The Webb Schools has a long tradition of admitting students from outside the United States, and currently 22% of our student population is international. Those students bring a rich experience of culture to what is one of the most diverse school communities of any U.S. boarding school. International students must meet the same requirements for admission as our domestic candidates by submitting our online application and all necessary supporting documents and test results.
In recent years, there has been a remarkable and welcome surge in applications from overseas students as Webb’s reputation continues to expand. Like our domestic candidates, successful international candidates typically have superior academic preparation and demonstrated accomplishments both in and out of the classroom.
The Webb Schools often receives requests from overseas families to repeat grade levels and those are only granted on a case by case basis. One criteria we consider is the age of the student during the first term of the admission year. The school looks for ages that are developmentally appropriate for that grade level. Therefore, a student who will be 16 years of age during the first term of grade 9 will not be granted admission. Similarly, a student who will be 17 years of age during the first term of grade 10 will not be considered for admission to that grade level.