The Webb Schools

1175 W. Baseline Road,
Claremont, CA 91711
Tel: (909) 482-5214
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12 | 404 students
Two schools on one campus.
An honor code carried out by the students themselves.
A college placement record with few rivals.
Students on campus from 14 states and 15 countries.
These attributes just begin to describe what makes Webb, Webb.

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2013 School Data
The Webb Schools Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12 9-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support No No
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1922 1907
Campus Size 70 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 404 students 300 students
% International Students 22% 20%
% Students Boarding 65% 67%
Average SAT Score 1970 * National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Acadmics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Casual Casual
Average Class Size 15 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:8 1:7
# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 15 15
ESL Courses Offered No Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 79% 65%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $30 million $14 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$51,515 $47,200
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$36,635 $26,300
% Students on Financial Aid 33% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $33,000 $19,000
Merit Scholarships Offered No No

Admission

Application Deadline Jan. 15 Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application No No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Acceptance Rate 25% 57%
Director of Admissions Leo Marshall  
Associate Director of Admissions Stephanie (Stevie) Marshall  

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 15 15
Biology Calculus AB
Calculus BC Chemistry
English Language English Literature
Enviromental Science French Language
Honors French Honors Museum Research
Honors Spanish Linear Algebra
Paleontology Physics B
Physics C Spanish Language
Spanish Literature Statistics
US History World History

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered 15 14
SportsBadminton, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Diving, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations 36 24
Extracurriculars Acappella, Archives, Art Portfolio, Astronomy Club, Athletic Training, Baseball Clinic, Basketball Clinic, Chess Club, Community Service, Computer Club, Cooking Club, Dance, Debate, Dorm Council, Drama, Farming, Fencing , Fitness, French Club, Gaming Club, Honor Council, Mock Trial, Model UN, Museum, Newspaper,

College Matriculation

Year: 2002-2013 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
University of Southern California 119
Wellesley College 28
Northwestern University 26
Georgetown University 25
University of California, Los Angeles 25
Boston University 24
Carnegie Mellon University 24
University of California, Berkeley 22
New York University 21
Stanford University 19
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes:

  • Webb offers a unique program of a single-sex and coeducational environment on one campus, providing abundant opportunities for academic discovery and unbounded thinking. Recognizing the formative differences between boys and girls during early adolescence, core classes in the first two years are single-sex; electives and upper-division courses are coeducational. A commitment to honor is a central part of our community, in every program, every classroom, and every person. With top athletic facilities, strong art and music programs, a remarkable paleontology program through the Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology, and a dedication to community service, Webb is designed to challenge a student at all levels and in all activities.

  • School accreditations: Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS), National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
  • 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 TalkingPointsMemo.com
    • John Scalzi ’87 - Writer
    • Punch Hutton ’89 - Vanity Fair editor
    • Polly Liu ’91 - Founder of Beau-coup.com
    • Hosain Rahman ’93 - Founder and CEO of Jawbone
    • Otis Y. Chandler ’96 - Founder of Goodreads.com

Nearby Schools:

The nearest school is Excelsior School (22.0 miles away)
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • PasadenaExcelsior School
    1539 E. Howard St.
    PasadenaCA91104
    626-398-2388
    22 mi | 102 students | Gr. 9-12
  • AnaheimSt. Catherine's Academy
    All-boys  (Catholic)
    215 N. Harbor Blvd.
    AnaheimCA92805
    714-772-1363
    22.3 mi | 150 students | Gr. K-8
  • San MarinoSouthwestern Academy
    2800 Monterey Road
    San MarinoCA91108
    (626) 799-5010 ext.
    22.6 mi | 144 students | Gr. 6-12
  • La Canada FlintridgeFlintridge Sacred Heart Academy
    All-girls  (Catholic)
    440 St. Katherine Dr.
    La Canada FlintridgeCA91011
    626-685-8333
    25.7 mi | 385 students | Gr. 9-12
  • IdyllwildIdyllwild Arts Academy
    52500 Temecula Road P.O. Box 38
    IdyllwildCA92549
    (951)468-7223
    62.9 mi | 301 students | Gr. 9-12
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