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raymond m. Alf museum of paleontology

“ Webb is a vibrant community of unbounded thinkers where every moment offers the opportunity to grow and to discover.�

welcom “ Each day the Webb experience comes to life.�


A day in the [ Webb] life 6:30 AM

On the Webb campus, the day begins well before the first bell rings. As the community stirs, the chirping of birds soon gives way to the murmur of conversations between students and teachers going about their morning routines and making their way to the dining hall for breakfast. At Webb, students and faculty live, work, learn, and thrive together both in and out of the classroom. Here, your classmates and teachers are also your neighbors. Each day the Webb experience comes to life. Students and faculty together, thriving, questioning, competing and learning as a community. Here you’ll discover a campus where the curriculum, activities and educational experience have placed Webb among the very best schools in the nation, unique in its foundation to stretch the boundaries and possibilities of each and every student. What is Webb? It’s two schools sharing a single campus. It’s a diverse body of students from across the country and around the world, bound by an honor code administered by the students themselves. It’s one of the nation’s leading preparatory schools, with a college placement record few others can match. It’s a commitment to athletics, the arts, and a rich blend of extracurricular activities for all students. It’s a nationally accredited museum of paleontology through which students can make real contributions to modern science. Established in 1922, Webb’s enduring purpose is to inspire students to expand the limits of who they are and what they can achieve. Today, Webb is a vibrant community of unbounded thinkers where every moment offers the opportunity to grow and to discover. Let’s draw the curtains back and discover what is right in front of you ... at Webb.

8:30 AM

This morning, Mrs. Mingarelli’s all-girls sophomore Integrated Physics and Chemistry class is meeting on the front quad to launch hydrogen-fueled rockets. Small teams of students readying their ignition strips pause as their teacher poses a few key questions. “How do you predict the ratio of hydrogen to oxygen in each rocket will impact the height of the launch?” Mrs. Mingarelli asks her class. “How will our observations enable us to draw conclusions about efficiency in chemical reactions?” Hands fly up TOMORROW’S GRADUATES NEED TO BE ... ... well-rounded critical thinkers and problem-solvers. They need to be resilient, tenacious, intrinsically motivated, and morally courageous. Blending the best progressive-era traditions of legendary school educators like Thompson Webb and Ray Alf, with cutting-edge approaches and technologies, enables us to prepare students for their lives beyond Webb. Webb’s program emphasizes core foundational skills in 9th and 10th grades to serve as a launching pad for rigorous academic work and research centered on real-world applications in 11th and 12th grades. Freshman and sophomore courses in evolutionary biology and integrated physics and chemistry give way not only to Advanced Placement courses in science but also to Advanced Studies courses focused on research-based and project-based experiences. Our interdisciplinary humanities program prepares students to be master communicators and thinkers by grounding them in the liberal arts while also equipping them to take on advanced electives curated by our talented faculty. In all fields, we have developed new Advanced Studies courses in collaboration with local institutions such as the Claremont Colleges, UC Riverside, and USC. Today, we offer robust elective courses in topics ranging from linear algebra and media arts to organic chemistry and computer programming, which allow our students to explore their own passions and interests. As an independent school, we provide our students with a dynamic and engaging educational program, one that will prepare them for the competitive world beyond Webb. All of our curriculum innovations are rooted in this goal. — Dr. Theresa Smith, Director of Academic Affairs

ready to offer something to the discussion. Whether outside on a green lawn in a chaparral-covered canyon or inside a classroom outfitted with the latest technology, morning classes are now under way. Across campus, students are being challenged to discover, innovate, and find new ways of approaching problems. Webb’s academic program engages students in a process of directed discovery. Whether in the classroom or the laboratory, our small class sizes, cutting-edge curricula, and gifted teachers emphasize active learning and critical thinking as well as factual knowledge. We train our students to explore and analyze like scientists, to think like scholars, and to become lifelong learners. The foundation of Webb’s philosophy is unbounded thinking: the ability to look beyond what is to what could be. A Webb education pushes students to meld knowledge with insight, wisdom with curiosity, and intellectual rigor with moral courage. In today’s fast-paced, dynamic global community, those qualities are more important than ever. THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS It is important for young men and women to grow alongside each other in a setting where they can learn to respect one another as social and intellectual peers. Those two considerations guide Webb’s unique approach to single-sex education. Freshmen and sophomores are taught in all-boy or all-girl classes that offer students all the benefits of single-sex education, including faster and sharper focus in the classroom and the opportunity to grow and gain confidence in a supportive setting. Upper-level classes are open to cross-registration, and by junior year, most classes are coeducational. Either way, boys and girls can interact and socialize between classes, during afternoon activities, and in the dining hall. It’s a balance that offers the best of both worlds throughout each student’s time at Webb.


innovate “ For every text, I try to find a current parallel that will help connect the stories to the students’ worlds. I also want students to see that these books relate to the ideals of Webb: being a person of honor, character and leadership.” — Rick Duque, Humanities teacher

“ Being part of the Webb family is a lifelong experience.�

11 : 5 0 A M

Walking from chemistry lab to the quad takes you through the Wow ’Em on Wednesday lunchtime event organized by the Associated Student Body, Webb’s student government. The event is just getting into full swing as a sophomore D.J. pounds out a syncopated rhythm urging limbo contestants to go, “Lower ... lower ... lower!”

WE HAVE THE BEST JOB IMAGINABLE ... ... that of taking an interested, passionate, inspired faculty and pairing them with the energy, talents, and potential of a truly exceptional student body, with only one charge: to make the most of the time we spend together. Webb’s well-established coordinate school structure allows us to stretch the boundaries and possibilities for teenagers in ways that make us truly unique and provide our students with an experience that will distinguish them among their peers. In independent schools, we are fortunate to be able to intentionally and constantly review our practices to ensure that we are preparing our students for success in an ever-changing world. Our past and present school leaders have understood the value of preserving a culture that is built on the traditional values of honor and trust while taking advantage of our proximity to one of the most diverse and exciting urban cultures in the world—a terrific platform to inspire creativity and expand the imaginations of our students in ways that are informed by a social conscience. At Webb, every student will: • Lead in authentic roles as individuals and as members of a community where every citizen matters; • Learn in classes, on playing fields, on stages, and through a variety of campus opportunities that allow students to explore the rich offerings that our location affords us; • Play and make new friends who might live down the street or halfway around the globe; • Grow their independence, learn to manage their time, and establish lasting relationships with adults and peers alike; • Gain a new appreciation for the impact they can have on the quality of their lives and the lives of those around them. – Peter Bartlett, Director of Student Life

Midday is a time to relax and refuel. You check in with your friends and make plans for an evening of study, on-campus activity, or maybe a workout at the gym. One of your teachers might also mention that she’s hosting a review session or a movie night. At Webb, the time you spend outside of the classroom is as important as the time you spend in it. Our goal has never been only to prepare students for college. Webb is academically challenging, but our objective is to provide a complete educational experience that goes far beyond college requirements. It’s an opportunity to try new things and develop your independence as you learn to set goals, budget your time, accept responsibility, and take charge of your own future within a safe, supportive environment. You’ll also make friends from around the world—friendships that you’ll keep long after you graduate. Being part of the Webb family is a lifelong experience. When you come to Webb, you become part of a tradition and a community that now extends to almost every part of the globe. Our alumni remain an active part of campus life, engaging with our students and faculty as guest speakers, council members, trustees, career advisors, and mentors. A Webb education is also about character and leadership. Our mission is to train future generations of leaders committed to personal integrity and service to others. For Webb students, leadership means more than organizing a group or running for student government—although you can do that, too. Leadership is cultivated through the countless opportunities we offer for students to engage with their community both on and off campus, to uphold the principles of honor and individual responsibility, and to make positive contributions to the world around them.

12 : 4 5 P M

In your hand, you hold a small jaw no bigger than your thumb nail. Locked away for 15-million years in the side of a cliff just outside of Barstow, it was discovered by a Webb senior during one of last year’s Peccary trips. Tomorrow, the paper you’re finishing about that ancient weasel will be submitted for publication, soon to become your first permanent contribution to the scientific world. This afternoon, you spent some time with a 60-million year-old member of the Webb community: Protoselene ashtoni. Discovered by a Webb student in the Goler Formation just 100 miles from campus, this new species was named after alumnus and museum supporter R. Larry Ashton ’70. It’s just one of hundreds of fossil discoveries made by Webb students each year.

AN AMAZING TRADITION OF STUDENT RESEARCH AND SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY It’s not every day that high school students receive behind-the-scenes privileges at the Smithsonian Institution, coauthor articles and abstracts for scientific publications, or make presentations at the annual meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, an international event featuring a gathering of professional scientists and graduate students. Unless you’re at Webb, that is. Over the past 10 years, Webb students have been coauthors on over 25 articles published in scientific journals. The contributions of Webb and Webb students to the field of paleontology are of the highest caliber, including the discovery of thousands of valuable fossil specimens and the identification of several new species. Students who want to dig deeper into the field of paleontology can do so through the Rogers Peccary Scholars program, undertaking original research both in the field and in the lab. Peccary Scholars take classes in paleontology, work closely with professional paleontologists, and expand our body of scientific knowledge.

Those discoveries and more than 150,000 other fossils reside here in the Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology, the only nationally accredited museum of paleontology on any high school campus in the United States. The Alf Museum is an amazing example of Webb’s philosophy of authentic discovery and unbounded thinking in action. It’s a place where students become part of the scientific process, learn the joy of discovery, and actually advance science. The museum is also just plain fun. Every Webb student spends a weekend on a real dig site. (Many come back for more than one!) In addition to learning how field scientists work, students enjoy the physical challenges of “roughing it”—and sometimes the thrill of making an important find for the museum’s collection. After all, 95% of the museum’s specimens were discovered by Webb students, teachers, and alumni. Back at home, students take part in the entire museum process: preparing specimens, creating displays, giving tours, even teaching local middle school kids through our Junior Paleontology program. It’s not just about paleontology, although there are plenty of opportunities to learn from experts in the field. It’s about taking on challenges, solving mysteries, and becoming part of something extraordinary. Whether you’re bound for a scientific career or some other field, the experience of participating in professional paleontological research is invaluable. No other museum in the world involves high school students in projects like these. This unforgettable experience is available only at the Alf Museum and only at Webb.

discover “ What will you do with your moment in time?” — Raymond M. Alf, teacher and founder of the Alf Museum

Webb by the numbers



➜ Webb is a member of the California Interscholastic

Federation and fields 38 teams in 15 sports. Webb owns 121 league titles and 3 CIF titles.

fine arts founded


➜ Webb was founded by

Thompson and Vivian Webb in 1922.


➜ Webb offers introductory and advanced level

courses in art, music and theater, and there are 9 performing arts groups on campus.



➜ The 70-acre campus is nestled at the base of the

San Gabriel Mountains in the college town of Claremont, California. Students benefit from having the Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology on campus, the only accredited museum located on a secondary school campus in the United States.



Webb School of California for boys Vivian Webb School for girls International

210 203 20%

2016-17 demographics

10 17

➜ U.S. States: Alaska, California, Colorado, Indiana, Nevada,

New Jersey, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas ➜ International: Australia, Canada, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Macau, Mexico, Nigeria, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, and Vietnam.


2000 national merit recognition


2012-2016/517 graduates ➜ 41 finalists ➜ 67 semi-finalists ➜ 189 letters of commendation ➜ 24 Hispanic Scholars


59 courses

➜ All hold four-year degrees ➜ 83% hold advanced degrees, 12 doctorates ➜ Average class size 16 ➜ 72% of the faculty live on campus

advanced placement & advanced studies

accreditation and memberships


97 28

including AP Calculus BC, Adv Studies Linear Algebra, Adv Studies Organic Chemistry, AP Physics C, Adv Studies Paleontology, Adv Studies LA Literary Culture, Adv Studies The Cold War Era

➜ 179 students enrolled in AP courses took 499 AP exams ➜ 82% scored a 3 or better on AP exams

➜ Median combined score

➜ Accredited by Western Association of

Schools and Colleges (WASC); Member of NAIS, CAIS and TABS. International Boys’ Schools Coalition; National Coalition of Girls Schools.

financial aid


➜ Last year more than 4 million dollars in

tuition assistance benefited 35% of the students. The average award for boarders was $37,000 and for day students, the average award was $26,000.

college profile

100% ➜ 100% of the class of 2016 was admitted to a selective four-year

college or university. ➜ 95% of the class of 2016 will be attending a college ranked in the top 10% in the nation (based on data from U.S. News & World Report on 1741 non-profit, accredited 4-year colleges and universities in the U.S.). ➜ 95% admit rate to the University of California system. ➜ On average, each senior received an acceptance letter from nearly 63% of the schools to which they applied. ➜ 57% will attend college in the West, 32% in the East, 5% in the Midwest, 3% in the South and 1% abroad, and 2% chose a gap-year or military service. ➜ College acceptances for the class of 2016 include such schools as: Agnes Scott College, Albion College, American University, Arizona State University,

Austin College, Australian National University, Azusa Pacific University, Babson College, Bard College, Barnard College, Barrett-the Honors College at ASU, Berklee College of Music, Boston College, Boston University, Brandeis University, Brown University, Bryn Mawr College, Bucknell University, California Institute of the Arts, California Lutheran University, California Polytechnic State UniversitySan Luis Obispo, California State Polytechnic University-Pomona, California State University-Channel Islands, California State University-Fullerton, California State University-Long Beach, California State University-Monterey Bay, California State University-Sacramento, Carleton College, Carnegie Mellon University, Case Western Reserve University, Chapman University, Claremont McKenna College, Clark University, Colby College, Colgate University, College of William and Mary, Colorado College, Columbia College-Chicago, Columbia University, Concordia University-Irvine, Connecticut College, Cornell University, Dickinson College, Dominican University of California, Emerson College, Emory University, Fordham University, Full Sail University, Georgetown University, Harvard University, Harvey Mudd College, Haverford College, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Hofstra University, Iona College, Johns Hopkins University, Kalamazoo College, Kenyon College, Lake Forest College, Lewis & Clark College, Loyola Marymount University, Loyola University Chicago, Macalester College, Manhattan College, Manhattanville College, Menlo College, Mills College, Mount Holyoke College, New York University, Northeastern University, Northern Arizona University, Northwestern University, Oberlin College, Occidental College, Pace UniversityNew York City, Pennsylvania State University-World Campus, Pepperdine University, Pitzer College, Pomona College, Purdue University, Reed College, Rice University, San Diego State University, St. Edward’s University, Saint Mary’s College of California, Santa Clara University, Sarah Lawrence College, Savannah College of Art and Design, Scripps College, Seattle University, Seton Hall University, Sewanee: The University of the South, Skidmore College, Smith College, Sonoma State University, Southern Methodist University, Spelman College, Stanford University, Syracuse University, Texas A&M University, The George Washington University, The University of Arizona, The University of Texas-Austin, The University of TexasSan Antonio, Trinity College, Trinity University, Tufts University, Union College, University of California-Berkeley, University of California-Davis, University of California-Irvine, University of California-Los Angeles, University of CaliforniaMerced, University of California-Riverside, University of California-San Diego, University of California-Santa Barbara, University of California-Santa Cruz, University of Chicago, University of Colorado at Boulder, University of La Verne, University of Miami, University of Michigan, University of New Mexico, University of Notre Dame, University of Oregon, University of Pennsylvania, University of Puget Sound, University of Redlands, University of Richmond, University of Rochester, University of San Diego, University of San Francisco, University of Southern California, University of the Pacific, University of Toronto, University of Tulsa, University of Vermont, University of Virginia, University of Washington, Vassar College, Wake Forest University, Washington University in St. Louis, Wellesley College, Western Connecticut State University, Wheaton College-MA, Whitman College, Whittier College, Willamette University

2:15 PM

As you take your place at center stage for the final rehearsal before next week’s production of Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods, you can’t help feeling a sense of accomplishment. When you started you weren’t sure if you could do it: acting, singing, and dancing in front of an audience. Now, with your first performance only days away, you can’t wait for the curtain to rise. Art is about seeing different perspectives, effectively communicating ideas, and finding inventive solutions to problems—all essential skills for future leadership. That’s why art is a key facet of a Webb education. At Webb, art is not extra: Every student takes at least two years of classes in the arts and student art is part of almost every aspect of campus life. With a combination of dynamic coursework and engaging afternoon activities, Webb allows you to tailor your own individual art program. You can sample different media or pursue a specific discipline as far as your talent and passion will take you.

IN THE MIDDLE OF IT ALL— LOS ANGELES ARTS AND CULTURE Art seldom emerges from a vacuum, and even the most talented young artists are inspired and invigorated by exposure to great works, whether by old masters or the latest experiments of the avant-garde. Webb is located less than an hour away from one of the world’s great artistic and cultural centers. For decades, Los Angeles has been a hub of film, television, music, and game production, and it’s home to some of America’s finest museums, theaters, and concert halls. Webb’s Southern California location puts it all within our students’ reach—from performances of the L.A. Philharmonic at the Walt Disney Concert Hall to powerhouse stage productions at the Ahmanson Theatre and Mark Taper Forum, from exploring priceless relics of ancient Greece and Rome at The Getty Villa to attending screenings of new independent films shown nowhere else. Our proximity to Los Angeles offers countless opportunities to engage and educate our students in everything the worlds of art and entertainment have to offer.

Whether you’re interested in painting, choir, or drama, you’ll enjoy cutting-edge material, superb facilities (including the innovative Copeland Donahue Black Box Theater, the Digital Media Studio, and our new Susan A. Nelson Performing Arts Center), and first-class instruction from a faculty that includes noted contemporary artists. Webb offers art education in a multitude of disciplines. Our performing arts program includes dance, theater, and instrumental and choral music. Here, you’ll learn to dance, deliver a monologue, or sing an aria or play a concerto. You’ll also develop the confidence, poise, creativity, and passion to continue pursuing your aspirations in college and beyond. The visual arts program offers you the opportunity to work in both traditional and modern media. Our student artists learn to express their creativity in multiple forms: drawing, painting, sculpting, photographing, filming, animating, and 3-D printing. Our program is designed to accommodate both beginners with little or no background in the visual arts and advanced students ready to hone their skills and build a dynamic portfolio. Our graduates have gone on to study at some of the country’s premier art schools and our alumni now work in creative positions ranging from DreamWorks to Broadway.


create “ I want my students to have a life in the arts and the arts in their life.” — Linda Silva Director of Instrumental Music

compete “ ‘Hustle’ without enthusiasm is a waste of time.” — Les Perry Athletic Director, teacher, and coach (1946-1975)


3:45 PM

It’s the last practice before the first game of the season: your first season playing high school football. The past few weeks have been all about drills, learning plays and patterns, conditioning and more conditioning. Tomorrow, you’ll face the first real test of what you’re made of and how deep you’re willing to go for your team, for your school, and for yourself. At most high schools, sports are limited to a few elite athletes. Not so at Webb. Here, students of all skill levels become scholarathletes, playing and competing on 38 teams in 15 sports. The options change with the seasons, allowing you to pursue your individual sporting passions and discover new challenges by competing in sports you’ve never tried before. Don’t think that means Webb isn’t competitive. The Webb Gauls compete in one of the top leagues of the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF). Webb teams own 121 league titles and three CIF titles. Webb traditionally qualifies teams and individuals for postseason competition.

SPEEDY SCHOLAR One of Webb’s scholar-athlete success stories is Andrew Lantz ’10. Originally from Houston, Texas, Andrew won his letter three years in a row on Webb’s varsity track and cross country teams, becoming 2010 CIF Division 4 champion in the 800-meter dash and setting a still-unbroken school record in that event. Andrew went on to North Carolina’s Davidson College, a NCAA Division I school, where he distinguished himself in cross country and track & field. By the time he graduated in 2014, he had earned five Southern Conference track & field championships and six Davidson school records. Some of the records he broke were his own. Andrew concluded his college running career at the 2014 NCAA East Regional Track & Field Meet, where he achieved his personal best time in the 800-meter event: 1:49.33, more than 3 seconds faster than his Webb record. In July 2014, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association named him a Division I All-Academic in recognition of his athletic and academic achievements.

Just as important as the opportunity to compete and win is what you’ll learn on the track, diamond, gridiron, or court. Webb’s athletics program builds on the school’s core values of honor, character, self-confidence, and commitment, inspiring student athletes to become leaders both today and throughout their lives. Webb is proud of the long list of alumni that have continued their athletic careers at some of the country’s top colleges and universities. We are committed to offering our students the time, talent, and resources it takes to help each student reach their full potential, whether they’re setting records and winning national titles or enjoying the camaraderie and participation at a less-competitive level. Fall Winter Spring Football Cross Country Girls Tennis Girls Volleyball Boys Water Polo Girls Golf

Girls Water Polo Basketball Soccer Wrestling Triathlon

Boys Tennis Boys Volleyball Baseball Softball Boys Golf Swimming and Diving Track and Field Badminton


The alarm goes off and you panic because you’re late for morning check-in. Then, you realize it’s Saturday. Nice! You’ve been trying to choose between snowboarding in Big Bear and surfing at Huntington Beach, but your friends texted you last night to ask, “What about going to Magic Mountain?” Decisions, decisions ... At Webb, you’ll never be bored on the weekend. First, for many Webb athletes, Saturday is game day. Many campus special events are also held on weekends, including dances, Winter Carnival, Theme Week, International Night, Jubilee Music Festival, and Webb Day. Student drama performances, dance recitals, and concerts are often slated for Saturday and Sunday evenings. Even if there are no big events on the calendar, there is always an assortment of weekend activities ranging from barbecues and karaoke to club-sponsored events like paintball or laser tag. Webb teachers often organize activities like knitting, baking, or making ice cream. If you just want to unwind, you can relax by the pool with your friends. Students can also make snack runs to nearby markets.

CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES At Webb, the day isn’t over when the last class ends. It’s time for afternoon activities. Every Webb student participates in an afternoon activity, whether it’s playing a sport, taking part in a stage or dance production, building a robot with the Gaulbots robotics team, volunteering for a community service project, or working with fossils at the Alf Museum. Afternoon activities allow students to explore a wealth of athletic, intellectual, and artistic possibilities outside the classroom. Each activity is led by a teacher with a strong personal interest in that subject or discipline, which also gives students a unique opportunity to bond with their teachers. Like sports, afternoon activities are divided into seasons: fall, winter, and spring. Each season, students have the option to either continue with an activity they already enjoy or sample something new. Many Webb students prefer to try some of everything, and by the time they graduate, most students have a diverse portfolio of extracurricular activities and interests.

While there are plenty of things to do without ever leaving campus, the weekends are also a chance for students to get involved with off-campus community service projects or explore the many landmarks and cultural attractions of the Los Angeles area: the Huntington Library, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), or the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA); Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, and Universal Studios; architecture tours; and of course home games of L.A.’s major sports franchises, including Lakers and Clippers basketball, Dodgers and Angels baseball, Kings and Mighty Ducks hockey, and, for college sports fans, Pacific-12 Conference stars USC and UCLA. For students looking to spend more time in the great outdoors, there are regular outings to Southern California beaches and hiking, camping, or skiing trips as well as fossil-hunting Peccary trips organized by the Alf Museum. Activities are announced each week via the school intranet and students can sign up at the Student Store in Hooper Student Center. With so many choices for fun and adventure, the real question isn’t what to do on the weekend, but how to fit it all in.

enjoy “While at Webb, you have to try at least one school trip, whether to Belize or just Disneyland. After every trip I’ve been on, I have come back with tons of stories, memories, and friends that I would not have met otherwise.” — Webb Senior

LOCATION. LOCATION. LOCATION. Nestled in the lower slopes of the San Gabriel Mountains about 40 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, the city of Claremont combines the charming atmosphere of a New England town with convenient proximity to major Southern California attractions and the Los Angeles International, Bob Hope, John Wayne, and Ontario International airports. Founded in 1887 and located along the old Route 66, Claremont is a thriving, environmentally conscious community known for its tree-lined streets, historic buildings, and world-renowned colleges. Money magazine has ranked Claremont as the fifth best place to live in the United States and the highest-rated town or city in California. For places to stay when you visit, please refer to our website:

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“Our day at Webb was revelatory indeed. As certain as I was that boarding school was not for our family, I began to see what this kind of experience could provide for a child entering young adulthood. The fact that Webb is a hybrid—two single-sex schools sharing a campus, offering the all-girls education while still having easy social interaction with boys—was a real draw for us. I tried not to be seduced by the beauty of the campus and the accredited paleontology museum. We saw where the faculty lived: right there amongst the students, many of them supervisors of the dorms. Our student guide told us

how she could run to a teacher most any time she needed extra help, that they truly were dedicated to seeing their students succeed. She also mentioned nights at the teacher’s house making pizza or watching movies. We learned about all the clubs, athletics and campus social events, most of them organized by students. I began to understand what life at a boarding school could offer—what a school like Webb could offer. My daughter was sold.”

— Jill Larson, parent ’14




Begin your application online

September - December • Contact the Admission Office to schedule a campus visit and interview • Register for the SSAT or ISEE (the test must be taken no later than January) October 13

Parent Information Night

November 13

Discover Webb Day

December • Request teacher recommendations and transcripts from your current school January 15

Completed applications due

March 10 • Admission decision notification March 22

Revisit Day for admitted students and parents

March 30

Day student enrollment decisions due

April 10

Boarding student enrollment decisions due


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