The Webb School

319 Webb Road East - Bell Buckle, TN 37020 USA   (map) 931-389-9322 http://www.thewebbschool.com/

School Profile

The Webb School History

The Webb School-- Sawney Webb's 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 135 years through a solid liberal arts education, a strong sense of honor, and an interactive school community. The Webb School has 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, and the arts. It is our intention to keep this tradition alive by providing a sound education combined with high moral values.

The Webb School 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. Gordon Bondurant
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 $35, $50 International
Application Deadline(s) March 1st, rolling afterwards
Financial Aid Deadline(s) March 1st, rolling afterwards
Financial Aid Awarded $1,000,000
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid 34%
Admission Tests Accepted
ISEE
Other (SLEP)
SSAT
TOEFL
Day Student Tuition $14,800.00
5-Day Boarding Student Tuition
Boarding Student Tuition $35,000.00
International Student Tuition $43,000.00

Student Enrollment

Total Enrollment 320
Boys 158
Girls 142
% Boys/Girls 53% boys / 47% girls
Boarding Students 101
Day Students 219
International
China
Germany
Korea
Moldova
Other (Vietnam)
Taiwan
UK
United States
Alabama
Arkansas
California
Florida
Georgia
Kentucky
Louisiana
Massachusetts
Mississippi
North Carolina
Ohio
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas
Virginia
Majority of students come from Southeast
% of Students of Color 14
% of International Students 10

Academics

Full Time Faculty 38
Part Time Faculty 3
% of Faculty with Advanced Degrees
% of Faculty with Doctorate
% of Faculty with Masters 43%
Student/Faculty ratio 8:1
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
Calculus AB
Calculus BC
Chemistry
English Language
European History
Physics B
Statistics
US History

College Placement Office

Average SAT I Scores (Math) 675
Average SAT I Scores (Verbal) 622
Average SAT I Scores (Writing) 617
Dedicated College Placement Office Yes
Recent College Matriculations Art Institute of Chicago Boston College Case Western Reserve Centre College Colby College Dennison DePaul Georgia Tech Georgetown University Hampden-Sydney Harvard Kenyon Miami U. of Ohio Middlebury Oberlin Ohio State Purdue Rhode Island School of Design Sewanee - U. of the South St. Andrews - Scotland Smith Tufts U.S. Air Force Academy U. of Colorado - Butler U. of Pennsylvania U. of Tennessee - Knoxville U. of Wisconsin Vanderbilt Virginia Tech Wake Forest Washington U - St. Louis William and Mary Yale Johns Hopkins Cornell Georgetown
% of Graduates Who Attend College 100

Athletics & Extra-Curricular Activities

Athletics
baseball
basketball
cross-country
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

The Webb School Notes

Community Life
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.

Honor Code
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.

Academics
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.

Faculty
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.

Academics
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.

Fine Arts
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.

Athletics
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

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