Life At Webb
Welcome to Webb
Making friends from Los Angeles to London. Digging for dinosaur fossils. Performing Shakespeare. Printing in 3-D. 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, 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, and Start-of-Year Class Retreats.
Student Athletes at Webb
The Webb Schools offer a competitive interscholastic athletic program for students of all skill levels with 42 teams participating in 15 sports.
Webb Visual and Performance Arts
Learning from a faculty that includes a number of noted contemporary artists, Webb students enjoy state-of-the-art material and superb facilities.
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
A Welcoming Place
Hooper Community Center provides a dynamic center for the entire Webb community – a comfortable, welcoming space that encourages interaction.
The Spanish Revival building was erected in 1931 as a gymnasium but became a beloved gathering space for students after construction of the Les Perry Gymnasium in the 1980s.
The renovations preserve the Hooper Center’s historic beauty while transforming the facility into a modern, inclusive hub for the school community with a bright, airy feel that maximizes use of natural light. An expanded footprint and interior upgrades create a comfortable setting for one-on-one interactions, small group activities, performances and community events.
The building features a café, clusters of cozy gathering spaces, a welcome desk for campus visitors and a video wall that can support multiple gaming contests or a community movie night. Together with the adjacent Centennial Plaza, Hooper serves as the welcoming center of the Webb community.
- The center was renamed for Frederick R. Hooper, a Webb faculty member from 1933 to 1962 and headmaster from 1962 to 1973.
- Designed by architect William Brandt, a former prizefighter whose influence on Webb includes the administration building and Alamo dorms.
- The architectural firm of Page & Turnbull, which helped create Webb’s Susan A. Nelson Performing Arts Center, oversaw the redesign.
- Renovation was made possible through the generosity of donors, including Webb Trustee Blake Brown ’68 and his wife, Andrea.
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 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.
Webb School of California students typically have single rooms, while Vivian Webb students usually have a roommate.