Frequently Asked Questions

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Who may apply?

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Our Junior Scholars Programs are open to students entering 7th and 8th grades. We welcome and encourage international applications; we do not, however, offer an ESL program and all students should be comfortable reading and communicating in English.

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What is the tuition?

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Tuition for the 10-day Junior Scholars Program is $2,500 for domestic students, and $2,650 for international students. Limited financial aid is available.

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Is financial aid available?

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A limited amount of financial aid is available, and priority will be given to those who send completed aid and admissions applications by our April 30th final priority deadline. Those interested in receiving an application for financial aid should email summer@webb.org.

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Can I receive academic credit for my participation in Webb’s summer programs?

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No. All participants will receive a certificate of completion and benefit from the extraordinary academic enrichment provided by our summer programs. However, the Junior Scholars Program is eligible for academic credit from The Webb Schools.

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What will residential life be like?

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All participants will live in Webb’s dormitories. Dorms will be overseen by the Dean of Students and our residential staff, who will be on duty each night to supervise. Our dorm rooms vary between singles and doubles, and most participants will have a double. Webb dorm rooms are equipped with beds, dressers, desks and chairs. You will be responsible for bringing your own linens (sheets, blanket, pillow, towels) or purchasing them locally once you arrive on campus (we will provide trips to local stores at the start of the program). Living closely with young people from a variety of backgrounds and experiences is one of the great pleasures of boarding school life and we anticipate that the time you spend in the dorms will be some of the best moments of the summer.

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What shall I pack?

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A detailed packing list will be sent to participants before they arrive on campus this summer. Students should plan on packing comfortable clothing, including a bathing suit and athletic wear for afternoon activities. Students will need to provide their own linens or purchase them upon arrival. Laundry facilities are available on campus and we will offer trips to Target and other local stores for essentials that a student might forget or want to purchase upon arrival. Students are encouraged to bring a computer but are not required to have one. Refrigerators, televisions and other large electronics are not allowed in the dormitories.

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Where will I have my meals?

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Meals are served in Price Dining Hall, located in the central part of Webb’s campus. Our dining hall features of a variety of meal options, including a vegetarian option each day, a salad bar, fresh fruit and snacks.

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What if I get sick?

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The Webb Schools has a Health Center on campus, staffed by registered nurses who remain on call when the Health Center is closed in the evenings and on weekends.

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Can I go home at night or on the weekends?

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Our programs are designed to be immersive experiences and include lots of essential (and exciting!) programming in the evenings and over the weekends. For this reason, we ask that all participants plan on being at Webb for the duration of their given program. This will allow you to fully take advantage of all that our summer has to offer!