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Blair Academy

School rating 4.8 / 5 by

2 Park Street Blairstown NJ 07825 United States
Boarding
9th to PG
Day
9th to 12th
Gender
Coed

Academic

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Blair Academy has its strengths all across the academic board and is a very competitive program, but at the same time designed to see that students that put in the effort are able to succeed. I was well prepared for college because it is a boarding school and as I progressed through the school, classes became more difficult and helped me in the adjustments necessary to go from high school to college. Class sizes on average were about 12 students and teachers made courses that would adapt to the needs of all students so it wasn't necessarily exam factory.

College Counseling

I began discussing college selection/admissions at the end of my sophomore year of high school....

Sample insights on college counseling

  • They have contacts at most of the major universities and feel perfectly comfortable picking up the phone and advocating for a student to get accepted somewhere they feel is a good fit for that student. However, these counselors are certainly not magic bullets. They cannot guarantee that a student will get into an Ivy League university...
  • For those wishing to move on to Oxford or Cambridge, the provision is second-to-none. In the months running up to application and interview, every subject faculty offers classes (often run by former Oxbridge tutors) exploring further areas of their subject as well as offering advice on personal statements, interview technique and more...

Admissions - Getting Accepted

I had to take the ISEE and my acceptance to my knowledge was based on....

Sample insights on admissions

  • For the interview, dress conservatively. Try to be very clean and put together. Also, I was a tour guide for two years and at the end of every tour, we were asked to evaluate the candidate so if you think the tour is not apart of the process, you are very wrong. Ask questions and be interested. Also, tip for the parents: the kids speak on the tour. Do not ask their questions for them...
  • Most younger siblings have an easy time in the admissions process. I can only think of one case of a younger sibling not being admitted. About half of the students who entered with me had come from public schools. The remainder came from private K-6 schools, or had transferred from other New York private schools The Elizabeth Morrow School and St. Bernard were two of the larger feeder schools...

School Life

The quality of life was amazing and it was one of the few boarding schools where I can say the food was really good. Dorms were above average and really catered to student life. The neighborhood is a quiet little town where the people of the town and the students of the school interact in a very friendly manner. The school is quite diverse with people coming from all aspects of life and from all across the globe. The weekends often offer an array of activities that students can partake in as well....

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