Webb rests on a slice of hillside in Claremont, California at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains. Heritage oaks and tall eucalyptus trees punctuate the quiet canyons and pedestrian roadways that crisscross the 72-acre campus. A patchwork of green spaces and expansive playing fields are edged in adobe and wood and stucco dormitories, classroom buildings, and faculty homes. The campus is home to 407 students and some 100 faculty and staff.
And just beyond the entrance to our quiet campus lies the bustling metropolis of Los Angeles. Within an hour’s drive of Webb in any direction, and on any given weekend, Webb students can be found hunting for fossils in the California desert, heading out for a day of sun and surf in Huntington Beach, or spending time in Hollywood, Santa Monica, or at one of the many museums and theaters located in downtown Los Angeles.