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  • The Right Fit

    Hector Martinez
    September 15, 2014

    Every year many Webb students are faced with this very enviable dilemma. After all, the majority of our students are admitted to highly-ranked, top tier institutions, but thankfully, in the end they don’t always pick the highest ranked college as their first choice.

  • Beating the Odds!

    Hector Martinez
    April 24, 2014

    I find myself reminding everyone that overall, and given the tough odds seniors face today in getting into prestigious colleges, The Webb Schools continue to stand out among top prep schools, as the vast majority of our graduating students are well sought after. This is something I am very grateful for, and I do not take for granted.

  • College Week Summer 2014

    Hector Martinez, Director of College Guidance
    March 7, 2014

    If you had a chance to spend the day with a top admission officer from Harvard University what would you ask them? What about a chance to speak with a dean of admissions from USC or UCLA? Well, this summer all the students that take part in College Week at The Webb Schools will have a chance to do just that...

  • Early Admission News

    December 19, 2013

    It will be a very merry holiday season for many members of the Class of 2014. Early admission offers have been pouring in these past couple of weeks!

  • Schools that Change Lives

    Hector Martinez
    June 26, 2013

    With so much attention placed on the ultra-popular and insanely selective schools like the Ivies, Stanford, and MIT, it is nice to know that there are so many other good choices out there to pick from if you spend the time to do your research and keep an open mind about those special places that might be less recognized but equally powerful and meaningful.

  • WOW! Class of 2013!

    Hector Martinez
    May 28, 2013

    Today I watched 94 elated seniors pile onto the top of our temporary auditorium stage in Hooper Center wearing their college t-shirts and sweatshirts beaming with pride! It was our annual “Roll Call” assembly during which we present to the entire Webb community where all our soon-to-be-graduates will be attending college next year.

  • Love the Rankings: A Satire

    Hector Martinez
    October 10, 2012

    Every fall newsstands across the country fill the racks with college guides headlining the latest ratings of America’s Best Colleges. So, I decided this year to create my very own rankings of what I think are America’s best colleges and share them with you.

  • Hector Martinez Co-Chairs The College Board Forum

    September 7, 2012

    Webb’s Director of College Guidance, Hector Martinez, is co-chair of The 2012 College Board Forum “Investing in Education,” a national conference for schools and colleges taking place October 24-26 in Miami, Florida. Conference guest speakers include Donna E. Shalala, President, University of Miami and Shirley Tilghman, President of Princeton University, and others. Over 160 universities and colleges take part in a College Fair, and more than 2,000 total conference attendees are expected to come together to what is The College Board's most important annual event.

  • Welcome Back Anthony Shin '99

    August 15, 2012

    Anthony Shin '99 joins Webb as the new Assistant Director of College Guidance and a member of the faculty. Anthony has a rich background in education and he's a proud alumnus of Webb School of California.

  • The End is A Beginning

    Hector Martinez
    May 16, 2012

    The school year is quickly coming to a close and as we prepare for the many end-of-year celebrations it is my great pleasure to share with you our annual College Guidance Summary Report for the Class of 2012. In it you will see an impressive list of facts and figures showing the amazing job this year's seniors did with their college admissions.