The Webb School

5.00 5 1 (10 reviews)
Tel: 931-389-6003
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 just over 300 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 23 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 our students to develop leadership skills while enjoying the natural surroundings. The hallmark of a Webb education is our 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 146 year history, and our students take pride in upholding this tradition.

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  • Class of 2012
    5 Stars   12/27/2014
    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 Stars   7/19/2011
    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 Stars   6/24/2014
    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. . .

  • Class of 2011
    5 Stars   7/19/2011
    Oglethorpe University
    Webb manages to be academically challenging while retaining a unique, quirky character that differentiates it from other schools. Every morning, the entire school congregates in chapel, which I believe shows. . .

  • Class of 2011
    5 Stars   3/26/2016
    University of Miami
    The Webb School's steadfast commitment to the moral code that it has established is truly inspirational. Webb promotes free inquiry, critical analysis, mutual respect and tolerance and fairness and honestly. There is something unique about. . .
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Definition of Terms 
2017 School Data
The Webb SchoolBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)7-129-12
Grades Offered (Day)6-129-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded18701910
Campus Size150 acres105 acres

Student Body

Enrollment320 students300 students
% Students of Color
34%
20%
% International Students
19%
20%
% Students Boarding
48%
66%
Average SAT Score1857* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)1690 - 2020-
Average ACT score27*National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Uniform)
Casual
Average Class Size10 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:71:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered2316
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
74%
70%
Summer Program OfferedYesYes

Finances

Endowment Size$28 million$17 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$45,600
(Additional fee for ESL students)
$52,700
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$19,700$28,270
Tuition international students$48,800$47,000
% Students on Financial Aid
48%
36%
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Admission

Application DeadlineFeb. 20 / rollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Acceptance Rate
51%
57%
Director of AdmissionsJulie Harris

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered2316
CoursesAP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Technology, 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

# Interscholastic Sports Offered1214
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Riflery, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations4923
ExtracurricularsBible Study, Bicycling Club, Blue, Book Club, Chess Club, Chinese Language & Culture Club, Choir, Cooking Club, Debate Club, Diversity Club, Dorm Prefects, Engineering Club, Feet, Fellowship of Christians at Universities and Schools (FOCUS), Film Club, Fishing Club, French Club, Gardening Club, Green, Guitar Club, Honor, Interact Club, International Club, Math, Minecraft,

College Matriculation

Year: 2009 - 201410 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
University of Tennessee - Chattanooga23
University of Tennessee- Knoxville22
Middle Tennessee State University15
Berry College13
Sewanee/Tennessee Tech8
Vanderbilt/ University of Alabama7
Belmont/Lipscomb University6
Davidson College/Penn State University5
Emory/Georgetown University/Hendrix College/New York University4
Wake Forest/Georgia Tech3

School Notes

  • The Webb Difference
  • Honor and Character:  The hallmark of a Webb education is our emphasis on honor and personal integrity.  Our 147 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 17 different countries and 15 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 10, 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 
  • LD types supported: Mild cases of Dyslexia, ADD & ADHD
  • School accreditations: SACS, TABS, NAIS, SAIS
  • 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
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