The Webb School

319 Webb Road East
Bell Buckle, TN 37020-0370
Tel: (931)389-9322
Grades: 6-12 | 301 students
The Webb School is a co-educational day and boarding school located in Bell Buckle, Tenn.
It is the oldest continuing boarding school in the South and features numerous prominent alumni who have been senators, governors, and editors of national publications among many other positions.
The School provides a challenging education and places a strong emphasis on honor and integrity with its honor code.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Institute for Independent Education
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Grades Offered Grades 6-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Mild Dyslexia, ADD, ADHD
Year Founded 1870

Student Body

Total Students 301 students
Student Body Type Co-ed

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 50 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 12 students
Number of AP Courses 19 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Economics, AP English, AP European History, AP Physics (Electromagnetism), AP Physics (Mechanics), AP Statistics, AP U.S. History, Honors Algebra, Honors Algebra II, Honors Biology, Honors Chemistry, Honors French III, Honors French IV, Honors French V, Honors Geometry, Honors Integrated Science, Honors Latin III, Honors Latin IV, Honors Physics, Honors Pre-Algebra, Honors Pre-Calculus, Honors Spanish III, Honors Spanish IV, Honors Spanish V, Honors U.S. History II, Honors World History, Honors World History II,
Average SAT score 1857
Average ACT score 27
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Formal

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 15 / rolling
Tuition Notes Tuition (Boarding students): $40,800; Tuition (5-Day Boarding): $32,100; Tuition (Day Middle students): $16,500 Tuition (Day Upper students):17,700
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $20,000
Admissions Director Julie Harris
Admissions Associate Carrie Auwarter


Total Sports Offered 11 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Ultimate FrisbeeBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
Ultimate Frisbee


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 29 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Book Club, Diversity Club, Ecology Club, FOCUS, Fishing Club, French Club, Habitat for Humanity, Honor Council, Interact Club (Service Club), Japanese Club, Latin Club, Math Counts, Mountain Biking, Prefect Council, Quiz Bowl Team, School Newspaper, School Yearbook, Son Will Society, Spanish Club, String Ensemble, Student Government, The Webb Players (drama), Thespian Society, Trap/Skeet, Tutoring Club, Ultimate Frisbee, Webb Masala, Young Democrats, Young Republicans Book Club, Diversity Club, Ecology Club, FOCUS, Fishing Club, French Club, Honor Council, Japanese Club, Latin Club, Math Counts, Quiz Bowl Team, Spanish Club, Trap/Skeet, Tutoring Club, Webb Masala, Habitat for Humanity,
Interact Club (Service Club),
Mountain Biking,
Prefect Council,
School Newspaper,
School Yearbook,
Son Will Society,
String Ensemble,
Student Government,
The Webb Players (drama),
Thespian Society,
Ultimate Frisbee,
Young Democrats,
Young Republicans,

School Notes

  • Sawney Webb's goal was to build moral character, make ladies and gentlemen of his students, and prepare them for any challenge that may come their way. This has been accomplished for 140 years through a solid liberal arts education, a strong sense of honor, and an interactive school community.

Profile last updated: 07/30/2015

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School Reviews

We love Webb! The small class sizes and family feel to the school have really helped our daughter be successful. They really push her to be the best she can be. The teachers and staff are very helpful and are always attentive and responsive to questions or suggestions. I would highly recommend The Webb School to anyone looking for a place that teaches good core values along with strong academic programs.
- Posted by Parent, 05/21/16
Webb is a wonderfully warm, academically challenging, but supportive family environment. It's amazing how much everyone really cares about the full development of each student. It's an awesome school!
- Posted by Parent, 05/17/16
Webb School is an awesome school and is well worth the investment into our daughter. With the international students attending she gets exposed to other cultures and ideas. No Common Core here!! The education is second to none! and she is learning how to be an upstanding citizen.
- Posted by Parent, 05/04/16
The Webb School has been a wonderful experience for our daughter. As a boarder, she has gained time management skills as well as self confidence. The faculty and staff hold a high bar for the students while still being very approachable and nurturing.
- Posted by Parent, 05/04/16
perfect teachers and stuff, excellent students,rich sports activities,timely communication systems
- Posted by Parent, 05/04/16
My child has formed amazing relationships with her teachers. It's wonderful to see how caring and supportive they are!
- Posted by Parent, 05/04/16
Everyone is aware of Webb's outstanding academic reputation, but the culture is equally important to us. Within three weeks of starting her freshman year at Webb, our daughter had become noticeably more independent and responsible. Every time I visit Webb I am struck by their particular brand of student: well-spoken, comfortable in their own skin, interested, respectful . . . in a word: mature. Webb students talk to adults openly and respectfully as peers. Teens at Webb are coached to take care of their own responsibilities and own up to their failures. They have enormous access to the time and attention of the many, many wonderful faculty and administration on campus because the student-teacher ratio is so low. Webb knows how to "do" boarding school exceedingly well, and the day students benefit from this environment too. I feel very thankful that my daughter has four years of important development in this setting.
- Posted by Parent, 05/04/16
I love this school for our boys! Individuality, self-esteem, respect, and creativity are all emphasized here. I also love the crazy amount of diversity at Webb! My boys have amazing friends from South Korea, Germany, Russia, and more.
- Posted by Parent, 05/04/16

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