Welcome to our 7th Head of School

Dr. Theresa Smith, Ph.D.

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Theresa Smith teaching students in a classroom

Welcome To Webb

Where Community Comes First

When you join The Webb Schools, you join a 24/7 community that’s built by you, for you. A boarding and day high school (9-12) community fostering independence and feeding the smart, curious, independent mind. Community is our most important resource, helping students to grow and develop their sense of self and to act with honor and moral courage. Join us. Surprise yourself at The Webb Schools.

Theresa Smith with students
2022 Jubilee Music Performance Student Life
Les Miserables Spring Theater Production

Who We Are

We Are All In

Students tackle challenges together, learning from each other as they go. From camping trips to karaoke to movie nights, we are “all in” all the time.

Where We Are

Where It All Begins

Sitting on 150 acres in the foothills above Claremont, California, we have access to all the Los Angeles area has to offer — from unparalleled entertainment to the best in outdoor and cultural experiences anywhere.

What We Believe In

Webb Values

Our mission as a school community is to inspire students to think boldly, mindfully and creatively, to act with honor and moral courage, to lead with distinction, and to serve with a generous spirit.

Exciting Student Life

Student Activities

From trail runs with your best friend to an ice cream run with your physics teacher to class competitions, you can always find your own kind of fun.

Championship Athletics

Student Athletes

The Webb Schools offer a competitive interscholastic athletic program for students of all skill levels with 42 teams participating in 15 sports. The Vivian Webb Soccer team is the current CIF Southern Section D7 and State Champions.

Fine Arts

The Arts at Webb

Learning from a faculty that includes a number of noted contemporary artists, Webb students enjoy state-of-the-art material and superb facilities.

The Webb Schools

At A Glance


Students Attending Top 10% of Colleges and Universities in the US


Student-Teacher Ratio


Faculty with Advanced Degrees




Paleontology Museum on Campus


Alumni around the World


News At Webb

Hanbo Xu poses with his clarinet surrounded by palm trees

Dec 1, 2023

Webb Clarinetist Wins Concerto Competition

Clarinetist Hanbo Xu WSC ’25 won the Claremont Young Musicians Orchestra’s Concerto Competition on November 18. He will perform his winning concerto at the Season Finale Concert on Sunday, June 2, at 7 pm, in the Bridges Hall of Music at Pomona College.

The First 100 video cover

Nov 15, 2023

Webb wins CASE Award

Webb received the Best of CASE District VII Award for the video, The First 100. Produced for our centennial celebration, the video features archival footage, school history, and extensive interviews.

The new Head of The Webb Schools Dr. Theresa Smith at her Investiture with past heads Susan Nelson and Taylor Stockdale

Nov 13, 2023

Webb community passes the light of leadership to seventh Head of School

On the Saturday of Alumni Weekend, the Webb community gathered in Vivian Webb Chapel to witness the investiture of the seventh Head of The Webb Schools, Dr. Theresa Smith. The ceremony marked the official start of Dr. Smith’s headship at Webb.

Students inspect each other's art pieces at the Mend M.E. workshop during Webb's first ever Diversity & Community Symposium

Nov 9, 2023

Webb’s first ever Diversity & Community Symposium

Webb held its first ever Diversity & Community Symposium this week. Students, staff, and faculty chose from over 20 workshops led by faculty, staff, and professionals involving a diversity of interests: art, science, history, yoga, and culture.

The Next 100

The Centennial

In 1922, Thompson Webb founded The Webb Schools in the rolling foothills of Claremont, California. Over the last 100 years, we’ve seen the timeless values first embedded in the Webb School of California tested and reaffirmed, the establishment of the world-class Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology (1936) and the founding and flourishing of a singular and extraordinary Vivian Webb School (1981). Always more than the sum of its parts, The Webb Schools continue to thrive today, an educational powerhouse like no other. Learn More

Next 100 The Centennial Campaign

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