhibits and theatricalproductions, instrumental and choral ensembles, and eclectic courses invite students to develop theircreativity. Fine art and technology intersect in the Chiang Center for Innovation and Collaboration, astate-of-the art learning hub where intellectual discourse, discovery and partnership are fostered inacademic spaces, including media production and art studios, a maker space and Collaboration Forum.Blair has a broad athletics program that emphasizes teamwork, resilience, self-discipline andsportsmanship. Students may choose from among 28 varsity and 18 JV and thirds teams in traditionalhigh school sports, as well as golf, skiing, squash and crew. A host of clubs, weekend events and time tosimply relax with friends round out the Blair experience, giving students myriad opportunities todiscover their best selves.In all of our offerings, Blair prepares our students for success. Leadership education and meaningfulservice initiatives are infused throughout our community and curriculum, and students at every levellearn and practice effective communication, team-based problem solving, ethical decision making andcross-cultural relationship building. Each is a critical skill that will not only help Blair graduatesdistinguish themselves at top colleges and universities, but, more importantly, find professional andpersonal fulfillment by making a difference in their communities and in the world.
Source: Verified school update

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked NJ School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 465 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $70,200
  • Acceptance rate: 15%
  • Average class size: 11 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Did You Know?

The average private school tuition in New Jersey is $14,481 for elementary schools and $19,656 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in New Jersey is 80% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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