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Feb 28, 2023

Webb Honored for Boosting Diversity in AP Computer Science

The College Board has recognized Vivian Webb School with an AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award for expanding young women’s access to AP Computer Science Principles in 2021-22. VWS is […]

Dec 19, 2022

Webb Hosts 2022 Holiday Gatherings

This December the Webb Advancement Team hosted a total of five different holiday parties spreading from Los Angeles to Hong Kong. Varied in size, location, and formality, these holiday gatherings […]

Nov 16, 2022

Winter Athletics Season Underway

Webb’s winter athletics season began Tuesday, November 15 with a home WSC varsity basketball game at 6 p.m. and WSC varsity soccer competing at Wilson High School at 5 p.m. […]

Gabriel-Philip Santos and parents

Oct 12, 2022

Alf Museum’s Director of Visitor Engagement Receives National Honor

Gabriel-Philip Santos, the Alf Museum’s director of visitor engagement and education, has been honored for his exceptional service to the field of paleontology with the 2022 John and Mary Lou Pojeta […]

Oct 01, 2022

Webb Honors Janet Heald with Robinson Award

Janet Heald, a 25-year employee of The Webb Schools, has received the 2022-23 Joan Robinson Staff Distinguished Service Award for her years of dedicated support for the school’s mission. Chief […]

Oct 01, 2022

Webb Honors 2021-22 Coaches of the Year

The Webb Schools have named Webb School of California wrestling coach Eric Hansen and Vivian Webb School soccer coach Malick Mbengue as the 2021-22 Coaches of the Year. Director of […]

Sep 30, 2022

Former Chairman of the Board, Murray Hutchison, Passed Away

Murray H. Hutchison, a former chair of the Webb Board of Trustees who was instrumental in the founding of Vivian Webb School and whose generosity created the Mary S. Hutchison […]

Sep 30, 2022

Webb Schools Honor Trio of Academic Leaders with 2022 Perry Awards

The Webb Schools have recognized Fine Arts Department Chair Stefanie K. Plumley, Director of Teaching and Learning Resources Dr. Mark Dzula and Director of Experiential Education Dr. Susanna Linsley as […]

Sep 21, 2022

2022 Alumni Award Recipients Announced

There is no greater testament to The Webb Schools’ mission, culture of service and honorable leadership than our extraordinary alumni. Through our annual Alumni Awards program, the Alumni Council and […]

Sep 20, 2022

Webb Seniors Named Nat’l Merit Semifinalists, Commended Students

Seven seniors from the Webb School of California and Vivian Webb School have been named National Merit Semifinalists after scoring in the top 1% on the PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying […]

Convocation 2022

Sep 09, 2022

Students Leap into 2022-23 Academic Year

The Webb Schools welcomed students for the 2022-23 academic year in late August for what promises to be another extraordinary year. Webb School of California and Vivian Webb School enrolled […]

Aug 12, 2022

Webb Schools Prepare for 2022-23 Academic Year

The Webb Schools are abuzz this week as the campus community prepares for the start of the 2022-23 academic year. New faculty and staff members are attending briefing sessions on […]

Aug 11, 2022

Summer Peccary Trip Collects Hundreds of Fossils

The Webb Schools’ Summer Peccary Trip expedition returned Saturday, August 6, after a two-week journey through Utah and Wyoming to explore our planet’s past. The 22 students and Webb/Alf Museum […]

Mairin Balisi

Jul 29, 2022

Alf Museum Curator Contributes to Predator-Prey Study

A new study from the Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology and collaborator institutions shows that cougars in the deserts of southern California and Arizona are hunting feral donkeys, filling […]

Jul 19, 2022

Webb Junior Scholars 2022 Brings Alumni Back to Campus

The Webb Junior Scholars returned to campus this summer, and with it brought several alumni from all over California, Arizona, Texas, Mississippi, and even as far away as New Jersey! […]

Jul 13, 2022

Alf Museum Promotes Staff Members

The Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology has promoted two staff members to new, expanded roles: Gabriel Santos takes on the role of director of visitor engagement and education while […]

Jul 08, 2022

Alf Museum Announces Free Admission for Low-income Families

The Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology, located on the campus of The Webb Schools in Claremont, announced today that it has joined Museums for All, which provides free admission to low-income […]

Jul 06, 2022

Alf Museum Welcomes New Curator

Paleontologist Mairin Balisi, an expert in fossil mammal carnivorans – such as dogs and cats – has joined the Alf Museum as the new Augustyn Family Curator of Paleontology. Balisi […]

Jun 23, 2022

Alf Museum Launches Community College Internship program

The Alf Museum will welcome four interns and two mentors from area colleges and universities on June 27 for its first-ever ACCESS Paleo SoCal internship program, which introduces students to […]

Jun 16, 2022

Ariel Fan ’10 Receives 2021 Young Alumni Rising Star Award

If you knew Ariel Fan ’10 at Webb, you wouldn’t be surprised to hear that she is now dedicated to sustainability and making the world eco-friendlier. “Anyone who went to […]

College Spirit Roll Call 2022

Jun 08, 2022

Class of 2022 to Attend Nation’s Top Colleges

Webb’s Class of 2022 will matriculate to the top colleges and universities around the nation, including Stanford, Yale, Duke, USC, Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, University of Michigan, University of Chicago, […]

Jun 07, 2022

Nika Haleftiras Earns Thompson and Vivian Webb Teaching Honor

Nika Haleftiras, who teaches core and elective science classes at Webb, is the 2021-22 recipient of the Thompson and Vivian Webb Excellence Award. The Thompson and Vivian Webb Award was […]

Jun 07, 2022

Dr. Lauer Receives 2021-22 McMillin Teaching Award

Dr. Mark Lauer, who teaches core humanities classes and electives, is the 2021-22 recipient of the Laurence McMillin Excellence in Teaching Award. The McMillin Award was established by David Loo […]

Jun 06, 2022

Webb Honors Stephen Caddy for Teaching Excellence

Stephen Caddy, who teaches Integrated Math 1 and Precalculus, is this year’s recipient of the Jean E. Miller Excellence in Teaching Award. The Miller Award was established and endowed by […]

Jun 06, 2022

Webb Recognizes Dr. Hartle with Unbounded Thinking Prize

Dr. Lauren Hartle, who teaches The American Idea, one of Webb’s core humanities courses, as well as a range of elective courses, is the 2021-22 recipient of the James T. […]

Jun 04, 2022

Webb School of California Celebrates 2022 Commencement

Entrepreneur and philanthropist Blake Johnson told the Webb School of California’s Class of 2022 to work hard and persist during his keynote address at the school’s 100th Commencement Exercises. About […]

Class of 2022 VWS

Jun 04, 2022

Vivian Webb School Celebrates 2022 Commencement

Vivian Webb’s Class of 2022 – which excelled despite incredible challenges – will be strengthened by the values the students learned at the high school, internet star Dr. Sandra Lee […]

Jun 03, 2022

William Ripley ’60 receives 2021 Colborn Distinguished Service Award

On any given day on the Webb campus, you may see Bill Ripley ’60 working the Archives, attending an event or working on an Alumni Weekend Chapel Service. He even […]

End of Year 2022 Commencement

Jun 03, 2022

Webb Schools Celebrate Commencement Weekend 

Excitement is building across the Webb campus as Commencement 2022 approaches. Our seniors have returned from exciting trips to the Grand Canyon and Yosemite, schoolwide recognition ceremonies are scheduled today, […]

Jun 01, 2022

Junior Wins NPR Podcasting Honor

Webb’s Shuci Zhang ’23 has been recognized with an honorable mention in the 2022 NPR Student Podcast Challenge, a competition that drew more than 2,400 entries from 45 states and […]

May 27, 2022

Jenn Louis ’89 receives 2021 Alumni Outstanding Achievement Award

If you take a moment and talk to Jenn Louis ’89 about her life path, there is a theme you will probably hear: it’s OK to feel uncomfortable if you […]

May 20, 2022

Sameer Dholakia ’91 receives 2021 Alumni Outstanding Achievement Award

Sameer Dholakia ’91 – who credits Webb for teaching him servant leadership – has received the 2021 Alumni Outstanding Achievement Award in recognition of his business accomplishments, the corporate culture […]

Mamma Mia Spring Musical 2022

May 19, 2022

Webb Offers Live Stream of Spring Musical, ‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’

Webb’s spring musical, “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again,” offers a fun, comedic romp through the Isle of Greece, full of song and dance that’ll put a smile on your […]

Hooper Community Center Cafe 1175

May 19, 2022

Webb’s Cafe 1175 Opens to Fanfare

Webb’s Hooper Community Center was abuzz this week with the opening of Café 1175 – the final element of the renovated gathering place at the heart of the campus. The […]

Webb seniors Jonathan Yu ’22 and Roy Zhang ’22 will travel to New York City on May 10 to see the smash musical “Hamilton” after winning one of 10 prizes in the annual Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History Hamilton Education Program Online contest.

May 09, 2022

Webb Seniors Head to NYC for ‘Hamilton’ Prize Celebration

Webb seniors Jonathan Yu ’22 and Roy Zhang ’22 will travel to New York City on Tuesday, May 10 to see the smash musical “Hamilton” after winning one of 10 […]

May 02, 2022

Claremont Council Honors Undefeated VWS Soccer Team

The undefeated Vivian Webb varsity soccer team received a special recognition from the Claremont City Council on April 26.   Head coach Malick Mbengue and the entire team were on […]

Apr 28, 2022

Entrepreneur to Deliver WSC 2021-22 Commencement Address

Entrepreneur and philanthropist Blake Johnson ’95 will deliver the 2021-22 commencement keynote addresses to the Webb School of California. Johnson is a Los Angeles-based entrepreneur who has founded and sold […]

Apr 28, 2022

Social Media Star to Deliver VWS 2021-22 Commencement Address

Internet star Dr. Sandra Lee Rebish ’88 – better known as “Dr. Pimple Popper” – will deliver the 2021-22 commencement keynote address to Vivian Webb School. Rebish is a board-certified […]

Justin Pan '24

Apr 27, 2022

Sophomore Qualifies for Math Olympiad

Webb School of California sophomore Justin Pan qualified for the Mathematical Association of America’s U.S. American Math Junior Olympiad, one of the final stages of the American Mathematics Competition. The […]

Apr 26, 2022

Webb Announces 2021 Alumni Award Recipients

There is no greater testament to The Webb Schools’ mission, culture of service and honorable leadership than our extraordinary alumni. Through our annual Alumni Awards program, the Alumni Council and […]

Apr 06, 2022

Junior Scholars Program seeking Summer Fellows

Are you hoping to spend your summer in a way that is meaningful, immersive, connected, fun, and will also help prepare you for success in a variety of different fields? […]

Hanbo Xu, clarinetist

Mar 29, 2022

Webb Ninth-grader Chosen for SoCal Honor Band

Webb School of California ninth-grader Hanbo Xu will perform with the Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association High School Honor Band, which draws from more than 1,000 schools across […]

Mar 25, 2022

A New Model for the Next 100

Thompson Webb opened Webb School in 1922 to provide boys with an education focused on honor, moral courage and leadership. His boys’ school stood alone and thrived for nearly 60 […]

Mar 21, 2022

Webb Hosts Revisit Day 2022

The Webb Schools on Tuesday, March 22 will welcome admitted students and their families to our campus for Revisit Day 2022, a showcase of programs, student life and campus tours. […]

Mar 08, 2022

2022 Young Alumni Cookie Mailing Brings Treats to Mailboxes

Over 290 boxes of the famous Webb Dining Hall cookies were shipped out to Webb’s young alumni in college this past February. The treats hit the mailboxes of many students […]

Gaulbots to compete in regional championships

Mar 07, 2022

Gaulbots to Compete in Regional Championships

Webb’s senior robotics team – the 358 Gaulbots – will compete in the FIRST Tech Challenge Regional Championship on Saturday, March 12 at Monrovia High School. The team advanced to […]

Mar 06, 2022

VWS Finds Glory in First State Soccer Championship

Beneath chilly, rain-drenched skies and on a field slickened by downpour, Vivian Webb’s varsity soccer team battled its way into the record books on Saturday, March 5, winning the school’s […]

VWS soccer seeks state title

Mar 04, 2022

VWS Soccer Seeks First State Title

Vivian Webb’s varsity soccer team will vie for its first-ever SoCal Regional Championship title at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 5 in a rematch against Arrowhead Christian Academy of Redlands at […]

Mar 04, 2022

Students Gain Career Advice From Alumni During Junior Career Evening

The Webb Alumni Council, in conjunction with the Advancement Office, hosted Junior Career Evening on Sunday, February 20. This was the first time this event was offered to Webb juniors, […]

VWS Soccer CIF Champions 2021-22

Feb 27, 2022

Vivian Webb Soccer Wins First-ever CIF Title

Faculty Field thundered with shouts and cheers from scores of raucous fans on Saturday, Feb. 26 as Vivian Webb’s varsity soccer team battled to its first CIF Southern Section Division […]

VWS Varsity Soccer, Undefeated 2021-22

Feb 11, 2022

VWS Soccer to Play in CIF Championship Match

Vivian Webb School’s varsity soccer team posted an undefeated regular season in 2021-22, taking the San Joaquin League crown and earning a No. 2 seed in the CIF Southern Section […]

Winter Signing Day

Feb 10, 2022

Student-athletes Commit to Top Colleges

The Webb Schools is pleased to announce that three student-athletes from the Class of 2022 committed to play intercollegiate athletics next year during the winter National Signing Day. Seniors Savanna […]

Brian Cooper, baseball coach

Feb 09, 2022

New Baseball Coach Pitched in Majors

Brian Cooper – who pitched in the major leagues for the Angels, Blue Jays and Giants and served as a pitching coach for the Giants organization – will coach Webb […]

Fiona Jiang named STS Scholar

Feb 07, 2022

Senior Named Regeneron Science Talent Search Scholar

Vivian Webb School senior Fiona Jiang has been named a Regeneron Science Talent Search Scholar, among just 300 students from 185 high schools the nation recognized for their brilliant entries […]

E.E. Ford Foundation Grant

Feb 01, 2022

Webb Schools Receive $100K Grant to Augment Diversity

The Webb Schools have received a $100,000 grant from the E.E. Ford Foundation to drive efforts to strengthen student, staff and faculty diversity. The foundation is dedicated to improving secondary […]

Winter Dance Performance poster art

Feb 01, 2022

Winter Dance Performance Celebrates Webb’s Centennial and Alumni Composers

Webb presents its Winter Dance Show 2022 at 7 p.m. February 4 and 5 on the steps of the Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology. The show is entitled “Centum,” […]

Community Service Club members clean up campus

Jan 25, 2022

Webb Campus Cleans Up After Windstorm

As many of you may have heard, Webb’s campus experienced a sustained windstorm last weekend. The heaviest of winds came late Friday night, after our residential students had done their […]

Jan 25, 2022

Students Selected for CAIS Honor Band

Webb students Annie Huang ’24, Garry Zhang ’24 and Izzy Kim ’24 have been chosen for the 2022 California Association of Independent Schools honor band, orchestra and choir ensembles. Huang […]

2022 Winter Dance Show

Jan 18, 2022

Dance Show to Highlight Centennial

Webb will present its Winter Dance Show 2022 at 7 p.m. February 4 and 5 on the steps of the Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology. Titled “Centum” in honor […]

Private School Axis Partnership

Jan 17, 2022

Partnership Aims to Boost Student Diversity

The Webb Schools have formed a new partnership aimed at boosting opportunities for admission and academic success for under-served students of color. The schools have signed an agreement with Private […]

Jan 11, 2022

Webb Canyon Chronicle Receives Prestigious Crown Award

Webb’s student publication, the Webb Canyon Chronicle, has been named a recipient of the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s prestigious Crown Award in recognition of its overall excellence. The award is […]

Webb students returned for spring classes on Jan. 3-4, 2022.

Jan 04, 2022

Webb Students Return After Winter Break

Students at The Webb Schools returned to campus on January 3 and 4 amid intensified health and safety protocols implemented to minimize the impact of a regional rise in COVID-19 […]

Dec 23, 2021

Webb Hosts 2021 Holiday Party

The tradition of the Los Angeles Webb Holiday Party continued this year as over 140 members of the Webb community gathered at The Langham Huntington in Pasadena on December 15. The 2021 holiday party welcomed alumni, […]

Class of 2022 receives early college acceptances

Dec 20, 2021

Class of 2022 Receives Early College Acceptances

Webb is pleased to announce that, so far, nearly half the members of the Class of 2022 have received early acceptance to some of the nation’s top colleges – including […]

Hefner Observatory was built at Webb in 2000.

Dec 14, 2021

Webb Goes to Space?

By Steven S. Sittig As NASA prepares to launch the James Webb Space Telescope, no doubt legions are wondering what this means for The Webb Schools. Sadly, the telescopes at […]

Outdoor class

Dec 10, 2021

Listen to Webb: The Podcast

The Webb Admission Team is proud to announce the debut of Webb: The Podcast, featuring interviews with community members about the Webb experience both inside and outside of the classroom. […]

Students attending People of Color Conference

Dec 08, 2021

Students Explore Issues of Identity at DEI Conference

Six students and 11 faculty/administrators attended the Student Diversity Leadership Conference and the People of Color Conference, two separate conferences conducted concurrently by the National Association of Independent Schools during […]

Dec 08, 2021

Webb Teams Compete in Post-season Play

It was a great fall season for Webb athletics with four of our seven teams (VWS golf, VWS tennis, VWS cross country and WSC cross country) reaching the post season […]

Candlelight Concert

Dec 07, 2021

Candlelight Concert Set for Dec. 12

Get set for a selection of holiday musical classics during Webb’s annual Candlelight Concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 12. Set at The Webb Schools’ Centennial Field, the hourlong performance […]

Skip Hanson, largest-ever cash donation

Dec 06, 2021

$8.4 Million Gift Bolsters Webb Schools Scholarships

The Webb Schools have just received our largest-ever cash gift – $8.4 million bequest from the late Wayne “Skip” Hanson, a member of the Class of 1959. The gift boosts […]

Students plan 2021 toy drive

Dec 05, 2021

Webb’s Annual Toy Drive Is On!

Webb’s 2021 holiday toy drive, which benefits several local nonprofit organizations, is underway. From Monday, December 6 through Friday, December 10, students will collect unopened, unwrapped toys appropriate for children […]

Victor Zhang '22 tests his Go Kart at Webb's Faculty Field and Rogers Track

Nov 16, 2021

Webb Senior Designs, Builds and Tests Go-Kart

Taking a prototype of a go-kart from the drawing board to an actual vehicle zooming around The Webb Schools’ track wasn’t easy, but that’s the kind of challenge that drives […]

Fall play 2021 Poster Artwork by Maven Li

Nov 05, 2021

Watch Our Fall Play Live or Livestream

Webb is staging a fast and witty adaptation of “Sense and Sensibility,” following Kate Hamill’s highly praised take on Jane Austin’s novel. In this version, Austin’s well-loved characters move through the […]

29th Annual Peccary Dinner Virtual Toast

Nov 05, 2021

29th Peccary Dinner Benefits Alf Museum

Over 160 guests attended the virtual 29th annual Peccary Society Dinner. Guests were treated to a dynamic program produced by the museum staff and assembled by Alf Museum Collections Manager […]

peccary dinner recognizes Dr. Don Lofgren

Oct 29, 2021

Peccary Dinner Recognizes Dr. Don Lofgren for 31 Years of Leadership

Members of the Alf Museum’s Peccary Society thanked former director Dr. Don Lofgren for his extraordinary contributions over 31 years of leadership during the 29th annual Peccary Society Dinner. Lofgren, […]

Oct 28, 2021

Webb’s Peccary Scholars Announce 2021-22 Projects

Some 30 Webb students announced their 2021-22 paleontological research topics during the 2021 Peccary Society Dinner on Oct. 23, describing projects that range from turtles and birds to sharks, carnivores […]

Oct 23, 2021

Webb Announces Historic $100 Million Gift

The Webb Schools on Oct. 23 announced an historic estate gift of at least $100 million – the largest ever made to an independent high school west of the Mississippi. […]

Oct 23, 2021

Webb Celebrates Alumni Weekend 2021

More than 300 alumni, faculty, parents, and friends tuned in for Alumni Weekend 2021 on Oct. 22 and 23. The virtual celebration offered a mix of traditional Alumni Weekend events […]

Oct 23, 2021

Researcher Probing Climate Impacts on Ice Age Mammals Wins 2021 Alf Award

Webb’s Alf Museum has honored Dr. Julie Meachen, a vertebrate paleontologist who meshes K-12 outreach with groundbreaking research into Natural Trap Cave in northern Wyoming, with the Raymond M. Alf […]

Coaches of the Year graphic

Oct 17, 2021

Webb Honors 2021 Coaches of the Year

In a break from tradition, The Webb Schools have named every coach who served during the 2020-21 year as the 2021 Coaches of the Year. The announcement, made during annual […]

KWEB editors

Oct 17, 2021

Students Reinvent KWEB as Podcast Platform

Webb’s historic radio station – KWEB – returned this fall with a new, narrative podcasting style. Each episode follows a single theme. Students report on stories that all relate to […]

Oct 04, 2021

Webb’s Fall Fossil-hunting Trips Resume

Students in Vivian Webb School’s freshman class trekked to the hills outside of Barstow on Oct. 1, 2, and 3 to excavate fossils and camp beneath a magnificent night sky […]

Judge Frimpong VWS Commencement 2021

Sep 27, 2021

Webb Valedictorian Nominated for Federal Bench

The Hon. Maame Ewusi-Mensah Frimpong ’93 has been nominated to the federal bench by President Joe Biden. Frimpong – valedictorian of her Vivian Webb class – has served as a […]

Daniel Crisostomo playing soccer on Chandler Field 2015

Sep 24, 2021

Webb Alumnus Signs with LAFC Major League Soccer Team

Daniel Crisostomo ‘15 just signed a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC), a move that will bring him back to Southern California after playing professionally in Las […]

Tamar Salibian visiting humanities scholar

Sep 23, 2021

Visiting Scholar Offers Unique Perspectives on Media, Culture

Dr. Tamar Salibian brings a diverse set of skills in film, video and photography, as well as her experience as a teacher and tutor to her role as Webb’s visiting […]

Sep 13, 2021

Alumni Council Welcomes New Members

The Alumni Office is pleased to announce the 2021-22 Alumni Council. This year we welcome both a new President and Vice President, along with three new members, to make up […]

Sep 10, 2021

VIDEO: Daughters Strong, the Founding of the Vivian Webb School

On May 30, 2019, members of the Vivian Webb School (VWS) community gathered together to remember and discuss the early days of the school. VWS founding head Dr. Ann Longley […]

Sep 02, 2021

New Members Join Webb Board of Trustees

The Webb Schools are proud to announce the selection of two new members of our Board of Trustees: Jennifer Y. Ishiguro ’91 and Jordan Taylor ’02. “Jennifer and Jordan are […]

Convocation 2021

Sep 01, 2021

Webb Students Celebrate the Start of School Year

Students laughed and cheered as they joined faculty and staff at The Webb Schools on Sunday, Aug. 29 to celebrate the start of the 2021-22 academic year and the return […]

Sep 01, 2021

Alumni Profile: Asim Rizvi M.D. ’00

Asim Rizvi, MD ’00 is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at Orbit Health Telepsychiatry. His practice combines supportive therapy, diagnosis, and medication management. From his home office in Pennsylvania, he works with patients all […]

Aug 28, 2021

The Webb Schools Welcome Students for 2021-22 Academic Year

After more than a year of online instruction, The Webb Schools are welcoming 400 students to campus for the 2021-22 academic year with a weekend orientation on Saturday, Aug. 28 […]

Aug 26, 2021

Alumni Spotlight: Savaria Harris ’99

Vivian Webb alumna Savaria (Brandy) Harris believes in elevating women. In fact, she’s made it her personal and professional mission. In addition to her role as Johnson & Johnson’s Senior Regulatory Counsel, Harris is […]

Aug 25, 2021

VIDEO: Alumni Outstanding Award Recipient Blake Johnson ’95

Entrepreneur Blake Johnson ’95 is the 2020 recipient of the Alumni Outstanding Achievement award. He spoke to the Alumni Office about his Webb days and path to success.

Aug 19, 2021

Q&A with Rod Miranda ’98 | Commanding Officer of the Strike Fighter Weapons School, Atlantic

By Jessica Rice ’12 Rod Miranda ’98 embodies the Webb School of California motto: Principes, non Homines – Leaders, not Common Men. During nearly two decades of service, Miranda has […]

Aug 12, 2021

Peccary Trip Nets ‘Incredible Haul’ of Fossils

Students from The Webb Schools and scientists from the Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology unearthed more than 1,000 rare Mesozoic fossil finds this summer while studying previously unexplored regions […]

Aug 10, 2021

Alumnae Share Memories during VWS 40th Anniversary Celebration

Vivian Webb School alumnae shared stories of inspiration, friendship and personal discovery that ranged from playing new sports to defining career paths during an Aug. 5 virtual celebration of the […]

Aug 10, 2021

VIDEO: Colborn Distinguished Service Recipient Larry Ashton ’70

In Webb’s archives, there is a small, yellowed newspaper clipping from the Vernal Express dated June 11, 1970 that begins, “Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Ashton returned from Claremont, CA this […]

Aug 04, 2021

Vivian Webb School Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Vivian Webb School will mark the 40th anniversary of the school’s founding at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5 with a virtual celebration featuring a panel of alumnae speakers from each […]

Jul 26, 2021

Meet Scott Cooper, New Assistant Director of Alumni Relations

Scott Cooper is the new Assistant Director of Alumni Relations at The Webb Schools, effective July 1. Cooper was previously the Alumni Engagement Manager at his alma mater, Augsburg University, […]

Jul 23, 2021

Summer Program ’21 Brings Alumni Back to Campus

The Webb Junior Scholars returned to campus this summer, and with it brought several alumni from all over California, Maryland, Texas, and even internationally. The Webb Junior Scholars hosts rising […]

Jul 21, 2021

Yosh Han ’89 on Netflix Series

“Fragrance allows you to armchair travel. Giving someone that ability to travel momentarily to that place is so powerful.” Yosh Han ‘89 appears in the Netflix series, HUMAN: The World […]

Jul 09, 2021

VIDEO: Rising Star Award Recipient Noreen Lysette Barcena ’05

Every student, teacher, administrator, parent, staff member, and alumnus/a will tell you that the power of community is a centerpiece of their Webb story. This is clearly a guiding principle […]

Jul 03, 2021

Banfield Names Dr. Lisette Farve ’04 Chief of Staff of the Year, Southwest Region

Banfield Pet Hospital recognized Dr. Lisette Farve ’04 at its national conference in March as Chief of Staff of the Year in the Southwest Region. Farve joined Banfield in 2012 […]

Jul 02, 2021

Alumni Student-Athletes Make News

NCAA athletes Elyse Morris ’17, Nick Jung ’17 and Skyler Rivera ’18 distinguished themselves in the classroom and on the field during the 2020-21 academic year. This was the final […]

Jun 25, 2021

Webb Students Accepted to Top Colleges

Every student in The Webb School’s Class of 2021 has earned acceptance to a selective, four-year college or university despite an historic leap in college applications and an equally historic […]

Jun 24, 2021

Jenn Louis ’89 Lends a Helping Hand to the Homeless Community in Portland

By Jessica Rice ’12 When Jenn Louis ’89 saw the amount of tent camps growing in Portland during the pandemic, she wanted to do something to help. For the past […]

Jun 18, 2021

Alum Urges WSC Class of 2021 to Be ‘Authentic Leaders’

Logistics expert Dakota Santana-Grace ’11 urged members of the Webb School of California Class of 2021 on June 12 to admit when they need a helping hand and to work […]

Jun 18, 2021

Judge Praises Vivian Webb Class of 2021’s Commitment to Community

Vivian Webb School’s Class of 2021 should be proud of not only completing their high school education during unprecedented times, but of preserving their sense of community and tackling social […]

I Wanna Fly screenshot

Jun 15, 2021

Webb School Duo Wins National Honor for American Revolution Rap Song

Webb students Jonathan Yu ’22 and Roy Zhang ’22 have won an Outstanding Performance Award in the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History Hamilton Education Program Online contest for a […]

Recognition and Awards 2021

Jun 10, 2021

2021 Recognition and Awards

We are pleased to recognize Vivian Webb School and Webb School of California’s leadership groups and announce our commended scholars, athletes, recipients of our college book awards, academic distinction awards […]

Class of 2021 on the steps of the Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology

Jun 07, 2021

Webb Schools Keep Senior Trip Tradition Alive

Webb’s seniors are celebrating the end of their high school journeys with a “senior trip experience” that keeps alive the traditions of senior class hiking trips while ensuring safety during […]

Class of 2020 Graduation Celebration

Jun 05, 2021

Class of 2020 Graduation Celebration

Graduates of the Class of 2020 – reunited for a long-awaited in-person graduation ceremony on June 5 – celebrated the strengths that carried them through a year disrupted by pandemic […]

Jun 01, 2021

Alf Museum to Reopen on June 16

The Webb Schools’ Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology, closed to in-person visits since March 2020, will reopen to the public with new safety precautions starting Wednesday, June 16. “We […]

The Revolutionists Spring Play 2021 artwork by Laura Caldwell '21

May 31, 2021

Watch Webb’s Spring Play: ‘The Revolutionists’

Webb students performed “The Revolutionists,” a comedy set surprisingly during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror, on Saturday, May 29 in the Liu/Cheung Theater. The play, written by Lauren Gunderson, […]

May 25, 2021

Webb Seniors Honored by National Merit Scholarship Corp

The National Merit Scholarship Corp. (NMSC) has recognized 28 students in The Webb Schools’ Class of 2021 for their outstanding performance on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test taken […]

May 19, 2021

Judge, Logistics Expert to Deliver 2021 Commencement Speeches

Judge Maame Ewusi-Mensah Frimpong ’93 and logistics expert Dakota Santana-Grace ’11 – both Webb valedictorians – will deliver commencement addresses on June 12 as The Webb Schools celebrate the Class […]

May 17, 2021

New Head of Schools to Start July 2023

Webb’s Board of Trustees has named Associate Head of Schools Dr. Theresa Smith to succeed Taylor B. Stockdale in July 2023, becoming the seventh Head of Schools in just over […]

May 14, 2021

“How are you holding up?” with Kit Stephenson ’85 & Ingrid Ulrey ’85

Kit Stephenson ’85, Assistant Director at the Bozeman Public Library invited Ingrid (Smith) Ulrey ’85 to speak at a May 13th library event titled, “How are you holding up? The […]

May 10, 2021

Dr. Sandra Lee Rebish ’88 Nominates Stacy Chen ’12 for GMA Inspiration List

For Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Good Morning America and ABC News asked influential AAPI leaders to nominate fellow members of the community for the GMA Inspiration List. […]

Apr 30, 2021

2020 Alumni Awards

There is no greater testament to The Webb Schools’ mission, culture of service and honorable leadership than our extraordinary alumni. Through our annual Alumni Awards program, the Alumni Council and the Board of Trustees honor […]

TWAW lead image with blooming brittlebrush

Apr 27, 2021

The Week at Webb – April 27, 2021

This week’s gallery is an exciting look at our return to campus since spring break. The community is coming together and smiles abound. All photos by Scott Nichols. Full gallery […]

Apr 26, 2021

Scientific Journal Publishes Research Paper by Webb Students

“PaleoBios,” a peer-reviewed scientific journal, has published a research paper coauthored by Webb students Yaoran Shi ’21 and Vicky Gu ’21 that explores the significance of ancient horse fossils. The […]

Students Return April 19

Apr 19, 2021

Webb Schools Expand Campus Instruction

The Webb Schools welcomed 198 students to campus on April 19 for an expanded program of activities, athletics and online classes that runs weekdays through the end of the 2021-22 […]

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Apr 12, 2021

Webb Participates in NCGS Event

The National Coalition of Girls’ Schools (NCGS) in partnership with 11 Los Angeles-area girls’ schools, including The Webb Schools, is hosting a free virtual event for prospective families and community […]

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Apr 01, 2021

The Week at Webb – March 31, 2021

The Week at Webb presents a gallery from around campus showing our in-person learning, home-hosted games, as well as the virtual play from Fine Arts and more! All photos by […]

Mar 20, 2021

The Webb Schools of Delicious Cookies

Over 290 boxes of delicious chocolate chip cookies were shipped to Webb’s young alumni in college this past February, just in time for their midterm exams. Since the Dining Hall […]

Mar 18, 2021

Junior Scholars Summer Program Returns in July 2021

The Webb Schools will offer its Junior Scholars Summer Program for middle school students July 9-18 and July 20-29, held as two, 10-day residential programs featuring four signature pathways in […]

John Choi

Mar 17, 2021

John Choi Named Director of Equity

The Webb Schools are strengthening our focus on diversity, equity and inclusion with the elevation of Coordinator of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion John Choi to the Senior Administration Team. As […]

Mar 16, 2021

Leslie Epstein ’56 Releases Latest Book, ‘Hill of Beans’

Leslie Epstein ’56 has published his 10th book, which he is calling the culmination of all his energies and interests. The work of fiction, which was released on March 1, […]

Taylor Stockdale

Mar 12, 2021

Webb Schools Announce Head of School Transition Plan

The Webb Schools on March 11 announced Head of Schools Taylor Stockdale’s plans to retire in June 2023, transitioning to a role as Head Emeritus until 2027. Stockdale will have […]

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Mar 12, 2021

Welcome to New Students!

The Webb Schools sent out admission letters to new students this week, and we’re excited to announce the news. We’ve pulled together a video that captures a bit of what […]

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Mar 10, 2021

The Week at Webb – March 10, 2021

The Week at Webb presents a gallery from around campus showing our in-person learning and athletic conditioning. Please visit our Flickr page for the full gallery with captions. Thank you […]

Mar 05, 2021

Alumni Discuss Inclusion & Equity During Dies Mulieres/Men in the Arena Symposium

Many thanks to the alumni panel who spoke at the 2021 Dies Mulieres/Men in the Arena symposium on March 3rd: Diana Escalante ’12, Daniel Hernandez ’13, Akua McLeod ’16 and […]

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Feb 27, 2021

The Week at Webb – Feb. 28, 2021

After a long hiatus, The Week at Webb returns with a look at the Webb community as photographed and captioned by Scott Nichols. Please view the gallery by visiting Webb’s […]

Feb 27, 2021

VIDEO: Unwind with Webb featuring Drew Hersch ’19

Drew Hersch is a 19-year-old alternative artist based in Boulder, Colorado. His musical influences include Billie Eilish, Rex Orange County and Lana Del Rey. As part of our Unwind with […]

Diversity Recruitment Fair with Webb logo 2021

Feb 24, 2021

Webb Takes Part in Diversity Recruiting Fair

Nearly 250 job candidates registered for the third annual Southern California Diversity Recruiting Fair held Feb. 20, a virtual event hosted by a partnership of area institutions that includes The […]

Gabe Santos Grosvenor Teaching Fellow Alf Museum

Feb 12, 2021

Alf Museum Paleontologist Named to National Geographic Fellowship

Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology Outreach Coordinator Gabriel-Philip Santos was named a 2021 Grosvenor Teacher Fellow by National Geographic and Lindblad Expeditions on Feb. 9 for his work as […]

WSC and VWS Coaches of the Year Award

Feb 11, 2021

The Webb Schools Announce Coaches of the Year

During Webb’s virtual Parents Day this past week, Head of Schools Taylor Stockdale, Assistant Head of Schools Theresa Smith, and Athletic Director Steve Wishek announced the 2019-2020 Webb School of […]

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Feb 11, 2021

2021 Perry Award Winners

For over 95 years, The Webb Schools have remained steadfast to the standards of distinguished academic and athletic achievement complemented by a dedication to principles of unwavering ethical behavior and […]

Feb 10, 2021

Black Alumni Support BSU and ESVI Students

We wish to thank and recognize the six alumni who participated in an informal conversation with black students and faculty on February 3rd. This gathering was organized by the Black […]

Feb 03, 2021

The Webb Schools Huddle Up Network

Webb’s Football Coach Amahl Thomas invites alumni who participated in the football program to join The Webb Schools’ Huddle Up Network.  “This is an exciting new program to bring together current Webb football […]

School Crests in Hooper Community Center

Jan 29, 2021

Add Webb to Your Zoom Background

After dozens of requests from Webb students, alumni, and other community members, we’re excited to offer a series of custom sized photographs for use as a virtual background on Zoom […]

Jan 25, 2021

22 & a Half Minutes with Nadia Del Grande ’02

When you fly, have you ever considered how much time and preparation goes into your airplane seat? Nadia (Gomez) Del Grande ’02 leads a team of engineers that integrates and […]

Jan 24, 2021

Mark Torres, PhD ’06 Named 2021 F.W. Clarke Medalist

Dr. Mark Torres ’06, an assistant professor at Rice University, will receive the prestigious 2021 F.W. Clarke Award in July. The Clarke Award recognizes an early-career scientist for a single […]

Jan 24, 2021

Meet Dr. Connie Cheng ’05

Dr. Connie Cheng ’05 is one of two founding physicians at UCLA’s new Pasadena branch, where her daily activities range from delivering babies to providing abortion care to operating in […]

Jan 24, 2021

Ariel Fan ’10, Founder of GreenWealth Energy Partners

In a recent issue of Capitol Weekly, a publication covering California government and politics, Ariel Fan ’10 wrote about the passage of AB 841, a bill that directs state energy […]

Jan 24, 2021

On The Move with Kevin Groh ’09

Right now, Kevin Groh ’09 isn’t quite sure what his next move will be. He just finished working on the successful Biden for President campaign and is looking at possible […]

Jan 24, 2021

Valerie Cook ’09, Law Student & Filmmaker

Valerie Cook ’09 graduated from the University of Southern California with a BA in critical studies and is currently earning a law degree at American University, Washington College of Law, […]

Jan 21, 2021

Life at Webb with Will Allan ’94

Life at Webb revolves around its students and the faculty and staff that make the schools feel like home. As an alumnus and beloved history teacher, Will Allan ’94 is […]

Jan 14, 2021

Alumni Serve on Medical Advisory Board

Thank you to the volunteers on the Medical Advisory Board who have been working for many months to help the Webb community during this challenging time. The Medical Advisory Board is a […]

Dr. Farke and Dr. Lofgren

Jan 08, 2021

Alf Museum Director Transitions to Emeritus & New Director Appointed

After nearly 30 years with Webb, Don Lofgren, Ph.D., director of the Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology will leave his position and transition to director emeritus on July 1, […]

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Dec 18, 2020

Class of 2021 Early College Admission

Members of the Class of 2021 are to be congratulated for their amazing early admission results, which have earned them spots at some of the best colleges and universities across […]

Dec 15, 2020

Q&A with John Choi ’97: Challenges for 2020

Small business owners like John Choi ’97, owner of Seoul Garden Restaurant in Los Angeles, are getting creative and doing what they can to meet the continuing challenges that the […]

Nov 30, 2020

Q&A with Cameron Lutz ’11, Strategic Partnerships Manager, Music, Facebook & Instagram

There is no doubt that the music industry has been transforming rapidly over the last few years. Long before the extra complications caused by the coronavirus pandemic (cancellation of concerts, […]

Nov 23, 2020

Amelie Cook ’20 Lends Helping Hand with the National Civilian Community Corps

Amelie Cook ’20 has deferred a year from Carleton College to serve with AmeriCorps’ National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) and help people in need around the country. “Due to the […]

Nov 12, 2020

VIDEO: Moments of Time: Snails, Whales, and Rodents with Jared Heuck

What do fossil snails, whales, and rodents all have in common? Toothed baleen whales went extinct 23 million years ago; was the coast of Southern California a refuge for these […]

Nov 05, 2020

VIDEO: VWS Alumnae Panel on Health & Wellness

Hear from Vivian Webb School alumnae as they share advice on personal wellness, women’s health issues and good habits during quarantine. The panel, led by Director of Parent Relations & […]

Oct 12, 2020

VIDEO: Moments of Time with Gabe Santos

A fossil is worth a 1,000 stories! Some paleontologists, they dedicate their careers to finding those stories, while others, they choose to tell them. That’s what Gabriel Santos has chosen […]

Sep 30, 2020

Two New Members to Board of Trustees

We are proud to announce and celebrate the addition of two new members to the Board of Trustees. First, Webb welcomes alumnus Lance Williams ’97 to the board. Lance has […]

Sep 30, 2020

Webb’s Commitment to Anti-Racism

This summer, in a series of letters and social media posts, Webb’s leadership responded to the call for support of and solidarity with its Black students, parents, faculty and alumni—and […]

Sep 29, 2020

New Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Coordinator Named

Science faculty and Webb parent ‘22, ‘24 John Choi has been appointed to the new position of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Coordinator at The Webb Schools. Mr. Choi will continue to teach his science courses, as well […]

Sep 24, 2020

Meet Artist Michael Moore ’60

Michael Moore is a nomadic artist, writer, and photographer who finds inspiration in the rugged, often desolate landscapes of the west. “When I was growing up in La Canada, I roamed the dusty […]

Sep 14, 2020

VIDEO: Moments of Time with Dr. Don Lofgren

Sixty million years ago, the northern Mojave Desert was a tropical coastal environment populated by turtles, crocodiles and archaic mammals resembling squirrel-like primates. This evidence was entombed in the fossil-poor […]

Sep 08, 2020

Three Elected to Alf Museum Board of Trustees

We are proud to announce and celebrate the addition of three new members to the Alf Museum Board of Trustees: Jeff Cripe ’08, Elizabeth Smith ’92, and Jenny Kong P […]

Sep 04, 2020

VIDEO: Unwind with Webb featuring Ben Davis ’11

Guitarist and songwriter Ben Davis ’11 kicked off our new virtual concert series Unwind with Webb on August 28 with hosts Kathy Fredrich ’02 from the Alumni Council and Laura […]

Aug 19, 2020

VIDEO: Moments of Time with Dr. Andy Farke

Dr. Andy Farke, a horned dinosaur expert and the Augustyn Family Curator and Director of Research & Collections at the Alf Museum, was the featured speaker for the Moments of […]

Jul 30, 2020

PODCAST: Medieval Scholar Mary Flannery ’98 on the BBC

Medievalist and writer Mary Flannery ’98, PhD was recently on the BBC podcast The Forum discussing 14th century poet Geoffrey Chaucer: “One of the reasons Chaucer’s been called the father […]

Jul 23, 2020

Kane Willis ’11 Named New Upper School Dean at Poly Prep

Kane Willis ’11 is the new Upper School Dean at Poly Prep Country Day, an independent school in Brooklyn, New York. Founded in 1854, Poly Prep has over 1,100 students, […]

Jul 22, 2020

Meet Ragni Agarwal ’99

“Art has always been a big part of my life.” Ragni Agarwal ’99 is a graphic designer and illustrator who shares her passion for mental health and body positivity through […]

Jul 17, 2020

Ratan ’77 Inducted into Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars

Dr. Raj Ratan ’77 has been inducted into the Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars, which honors individuals who have achieved professional or scholarly distinction in their chosen field. It is […]

Jul 07, 2020

Class of 2020 — College Choices

We are pleased to remember the members of the Class of 2020, that even during these very difficult circumstances, were offered admission into some of the finest colleges and universities across the country and around the world!

Jul 02, 2020

2020-21 Alumni Council Members

The Alumni Council is pleased to welcome four new members for the 2020-21 year. Ariel Fan ’10, Jennifer Ishiguro ’91 and Nihar Shah ’04 are new Members-at-Large and Henry Xu […]

Jun 26, 2020

Rob Tsuyuki ’85 of INKnBURN

Robot. Peace. Dragon. Sakura. These are just some of the unique mask designs by Rob Tsuyuki ’85s company, INKnBURN! Since March, INKnBURN has been producing 3-layer masks with new styles available each […]

May 11, 2020

VIDEO: Webb Together Online with Zamia Cohen ’95

Zamia Cohen ’95 of Good Human Fitness shared some healthy living tips on our Instagram Live event. She is the founder and CEO of Good Human Fitness. Since sheltering in […]

Apr 30, 2020

VIDEO: Webb Together Online with John Scalzi ’87

John Scalzi ’87s new release The Last Emperox appeared on the New York Times bestselling list in April 2020. He was a guest speaker on our online series Webb Together Online to […]

Apr 23, 2020

VIDEO: Webb Together Online with Yosh Han ’89

Meditation and mindfulness are easy and useful ways to create space for yourself and bring attention and awareness to the present moment. Yosh Han is a Reiker healer and a […]

Jun 24, 2019

22-1/2 Minutes with Blake Johnson ’95

Talking to entrepreneur Blake Johnson about The Webb Schools makes for an easy interview because his answer to almost any question about Webb’s impact on his personal life, his business […]

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