The Webb Schools
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 #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!
The Webb Schools places among the top 20% of private schools in California for:
- Category Attribute
- SAT Score Highest average SAT score
- ACT Score Highest average ACT score
- Acceptance Rate Lowest average acceptance rates
- Advanced Degrees Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees
- Student Body Largest student body
- AP Courses Most AP courses offered
- Sports offered Most sports offered
- Extracurriculars Most extracurriculars offered
- School History Oldest founding date
|School Type||School with Special Program Emphasis|
|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 Offered||Grades 9-12|
|Summer School Offered||Yes|
|Summer Program Cost||$2,650|
|Summer Program Details||Link to Summer Program Details|
|Total Students||410 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 45%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||57 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||7:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree|
|Average Class Size||16 students|
|Number of AP Courses||35 courses|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|Advanced Courses||AP Physics C, Honors French 3, Honors Museum Research, Honors Precalculus, Advanced Studies in Anatomy and Physiology, Advanced Studies in Biotechnology, Advanced Studies in Organic Chemistry, Advanced Studies Linear Algebra, Advanced Studies The Age of Enlightenment, Advanced Studies The Age of Enlightenment, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Enviromental Science, AP French Language, AP Physics 1, AP Spanish Language, AP Spanish Literature, AP Statistics, 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 score||1400|
|Average ACT score||30|
|Matriculation DataMatric. Data||Link to Matriculation Data|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||Jan. 15|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$66,130|
|Tuition Notes||Day Tuition: $47,035|
|% on Financial Aid|
|Average Financial Aid Grant||$37,000|
National avg.: 85%
|Admissions Director||Jamila Everett|
|Admissions Associate||Jeff Stodgel|
|Endowment Size||$37 million|
|Total Sports Offered||15 sports|
|Sports||Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Diving, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo, WrestlingBadminton, Baseball,|
Basketball, Cross Country,
Tennis, Track and Field,
Volleyball, Water 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
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
Profile last updated:
- School Location Miles Grades Students
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1960 Cate Mesa Road
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(805)684-4127 101.3 9-12
- Ojai Grades: 9-12 | 257 students
5025 Thacher Road
Ojai, CA 93023
(805)640-3210 85.7 9-12
- Pasadena Grades: K-12 | 858 students
1030 E California Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91106
(626)396-6300 22.4 K-12
- Pebble Beach Grades: PK-12 | 722 students
3152 Forest Lake Road
Pebble Beach, CA 93953
(831)625-8300 291.9 PK-12
- Danville Grades: 6-12 | 523 students
2100 Mt Diablo Scenic Blvd
Danville, CA 94506
(925)837-5375 348.1 6-12
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