Reading is an essential component of a Blair education, and faculty members encourage reading throughout the year. The summer is no exception, which is why all Blair students are expected to read a minimum of five fiction or nonfiction books over the summer, and they are urged to read even more.
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Blair Academy is providing a platform for students to continue their learning and broaden their horizons this summer. Starting July 13, the School is offering a series of mini-seminars.
Many people have been getting creative and using their talents to keep themselves occupied during the recent quarantine due to coronavirus. Others have been using their time to help fight the coronavirus by doing charitable acts. Blair Academy’s Patrick Plum ’22 did both while stuck at his home in South Carolina.
Blair’s English department and all-school read committee have selected Trevor Noah’s 2016 memoir
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The server encountered an internal error and was unable to complete your request. Either the server is overloaded or there is an error in the application.for the 2020-2021 all-school read. During the summer months, students and teachers will delve into the book, a #1 New York Times bestseller, in which Mr. Noah recounts his journey from a harrowing childhood in apartheid South Africa to a career as a political commentator and host of television’s “The Daily Show.”
Blair Academy stands in solidarity with people of color during this moment of cultural reckoning, and we acknowledge that incidents on our campus have occurred that do not reflect this solidarity. We are committed to listening, learning and making the changes that we recognize need to happen at Blair.
On June 10, 2020, Blair students, parents, grandparents, alumni, Trustees, faculty, staff and friends celebrated Blair’s commitment to being “all in” and “all together” on the School’s fifth-annual Day of Giving.
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Robert Hanson, Blair’s instructor of digital media and film, was honored recently when his film “Kingdom of Archers” was selected for inclusion in the 2020 Brooklyn Film Festival (BFF), New York City’s longest running international-competitive film festival.
The Blair Bulletin is mailed to Blair alumni, parents and supporters every spring and fall.
Each issue of the magazine informs readers of campus happenings through the Head of School column, alumni profiles, feature articles and regular sections. "Class Notes" includes alumni updates by class; this section is available in the printed editions of the Bulletin and on the password-protected "alumni" section of this website.
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The Blair Review is an annual compilation of essays written by members of the Blair community, and co-edited by history teacher Martin Miller, PhD, and Director of Timken Library Ann Williams.
Below is a PDF archive of the Blair Review since 2010. The files are quite large and may take some time to download. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view them.
Throughout the course of the 2018-2019 school year, Blair Academy, its students and its faculty have appeared in a wide range of news stories spotlighting their work inside and outside of the classroom, their successes on the athletic front, and their impact on a host of industries well beyond graduation.