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Educational Directions, the consulting working with the Board of Trustees on the search effort, received more than 300 survey responses from a cross section of alumni, families, teachers, staff, students and supporters and conducted eight community meetings to gather perspectives on the selection of Head of Schools.
Comments in the surveys and focus groups said Webb’s next Head of Schools should be an inspirational innovator and visionary; an effective communicator; a strategic thinker and community builder; a person who can support external affairs, who values DEI and is focused on students; a person with rich experience open to listening to all perspectives; and someone with an authentic love for Webb.
The Board solicited input from faculty, staff, parents and alumni as well as from many Life Trustees, including Paul Reitler ’54, GP ‘13 and Susan Nelson, P ’95, ’97, former Head of Schools.
Head of Schools Taylor Stockdale will continue to lead Webb under the direction of the Board of Trustees until July 2023, when Dr. Smith will assume the executive post. During the two-year transition period, the two school leaders will continue their highly successful collaboration as Webb celebrates its centennial. In July 2023, Mr. Stockdale will shift to his new role, supporting the Webb community as Head Emeritus.
Dr. Smith has championed diversity, equity and inclusion at Webb. Her hiring practices over the last five years have created the most diverse faculty ever on the Webb campus. She also led efforts to adopt our statement of commitment to DEI values in 2018. She is a Planning Committee member of the SoCal Diversity Recruiting Fair and was the driving force behind the gender equity changes in dormitory accommodations for Vivian Webb School.
Dr. Smith will also add to Webb’s diversity on a personal level when she becomes one of the few women to serve as Head of Schools at an independent co-ed secondary boarding school.
The Selection Committee conducted an initial interview with Dr. Smith, followed by a second, more extensive discussion and a presentation/interview with the full board, Life Trustees, and a Faculty and Staff Advisory Group. She was also extensively interviewed on several occasions by our search consultants from Educational Directions.
In addition, Educational Directions engaged in one-on-one conversations with more than 15 individuals who worked with Dr. Smith, consulted with the Faculty and Staff Advisory Group and reviewed the results of the surveys and focus groups. The consultants and the Board also conducted 14 separate reference checks.
The Selection Committee began its search by assessing the potential match between the leadership skills sought and the skills, experience and vision of Dr. Smith, whose role at Webb placed her at the top of the search list. Educational Directions also gathered resumes from a diverse and representative pool of leaders that are potential applicants for 2022 headship roles to ensure Dr. Smith’s evaluation was conducted within the context of a competitive field. In all, resumes from 10 other potential applicants were examined.
The Board of Trustees formed a Selection Committee led by Board of Trustees Chair Sanjay Dholakia, WSC ’87 and Executive Committee Member Dr. Wendin Smith, VWS ‘89.
The committee retained Educational Directions, an independent school search firm with deep experience. This firm assisted with the leadership transition to Taylor Stockdale 14 years ago. The committee also worked with the Glasgow Group, which has assisted Webb with initiatives centered on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
The first stage of the process was to determine leadership qualities desired in the next Head of Schools. All members of the Webb community, including parents and alumni, received surveys seeking their perspectives, followed by invitations to participate in focus groups managed by our consultants. The Board also determined that it would begin its review of candidates with Associate Head of Schools Dr. Theresa Smith.
We expect to return to Webb’s full, on-campus boarding and day program for the 2021-22 school year.
Webb is excited to offer its Junior Scholars Summer Program for rising 7th, 8th, and 9th graders on campus this July. Prospective students and families can learn more on our website about our two sessions and four unique and engaging programs in Paleontology, Science and Engineering, Digital Arts and Global Ethics. Applications are now being accepted. See our Summer Program page for more information.
The Centennial Years will allow us to celebrate Webb’s past 100 Years, its Next 100 Years, Mr. Stockdale, and other longstanding faculty and staff members, in multiple moments and venues. Plans will be adapted appropriately for the COVID-19 environment.
More information will certainly follow, and we encourage you to engage our Development Team, Alumni Council, and other channels if you have questions or suggestions.
You may visit this page for more information about Webb’s response to covid, highlights and enhancements of our current program, and new health and safety protocols.
Your DSOs (Designated School Officials) are part of the Admission Team and look forward to helping you navigate this process. After submitting your enrollment contract, your DSOs will reach out to you via email explaining your next steps regarding your I-20. Questions along the way? Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Instructions on completing the enrollment contract will be sent via email. Parents who have questions regarding completing the enrollment contract may email email@example.com for assistance.
9th graders can expect to take courses in Humanities, Math, Science, World Languages, Fine Arts and Health & Wellness. View a sample program of study in the Course Selection Guide (page 6) for an overview of what your academic program may look like, and what courses you can look forward to taking. A sample daily schedule is available here.
Following receipt of your enrollment contract, emails will be sent in late April with instructions on how to access and login to the Student Information System (SIS) and complete your afternoon activity selection online.
Following receipt of your enrollment contract, emails will be sent in late April with instructions on how to access and login to the Student Information System (SIS) and complete the online course request process.
In accordance with the Los Angeles County Public Health Department’s guidance for schools and HIPAA privacy rules, our nurses will follow established procedures for community notification. When the Health Center receives notification of a positive/suspected case of, or close contact to COVID-19 in our Webb community:
Notice is sent to any student/family who has been on campus during the same time frame as the infected person. This notice will share basic information, but not specific details, and will remind families that if their student had possibility of close contact (from contact tracing information), they will be notified separately.
For those on the same team/activity as the infected person but without close contact, nurses will send additional communication with instructions to monitor for emerging symptoms. This notice will share additional details about possible exposure.
Anyone identified as a close contact to an infected person will be contacted directly by a Webb nurse, instructed to contact their primary care physician, arrange for a PCR test and quarantine until negative results are received.
Webb is required to report any positive COVID-19 test to the Los Angeles County Public Health Department within one business day of being notified if the person had been at school any point in the 14 days prior to becoming ill.
No notice will be sent to students/families who have not been on campus.
As always, the Health Center team is here to support you – please reach out if you have any questions or concerns: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The entire program generally runs the month of July. There are two, 10-day sessions with a bridge program in the middle for students who can’t or don’t want to return home in between sessions.
Students have the opportunity to choose between Science & Engineering, Paleontology, Global Ethics and Digital Arts. There are two 10-day sessions offered each summer. Students can stay for both sessions and chose two different offerings.
Yes, students in the paleontology program within Junior Scholars do have the opportunity to work in the Alf Museum. The museum includes two floors of installations and displays and holds over 175,000 fossil specimens.
In addition to our four-year paleontology program, which includes participating in independent research, there are lots of volunteer opportunities for students, including cleaning fossils in the preparation lab, laser scanning dinosaur bones in the research lab and maintaining the skeletons on exhibit. And, of course, you are welcome to join the museum’s annual summer Peccary Trip, which brings students and museum staff to wilderness areas in Montana, Utah and California for a three-week search for fossils.
Webb freshman are introduced to the museum through their two-semester core course Evolutionary Biology, which includes a weekend Peccary Trip to the area around Barstow, California, to participate in a fossil dig. For more specific information as it relates to your academic program, please check in with your advisor. Approximately 95 percent of the Alf Museum’s more than 175,000 specimens were discovered by Webb students, teachers and alumni!
Webb offers a host of co-curricular programs in a range of disciplines, including dance, debate, music, paleontology, robotics, theater and studio art. Webb also provides opportunities for students to extend their education beyond campus through experiential programs such as our trips program, which offers domestic and international trips during school breaks and in the summer, and our bi-annual Unbounded Days, which offers immersive, collaborative, relevant experiences that connect the classroom to the broader world. Highly qualified students who wish to undertake serious study in an area not covered by the Webb curriculum may propose an Independent Study course, and students who complete all of the course offerings at the advanced level in a given department may seek to enroll in courses at the Claremont Colleges, with the proper approvals.
You are encouraged to choose a challenging and varied curriculum based on ability and interests as well as on academic and career goals. Returning students consult with their advisor, teachers and parents while making their course selections for the following year. New students should discuss course choices with their parents. The director of studies will review the academic programs and overall loads of individual students. In addition, the director of college guidance will examine junior and senior course selections to ensure that they meet the requirements of the schools to which students are applying. Each student’s advisor, department chairs and the director of studies are available to answer questions about course selection.
The Webb Schools are committed to providing you with the support you need to achieve success at all levels of our academic program. Your primary source of assistance and guidance is your classroom teacher, and you may attend faculty office hours (offered four times per week) or schedule appointments to meet individually or in small groups with teachers before school, in a common free period, at lunch or outside the academic day. There are also evening labs in nearly all subjects during the week. All of these sessions can be used to review course content, improve study skills, prepare for tests or get help on an assignment. You may also team up with peer study partners to give and get support with classwork and exam prep. In addition, Webb maintains a tutor pool of approved and vetted tutors who are cleared to work on campus.
A selection of courses at Webb are more rigorous and thus carry an Honors, Advanced Placement (AP), or Advanced Studies (AdvSt) designation. Honors courses differ from standard sections by incorporating advanced content. AP courses adhere to the content and methods prescribed by the College Board for that subject and include test-preparation activities and practice. AP-level classes and Advanced Studies courses (designed by Webb faculty) engage students in high-level intellectual pursuits; they are characterized by their depth of study, their embrace of the latest in academic research and their attention to making connections among disciplines.
For a complete listing of required classes you can consult our Course Selection Guide. In addition to subject-specific requirements, 9th-grade students are required to take three core classes: Foundations of Civilization a one-semester course on the politics, economies, religions, social norms and artistic-intellectual production of cultures around the world; Fundamentals of Composition is a one-semester course that provides an immersive introduction to multidisciplinary thinking, critical analysis and writing, speaking, presentation and debate; and Evolutionary Biology is a two-semester course that explores Earth’s history, the history of life and evolution in geological time and modern genetics research and theory.
Tenth-grade students, in addition to subject-specific requirements, also participate in three core classes: The American Idea is a one-semester course that focuses on the question of what makes an American text or artwork “American”; American Society, Past & Present is a one-semester course that looks at American attempts to create an ideal society and balance the conflicting interests of a diverse nation; and Integrated Physics & Chemistry is a two-semester course that introduces students to the study of matter, chemical reactions and energy, and then builds on those concepts to explore more advanced ideas like thermodynamics and the quantum structure of atoms.
Yes, and many games and matches are archived, too. For some sports, we also send live updates to families to ensure they are as connected as possible with you on game day.
Yes — in fact, we encourage it! Learning to play a sport not only builds strength, skills and confidence, it helps you discover your unbounded potential for successfully meeting new challenges.
Teams typically meet for two hours of practice on weekday afternoons, meaning you’ll benefit from physical activity almost every school day. Depending on the sport, games, matches and tournaments take place in late afternoon, evenings and weekends.
Webb’s athletics program generally offers three seasons of play annually (however, in 2020-21 three seasons have been combined into two seasons by the California Interscholastic Federation), and you may choose to participate in a sport each season. Getting involved in multiple sports is a great way to get to know other Webbies and coaches and develop and hone skills.
We are pleased to work with alumni, parents and friends to realize their philanthropic goals and support The Webb Schools. We do accept gifts of securities, real estate and personal property. To learn more, please contact Senior Director of Development for Leadership and Planned Giving Bob Fass at email@example.com and Director of Leadership Giving Danielle Gordon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Webb does not offer weekend classes. There are many weekend activities, chapel and special Sunday programs throughout the year for the entire community.
Students have evening lab opportunities across the curriculum, as well as evening study hours.
Webb has an extensive advisory program and curriculum. A small group of students work closely with a single faculty member who also acts as a principle contact for parents.
Webb offers a number of AP courses in World Languages, Mathematics & Computer Science and the Sciences. In addition and beyond the AP, Webb offers a wide array of Advanced Studies courses in the Humanities Department and across the curriculum.
Absolutely! Webbinars will be recorded posted online following the presentation.
Not at all! You can see/hear the presentation using your computer’s audio/visual tools and communicate with the presenters through our Q&A and Chat boxes.
No. Your link is unique to you, and cannot be shared.
Upcoming webinars will be posted at the top of the current page and include registration links. Upcoming virtual events and registration details, including webinars, are also posted on our Virtual Events Calendar page.
All test results must come to Webb directly from the testing company. We will not accept score reports from the applicant’s family, agents or consultants.
While we conduct a holistic review of each applicant, international students admitted to Webb typically score 100 or higher on the TOEFL, 7 score band on the IELTS and 125 on the DET.
We require all applicants whose first language is not English and who have not been taught primarily in English for the last two years of school in a fully English-based curriculum to adequately demonstrate English proficiency. Students may demonstrate proficiency by submitting a test from one of the test companies listed above.
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.
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.
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.
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 the campus for our Discover Webb or Parent Information Night events.
*Currently we are unable to accommodate visitors on campus. Please view our Visit page for Virtual Opportunities.
The admit rate for the 2019-2020 school year was 18%.
Interviews are strongly recommended but not required. Interviews for the 2021 admission cycle will be conducted online.
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.
*Given the availability of testing during COVID-19, applicants are not required to submit admission test scores during the 2021 application cycle. Webb will evaluate applications without the SSAT or ISEE scores while continuing to conduct a holistic review of each applicant. International applicants are required to demonstrate language proficiency.
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 the Application Process for more information.
In rare cases, Webb will admit a student mid-year. Examples of this may be a work-related transfer for the candidate’s parent.
All parts of the online application must be completed before it can be submitted. Our deadline for application submission is January 15.
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.
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.
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.
Given the availability of testing during COVID-19, applicants are not required to submit test scores during the 2021 application cycle. Webb will evaluate applications without the SSAT or ISEE scores while continuing to conduct a holistic review of each applicant.
We are working with all of our international students to help them navigate the issues surrounding their student visas and travel restrictions. Our hybrid educational model will allow all Webb students to start the new school year on time, whether or not their return to campus is delayed. If international students are unable to travel to campus by the start of the school year, they will begin the year using our online program and transition to our in-person program when travel is possible.
Students are invited to contact faculty in the fine and performing arts regarding participation in our arts programs. Auditions are generally part of the course/ensemble placement process.
All students are welcome to continue a sport they are passionate about, or try a new one at Webb. There are three sports seasons each year — fall, winter and spring. Tryouts vary by sport and are generally used for placement on varsity and junior varsity teams.
Cell phones are not to be used in classes or in public areas.
Yes, parents of speakers are welcome to attend chapel, but seating preference is given to our students.
We do offer summer storage to our boarding students. Contact Romana Quick in the Student Store for more details — email@example.com.
Cell phone or email. See the policy above regarding the use of phones on campus.
There are several kinds of passes available:
Tuesday Dinner Pass. After 5:15 p.m. most Tuesdays, students who have no further obligations may sign out for dinner with their parents, another student’s parents, or a faculty member. Students should sign out in their dorms. Students must be back on campus for evening study period by 7:30 p.m. Freshmen, sophomores and juniors may not use a dinner pass for any purpose other than to go to dinner with their parent, another student’s parents or a faculty member. On most Tuesdays, seniors may take a dinner pass with their parents, another student’s parents, adults other than their parents, or with Webb day students, provided they receive permission from the dean of students.
Day (6-hour) Pass. On weekends, students are permitted to leave campus for a maximum of six hours by utilizing a day pass. Day passes are taken by completing an accurate entry in the Weekend Sign-Out Binder. Students using day passes are expected to go to appropriate and safe destinations and must use only approved transportation for any such activity. Students who walk or ride bikes off-campus must return before dark and must carry a form of identification (e.g. school ID) with them. Freshmen must always leave campus in groups of two or more.
Students may take more than one pass per day as long as the total does not exceed six hours, but may also participate in a school-sponsored trip on the same day that a day pass is used.
Students may take a 6-hour pass beginning at 4 p.m. Friday afternoons and evenings, provided they have met all other obligations and that the pass does not conflict with required, school-scheduled activities. They must sign out carefully and fully, use approved transportation and be sure to return and sign in by 10:45 p.m. Freshmen must return to campus on the weekends by 10 p.m. unless on a school-sanctioned trip. Students may sign out any time Saturday, provided that the pass does not conflict with required, school-scheduled activities. All students on campus must sign in with an adult anytime between 11:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Saturday. On Sundays, all students must be on campus and signed in by 5:30 p.m.
Vacation & Breaks. Students are not permitted to leave for vacation before the conclusion of their last commitment on the day vacation begins. Parents should plan travel arrangements accordingly. When making travel arrangements, students are to vacate the dorms no later than 7 p.m. on the day vacation begins. Transportation to and from local airports may be made through the student services coordinator in the Student Store.
Students must return to campus between 3 and 9 p.m. on the last day of vacation. Students unable to return by 9 p.m. must contact their dorm head or security.
Our vendor is Dennis Uniform Company. The store is at 22825 Savi Ranch Parkway, Yorba Linda, California, 92887. You may also place your order online. At the start of each school year we also offer a used uniform sale. These items are donated from our students and are cleaned and ready for purchase during Orientation.
Click here for the uniform internet site for Vivian Webb School.
Click here for the uniform internet site for Webb School of California.
The VWS and WSC school crests, the WSC school tie and VWS school pin will be available at the Student Store and may be charged to your student account.
For faculty members or advisors, email is preferable. Boarding parents should establish with their child’s advisor how often they would like to be contacted. When contacting the deans, it is the parent’s preference as to whether phone or email works best.
Athletic Director Steve Wishek
firstname.lastname@example.org or (909) 482-5257
Fine Arts Department Chair Stefanie Plumley
email@example.com or (909) 447-7075
Course Selection and the Academic Program?
Director of Studies Michael Hoe
firstname.lastname@example.org or (909) 482-5212
Registrar Briar Rose Tirpak
email@example.com or (909) 482-5227
General Questions — who, what, when and where?
Director of Parent Relations and Special Events Jennifer Liu
firstname.lastname@example.org or (909) 482-5277
Health Center (909) 482-5253
Dean of Campus Life Ken Rosenfeld
email@example.com or (909) 482-5276
WSC Dean of Students?
WSC Dean of Students Rick Duque
firstname.lastname@example.org or (909) 482-5233
VWS Dean of Students?
VWS Dean of Students Sarah Lantz
email@example.com or (909) 482-5218
Student Store, Airport Shuttle, Student Uniform?
Student Services Coordinator Romana Quick
firstname.lastname@example.org or (909) 482-5248
Tuition, Payment Schedules, Student Accounts?
Business Office, Sheana Wijeyeratne
email@example.com or (909) 482-5201
Not sure who to call? Please contact the front desk at (909) 626-3587.
Webb has an extensive support system to help students make the transition to boarding school life. Each student is assigned a faculty/staff advisor. There are approximately eight students for every advisor. Advisors and advisees meet weekly and build very strong relationships. Advisors monitor student progress in three main areas: academics, extra-curricular activities and residential life. In addition, each dorm has a faculty member assigned as the dorm head. This faculty member resides in or next-door to their assigned dorm. Dorm heads oversee the dorm program, conduct weekly dorm meetings and are the senior adult in charge in case of emergencies.
Upperclassmen also play a critical role in helping new students adjust to life at Webb. All students can readily turn to a senior student leader, known as a dorm counselor (VWS) or a dorm prefect (WSC), who is available to help with a whole variety of situations from providing study-break pizza to lending a sympathetic ear. Also, all new students are assigned a Peer Advisor who helps with meeting people and becoming integrated into the community.
Students check in for breakfast by 8:15 a.m. Classes begin at 8:30. Students have a mid-morning break to go to meetings, assemblies or chapel and a 40-minute lunch period mid-day. Classes end at 3:00 on most days. After class, students participate in our afternoon program from 3:35 p.m. to 5:15. Dinner begins at 6:00 and study hours are from 7:45 to 10:00 p.m..
- 59 teaching faculty
- 83% hold advanced degrees, 25% hold doctorates
- 4 alumni faculty members
- Average over 8 years at Webb
- Average over 17 years of teaching experience
- 6:1 student/teacher ratio
- Average class size: 16
The Webb Schools are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities and do not discriminate based on actual or perceived race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, pregnancy, age, marital status, military or veteran status, medical condition, gender/identity/expression, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.
- Over $100,000 awarded annually for professional development and travel
- Eight endowed faculty awards that recognize excellence in teaching
- Generous financial support for graduate study
- Financial assistance with professional memberships and dues
- Comprehensive mentoring program for new faculty
- Health Insurance — Webb pays 90% of HMO premiums for employees and employee families
- Life Insurance and Long Term Disability — 100% of premiums paid by Webb
- Worker’s Compensation
- Retirement Plan — Webb contributes 6-10% of employee’s base salary into a TIAA-CREF retirement plan upon eligibility. Employees may also contribute to a supplemental retirement plan at any time through salary reduction
- Flexible Spending Accounts for Health and Dependent Care
- Tuition remission for children of full time employees
- Laptop program for all teaching faculty
- On-campus housing may be available in one of 45 on-campus residences ranging in size from studios to four bedroom homes
- Voluntary participation in Dental and Vision plans, Legal Services and ID Theft Protection, Supplemental Term Life, and other supplemental policies
- Financial assistance with relocation
The Webb Schools are committed to fostering an inclusive school community characterized by openness, acceptance and empathy, where all members are valued, respected and supported. Our community is strengthened by the diverse views, beliefs, backgrounds and experiences of our students, faculty, staff and alumni. Embracing diversity in all its many forms is essential to our mission: in particular, our call to provide an exemplary learning community that nurtures future leaders who will act with honor and moral courage, and serve with a generous spirit.
General hours of operations for the Alf Museum are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, and closed Sunday.
**The Alf Museum is currently closed to visitors as a result of COVID-19.
The Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology, located on the campus of The Webb Schools, is the only nationally accredited museum in the USA on a high school campus. Also, the Alf Museum provides a unique research program for Webb students where they study fossils they find on collecting trips and publish the results of their research in collaboration with museum staff.
Yes, students are welcome to enroll in both summer sessions. There is a bridge program you can enroll in and remain on campus as well.
All students are required to take five classes. Many Webb students carry a load of six classes one or both semesters. Students are not allowed to take seven classes.
Our application deadline is Jan. 15.
Students check-in for breakfast by 8:15 a.m. Classes begin at 8:30. Students have a mid-morning break to go to meetings, assemblies or chapel and a 40-minute lunch period mid-day. Classes end at 3 p.m. on most days. After class, students participate in our afternoon program from 3:35 to 5:15 p.m. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. and study hours are from 7:45 to 10 p.m.
Webb was founded in 1922. The Centennial will be celebrated in 2022.
Webb School of California students typically have single rooms, while Vivian Webb students usually have a roommate.
Webb has an extensive support system to help students make the transition to boarding school life. Each student is assigned a faculty/staff advisor. There are approximately eight students for every advisor. Advisors and advisees meet weekly and build very strong relationships. Advisors monitor student progress in three main areas: academics, extra-curricular activities and residential life. In addition, each dorm has a faculty member assigned as the dorm head. This faculty member resides in or next-door to their assigned dorm. Dorm heads oversee the dorm program, conduct weekly dorm meetings and are the senior adult in charge in case of emergencies. Upperclassmen also play a critical role in helping new students adjust to life at Webb. All students can readily turn to a senior student leader, known as a dorm counselor (VWS) or a dorm prefect (WSC), who is available to help with a whole variety of situations from providing study-break pizza to lending a sympathetic ear. Also, all new students are assigned a Peer Advisor who helps with meeting people and becoming integrated into the community.