The Webb Schools - Review #4

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The Webb Schools

About the Author:

Years Attended Boarding School:
Sports and Activities:
Cross Country, Sports Journalism, Varsity Soccer, Honor Committee.
College Enrolled:
Pitzer College
Home Town, State:
Laguna Beach, CA

Reflections and Advice:

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 athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
Its great that everyone is required to play a sport at least once. I think more can be put into filming the games and helping student-athletes play in college.

Art, Music, and Theatre:

1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
I don't know much about it, but the theatre program puts on plays a few times a year that are very well produced and popular amongst the students.

Extracurricular Opportunities:

1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
There is a large variety and they are taken very seriously, which is great.

Dorm Life:

1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
The dorms are great and have a great deal of history behind them. There are also plenty of dorm activities that create a sense of community.


1.) Describe the dining arrangements at your school.
The formal dinners once a week help everyone interact with people they may not have otherwise. Plus, the food and the dining hall staff are excellent!

Social and Town Life:

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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The Webb Schools Alumni #1
Class of 2017
5.00 6/8/2018
Occidental College
The Webb Schools is unique in many ways different than other boarding schools. One being that it is a boy's school and a girl's school on one shared campus. This allows the freshman and sophomore. . .
The Webb Schools Alumni #2
Class of 2017
5.00 6/7/2018
UC San Diego
I think there was generally a good work-life balance, or more like study-life balance at Webb. The community was small enough that we would know most everybody, teachers cared tremendously for the students, sports were. . .
The Webb Schools Alumni #3
Class of 2017
5.00 6/29/2018
United States Military Academy
The classroom setting of a round table discussion instead of lecture based teaching. I believe it really puts the pressure on the student to understand what is going on in the class and bring an. . .
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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 405 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $73,320
  • Acceptance rate: 15%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15
  • Source: Verified school update