Blair Academy

2 Park Street,
Blairstown, NJ 07825
Tel: 908-362-2024
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12 | 450 students
In its 167th 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......

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Definition of Terms 
2014 School Data
Blair Academy Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12, PG 8-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support No No
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1848 1908
Campus Size 425 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 450 students 300 students
% Students of Color 16% 18%
% International Students 17% 20%
% Students Boarding 80% 67%
Average SAT Score 1840 * National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year Yes No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes Yes No
Frequency of Saturday Classes Weekly Weekly
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Khaki Pants, Collared Shirt)
Average Class Size 11 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:6 1:7
# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 23 15
ESL Courses Offered No Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 65% 66%
Summer Program Offered No Yes


Endowment Size $77 million $15 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$53,600 $47,500
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$36,500 $26,110
% Students on Financial Aid 36% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $30,000 $19,000
Merit Scholarships Offered No No


Application Deadline Jan. 15 Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Average Percentile SSAT 75% -
Acceptance Rate 27% 58%
Director of Admissions Peter G. Curran  
Associate Director of Admissions Edward Wenner  

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 23 15
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 B
Physics C Spanish Language
Studio Art Portfolio US History
World History


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 18 14
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter Track, Wrestling


Total Extracurricular Organizations 37 24
ExtracurricularsA Capella, Academic Honor Committee, Admissions Committee, Blair Academy Dancers, Blair Academy Singers, Blair Literary Magazine, Blue and White Key, Christian Fellowship, Community Service Group, Cycling Club, Earthshine, Gene Sequencing Club, Headmasters' Societies Competitions, Healthy Relationships Committee, Horseback Riding, International Awareness Club, Investment Club, Jazz Ensemble, Jewish Union, Kayaking, Math Team, Model U.N., Multicultural Student Union, Outdoor Skills, Peer Tutoring,

College Matriculation

Year: 2009-2014 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
New York University 23
Boston College 20
Lehigh University 17
Cornell University 15
Lafayette College 15
University of Miami 12
Bucknell College 11
Syracuse University 11
Gettysburg College 10
University of Pennsylvania 10
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes:

  • School accreditations: Middle States

Nearby Schools:

The nearest school is The Hun School of Princeton (46.9 miles away)
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • PrincetonThe Hun School of Princeton
    176 Edgerstoune Road
    46.9 mi | 620 students | Gr. 6-12
  • PennsburgThe Perkiomen School
    200 Seminary Street
    49.3 mi | 335 students | Gr. 6-12
  • NewtownGeorge School
    1690 Newtown Langhorne Road
    53.3 mi | 545 students | Gr. 9-12
  • HightstownPeddie School
    201 South Main Street
    55.1 mi | 550 students | Gr. 9-12
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