Webb is more than a school; it becomes your home. Our close-knit community fosters the development of lasting friendships not only among students, but also between students and faculty. Students also learn a great deal about responsibility, not just for themselves, but also for their community.
The Honor Code is an essential part of a Webb education. In fact, Webb graduates used the principals of Webb’s honor code to implement the honor code at Princeton. Webb’s honor code is upheld by an honor council, which is comprised of students and advised by a faculty member. A position on the honor council is the most important position at Webb.
Webb students are academic achievers. They’re finalists for National Merit Scholarships and National Achievement Scholarships. Their SAT scores are well above the national averages. Why do our students do so well? They’re talented, but they’re also motivated. Everyone pushes everyone else to try harder, and if a student is having trouble in a subject, others step in to help. That kind of support makes Webb a school where you don’t just ask for answers, you learn to ask more of yourself.
With an average class size of 12 (7:1 student-teacher ratio), our teachers have time to focus their energy where it belongs – on encouraging and teaching every student. They get to know you, so they know when you need more help and when you need bigger challenges. You get to know them, too. In class and on the field, on trips and in the dorms, the teachers you have at Webb become friends you’ll keep long after you’ve graduated.
Webb’s offering of AP and Honors classes ensures that our students will always have a demanding schedule to tackle. We also have the flexibility to balance a schedule with AP and college-prep level courses to match a student’s aptitude. Our high standards across the board ensure that Webb graduates are not only prepared for the challenges of higher education, but also for demands of a changing world.
Other opportunities in the fine arts include the drama program that performs two full productions each year, choir, string ensemble, two-dimensional and three-dimensional art. Each of these programs will be housed in our new Fine Arts Center, set to open in November of 2006.
Our students are competitive, and they get recognized for it. They’ve been named Academic All-Americans and All-Americans, and they’ve gone on to play their sport at the college level. Webb’s athletics teach students the value of teamwork and sportsmanship. With the majority of our students playing at least one sport, the opportunity to participate and learn these lessons is open to every student.
Webb is located in the small, rural community of Bell Buckle, located 50 miles Southeast of Nashville, TN
School accreditations: S.A.C.S., TABS, NAIS
Sample of notable school alumni:
Vermont Royster - Editor of The Wall Street Journal, winner of two Pulitzer Prizes and the Presidential Medal of Freedom
Charles Alexander - International Editor for TIME Magazine
Fielding Lewis Wright - Governor of Mississippi
Lewis Branscomb - President of Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government
Ingram Macklin Stainback - First Governor of Hawaii
Prentice Cooper - Governor of Tennessee
Frank Constatine - Chief of Opthamalic surgery at the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital
Edwin Davis - Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission
Edward W. Carmack - U.S. Senator
Wayne Rogers - Movie and Television actor, portrayed Trapper John on M*A*S*H TV series; investment analyst for FOX News network