What is the Webb Difference?

Honor and Character

The hallmark of a Webb education is their emphasis on honor and personal integrity. The school’s 147 year-old Honor Code, the inspiration for the Honor Code at Princeton, is the framework in which students grow into principled young adults. Webb 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 their one-of-a kind 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. These exhibitions are developed and completed under the mentorship of the students’ advisors and other members of the community. Webb’s goal is to create confident contributors in the classroom and beyond.

WILD Outdoor Program

Webb’s Outerlimits and Wilderness Instruction and Leadership Development (WILD) programs combine the classroom with the outdoors. The school’s 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.

Global Education

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 14 different countries and 16 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.

Personalized Education

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 10, students are encouraged to engage actively in their classes, sharing their opinions on material with teachers and students. Advisors, teachers and coaches take a personal interest in students, providing an education that is both rigorous and meaningful.  The personalized education also extends into the school’s athletic and fine arts programs where students are able to actively participate in any activity Webb offers.


The Webb School offers more than $1.8 million in financial aid and scholarships each year as well as a special tuition rate for in-state and contiguous states.  The Webb School also offers Legacy scholarships to students who have had a parent, grandparent, uncle, aunt, great-uncle or great-aunt attend Webb.  We encourage you to experience The Webb School Difference for yourself.  Call Julie Harris, Director of Admissions at 931-389-6003 to schedule your personal campus tour today!