Peter Bartlett and Madison '12
From the Director of Student Life
Every year, at our convocation, I tell our new and returning students and families that I have the best job imaginable – that of taking an interested, passionate, inspired faculty and pairing them with the energy, talents and potential of a truly exceptional student body, and with only one charge - to make the most of the time we spend together. Webb’s well-established coordinate school structure allows us to stretch the boundaries and possibilities for teenagers that make us truly unique, and provide our students with experiences that distinguish them among their peers.
In independent schools we are fortunate to be able to intentionally and constantly review our guiding principles and practices to ensure that we are preparing our students for success in an ever-changing world. Our past and present school leaders have understood the value of preserving a culture that is built on the traditional values of honor and trust, while taking advantage of our proximity to one of the most diverse and exciting urban cultures in the world – a terrific platform to inspire creativity and expand the imaginations of our student in ways that are informed by a social conscience. At Webb your son or daughter will:
Lead, in authentic roles, as individuals and as members of a community where every citizen matters;
Learn, in classes, on playing fields and on stages, and through a variety off campus opportunities that allow them to explore the rich offerings that our location affords us;
Play, and make new friends who might live down the street or half way around the globe;
Grow their independence, learn to manage their time and establish lasting relationships with adults and peers alike;
Gain a new appreciation for the impact they can have on the quality of their lives and the lives of those around them.
I invite you to explore our Student Life section with your child in mind, just as we have in building a school where children, and the shapes that their lives take, matter.
Director of Student Life