Experiential Learning

Going Beyond Campus

Learning by doing is the essence of The Alf Method of teaching. At Webb, we provide students the opportunity to extend their learning beyond the campus through experiential programs. These offerings are woven into academic courses and beyond and include field study, academic partnerships and travel programs.

How do we do it? We leverage our location in the greater Los Angeles area and make Southern California and the western region an extended classroom.

Field Study

Field study is embraced across every department and discipline at Webb. In a given year, 30 or more field excursions take students from working in a biological field station to hunting history in a cultural archive — allowing students to apply what they are learning in real-life experiences. Recent programs include The Huntington Library, Los Angeles Philharmonic and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.


Trips Program

Our Trips Program offers domestic and international trips during school breaks and in the summer. Our goal with these trips is to provide student travelers with defining experiences that help them expand their world views. Our trips promote unbounded thinking, global fluency and global citizenship through field study, cultural exploration, language immersion and community service. Trips are announced each fall and, unless specified, open to the entire Webb community. Recent trips include Spain, France and Costa Rica.