Applying to Webb

Frequently Asked Questions

List of 14 frequently asked questions.

  • What does Webb look for in an applicant?

    Webb is a college-preparatory boarding school with a challenging curriculum, so we seek students with demonstrated academic achievement. Additionally, as an honor-bound community, we welcome students with strong character, and a desire to be actively involved with peers, faculty, and staff.
  • Am I eligible to apply as a day student?

    Webb is a boarding community that admits a limited number of day students in the 9th, 10th, and 11th grades. Families wishing to apply for a day space must live in one of the prescribed day-area cities at the time they submit the admission application. A prospective day student must reside within one of the following cities: Alta Loma, Azusa, Claremont, Covina, Fontana, Glendora, La Verne, Montclair, Mount Baldy, Ontario, Phillips Ranch, Pomona, Rancho Cucamonga, San Dimas or Upland.

    A student enrolling as a boarder may not later become a day student. International students must enroll in our boarding program.
  • Does Webb admit students for grades 10, 11, and 12?

    Our primary admission year is grade 9, but we will also consider applicants for grades 10 and 11. We typically do not accept applications to enter grade 12.
  • Do I need to submit all parts of my application at the same time?

    All parts of the online application must be completed before it can be submitted. Our deadline for application submission is January 15.
  • Do you accept new students for the Spring semester?

    In rare cases, Webb will admit a student mid-year. Examples of this may be a work-related transfer for the candidate's parent.
  • Which standardized tests does Webb require?

    All students applying for grades 9 or 10 must take either the SSAT or the ISEE. Grade 11 applicants may submit PSAT, SSAT, or ISEE scores.

    It is required that non-native English speakers take a language proficiency exam. Webb accepts the TOEFL, IELTS and Duolingo. Please see Testing Requirements for more information.

    Webb does not accept the SAT, SLEP or other similar examinations in place of the above.
  • What are Webb's SSAT and ISEE test codes?

    Webb’s SSAT code is 8080. Our ISEE code is 50600. Please mark this on your test to ensure that we receive scores directly from the testing organization.
  • Are interviews required for all applicants?

    Interviews are strongly recommended but not required. Students are encouraged to visit campus for this interview. Applicants can also interview with an admission counselor if he/she is visiting the candidate's region.
  • How selective is Webb?

    The admit rate for the 2019-2020 school year was 18%. 
  • May I schedule a visit to shadow a class?

    A brief visit to a class is part of our regular campus tour, but students generally do not shadow a full class. To learn more about our curriculum, we encourage applicants to visit campus for our Discover Webb or Parent Information Night events.
  • Can my student repeat a school year?

    In rare cases, we will consider an applicant who wishes to repeat their current grade. Families can make the decision to repeat a year only in consultation with the Director of Admission.
  • What are the requirements for home-schooled students?

    Webb welcomes home-schooled students to apply by submitting the necessary application materials and test results including full description of the curriculum, methods of assessment, and any organization that might have oversight authority for the candidate's program. Recommendations are encouraged from facilitators outside the family, if available. Further questions can be directed to the Office of Admission.
  • Does Webb offer additional academic programs such as ESL or those specifically designed for students with learning differences?

    Webb does not offer ESL. Students whose first language is not English must demonstrate complete proficiency in English in order to be admitted.

    Webb does not have programs specifically designed to serve the needs of students with learning differences.
  • When and how are admission decisions communicated?

    Admission decisions will be available online on March 10 through the applicant's online account. Candidates must access their account using their username and password.
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