The Webb School
5.00 (11 reviews)
- 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 Type||School with Special Program Emphasis|
|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|
|Total Students||317 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 15%
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||50 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||6:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree|
|Average Class Size||13 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||1320|
|Average ACT score||27|
|Classroom Dress Code||Formal|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||Feb. 20 / rolling|
|Tuition Notes||Tuition (Boarding students): $48,750; Tuition (Tennessee & Contiguous States): $41,250; Tuition (Day Middle students): $19,650; Tuition (Day Upper students):21,000|
|% on Financial Aid|
|Average Financial Aid Grant||$20,000|
|Admissions Director||Julie Harris|
|Admissions Associate||Carrie Auwarter|
|Total Sports Offered||12 sports|
|Sports||Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, VolleyballBaseball, Basketball,|
Cheering, Cross Country,
Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball,
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||29 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Book Club, Diversity Club, Ecology Club, Fishing Club, FOCUS, 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|
- 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:
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Carpinteria Grades: 9-12 | 297 students
1960 Cate Mesa Road
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(805)684-4127 1868.1 9-12
- Claremont Grades: 9-12 | 410 students
1175 West Baseline Road
Claremont, CA 91711
(909)482-5214 1775 9-12
- Danville Grades: 6-12 | 490 students
2100 Mt Diablo Scenic Blvd
Danville, CA 94506
(925)837-5375 1966 6-12
Webb School is a school with many diverse students and cultures represented. We have been part of the Webb School for 6 years with boys. If you look at the published material, students at Webb are accepted into almost every school in the country including the top Ivy League Universities. Webb is well known internationally. University acceptance committees are well aware of the caliber of students that graduate at Webb and realize the students work hard for their grades without the benefit of grade inflation. Our kids had their ups and downs, but they will also say it was worth it and they would not change anything. Sports have been hit or miss, depending on the year and makeup of the team. The teachers are mostly very involved and promote individual creativity and foster critical thinking. The network of alumni has been very helpful as they look for internships and opportunities at various universities. Overall, I give this school a raving 5 stars!
- Posted by Parent - ML
The school is located in the middle of nowhere. Perfect for minds to grow without a lot of outside interference. The staff are wonderful, caring, and amazing! If you are looking for a school which fosters Independence in preparation for college you have the right school!
- Posted by Parent - Webbie fan
My son has been a Webb student for 2 years and so far his experience has been very positive. He has been very challenged academically, which has made him develop good study habits and discipline. The Webb staff is very cordial and readily available, and the teachers are well prepared and accessible. The school promotes an environment of integrity and character building. I highly recommend this school.
- Posted by Parent - Bia
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 - robin
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 - budge
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 - kwalk
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 - Steph
perfect teachers and stuff, excellent students,rich sports activities,timely communication systems
- Posted by Parent - sunny
My child has formed amazing relationships with her teachers. It's wonderful to see how caring and supportive they are!
- Posted by Parent - pugh.
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 - amys6
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 - annie
Most private schools have endowment funds. We explain how these work and why schools are fortunate to have them in tough times.
COVID-19 has turned education at every level upside-down, inside-out. We offer some steps to guide your planning for academic year 2020-21.
Teachers and parents are concerned about the teaching that will take place post-pandemic. I have tried to cover their concerns in the following set of questions and answers.