Blake’s success is firmly rooted in our faculty, staff and administrators, all of whom have a proven track record of professional success in their respective fields and who believe in Blake’s mission and core values.
Blake’s national reputation as leading independent school is a direct result of the thoughtfulness, innovation and lifelong value of its academic program, which is carefully designed and continually fine tuned by our teachers. In addition, Blake faculty are supported by eight Pre-K–12 department chairs, learning specialists, counselors, deans and other experts.
Our Commitment Beyond the Classroom
Blake believes a community is strengthened by dialog among peers and a broad sharing of innovative and best practices. The school is committed to recruiting and retaining talented, passionate and diverse professionals and offers them the training, resources and support they need to thrive.
Our teachers continually strive to improve their practice, and Blake has a well-defined and comprehensive professional development program that focuses is on the aspects of teacher practice that research indicates correlate most highly to improved student learning. Blake’s Effective Teaching Initiative (ETI), which is used as a model for other schools around the country, represents a full-scale effort to support the growth of all teachers at various stages of their career and at various levels of performance.
More than 73 percent of Blake’s teachers have advanced degrees and many faculty members have entered the classroom after having established careers in the field they now teach. Their expertise benefits students who gain a deeper understanding of subjects in which their teachers have extensive experience.
In a recent independent survey of Blake’s young alumni, over 95 percent agreed “the teachers at Blake demonstrate excellence.”