The Webb Schools

Claremont, California, USA view map
Co-Ed, No Religious Affiliation

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A museum of paleontology. An honor code carried out by the students themselves. A college placement record with few rivals. Students hailing from 14 states and 15 countries. A commitment to athletics, leadership, service and the arts. This just begins to describe what makes Webb, Webb.

1175 West Baseline Road, Claremont, California, USA 91711

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Director of Admission: Leo Marshall
Admissions Phone:909-482-5214Fax:909-445-8269
Email: Website:

  • Application Deadline: January 15
  • Application Fee: $75
  • International Application Fee: $75
  • Accept TABS Admission Application: No
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  • Founded: 1922
  • Campus Size: 70 acres
  • Grades Offered: 9th-12th
  • Accredited by: WASC, CAIS/CA
Student Body
Grades 9th-12th
Grades 9th-12th
Girls     121 81 202
Boys     120 82 202
Total     241 163 404

Tuition and Financial Aid
  • 7-Day Boarding: $51,515
  • 5-Day Boarding: N/A
  • Day Tuition Fee: $36,635
  • Payment Plans: Offered
  • Need-Based Aid: Offered
  • Students Receiving Aid: 33.00%
  • Average Awarded: $33,000

Summary: Webb encourages students to think outside the bounds of convention, and to learn by exploring and discovering things for themselves. This discovery learning approach encourages curiosity, imagination, creativity, and truth-seeking. In this way Webb students develop a love of learning and discovery that they carry with them to college and throughout their lives.

Department Director: Theresa Smith

Average Class Size: 15

Full Time Teachers: 56

Teachers Holding Advanced Degrees: 79.00%

Student/Teacher Ratio: 8:1

Number of AP Courses Offered: 15

Advanced/Enrichment Programs
  • AP Courses
  • Honors Courses
Support Programs
  • College Counseling
  • Evening Study Assistance
  • Learning Center
  • Technology Center
  • Literature
  • Language and Composition
  • United States History
  • Ancient World History; Modern World History
Foreign Languages:
  • Chinese-Mandarin
  • French
  • Spanish
  • N/A
Humanities/Social Sciences:
  • Economics
  • Psychology
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Science
  • Health
  • Marine Biology
  • Oceanography
  • Paleontology
  • Physics
  • Museum Research
  • Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Statistics
  • Integrated Math; Precalculus; Linear Algebra
Computer Studies:
  • Computer Programming
  • Choral Music
  • Orchestra
  • Performance & Theory
Performing/Visual Arts:
  • Acting
  • Drawing
  • Journalism
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Studio Art
  • Theater Arts
  • Media Arts
Special Programs:
  • Service & Immersion Trips (Spring & Summer)
Distinctive or New Programs:
  • Engineering & Electronics
    Engineering & Robotics
    21st Century Inc. Think

AP Courses Available:
  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Environmental Science
  • French Language
  • Physics B
  • Physics C
  • Spanish Language
  • Spanish Literature
  • Statistics
  • US History
  • World History

Summary: Claremont is a green spot tucked between a thriving urban landscape and the rugged terrain of the San Gabriel Mountains. Next-door to the prestigious Claremont Colleges, Webb offers an ideal campus community for living and learning with students and teachers you can be proud to call your friends.

Department Director: Peter Bartlett

Dorm Life

Number of Dorms: 10

No. of Girls Dorms: 4

No. of Boys Dorms: 6

Dorm Amenities:
Game Room
Laundry Facilities 
Vending Machines 
Kitchenettes, Indoor/Outdoor Common Spaces 

Dress Code: Casual

Student Life


  • All-weather track
  • Baseball field(s)
  • Basketball court(s)
  • Fitness Center
  • Volleyball court(s)
  • Football field
  • Indoor basketball court(s)
  • Pool
  • Soccer Fields, Softball Field, Tennis Courts

Clubs and Organizations

  • Astronomy Club
  • Chess Club
  • Community Service
  • Computer Club
  • Debate Club
  • Dorm Proctors
  • Drama Club
  • Fencing
  • Foreign Language Clubs
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Honor Council
  • Mock Trial
  • Model UN
  • Newspaper
  • Photography
  • Student Government
  • Student Radio Station
  • Theater
  • Yearbook
  • Yoga
  • Farming, Museum, Outdoor Activities, Robotics

Summary: Unlike a standard high school, where only some students pursue the arts or compete in team sports, Webb is committed to having every student participate in both our arts and athletics programs. By asking students to take risks and explore new things, they come to discover their talents and passions.

Arts Department Director: Stefanie Hamlyn

Athletics Department Director: Steve Wishek

  • A Cappella Group
  • Art Club
  • Chamber Choir
  • Chamber Orchestra
  • Dance
  • Drama Club
  • Theater
Interscholastic Sports
  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross-Country Running
  • Diving
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo
  • Wrestling
  • Diving
Recreational Sports
  • Dance
  • Golf
  • Fitness, Outdoor Activities, Yoga

Summary: Webb knows colleges and how to match students with opportunities, whether it’s a small, select liberal arts college, an Ivy League school, or a large university. Our placement results speak for themselves. In 2013, 85% of our graduates were admitted to at least one of their top choice colleges. About 90% of them attended a college ranked in the top 10% (based on data from U.S. News & World Report on 1600 accredited 4-year colleges and universities in the U.S.). And, our admit rate to the Ivy League schools is four times that of the national average.

Department Director: Hector Martinez

College Information

Percentage of Graduates Who Attend College: 100.00%

Middle Percentile of SAT Scores

25th percentile 75th percentile
Critical Reading 600 720
Mathematics 630 760
Writing 600 710

Notable Alumni

Otis Chandler (Class of 1996) Founder of

Hosain Rahman (Class of 1993) Founder and CEO of Jawbone

Polly Liu (Class of 1991) Founder of

Punch Hutton (Class of 1989) Vanity Fair Editor

John Scalzi (Class of 1987) New York Times Best-selling Author

Josh Marshall (Class of 1987) Editor and Publisher of

Jon Congdon (Class of 1981) Co-founder of Product Partners, LLC; Owner of Beachbody’s P90X Workout Plan

John Trefethen (Class of 1962) Owner of Trefethen Vineyards

James D. Watkins (Class of 1944) Former U.S. Secretary of Energy

Art Clokey (Class of 1939) Creator of Gumby

Quotes from Alumni

"Because of my Webb education, I was able to go on to be a first-generation college student – and go to college happy and confident about my personal growth that I had experienced at Webb.”

-Brittan Smith, Class of 2005, Harvard University 3-time track and field record-holder; Rockefeller Fellowship recipitent


”I always remember that Webb taught its students that character counts. Over the years, when I’ve come across difficult moments and have had to decide how to handle them, I always revert to Webb’s motto, ‘character counts.’ ”

-Eissa Villasenor, Class of 1998, JD Law, University of Minnesota


“It was an environment where you could do what you want and pursue your interests.”

-Henry Kapteyn, Class of 1980, Award-winning Research Physicist



Summary: We are proud to announce two new programs launching in the summer of 2014: a Junior Paleontology Program for rising 7th and 8th graders and a Global Leadership Program for rising 9th through 12th graders. Both of these programs will take place in July and will be full boarding experiences. Webb will also offer an optional fourth week for the Leadership Program focused on planning for the highly competitive world of college admissions. College Week will be run by Hector Martinez, Director of College Guidance at Webb, and will include visits to local colleges and universities, as well as some great networking opportunities. For more information visit

Department Director: Tracy Miller

Junior Paleontology Program

This ten-day residential program will immerse rising 7th and 8th grade students in the world of the research scientist as they learn the latest methods and technologies for reconstructing our prehistoric world.

Registration Deadline: N/A
Tuition: $2,400
Financial Aid Available:  Yes
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Global Leadership Program

Whether you are interested in starting your own business or engineering robots, this program will give you the skills you need to be a next-generation leader. Webb will focus on developing leaders in one of two life paths: Entrepreneurship and Science & Engineering.

Registration Deadline: N/A
Tuition: $4,500
Financial Aid Available:  Yes
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College Week

This program will arm students with the tools and confidence to navigate the highly competitive world of college admissions.

Registration Deadline: N/A
Tuition: $2,200
Financial Aid Available:  Yes
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Summary: Webb is the only high school in the country to have an accredited museum of paleontology located on its campus. The Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology is a perfect example of unbounded thinking in action. Here, students are part of the scientific process, from the initial discovery of a fossil to its research back in the lab.