Current News and Upcoming Events

Siemens Winner!

Congratulations Senior Andrew Komo, who won the top individual prize of a $100,000 scholarship at this year's Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology! Andrew's project involved developing a system to protect online auctions from fraud and cheating.

20th Annual Chesapeake Bay Bowl

Students from the Blair Magnet successfully defended last year's championship and took First Place in this year's Chesapeake Bay Bowl. The team of Emma Jin, Juliana Lu-Yang, Alex Miao, Lara Shonkwiler, and Jamie Vinson now qualify for the National Ocean Sciences Bowl in April against 24 other regional-winning schools.

Regeneron Scholars

Congratulations to Blair's Regeneron (formerly Intel) Science Talent Search Finalists, Sambuddha Chattopadhyay and Rohan Dalvi. Blair also had seven additional semifinalists: Ethan Edgar Chen, Richard Chen, Dawson Do, Samuel Isaac Ehrenstein, Raymond Lei Guo, Garret Woods Kern, and Juliana Lu-Yang. Blair was tied for the most semifinalist Scholars of any school in this year's STS contest.

Eleventh Grade Parents Meeting

You can view the Powerpoints from the recent Eleventh Grade Parents Meeting here: Counseling Info | Senior Research Project.

Wallops Island 2017

You can view the Powerpoint about this year's 10th grade trip to Wallops Island in PDF form here.

Ninth and Tenth Grade Magnet Parents Meeting

The Powerpoint from the recent Ninth and Tenth Grade Magnet Parents Meeting is now available in PDF form.

2016 UMD Math Competition

Congratulations to Dilhan Salgado and Jacob Stavrianos for placing 1st and 2nd in the 2016 University of Maryland Math Competition!

2016 Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology

Congratulations to Junior Robert Yang, who was named a 2016 Finalist in the 2016 Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology; congratulations also the Blair other five semifinalists in this years competition: Sambuddha Chattopadhyay, Guangqi Cui, Margaret Lin, Angela Yang, and Linden Yuan.

Eight Grade Meeting

The Powerpoint form the informational meeting for eighth graders and their families is now available: in English | en espaƱol.

2016 Mitre Capture the Flag

Congratulations to the team of Noah Kim, George Klees, Andrew Komo, Noah Singer, and Thea Tosini, who took first place among high schools and second place overall in the 2016 Mitre Capture the Flag Competition. The competition is design to test high school and undergraduates with real-life cybersecurity challenges.

Merit Semifinalists

Congratulations to Blair's forty-one National Merit Scholar Semifinalists!

Edyth May Sliffe Award

Congratulations to Mr. Stein for being one of the 2016 Edyth May Sliffe Award winners. The Edyth May Sliffe Awards are given out by the Mathematical Association of America, and are given annually to outstanding middle and high school math teachers.

National Science Bowl Champs

Congratulations to the Blair Science Bowl team of Elliot Kienzle, Eric Lu, Alex Miao, Arnold Mong, and Jamie Vinson, who beat all comers in this year's National Science Bowl Championship!

Moody's Math Challenge

Congratulations to Blazers Ethan Holland, Raymond Lin, Eshan Tewari, Victoria Tsai, and Jamie Vinson, whose team was a finalist and ultimately placed 4th in this year's Moody Math Challenge.

Perfect Scores

Congratulations to Juniors Sambuddha Chattopadhay and Abigail Wilson, two of only sixty-seven students on the whole planet to earn a perfect score on the AP Computer Science test last May.

Math Team Champions for Thirty Years

The Blair Math Team won the 2015-16 MCPS Math Team Championship, bringing the team's streak to 30 straight victories in the county. Go Blazers!

Magnet Arts Night Snow Date

Magnet Arts Night has been rescheduled for February 26th at 7:00 PM; see you there!

Junior Parents Meeting/Senior Research Project Info

The powerpoint from the recent Junior Parents Meeting is now available. Information about the Magnet Senior Research Project (SRP) is also available.

Intel Finalists

Congratulations to Arnold Mong and Josephine Yu, who are among the 40 finalists for this year's Intel Science Talent Search! Arnold and Josephine are qualified for the top three awards of $150,000 each this March.

Maryland Science Bowl Champs

Congratulations to the Blair Science Bowl team of Elliot Kienzle, Eric Lu, Alex Miao, Arnold Mong, and Jamie Vinson, who won this year's Maryland State Science Bowl Championship. The team will represent Maryland at the Science Bowl Nationals this spring.



Recognizing that education is an individual experience that depends on the unique talents and interests of each person, the mission of the Blair Magnet Program is to provide an environment in which each person's education is maximized by emphasizing the interrelationships among the disciplines, developing a repertoire of problem-solving techniques, and pursuing both independent and collaborative research projects

To realize the above mission, the staff nurtures the special talents of its academically able students by fostering individualism, independent thinking, and self-confidence by challenging those students through a unique, diversified curriculum. The environment, structure, and content promote the self-learner concept in which students participate in constructing their own knowledge base and learn problem-solving strategies that foster the multidisciplinary approach. The scope of their education extends beyond traditional classroom boundaries as students are asked to connect with a community that includes not only parents, mentors, other students, and staff but also a physical environment as diverse as our region.