Founded in 1870, The Webb School is a private boarding school in Bell Buckle, Tennessee. Students from grades 6-12 come seeking college preparatory school education in liberal arts at Webb from all over the world.  With 10 Rhodes Scholars among its graduates and consistently high SAT scores, The Webb School has a reputation of being one of the top private schools in the nation. Webb’s small school community comprised of an average enrollment of 300 day school and boarding school students, and its emphasis on honor truly creates a Character of Home.  

The School

The 150-acre campus is located in a rural setting 50 miles southeast of Nashville. Approximately one-third of the school's student population is boarding students. At present, the school enrolls students from 14 states and 10 countries.


The Webb School is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and holds membership in the National Association of Independent Schools, the Tennessee Association of Independent Schools, the National Honor Society, the Cum Laude Society, the College Board, the Educational Records Bureau, and the National Association of College Admissions Counseling.

Boarding at The Webb School

Boarding students at Webb live in a supervised environment featuring four dormitories separated by gender and age. Our students live and learn under the guidance of our faculty house parents who monitor their academic progress and general well-being.

Boarding school students enjoy a variety of fun activities both on and off campus in addition to the academics typical of a challenging, independent college-preparatory school. These activities mostly take place during the weekend, but there are also opportunities during the week. 

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The Faculty

The Webb School has 47 teaching faculty members, 74 percent of whom hold advanced degrees. The student-to-faculty ratio is 6:1 and the average class size is 10.

Academic Program and Graduation Requirements

Webb graduates must earn credits in the following discplines: English (4); Fine Arts (2); Foreign Language (3); Mathematics (4); Science (3); and History (3.5). 

Application Process for Webb, a private boarding school and day school

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