Founded in 1870 by noted scholar William R. "Old Sawney" Webb, The Webb School is the South's oldest continuously operating boarding school. We offer a college-preparatory education for grades 6-12. Our small private boarding school community comprised of 300 boarding and day students and our emphasis on honor truly creates a "Character of Home."
Greetings from The Webb School!
Guided by our core values of honor, integrity and civility, the goal of The Webb School is to motivate young men and women to fulfill their promise. The community of 300 male and female students is small by design, to create lifelong connections while fostering greater involvement and individual growth.
Prospective boarding and day students have many choices for middle school and upper school education. Webb is a private, independent school. Schools in this category have many similarities including: small class size, an excellent faculty, a strong curriculum, athletic programs and afternoon clubs.
What is the Webb Difference?
The hallmark of a Webb
education is our emphasis on honor and personal integrity. Our 143-year-old Honor Code, the inspiration for the Honor Code at Princeton, is the
framework in which students grow into principled young adults. Our
students take pride in upholding this tradition by signing the pledge book each
year and electing members of a student-led Honor Council.
Writing across the curriculum and public speaking are major emphases at
The Webb School. Through our 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. Our goal is to create confident contributors in the classroom and
Webb’s Outerlimits and Wilderness Instruction and Leadership Development
(WILD) programs combine the classroom with the outdoors. Our 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.
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 10 different countries
and 14 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.
flexible curriculum and small class sizes challenge students as individuals,
allowing them to exceed their expectations. With a 6:1 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, coaches, and dorm parents take a personal interest in
students, providing an education that is both rigorous and meaningful.
We encourage you to visit our campus to see what makes our school so special. And, at the end of the day, you will see for yourself the Webb difference.
Head of School