As important as academics are, they're only one facet of the Webb experience. A Webb education involves social development as well as intellectual growth, and what happens outside the classroom can be just as significant as tests and lectures.
Campus life doesn't end with the school day. Whether they're day students or boarders, Webb students are involved in a rich array of on- and off-campus activities, both after school and on weekends.
A Sense of Play
In our drive for success, it's easy to lose sight of the importance of play. Our students may be gifted, but they are still teenagers, who need plenty of opportunities to enjoy and express themselves in constructive ways. Because Webb is academically demanding, it's particularly important that our students be able to relax and unwind.
A Community Built on Trust
Webb is more than a school: it's a close-knit community of people from many different nations and distinct points of view. They're united by the Honor Code, which creates a unique atmosphere of openness and mutual trust. On the Webb campus, for example, you can judge the number of kids in any building or classroom by the number of backpacks lined up outside the door. Personal integrity and collective responsibility aren't just platitudes here -- they're the central pillars on which the Webb community is built, providing a strong foundation for leadership development.
A New Approach to Student-Teacher Relationships
Teachers are a vital part of the Webb community. Many teachers and their families live on campus, getting to know their students not just as instructors, but also as dorm heads, advisors, and neighbors. That constant interaction allows teachers to connect classroom lessons to the kids' day-to-day experience, while ensuring that each student receives the individual support and mentoring they need.