The Webb Schools

At Webb, we teach students how to learn through our unique, multidisciplinary, future-focused curriculum that challenges students to participate in the design of their education.
Come for a tour of our 150-acre campus, nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel mountains, and learn about our Advanced Studies program (that goes far beyond AP courses) taught by our expert faculty.
Our courses are engaging and expose students to various subjects, including Filmmaking, Neuroscience, Multivariable Calculus, languages, Paleontology, and the performing and visual arts.
As a boarding school, life at Webb includes upholding the core values of honor, integrity, moral courage, and community-and becoming confident, honorable leaders.
Webb's relationships in LA and locally, with the Claremont Colleges and our Alf Museum of Paleontology, offer students unparalleled exploration and advanced learning opportunities.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 404 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $76,985
  • Acceptance rate: 15%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

The Webb Schools ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Year Founded
1922
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
404 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
48%
State avg.: 51%
Students by Grade
The Webb Schools Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
63 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
90%
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
1505
Average ACT score
34
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Day Tuition: $54,750
Summer Program Cost
$3,100
Summer Program Cost Notes
International cost: $3,260; bridge program: $450
% on Financial Aid
33%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$43,306
Acceptance Rate
15%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Dr. Jamila Everett
Admissions Associate
Jeff Stodgel
Endowment Size
$60 million

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
38 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Acappella, Archives, Astronomy, Chess Club, Community Service, Computer Club, Cooking Club, Debate, Dorm Council, Farming, Fencing Club, French Club, Honor Council, Indoor Soccer, 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, Yearbook - "El Espejo"

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 Morales '00 - Former Special Assistant to President Obama
  • Samantha Ainsley '07 - Senior Software Engineer, Netflix
  • 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
  • Otis Y. Chandler `96 - Founder of Goodreads.com
  • Dr. Wendin Smith '89 , NATO expert on countering weapons of mass destruction
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Julia Marciari-Alexander '85 - Executive Director, Walters Art Museum
    • Caroline Adler '00 - Former Special Assistant to President Obama
    • Samantha Ainsley '07 - Senior Software Engineer & 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, Dean of Harvard Graduate School of Design
    • Jeff Luhnow '84 - General Manager, Houston Astros
    • Otis Y. Chandler ’96 - Founder of Goodreads.com
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does The Webb Schools cost?
The Webb Schools's tuition is approximately $76,985 for private students and $3,100 for summer students.
What is the acceptance rate of The Webb Schools?
The acceptance rate of The Webb Schools is 15%, which is lower than the national average of 84%. The Webb Schools's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in California with low acceptance rates.
Who are famous alumni from The Webb Schools?
The Webb Schools famous alumni include: Julia Marciari-Alexander '85, Caroline Adler '00, Samantha Ainsley '07, Ariel Fan '10, Josh Marshall '87, John Scalzi ’87, Jim Drasdo '63, Mark Lee '85, Jeff Luhnow '84 and Otis Y. Chandler ’96.
Does The Webb Schools offer a summer program?
Yes, The Webb Schools offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does The Webb Schools offer?
The Webb Schools offers 15 interscholastic sports: Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Diving, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo and Wrestling. The Webb Schools is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in California for most sports offered.
What is The Webb Schools's ranking?
When is the application deadline for The Webb Schools?
The application deadline for The Webb Schools is Jan. 15.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 404 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $76,985
  • Acceptance rate: 15%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Los Angeles County, CA is $16,391 for elementary schools and $21,277 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Los Angeles County, CA is 83% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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