The Webb Schools - Review #4
About the Author:
|Years Attended Boarding School:||2014-2016|
|Sports and Activities:||Cross Country, Sports Journalism, Varsity Soccer, Honor Committee.|
|College Enrolled:||Pitzer College|
|Home Town, State:||Laguna Beach, CA|
1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
Having half of the student body as day students creates an interesting dynamic and environment. Also, the paleontology museum makes Webb very unique.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
I made so many friends that I still am close with, years after graduating.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
I would have gotten out more, which would be my main advice.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
The people! From the staff to the students.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
The cookies on Wednesdays are awesome, I wish I lived in Jameson, its a great dorm.
1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
Challenging, but fair workload. Prepares you to develop habits necessary to succeed in college. Everyone is eager to get the best grades possible but it is not cutthroat, which would harm the student environment. The professors are excellent, always adapting and improving how they teach, very approachable outside of the classroom. They are as helpful outside the classroom as they are inside. More variety of classes would be better.
1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
The village has great restaurants and with the Claremont Colleges being so close, you get a sense of college life too.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
Everyone looks out for each other and gets along, which is very unique.
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