The Webb Schools

The Webb Schools Photo #1 - 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 #2 - 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 #3 - 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 #4 - 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 #5 - Webb enjoys a 100% admit rate to selective 4-year colleges and universities.
The Webb Schools Photo #6 - 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 #7 - 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 #8 - 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 #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.
  • Two schools on one campus: Vivian Webb School for girls and Webb School of California for boys.
  • The only accredited museum of paleontology located on a high school campus in North America.
  • An honor code carried out by the students themselves.
  • A college placement record with few rivals.  Students on campus from 12 states and 14 countries.
  • A commitment to team sports, outdoor activities and the arts.
  • These attributes just begin to describe what makes Webb, Webb.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Year Founded1922
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students407 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by GradeThe Webb Schools Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers57 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size16 students
Number of AP Courses35 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced Courses AP Literature & Composition, AP Physics C, Honors French 3, Honors Museum Research, Honors Precalculus, Advanced Studies Linear Algebra, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Enviromental Science, AP French Language, AP Language & Composition, AP Physics 1, AP Spanish Language, AP Spanish Literature, AP Statistics, AP U.S. History, AP World History, Honors Advanced Museum Research, Honors American Literature, Honors Biology, Honors Chamber Singers, Honors Foundation of Virtue, Honors French 2, Honors French 3, Honors Integrated Math II, Honors Paleontology, Honors Spanish 2, Honors Strings Sinfonia Orchestra, Honors Studio Art, Honors Winds Sinfonia,
Average SAT score1390
Average ACT score31
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost$63,585
Tuition NotesDay Tuition: $45,225
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$37,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorJamila Everett
Admissions AssociateJeff Stodgel
Endowment Size$37 million


Total Sports Offered15 sports
SportsBadminton, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Diving, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo, WrestlingBadmintonBaseball,
BasketballCross Country,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWater Polo,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.36 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, Student Government, Tour Guides

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Portfolio, Dance, Orchestra

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Athletic Training, Baseball Clinic, Basketball Clinic, Fitness, Sports Reporting, Triathlon, Yoga

School Notes

Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
  • Art Clokey `39 - Creator of Gumby
  • James D. Watkins `44 - Former U.S. Secretary of Energy
  • John Trefethen '62 - Owner of Trefethen Vineyards
  • Jon Congdon `81 - Co-founder of Product Partners, LLC; owner of Beachbody`s P90X workout plan
  • Josh Marshall '87 - Editor and publisher of
  • John Scalzi `87 - Writer
  • Punch Hutton `89 - Vanity Fair editor
  • Polly Liu `91 - Founder of
  • Hosain Rahman `93 - Founder and CEO of Jawbone
  • Otis Y. Chandler `96 - Founder of

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