Webb Schools Launch Appleby Dorm Renovation

The Webb Schools have launched a renovation of the Appleby dormitory to boost comfort, safety and energy efficiency.

The project will convert 17 double rooms to 34 single rooms, restoring the 1970s building’s original configuration. Rooms will be upgraded with new sinks, lighting and finishes.

Many of the changes are being driven by student suggestions, including installation of a new HVAC system, access to an outdoor community area and a porch with a view of the expansive Claremont hills.

The 12,930-square-foot dorm is occupied by students attending Vivian Webb School, which enrolls about 205 students in grades nine through twelve. The campus is home to ten dormitories serving the Webb School of California and Vivian Webb School.

The Appleby renovation – accelerated by the pandemic – launched in March and will be ready for occupancy in July, when The Webb Schools will hold their residential Junior Scholars Summer Program for students in grades seven, eight and nine.

The project was made possible through the generosity of Andrea and Blake Brown ’68, a Webb trustee.

April 21, 2021

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