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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 prefect, who is available to help with a whole variety of situations from providing study-break pizza to lending a sympathetic ear.

Webb will once again offer its Junior Scholars Summer Program for rising 7th-, 8th- and 9th-graders on campus in July 2023. 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.

We are excited you have decided to apply to Webb Junior Scholars. Our priority deadline is March 15th. We will begin reviewing applications after the priority deadline and you will receive your admission decision shortly after that date. Following this deadline, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

To apply, please fill out the online application. Once you have submitted your application, you have access to the online portal where you will be prompted to upload a transcript or school report and a teacher recommendation. The recommendation form will be available in the online CampInTouch portal.

As we continue to receive more qualified international applicants, we are partnering with Vericant and Duolingo to assist with conducting language screening interviews. Students attending school in a non-English speaking country are required to complete a Vericant interview (available in China) or a Duolingo test (available everywhere). Students who have attended at least one year at a school where the primary language of instruction is English are exempt.

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 dso@webb.org.

Instructions on completing the enrollment contract will be sent via email. Parents who have questions regarding completing the enrollment contract may email enrollment@webb.org 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 7) 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.

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 would like to attend both sessions.

Students have the opportunity to choose between Science & Engineering, Paleontology, Global Changemakers, Medical Science 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 presc