The Webb Schools

1175 West Baseline Road
Claremont, CA 91711
The Webb Schools Photo #1 - Webb enjoys a 100% admit rate to selective 4-year colleges and universities.
The Webb Schools Photo #1 - Webb enjoys a 100% admit rate to selective 4-year colleges and universities.
The Webb Schools Photo #2 - 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 #3 - 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 #4 - Webb's mission is to graduate honorable leaders -- young adults of character with moral courage and critical thinking skills.
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 volunteer for one or more of our numerous service activities. Students have traveled to Costa Rica, Thailand, Romania, Australia, Nepal, Fiji and across Africa on service trips.
Webb is a vibrant school community of unbounded thinkers pushing to solve problems and educate students to lead with honor and moral courage.
At Webb, high school students from across the country and around the world have access to an unmatched core curriculum that opens up into honors and advanced studies courses in the arts and humanities, math and sciences, and social sciences.
In fact, Webb is the only school of its kind in the country - a unique combination of the Vivian Webb School and Webb School of California and the AAM-accredited Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology, all on one 150-acre campus in the foothills of Claremont, California.
And our college placement into the Ivy League, into the best women`s colleges and small national liberal arts colleges, and, in fact, into the top 10 percent of all colleges and universities nationwide, remains remarkable.
As a global educational leader for a century, students here enjoy unequalled access to the resources of Southern California, including field study opportunities and academic partnerships with faculty at the world-renown Claremont Colleges and beyond.
We think there is a new, better way to do boarding school.  Discover it at Webb! Where California Boards!

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12
  • 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

Top Rankings

The Webb Schools ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 296 schools) for:

Student Test Scores

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2022 School Data
The Webb Schools
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
School Type
Religious Affiliation
Year Founded
Campus Size
150 acres
125 acres

Student Body

405 students
315 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score
* National Avg. »View
Average ACT score
*National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
Classroom Dress Code
Average Class Size
16 students
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
ESL Courses Offered
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program Offered
Summer Program Details

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$50.5 million
$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
Summer Program Cost
(Summer program bridge: $350; summer program international: $2,950)
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
(Average grant: day, $36,673; boarder, $57343)
Merit Scholarships Offered

Acceptance Rate

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

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
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



Total Extracurricular Organizations
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
University of Southern California
New York University
Occidental College
Pitzer College
Babson College
Wellesley College
Cornell University
Johns Hopkins

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
    • 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
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does The Webb Schools cost?
The Webb Schools's tuition is approximately $73,320 for boarding 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 58%. 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?
The Webb Schools ranks among the top 20 boarding schools for Low acceptance rates, High # of AP/advanced courses offered and High average SAT scores.
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
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
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
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)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12
  • 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

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