319 Webb Road East
Bell Buckle, TN 37020
The Webb School, guided by our core values of honor, integrity and civility, motivates young men and women to fulfill their promise.
Our community of 405 students in grades 6-12 is small by design, creating lifelong connections while fostering greater involvement and individual growth.
A mindful, global education is built into the very fabric of the student body and reflects a continuing commitment to graduating active citizens of the world. To put it simply, it`s cool to be smart at Webb.
We develop confident, creative, and critical thinkers one question at a time.
Webb offers 20 AP courses along with other very challenging classes, as well an academic support program for students with mild learning differences. Webb truly breaks the mold with our Emerging Voices Program, which fosters our students` public speaking and written skills while developing passions.
The Webb School`s beautiful 150-acre campus is located 50 minutes south of Nashville in historic Bell Buckle.
This safe and intimate setting promotes a focus on personal values and intellectual growth, creating a refuge from societal pressures and distractions. An extensive network of extracurricular programs accord students the opportunity to try new activities and develop new passions. A thriving outdoor program, complete with backpacking, rafting, and rock climbing encourages students to develop leadership skills while enjoying the natural surroundings. The hallmark of a Webb education is an emphasis on honor and personal integrity. Our historic honor code, the inspiration for the well-known honor code at Princeton, is the framework in which students grow into Webb ladies and gentlemen. This has the lifeblood of Webb throughout our 151 year history, and our students take pride in upholding this tradition.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 7-12
  • Enrollment: 400 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $43,400
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $22,000
  • Acceptance rate: 51%
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 28 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2022 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
5-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)
Yes
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1870
1906
Campus Size
145 acres
125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
400 students
310 students
% Students of Color
40%
26%
% International Students
20%
20%
% Students Boarding
37%
70%
Average SAT Score
1320
* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)
1100 - 1400
-
Average ACT score
28
*National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year
No
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
No
No
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Uniform
Casual
Average Class Size
13 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
20
17
ESL Courses Offered
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
62%
71%
Summer Program Offered
Yes

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$45 million
$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$43,400
(Additional fee for ESL students)
$61,215
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$22,000
$34,900
Tuition international students
$56,000
$55,000
% Students on Financial Aid
50%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
$25,000
$25,000
Merit Scholarships Offered
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
Jan. 28 / rolling
Jan. 15
SSAT Required
Yes
Yes
Acceptance Rate
51%
58%
Director of Admissions
Julie Harris
Associate Director of Admissions
Carrie Auwarter

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
20
17
Courses
AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP English III, AP English IV, AP Environmental Science, AP French, AP Government and Politics, AP Latin, AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, AP Modern European History, AP Physics (Electromagnetism), AP Physics (Mechanics), AP Physics I, AP Spanish, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art: 2D Design, AP Studio Art: Drawing, AP U.S. History, AP World History

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
42
23
Extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Animation Club, Board Games, Book Club, Campus Store, Chess Club, Computer Programming, Cooking Club, Creative Writing Club, Dance Marathon, Diversity Club, Dorm Prefects, Drug Awareness Club, Engineering Club, Esports, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Film Club, French Club, Green Feet (Environmental), History on Film, Improvisation, International Film Club, Knitting Club, Literary Magazine, Math Competition Club, Photography Club, Prefects, Social Justice Club, Son Will Society Ambassadors, Spanish Club, Theater/Drama Club, Video Editing Club, yearbook, Yoga/mindfulness

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir, Guitar Club, Strings Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Cheerleading Club, Clay Targets, Lacrosse Club, Table Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball Club

College Matriculation

Year: 2021
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
University of Tennessee at Knoxville
4
New York University
3
Belmont University
2
Trevecca Nazarene
2
University of Southern California
2
Brandeis University
1
Northeastern University
1
Northwestern University
1
University of Chicago
1
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
1

School Notes

  • The Webb Difference
  • Honor and Character:  The hallmark of a Webb education is our emphasis on honor and personal integrity.  Our 151 year old Honor Code, the inspiration for the Honor Code at Princeton, is the framework in which students grow into principled young adults.  Our students take pride in upholding this tradition by signing the pledge book each year and electing members of a student-led Honor Council.
  • Emerging Voices Program: Writing across the curriculum and public speaking are major emphases at The Webb School.  Through our Emerging Voices Program, students learn to create original ideas, assemble a body of research, and communicate those ideas effectively through writing and public speaking.  Students showcase their skills each year by performing declamations, orations, performance creations and senior paper presentations.  These exhibitions are developed and completed under the mentorship of the students' advisors and other members of the community. Our goal is to create confident contributors in the classroom and beyond.
  • Outdoor Program:  Webb`s Outerlimits and Wilderness Instruction and Leadership Development (WILD) programs combine the classroom with the outdoors.  Our 150-acre campus is thriving with the spirit of a well-rounded education.  Students develop leadership skills and confidence as they navigate our high ropes course and lead trips into the surrounding area.  Rock climbing, caving, backpacking, kayaking, and rafting are just some of the activities students can master during their tenure at Webb.
  • Global Education:  A mindful, global education is built into the very fabric of the curriculum at The Webb School and reflects a continuing commitment to graduating active citizens of the world.  Students from 18 different countries and 12 different states endow Webb with a unique and diverse community.  Each class, each activity, and each meal is an opportunity for students to authentically connect with each other and expand their viewpoint.  With a legacy of service and graduates who are active in the global marketplace, Webb impacts the world.
  • Personalized Education: Webb`s flexible curriculum and small class sizes challenge students as individuals, allowing them to exceed their expectations. With a 7:1 student to teacher ratio, and an average class size of 13, students are encouraged to engage actively in their classes, sharing their opinions on material with teachers and students.  Advisors, teachers, coaches, and dorm parents take a personal interest in students, providing an education that is both rigorous and personalized.
  • The Webb School accreditations: SAIS, TABS, NAIS
  • 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
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does The Webb School cost?

The Webb School's tuition is approximately $43,400 for boarding students and $22,000 for day students.

What is the acceptance rate of The Webb School?

The acceptance rate of The Webb School is 51%, which is lower than the boarding school average of 58%.

Who are famous alumni from The Webb School?

The Webb School famous alumni include: Vermont Royster, Charles Alexander, Fielding Lewis Wright, Lewis Branscomb, Ingram Macklin Stainback, Prentice Cooper, Frank Constatine, Edwin Davis, Edward W. Carmack and Wayne Rogers.

What sports does The Webb School offer?

The Webb School offers 17 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cheering, Climbing, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Football, Golf, Kayaking, Lacrosse, Riflery, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track, Ultimate Frisbee and Volleyball.

When is the application deadline for The Webb School?

The application deadline for The Webb School is Jan. 28 / rolling (applications are due on Jan. 28 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

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Class of 2012
5.00
University of Alabama in Huntsville
The relationships that are built between the faculty and the students is phenomenal. The teachers are willing to work with the students until they have a firm grasp on the material. The faculty not only. . .

Class of 2011
5.00
Brandeis University
I think the most unique aspect of Webb is its atmosphere. No other school that I know has such acceptance of diversity, race, and unique personalities. At Webb, you can really learn who you are. . .

Class of 2011
5.00
Davidson College
Small classes and a teaching community dedicated to its students make Webb feel like a home. Teachers are always available to help, support, and listen to their students. The honor code instills a sense of. . .
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  • Grades: (Boarding) 7-12
  • Enrollment: 400 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $43,400
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $22,000
  • Acceptance rate: 51%
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 28 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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