blair-academy-sLocation: Blairstown, New Jersey (neighboring New York)
Type of School: Boys School
Date of Establishment: 1848
Total Students: 444
Grades: 9-12, Postgraduate
Average SAT Score: 1230

About Blair Academy

Blair Academy is a private college-preparatory school. It is optional to be a day or lodging student.

Standing at the foot of Pocono, the campus covers an area of 315 acres, and neighbors Blairstown with beautiful scenery. It is a 30-minute ride to New York and only 2 hours’ drive to Philadelphia.

Faculties are devoted to the education and fostering of over 400 students. In the school, students can receive diverse teaching created by quality teachers. Students can communicate well with teachers via small class (8-12 students). The teacher-student rate is 1:7. The Board of Directors runs the school, and most are schoolfellows.

Admission to Universities

Students that have graduated from Blair Academy attract lots of famous universities. In recent years, students graduating from Blair Academy are admitted to universities, such as: Harvard University, Duke University, Boston University, Brown University, The American University, University of Pennsylvania, Yale University, Tufts University, Princeton University, New York University, University of Edinburgh, Northwestern University, George Washington University, University of Maryland, University of Michigan and the University of Illinois.


Tuition (board & lodging included): $39,200 (USD)
Requirements for Admission: SLEP, TOEFL and SSAT results, telephone interview
Date of Application: Up to 01 February
Schooling Period: 2 terms
No. Of AP Courses: 20

Please Note: Fees noted above are per academic year.

Service Facilities

Timken library has first-class facilities, including classrooms and a computer centre, which was opened in 1998. Internet is available and computers inside the library can be utilised by the students.

There are nine dormitory buildings for students of different grades. A management committee, which consists of teachers and students, is provided for each building.

There are also four teaching buildings including Clinton, Bogle, Timken lab and Armstrong-Hipkins Art Centre. The Romano dining room was completed in the fall of 2000.


The school has 28 sport teams including baseball, basketball, running, football, golf, icebreaker hockey and swimming.

Route to Arrival

Arrival to the following airports: Newark (NJ), John F. Kennedy (NY), LaGuardia (NY), and Lehigh Valley (PA), and then take the bus or contact us to arrange a representative of the school to meet you.