History

The Webb School was founded in 1870 by Williarm R. "Sawney" Webb. His goal was to build moral character, make ladies and gentlemen of his students, and prepare them for any challenge that may come their way. This has been accomplished for over 140 years through a solid liberal arts education, a strong sense of honor, and an interactive school community. The Webb School has produced 10 Rhodes Scholars and its graduates have gone on to attend prestigious colleges and universities across the nation and to lead important, successful and fulfilling lives in business, education, politics and the arts. It is our intention to keep this tradition alive by providing a sound education combined with high moral values.

Overview

Region
Nashville TN Area
Program Emphasis
5-Day Boarding School
Boarding School
Day School
Junior Boarding School
Small Boarding School
All Grades 6-12, PG
Boarding Grades 7-12, PG
Grade Divisions
Post Graduate
Primary
Secondary
Religious Affiliation Nondenominational
Student Body Coed
Dress Code Uniform
School Setting Rural
Campus Size (Acres) 150 acres
Head of School Mr. Raymond S. Broadhead
Endowment $22 million

Admission

E-mail
Web Address http://www.thewebbschool.com/
Director of Admission Julie Harris
Admission Application Apply to The Webb School
Application Required Yes
Application Fee Amount $50, $100 International
Application Deadline(s) Feb. 15th, rolling afterwards
Financial Aid Deadline(s) Feb. 15th, rolling afterwards
Financial Aid Awarded $1,200,000
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid 40%
Admission Tests Accepted
ISEE
SSAT
TOEFL
Day Student Tuition $16,500.00
5-Day Boarding Student Tuition $29,950.00
Boarding Student Tuition $38,500.00
International Student Tuition $47,600.00

Student Enrollment

Total Enrollment 304
Boys 158
Girls 142
% Boys/Girls 49% boys / 51% girls
Boarding Students 99
Day Students 205
International
Brazil
China
Ethiopia
Jamaica
Korea
Other (Vietnam)
Spain
Taiwan
United States
Alabama
California
Florida
Georgia
Iowa
Kentucky
Louisiana
Michigan
Tennessee
Texas
Majority of students come from Southeast
% of Students of Color 14
% of International Students 15

Academics

Full Time Faculty 42
Part Time Faculty 3
% of Faculty with Advanced Degrees 66%
% of Faculty with Doctorate 2
% of Faculty with Masters 66%
Student/Faculty ratio 7:1
Average Class Size 12
Special Academic Support Programs
ADD/ADHD
ESL
Learning Differences
A Sampling of Courses Offered
Algebra
American History
American Literature
Anatomy
Art
Art History
Biology
Calculus
Ceramics
Chemistry
Choir
Computer Programming
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Drama
Earth Science
Ecology
Economics
Electives
English
English as a Second Language
English Literature
Environmental Science
Ethics
European History
Fine Arts
French
Geography
Geometry
Government/Civics
Grammar
Health
History
Journalism
Latin
Linear Algebra
Mathematics
Music
Music Theory
Outdoor Education
Photography
Physical Education
Physics
Pre-calculus
Psychology
Science
Social Science
Social Studies
Spanish
Statistics
Studio Art
Study Skills
Trigonometry
World Culture
World History
Writing
A.P. Courses Offered
Biology
Calculus AB
Calculus BC
Chemistry
English Language
European History
Latin Literature
Macroeconomics
Microeconomics
Physics B
Physics C
Statistics
US History

College Placement Office

Average SAT I Scores (Math) 623
Average SAT I Scores (Verbal) 626
Average SAT I Scores (Writing) 600
Dedicated College Placement Office Yes
Recent College Matriculations Agnes Scott College American University Auburn University Bates College Belmont University Berry College Boston University Brandeis University Centre College Clemson University College of the Holy Cross Cornell University Davidson College Elon University Emory University Franklin College Switzerland Furman University Georgetown University Georgia Tech Hendrix College Hollins University Johns Hopkins University Loyola University Chicago Loyola University New Orleans Michigan State University Mississippi State University Morehouse College New York University Oxford College of Emory Reed College Rhode Island School of Design Rhodes College Rice University Sewanee: The University of the South Smith College The University of Texas, Austin Transylvania University Tulane University University of Colorado at Boulder University of Mississippi University of St. Andrews (Scotland) University of Tennessee, Chattanooga University University of Tennessee, Knoxville University of Virginia University of Wisconsin, Madison Vanderbilt University Wake Forest University Washington University in St. Louis Wofford College Yale University
% of Graduates Who Attend College 100

Athletics & Extra-Curricular Activities

Athletics
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
tennis
volleyball
Recreational Sports
aerobics
bowling
fitness
karate
mountain biking
outdoor club/skills
rock climbing
tennis
ultimate frisbee
weight lifting
yoga
Extra-Curricular Activities
Choir
Community Service Program
Drama Club
French Club
Newspaper
Spanish Club
Spirit Club
Student Government
Tour Guides
Yearbook

Notes

The Webb School, guided by our core values of honor, integrity and civility, motivates young men and women to fulfill their promise. Our community of 310 male and female students is small by design, creating lifelong connections while fostering greater involvement and individual growth. These students have diverse backgrounds, personalities and interests, truly bringing the world to Webb. And with a legacy of service and graduates active in the global marketing place, Webb impacts the world.

To put it simply, it’s cool to be smart at Webb. We develop confident, creative, and critical thinkers one question at a time. Webb offers 10 AP courses along with other very challenging classes. But we truly break the mold with our public performance program, which fosters our students’ emerging voices while developing their academic passions.

Webb’s 150-acre campus is located 50 minutes south of Nashville, Tennessee in historic Bell Buckle. This rural and intimate setting promotes a focus on personal values and intellectual growth – creating a refuge from societal pressures and distractions.

Most importantly, respect goes both ways at Webb. Honor, integrity, and civility are at our core and we hold the line to those ideals. This has been a hallmark of Webb throughout our 140 year history, and our students take pride in upholding this tradition.

All of these unique qualities create what we call The Character of Home. We invite you to explore our Web site to learn more about Webb.

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