The Webb Schools

1175 West Baseline Road
Claremont, CA 91711
At Webb, we teach students how to learn through our unique, multidisciplinary, future-focused curriculum that challenges students to participate in the design of their education.
Come for a tour of our 150-acre campus, nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel mountains, and learn about our Advanced Studies program (that goes far beyond AP courses) taught by our expert faculty.
Our courses are engaging and expose students to various subjects, including Filmmaking, Neuroscience, Multivariable Calculus, languages, Paleontology, and the performing and visual arts.
As a boarding school, life at Webb includes upholding the core values of honor, integrity, moral courage, and community-and becoming confident, honorable leaders.
Webb's relationships in LA and locally, with the Claremont Colleges and our Alf Museum of Paleontology, offer students unparalleled exploration and advanced learning opportunities.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12
  • Enrollment: 405 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $76,985
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $54,750
  • Acceptance rate: 15%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

The Webb Schools ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 288 schools) for:

Category
Attribute
Student Test Scores
Student Test Scores

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2023 School Data
The Webb Schools
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
9-12
8-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1922
1906
Campus Size
150 acres
126 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
405 students
320 students
% Students of Color
61%
25%
% International Students
23%
20%
% Students Boarding
62%
67%
Average SAT Score
1505
(Out of 1600)
* National Avg. »View
Average ACT score
34
(Out of 36)
*National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year
No
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
No
No
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Average Class Size
16 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
35
17
ESL Courses Offered
No
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
90%
71%
Summer Program Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$60 million
$28 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$76,985
$64,800
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$54,750
$35,000
Summer Program Cost
$3,100
(Summer program bridge: $450; summer program international: $3,260)
% Students on Financial Aid
33%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
$50,000
(Average grant: day, $40,000; boarder, $60,000)
$24,000
Merit Scholarships Offered
No
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
Jan. 15
Jan. 15
SSAT Required
Yes
Yes
Acceptance Rate
15%
60%
Director of Admissions
Dr. Jamila Everett

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
35
17
Courses
Advanced Studies Global Gender Studies, Advanced Studies Human Migration, Advanced Studies in Anatomy and Physiology , Advanced Studies in Biotechnology, Advanced Studies in Organic Chemistry, Advanced Studies in Paleontology, Advanced Studies Linear Algebra, Advanced Studies The Age of Enlightenment, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Chinese Language, AP Computer Science, AP Environmental Science, AP French Language, AP Physics 1, AP Physics C, AP Spanish Language, AP Spanish Literature, AP Statistics, Honors Advanced Museum Research, Honors Biology, Honors Chamber Singers, 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

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
15
24
Extracurriculars
Yearbook - "El Espejo"

Club or Organization:
Alianza (Latino Student Alliance), Art Club, Chinese Conversation, Coding Club, Community Service, Photography Club, Radio Station, Robotics, Sports Reporting, Student Admissions Assistants, Student Government

Arts and Music Programs:
School Play

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Outdoor Activities, Triathlon

College Matriculation

Year: 2015 - 2022
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
UC Berkeley
29
University of Southern California
27
New York University
23
Occidental College
20
Pitzer College
19
Babson College
16
Wellesley College
16
Cornell University
14
Johns Hopkins
14
UCLA
14

School Notes

  • The Webb Schools 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:
    • Julia Marciari-Alexander '85 - Executive Director, Walters Art Museum
    • Caroline Adler '00 - Former Special Assistant to President Obama
    • Samantha Ainsley '07 - Senior Software Engineer & Technical Lead, Google
    • Ariel Fan '10 - CEO GreenWealth Energy
    • Josh Marshall '87 - Editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com
    • John Scalzi ’87 - Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer
    • Jim Drasdo '63 - Capital Research and Management Group
    • Mark Lee '85 - Architect, Dean of Harvard Graduate School of Design
    • Jeff Luhnow '84 - General Manager, Houston Astros
    • Otis Y. Chandler ’96 - Founder of Goodreads.com
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does The Webb Schools cost?
The Webb Schools's tuition is approximately $76,985 for boarding students and $54,750 for day students.
What schools are The Webb Schools often compared to?
The Webb Schoolsis often viewed alongside schools like Cate School by visitors of our site.
What is the acceptance rate of The Webb Schools?
The acceptance rate of The Webb Schools is 15%, which is lower than the boarding school average of 60%. The Webb Schools's acceptance rate is ranked as one of the top boarding schools with low acceptance rates.
Who are famous alumni from The Webb Schools?
The Webb Schools famous alumni include: Julia Marciari-Alexander '85, Caroline Adler '00, Samantha Ainsley '07, Ariel Fan '10, Josh Marshall '87, John Scalzi ’87, Jim Drasdo '63, Mark Lee '85, Jeff Luhnow '84 and Otis Y. Chandler ’96.
What sports does The Webb Schools offer?
The Webb Schools offers 15 interscholastic sports: Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo and Wrestling.
Does The Webb Schools offer a summer program?
Yes, The Webb Schools offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What is The Webb Schools's ranking?
When is the application deadline for The Webb Schools?
The application deadline for The Webb Schools is Jan. 15.

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Class of 2017
5.00
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. . .

Class of 2016
5.00
University of California San Diego
Webb has a clear focus on community and it really shows. When you are a student you become best friends with the faculty and your fellow students, traversing the boundaries of what most schools can. . .

Class of 2017
5.00
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. . .
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12
  • Enrollment: 405 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $76,985
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $54,750
  • Acceptance rate: 15%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15
  • Source: Verified school update

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