The Webb School

319 Webb Road East,
Bell Buckle, TN 37020
Tel: 888-733-9322 (toll f
Gr: (Boarding) 7-12 | 295 students
The Webb School has a 140-year history of challenging, college-preparatory academics for boys and girls in grades 7-12.
Our community of 310 male and female students is small by design, creating lifelong connections while fostering greater involvement and individual growth.
These students have diverse backgrounds, personalities and interests, truly bringing the world to Webb.
And with a legacy of service and graduates active in the global marketing place, Webb impacts the world.
All of these unique qualities create what we call The Character of Home.
We invite you to explore this profile and request information to learn more about Webb.

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2013 School Data
The Webb School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding) 7-12 9-12
Grades Offered (Day) 6-12 9-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support Yes Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1870 1907
Campus Size 150 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 295 students 300 students
% Students of Color 14% 18%
% International Students 15% 20%
% Students Boarding 48% 67%
Average SAT Score 1857 * National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile) 1690 - 2020 -
Average ACT score 27 *National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Acadmics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Formal Casual
Average Class Size 12 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:6 1:7
# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 19 15
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 66% 65%
Summer Program Offered No Yes


Endowment Size $24 million $14 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
(Additional fee for ESL students)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$17,700 $26,300
Tuition 5 day boarding $31,150 $36,870
% Students on Financial Aid 41% 35%
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No


Application Deadline Feb. 15 / rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Acceptance Rate 71% 57%
Director of Admissions Julie Harris  

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 19 15
AP Biology AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC AP Chemistry
AP English III AP English IV
AP Environmental Science AP Government and Politics
AP Latin AP Macroeconomics
AP Microeconomics AP Modern European History
AP Physics (Electromagnetism) AP Physics (Mechanics)
AP Statistics AP Studio Art: 2D Design
AP Studio Art: Drawing AP U.S. History
AP World History


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 10 13
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Riflery, Soccer, Softball, Tennis


Total Extracurricular Organizations 36 24
Extracurriculars FOCUS (Fellowship of Christians in Universities and Schools), Aerobics, Book Club, Chess, Chinese Club, Choir, Diversity Club, Dorm Council, Feet to Feet, Fishing, French Club, Green Feet, Honor Council, Interact (community service), International Thespian Club, Japanese Club, Math Counts, Mock Trial, National Honor Society, Newspaper, Outerlimits, Physics Club, Prefects, Quiz Bowl, Skeet/Trap Shooting,

College Matriculation

Year: 2010-2012 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
University of Tennessee - Knoxville 11
University of Tennessee- Chattanooga 11
Berry College 9
Auburn 5
Middle Tennessee State University 5
Sewanee-University of the South 5
Belmont 4
Emory University 4
Oxford College - Emory University 4
Davidson College 3
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes:

  • LD types supported: Mild cases of Dyslexia, ADD & ADHD
  • School accreditations: SACS, TABS, NAIS, SAIS
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Vermont Royster - Editor of The Wall Street Journal, winner of two Pulitzer Prizes and the Presidential Medal of Freedom
    • Charles Alexander - International Editor for TIME Magazine
    • Fielding Lewis Wright - Governor of Mississippi
    • Lewis Branscomb - President of Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government
    • Ingram Macklin Stainback - First Governor of Hawaii
    • Prentice Cooper - Governor of Tennessee
    • Frank Constatine - Chief of Opthamalic surgery at the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital
    • Edwin Davis - Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission
    • Edward W. Carmack - U.S. Senator
    • Wayne Rogers - Movie and Television actor, portrayed Trapper John on M*A*S*H TV series; investment analyst for FOX News network

Nearby Schools:

The nearest school is St. Andrew's-Sewanee School (39.1 miles away)
  • TownSchoolMilesStudentsGrades
  • Sewanee St. Andrew's-Sewanee School
    39.1  mi  |  248  students  |  Gr.  6-12
  • Chattanooga Baylor School
    69.7  mi  |  1049  students  |  Gr.  6-12
  • Chattanooga McCallie School
    74.6  mi  |  660  students  |  Gr.  6-12
  • McDonald Bachman Academy
    87.9  mi  |  31  students  |  Gr.  6-12
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