Life At Webb
Welcome to Webb
Making friends from Los Angeles to London. Digging for dinosaur fossils. Performing Shakespeare. Printing in 3D. Cheering on the home team. Discovering your strengths. Living by a code of honor. Pursuing your dreams. Accomplishing your goals.
Surprise yourself at The Webb Schools.
When you join a boarding school you join a 24/7 community that’s built for you and by you–a community meant to foster independence and feed the smart, curious independent mind. And it stays with for life–through college, career and beyond.
Life At Webb
Clubs and activities at Webb are excellent ways for students to explore their extra-curricular interests in an enjoyable and instructive environment. Official activities at Webb utilize the best of our on-campus resources, while also making use of our proximity to Los Angeles and the wilderness areas of Southern California. Clubs offer students ample self-directed leadership opportunities and offer a diverse set of interest areas .
The Webb Schools
Since 1922, over nearly 100 years, Webb has thrived because it has grown and innovated while staying true to its founding values and traditions. While there are many, among the most important our Honor Cabinet & Honor Committee, Chapel Talks, Senior Trips, Community Dinners, Freshman Peccary Trips, Start-of-Year Class Retreats and more.
Life At Webb
At A Glance
There were 410 Students in 2020.
65% of the students are boarding.
35% are day students.
21% of the students are international students.
88% of faculty live on campus.
Sample Daily Schedule
8:30 – 9:50 a.m.
First Morning Academic Block
10:00 – 10:20 a.m.
10:30 – 11:50 a.m.
Second Morning Academic Block
11:50 – 12: 30 p.m.
12:40 – 2:00 p.m.
Afternoon Academic Block
2:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Athletics or Afternoon Activities
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
7:30 – 8:45 p.m.
Evening Study / Academic Labs
9:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Dorm Check-in / Quiet Study Hours
Hooper Community Center
Originally a gym built in the late 1930s and then a student center, the building will reopen as the Hooper Community Center in early 2021. Major renovations included new entrances to the building on the north and south sides, air conditioning, improved lighting, installation of a community café, creation of new and enhanced community gathering spaces, improved technology for campus and student events, a new student services center, and completely new furnishings. The design work on this historically significant building is being completed by the architectural firm of Page & Turnbull—the firm we partnered with to reimagine our Mudd Auditorium into the Susan A. Nelson Performing Arts Center.
Life At Webb
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 students’ 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 (girls) or a dorm prefect (boys), 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.
Webb School of California students largely have single rooms, while Vivian Webb students largely have a roommate.