The Webb Schools

5.00 5 1 (29 reviews)
1175 West Baseline Road
Claremont, CA 91711
The Webb Schools Photo #1 - Webb is a school community that lives and learns together. You will make friends from across the country and around the world. This year we have students from 12 states and 18 countries.
The Webb Schools Photo #1 - Webb is a school community that lives and learns together. You will make friends from across the country and around the world. This year we have students from 12 states and 18 countries.
The Webb Schools Photo #2 - The Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology is the only fully accredited museum located on a high school campus in North America. Our museum program involves students in all aspects of the scientific process--from discovery to published research.
The Webb Schools Photo #3 - Webb's mission is to graduate honorable leaders--young men and women of character with moral courage and critical thinking skills.
The Webb Schools Photo #4 - Webb enjoys a 100% admit rate to selective 4-year colleges and universities.
The Webb Schools Photo #5 - Webb offers a broad-based liberal arts education where learning happens through authentic discovery and challenging coursework. We strive to develop students' abilities to think and learn independently, collaborate productively with peers, and communicate effectively.
The Webb Schools Photo #6 - Webb offers a competitive interscholastic athletic program for students of all skill levels with 42 teams participating in 15 sports. Our new, state-of-the-art aquatics center is perfect for swimming, diving and water polo competitions. In addition to athletics, our afternoon program offers students a variety of other activities in which to participate.
The Webb Schools Photo #7 - Webb offers introductory and advanced level courses in art, music and theater. Our campus is home to two performing arts spaces including the Copeland-Donahue Theater and Susan A. Nelson Performing Arts Center.
The Webb Schools Photo #8 - Located at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains, our campus setting provides easy access to hiking, snorkeling, rock climbing and other outdoor adventures.
The Webb Schools Photo #9 - Our Hefner Observatory houses a Celestron-14 telescope.
The Webb Schools Photo #10 - Although community service hours are not required at Webb, many of our students voluntarily choose to participate in one or more of our numerous service activities. In the past few years, our students have traveled to Costa Rica, Thailand, Romania, Australia, Nepal, Fiji and three countries in Africa on service trips.
  • Two schools on one campus: Vivian Webb School for girls and Webb School of California for boys.
  • The only accredited museum of paleontology located on a high school campus in North America.
  • An honor code carried out by the students themselves. A college placement record with few rivals.
  • Students on campus from 12 states and 18 countries. A commitment to team sports, outdoor activities and the arts.
  • These attributes just begin to describe what makes Webb, Webb.

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  • Class of 2017
    5 Stars  
    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. . .

  • Class of 2017
    5 Stars  
    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. . .

  • Class of 2017
    5 Stars  
    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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Definition of Terms 
2018 School Data
The Webb SchoolsBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-129-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded19221909
Campus Size150 acres106 acres

Student Body

Enrollment410 students318 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score1390* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeCasualCasual
Average Class Size16 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:61:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered3517
ESL Courses OfferedNoYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedYesYes


Endowment Size$37 million$20 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
% Students on Financial Aid
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo


Application DeadlineJan. 15Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationNoNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Acceptance Rate
Director of AdmissionsJamila Everett

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered3517
CoursesAdvanced Studies in Paleontology, Advanced Studies Linear Algebra, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, AP French Language, AP Language & Composition, AP Literature & Composition, AP Physics 1, AP Physics C, AP Spanish Language, AP Spanish Literature, AP Statistics, AP U.S. History, AP World History, Honors Advanced Museum Research, Honors American Literature, 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


# Interscholastic Sports Offered1815
SportsBadminton, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Diving, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo, Wrestling


Total Extracurricular Organizations4024
ExtracurricularsYearbook - "El Espejo"

Club or Organization:
Acappella, Alianza (Latino Student Alliance), Archive Club, Art Club, Coding Club, Competitive Mathematics Team, Crossfit, Earth Club, Feminist Action Movement, Fiber Arts, International Mentoring Club, Invisible Children, Photography Club, Radio Station, Robotics, Running, T-Ball Coach, Community Service, School Play, Student Admissions Assistants, Student Government, The Crew (Video Club), The Tower (Yearbook), Tour Guides, Travis Manion Foundation

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Portfolio Club, Stain Glass, Student Missions Fellowship

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Chinese Conversation, Lorelei Consort, Mathematics Team, Outdoor Activities, Photography, Stain Glass, Pottery, Fiber Arts, School Play, Sports Reporting, Triathlon

College Matriculation

Year: 2009 - 201410 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
University of Southern California, CA44
New York University, NY17
Georgetown University14
Wellesley College, MA14
Cornell University, NY11
University of California, Berkeley, CA11
Barnard College, NY10
University of Chicago, IL9
Columbia University, NY8
Harvard University, MA8
Link to Matriculation Data

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:
    • Art Clokey ’39 - Creator of Gumby
    • James D. Watkins ’44 - Former U.S. Secretary of Energy
    • John Trefethen '62 - Owner of Trefethen Vineyards
    • Jon Congdon ‘81 - Co-founder of Product Partners, LLC; owner of Beachbody’s P90X workout plan
    • Josh Marshall '87 - Editor and publisher of
    • John Scalzi ’87 - Writer
    • Punch Hutton ’89 - Vanity Fair editor
    • Polly Liu ’91 - Founder of
    • Hosain Rahman ’93 - Founder and CEO of Jawbone
    • Otis Y. Chandler ’96 - Founder of

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