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Blair Academy

Call: 908-362-2024
Blair Academy

At a glance

Location Blairstown, NJ
Tuition $49,500
Grades 9-12, PG Students Receiving Aid 38%
Student Body Coed Total Aid Awarded $5,275,000
Student/Faculty Ratio 7:1 Endowment $68,500,000

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate 32%

Total Enrollment

Total Enrollment 452

Average Class Size

Average Class Size 11

Sports & Extracurriculars

Sports & Extracurriculars 64*
Average SAT Score (Math) 611
Average SAT Score (Verbal) 608
Learning Support Program?
Number of AP Programs 21
ESL Offered?
IB Program Offered?

Overview

Region Central New Jersey
Program Emphasis Boarding School
College Prep
Day School
All Grades 9-12, PG
Boarding Grades 9-PG
Grade Divisions Post Graduate
Secondary
Religious Affiliation Presbyterian
Student Body Coed
Established 1848
Dress Code Other()
School Setting Rural
Campus Size (Acres) 423
Head of School Christopher M. Fortunato
Endowment $68,500,000

History

In its 165th year, Blair Academy 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 responsibilities with extensive opportunities to develop in theater, music, competitive athletics, and numerous extracurricular activities. The balance between high academic and personal expectations, and a willingness to provide individual focus are among Blair’s greatest strengths. Situated on 423 hilltop, Blair is just 10 minutes from the Delaware Water Gap, only 60 miles from New York City, and 2 hours from Philadelphia. Blair maintains an enrollment of 450 students on average, large enough to support a broad program of studies, activities, and athletics, yet small enough so that everyone can receive individualized instruction and ample attention. The average class size is 11 students, and the dual advisory system also makes for close relationships between students and faculty members.

Academics

Full Time Faculty 64
% of Faculty with Advanced Degrees 60%
Faculty with doctorate 3
Faculty with masters 38
Student/Faculty ratio 7:1
Average Class Size 11
A Sampling of Courses Offered
American History
Art
Art History
Biology
Calculus
Ceramics
Chemistry
Chinese
Chorus
Classics
Community Service
Creative Writing
Dance
Drama
Driver Education
Earth Science
Economics
English
English Literature
European History
French
Government/Civics
Grammar
Health
History
Humanities
International Relations
Latin
Logic
Marine Biology
Mathematics
Music
Music Theory
Philosophy
Photography
Physics
Pre-calculus
Spanish
Speech
Studio Art
World History
Writing
A.P. Courses Offered
Art History
Biology
Calculus AB
Calculus BC
Chemistry
Computer Science A
English Language
English Literature
Environmental Science
European History
French Language
Latin Literature
Latin: Vergil
Microeconomics
Music Theory
Physics B
Spanish Language
Studio Art
US Government & Politics
US History
World History

Student Enrollment

Total Enrollment 452
Boys 249
Girls 203
% Boys/Girls 55%/45%
Boarding Students 351
Day Students 101
International
Canada
Chile
China
France
Germany
Jamaica
Japan
Kenya
Korea
Mexico
Other (Austria, Colombia, Dubai, Macau, Netherlands Antilles, South Africa, Vietnam, Zimbabwe )
Russia
Saudi Arabia
Spain
Taiwan
Thailand
UK
United States
California
Connecticut
Dist. of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Illinois
Maryland
Massachusetts
Missouri
Nevada
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
Ohio
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas
Vermont
Virginia
Majority of students come from Northeast
% of Students of Color 16%
% of International Students 16%

Admission

Director of Admission Peter G. Curran
Application Required Yes
Application Fee Amount 50
Application Deadline(s) Feb
Financial Aid Deadline(s) 15 Jan
Financial Aid Awarded $5,275,000
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid 38%
Acceptance Rate 32%
Total Applicants 773
Admissions Selectivity Selective
Admissions Yield 59%
Admission Tests Accepted
SSAT
TOEFL
Day Student Tuition $35,100
Boarding Student Tuition $49,500

College Placement Office

Average SAT I Scores (Math) 611
Average SAT I Scores (Verbal) 608
Average SAT I Scores (Writing) 614
Dedicated College Placement Office Yes
Recent College Matriculations http://www.blair.edu/academics/college-counseling/matriculation/index.aspx
% of Graduates Who Attend College 100%

Athletics & Extra-Curricular Activities

Athletics
alpine skiing
baseball
basketball
crew
cross-country
cross-country skiing
cycling
field hockey
football
golf
ice hockey
lacrosse
skiing (downhill)
soccer
softball
squash
swimming
tennis
track and field
wrestling
Recreational Sports
aerobics
basketball
cycling
dance
fitness
golf
hiking
mountain biking
rock climbing
skating
skiing
soccer
swimming
table tennis
tennis
ultimate frisbee
volleyball
walking
weight lifting
yoga
Extra-Curricular Activities
A Capella
Art Club
Astronomy Club
Chorus
Community Service Program
Dance Club
Dorm Proctors
Gay/Straight Alliance
Honor Council
International Club
Investment Club
Literary Magazine
Math Club
Model UN
Newspaper
Orchestra
Peer Tutoring
Quiz Bowl
Recycling Club
Stock Market Club
Student Government
Student Publications
Tour Guides
Yearbook

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Location

Contact Info

Phone 908-362-2024
Address 2 Park St, PO Box 600 - Blairstown, NJ 07825
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