The Webb Schools

1175 West Baseline Road
Claremont, CA 91711
Tel: (909) 482-5214
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12 | 409 students
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Two schools on one campus: Vivian Webb School for girls and Webb School of California for boys.
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The only accredited museum of paleontology located on a high school campus in North America.
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An honor code carried out by the students themselves.
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A college placement record with few rivals.
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Students on campus from 12 states and 19 countries.
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A commitment to team sports, outdoor activities and the arts.
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These attributes just begin to describe what makes Webb, Webb.

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Definition of Terms 
2014 School Data
The Webb Schools Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12 7-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support No No
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1922 1909
Campus Size 70 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 409 students 295 students
% Students of Color 63% 19%
% International Students 20% 20%
% Students Boarding 65% 68%
Average SAT Score 2060 * National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Casual Casual
Average Class Size 16 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:8 1:7
# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 33 16
ESL Courses Offered No Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 90% 67%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes


Endowment Size $32 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$53,575 $48,500
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$38,100 $27,675
% Students on Financial Aid 33% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $35,500 $20,630
Merit Scholarships Offered No No


Application Deadline Jan. 15 Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application No No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Acceptance Rate 22% 57%
Director of AdmissionsLeo Marshall
Associate Director of AdmissionsStephanie Marshall

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 33 16
CoursesAdvanced Studies Linear Algebra, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, AP French Language, AP Language & Composition, AP Literature & Composition, AP Physics 1, AP Physics C, AP Spanish Language, AP Spanish Literature, AP Statistics, AP U.S. History, AP World History, Honors Advanced Museum Research, Honors American Literature, Honors Biology, Honors Chamber Singers, Honors Chemistry, Honors Foundation of Virtue, Honors French 2, Honors French 3, Honors Integrated Math II, Honors Museum Research, Honors Paleontology, Honors Precalculus, Honors Spanish 2, Honors Spanish 3, Honors Strings Sinfonia Orchestra, Honors Studio Art, Honors Winds Sinfonia Orchestra


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


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 Club, Fitness, French Club, Honor Council, Indoor Soccer Club, Mock Trial, Model UN, Museum, Newspaper,

College Matriculation

Year: 2009-2014 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
University of Southern California, CA 44
New York University, NY 17
Georgetown University 14
Wellesley College, MA 14
Cornell University, NY 11
University of California, Berkeley, CA 11
Barnard College, NY 10
University of Chicago, IL 9
Columbia University, NY 8
Harvard University, MA 8
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School Notes:

  • 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
    • John Scalzi ’87 - Writer
    • Punch Hutton ’89 - Vanity Fair editor
    • Polly Liu ’91 - Founder of
    • Hosain Rahman ’93 - Founder and CEO of Jawbone
    • Otis Y. Chandler ’96 - Founder of

Nearby Schools:

The nearest boarding school is Excelsior School (22.1 miles away)
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Pasadena, CAExcelsior School
    1539 E. Howard St.
    PasadenaCA 91104
    22.1 mi | 110 students | Gr. 9-12
  • Anaheim, CASt. Catherine's Academy
    All-boys  (Catholic)
    215 N. Harbor Blvd.
    AnaheimCA 92805
    22.4 mi | 150 students | Gr. K-8
  • San Marino, CASouthwestern Academy
    2800 Monterey Road
    San MarinoCA 91108
    22.5 mi | 144 students | Gr. 6-12
  • La Canada Flintridge, CAFlintridge Sacred Heart Academy
    All-girls  (Catholic)
    440 St. Katherine Dr.
    La Canada FlintridgeCA 91011
    25.9 mi | 385 students | Gr. 9-12
  • Los Angeles, CAAmerican University Preparatory School
    345 South Figueroa Street
    Los AngelesCA 90071
    29.9 mi | 30 students | Gr. 9-12
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