Blair Academy

 
PO Box 600, 2 park street - Blairstown, NJ 07825 USA (908) 362-6121
Day School | Boarding School

Overview

Region
Central New Jersey
Program Emphasis
Boarding School
Day School
All Grades 9-12, PG
Boarding Grades 9-12, PG
Grade Divisions
Post Graduate
Secondary
Religious Affiliation Presbyterian
Student Body Coed
Dress Code Other()
School Setting Rural
Campus Size (Acres) 425 acres
Head of School Chandler Hardwick
Endowment $66.5 million

Admission

Director of Admission Peter G. Curran
Application Required Yes
Application Fee Amount 50
Application Deadline(s) 15 Jan
Financial Aid Deadline(s) 15 Jan
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid 38
Admission Tests Accepted
SSAT
TOEFL
Day Student Tuition $35,100.00
Boarding Student Tuition $49,500.00

Student Enrollment

Total Enrollment 450
Boys 250
Girls 200
Boarding Students 346
Day Students 104
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 17%

Academics

Full Time Faculty 80
Part Time Faculty 9
% of Faculty with Advanced Degrees 60
Student/Faculty ratio 6:1
Average Class Size 11:1
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

College Placement Office

Average SAT I Scores (Math) 610
Average SAT I Scores (Verbal) 615
Average SAT I Scores (Writing) 635
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

Notes

Through a broad regimen of academics, athletics, arts and extra-curricular opportunities, students are led to make strong relationships with responsible adults and with their peers. The School works to foster spiritual, social and personal growth; to complement tradition with innovation; to balance independence with cooperation; and to provide fertile ground for curiosity and a genuine love of learning.

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Blair Academy's financial aid at a glance:

  • Financial Aid Deadline(s): 15 Jan
  • % of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 38

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