Co-ed Boarding & Day, Grades 6-12
The Webb School has a 151-year history of providing challenging academics with an emphasis on personal integrity in a small family-like setting. It is a place where young adults are not just expected to learn— they are encouraged to lead. The Webb School emphasizes independent thinking, creative initiative, personal integrity, and civic responsibility. The end result is stronger, more confident thinkers, makers, and doers prepared for college and ready to take on any challenge.
Why Boarding School
Boarding schools foster independence in a close, nurturing environment. From practicing basic responsibilities to learning social engagement on their own away from home, Webb students are encouraged to think and act for themselves in a way that facilitates the transition to college and eventually into their adult lives. With students from 23 countries and 15 states, Webb is a place where students are exposed to people and viewpoints from well beyond what's familiar to them.
At Webb, teachers know and care for their students in a way that goes beyond the day student's experience: they're living life alongside their students. Webb ladies and gentlemen are not only held accountable by their teachers and their dorm parents, but also by their peers.
Parents can know that their children are in a safe environment that nurtures and cares for them, and moreover, one that feels like home. Our rural and intimate setting promotes a focus on personal values, not materialism, so that student acceptance comes from within. These unique qualities create what we call The Character of Home.
We encourage you experience The Webb School Difference by calling 931-389-6003 to schedule your personal campus tour today!
What is the Webb Difference?
Honor and Character
The hallmark of a Webb education is our emphasis on honor and personal integrity. Our 151 year-old Honor Code, the inspiration for the Honor Code at Princeton, is the framework in which students grow into principled young adults. Our students take pride in upholding this tradition by signing the pledge book each year and electing members of a student-led Honor Council.
Emerging Voices Program
Writing across the curriculum and public speaking are major emphases at The Webb School. Through our Emerging Voices Program, students learn to create original ideas, assemble a body of research, and communicate those ideas effectively through writing and public speaking. Students showcase their skills each year by performing declamations, orations, performance creations and senior paper presentations. Our goal is to create confident contributors in the classroom and beyond.
W.I.L.D. Outdoor Program
Webb’s Outerlimits and Wilderness Instruction and Leadership Development (WILD) programs combine the classroom with the outdoors. Our 150-acre campus is thriving with the spirit of a well-rounded education. Students develop leadership skills and confidence as they navigate our high ropes course and lead trips into the surrounding area. Rock climbing, caving, backpacking, kayaking, and rafting are just some of the activities students can master during their tenure at Webb.
A mindful, global education is built into the very fabric of the curriculum at The Webb School and reflects a continuing commitment to graduating active citizens of the world. Students from 23 different countries and 15 different states endow Webb with a unique and diverse community. Each class, each activity, and each meal is an opportunity for students to authentically connect with each other and expand their viewpoint. With a legacy of service and graduates who are active in the global marketplace, Webb impacts the world.
Webb’s flexible curriculum and small class sizes challenge students as individuals, allowing them to exceed their expectations. With a 7:1 student to teacher ratio, and an average class size of 12, students are encouraged to engage actively in their classes, sharing their opinions on material with teachers and students. Advisors, teachers, coaches, and dorm parents take a personal interest in students, providing an education that is both rigorous and meaningful.
Athletics, The Arts, and The Great Outdoors
Our Webb community is small by design, creating numerous opportunities for students to develop new passions outside the classroom. Webb is competitive in each of its 22 varsity sports, which include basketball, baseball, cheerleading, cross-country, football, golf, lacrosse, softball, tennis and volleyball. The fine arts program offers two theatre productions each year as well as a choir, string orchestra, piano and guitar classes and numerous opportunities for the visual arts, including photography, pottery and AP art courses.
Financial Aid & Scholarships
The Webb School recognizes that not all of the students interested in attending our school may be able to afford the full cost of tuition. We are committed to providing opportunity to mission-appropriate students by meeting the financial needs of our families. Webb is and offers over $4 million in financial aid and scholarships and 60% of our student body currently receive financial assistance.
“As a boarding student, our son has grown within a safe and supportive environment. We are impressed with his sense of honor, responsibility and independence. His self-confidence unfolds more each day and we are certain that he will be well equipped to handle the opportunities and challenges of life.” -Current Webb Parent
"Boarding school isn't just an academic change; it is growth that you want to see in your child. It's the maturity and development of confidence that you can't put a price tag on." -Current Webb Parent
?“When we started the boarding experience, there was a fear that we would lose the close-knit family relationship we had with our daughter. But now when she comes home, we actually have more quality time with her because she comes home just to see us.” -Current Webb Parent