The Webb Schools

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The Webb Schools Photo #1 - Located at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains, our campus setting provides easy access to hiking, snorkeling, rock climbing and other outdoor adventures.
The Webb Schools Photo #2 - Webb is a school community that lives and learns together. You will make friends from across the country and around the world. This year we have students from 12 states and 19 countries.
The Webb Schools Photo #3 - The Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology is the only fully accredited museum on a high school campus in North America. Our museum program involves students in all aspects of the scientific process - from discovery to published research.
The Webb Schools Photo #4 - Webb's mission is to graduate honorable leaders - young men and women of character with moral courage and critical thinking skills.
The Webb Schools Photo #5 - Webb offers a broad-based liberal arts education where learning happens through authentic discovery and challenging coursework. We strive to develop students' abilities to think and learn independently, collaborate productively with peers, and communicate effectively.
The Webb Schools Photo #6 - Webb enjoys a 100% admit rate to selective 4-year colleges and universities.
The Webb Schools Photo #7 - Webb offers a competitive interscholastic athletic program for students of all skill levels with 42 teams participating in 15 sports. Our new, state-of-the-art aquatics center is perfect for swimming, diving and water polo competitions. In addition to athletics, our afternoon program offers students a variety of other activities in which to participate.
The Webb Schools Photo #8 - Webb offers introductory and advanced level courses in art, music and theater. Along with our recently constructed Copeland-Donahue Theater and Digital Media Studio, our campus is home to a newly-renovated Susan A. Nelson Performing Arts Center.
The Webb Schools Photo #9 - Our Hefner Observatory houses a Celestron-14 telescope.
The Webb Schools Photo #10 - Although community service hours are not required at Webb, many of our students voluntarily choose to participate in one or more of our numerous service activities. In the past few years, our students have traveled to Costa Rica, Thailand, Romania, Australia, Nepal, Fiji and three countries in Africa on service trips.
Webb is a vibrant school community of unbounded thinkers pushing to solve problems and educate students to lead with honor and moral courage.
At Webb, high school students from across the country and around the world have access to an unmatched core curriculum that opens up into honors and advanced studies courses in the arts and humanities, math and sciences, and social sciences.
In fact, Webb is the only school of its kind in the country -- a unique combination of the Vivian Webb Schools for girls and Webb School of California for boys and the AAM-accredited Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology all on one 150-acre campus in the foothills of Claremont, California.
And our college placement into the Ivy League, into the best women`s colleges and small national liberal arts colleges, and, in fact, into the top 10 percent of all colleges and universities nationwide, remains remarkable.
As a global educational leader for nearly a century, students here enjoy unequalled access to the resources of Southern California, including more than 30 field study opportunities each year and academic partnerships with faculty at the world-renown Claremont Colleges and beyond.
We think there is a new, better way to do boarding school. Discover it at Webb! Where California Boards!

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Year Founded
1922
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Cost
$2,650
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
410 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
48%
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
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Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
57 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
89%
Average Class Size
16 students
Number of AP Courses
12 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Physics C, Honors Museum Research, Honors Precalculus, Advanced Studies African Ideologies & Revolutionaries, Advanced Studies Creative Non-Fiction, Advanced Studies Culture & Politics of the Border, Advanced Studies Experimental Literature, Advanced Studies Experimental Physics, Advanced Studies Global Gender Studies, Advanced Studies Gothic & Horror Literature & Culture, Advanced Studies Human Migration, Advanced Studies Humanities Thesis Seminar, Advanced Studies in Anatomy and Physiology, Advanced Studies in Biotechnology, Advanced Studies in Organic Chemistry, Advanced Studies LA Literary Culture, Advanced Studies Linear Algebra, Advanced Studies Modern Media, Advanced Studies Organic Chemistry, Advanced Studies Paleontology, Advanced Studies The Age of Enlightenment, Advanced Studies The Cold War Era, Advanced Studies The Long Novel, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Chinese Language, AP Computer Science, AP Environmental Science, AP French Language, AP Physics C, AP Spanish Language, AP Spanish Literature, AP Statistics, Directors & Laureates, Honors American Literature, Honors Birth of the Modern City, Honors Black Authors, Honors Chamber Singers, Honors Chinese History & Memory, Honors Creative Writing, Honors Economic Thought in the Modern Age, Honors Ethics & Modern Global Affairs, Honors French 2, Honors French 3, Honors Global Societies & Sustainability, Honors Integrated Math II, Honors Journalism, Honors LGBT American Stories, Honors Modern Constitutional Debates, Honors Modern Women Writers, Honors Mythology & the Hero's Journey, Honors Paleontology, Honors Postcolonial Film & Literature, Honors Sinfonia Orchestra, Honors Spanish 2, Honors Spanish 3, Honors Spanish 3 Collaborative, Honors Stories & Strategies of Entrepreneurs, Honors Studio Art, Honors Technology, Honors The Craft of Narrative: Ancient to Modern, Society & the Self
Average SAT score
1400
Average ACT score
30
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
Jan. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Day Tuition: $50,380
% on Financial Aid
36%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$37,000
Acceptance Rate
19%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Jamila Everett
Admissions Associate
Jeff Stodgel
Endowment Size
$37 million

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Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
40 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Yearbook - "El Espejo"

Club or Organization:
Acappella, Archives, Astronomy, Chess Club, Community Service, Computer Club, Cooking Club, Debate, Dorm Council, Drama, Farming, Fencing Club, French Club, Honor Council, Indoor Soccer, Mock Trial, Model UN, Museum, Newspaper, Outdoor Activities, Photography Club, Radio Station, Robotics, Science Fair Research Lab, Sports Broadcasting, Student Government, Tour Guides

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Studio, Dance, Literary Magazine, Orchestra, Technical Theater

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Athletic Training, Baseball Clinic, Basketball Clinic, Fitness, Hiking Club, Triathlon, Yoga

School Notes

Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
  • Julia Marciari-Alexander - Executive Director, Walters Art Museum
  • Caroline Adler '00 - Former Special Assistant to President Obama
  • Samantha Ainsley '07 - Senior Engineer and Technical Lead, Google
  • Ariel Fan '10 - CEO, GreenWealth Energy
  • Josh Marshall '87 - Editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com
  • John Scalzi `87 - Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer
  • Jim Drasdo '63 - Capital Research and Management Group 
  • Mark Lee '85 - Architect and Dean of Harvard Graduate School of Design 
  • Jeff Luhnow '84 - General Manager, Houston Astros
  • Otis Y. Chandler `96 - Founder of Goodreads.com
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