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Upper School Program

Our Upper School Curriculum

The program is constituted to enhance the development of moral values, responsibility, and self-discipline. It is designed to give students a foundation for college-level studies and to help them identify and explore their own strengths and interests. Required courses assure a well-rounded education by introducing students to the basic knowledge and techniques of diverse fields and by making sure that physical activity and practical skills are not neglected.

Honors and Advanced Placement

Honors and Advanced Placement courses challenge capable students to work up to their full abilities and to proceed to college-level work. As students plan their courses of study, faculty advisors help them take full advantage Webb’s many opportunities.

Our 21 AP courses include Science, Math, History, World Languages, English, Fine Arts and Social Sciences.

Advisor System

Every student has a faculty advisor who serves as a personal advocate and mentor. Students have scheduled advisory meetings two times per week. They also meet once a week with their advisor for a group activity that focuses on character development.

The advisor plays a key role in the student's experience at Webb and also serves as the liaison between parents and the school.

Extra Help

Each day, teachers are available in their classrooms to help students for a 45 minute class period called Extra Help. This time is built into our students' schedules, and they quickly learn to take advantage of it.

In addition, Upper School students are selected to be peer mentors to Middle School students who may need additional help during their Extra Help period.

Learning Center

The Webb School’s Learning Center consists of the study center and two levels of academic support for eligible students.  The goal of the learning center is to meet the individual needs of students best to promote a successful academic and social experience.

All 8th graders have a study hall period in their schedule and 6th and 7th graders have a study hall period that rotates twice a week.

Our Upper School Fine Arts Program

With both an international and national reputation, The Webb School's Fine Arts program is admired for the breadth of its course offerings and the outstanding quality of the school's faculty. Upper level students at Webb (grades 9-12) are required to take one class in the Fine Arts each year, three of which must be in a different area of the Fine Arts.

The faculty members, who have degrees from some of America's finest conservatories and universities, give their students both outstanding instruction (in private lessons and classes) and insiders' views of the fine arts as working professionals.

Advanced Placement Courses

Academics at Webb are challenging and engaging. We strive for our students to be inspired by their passions and motivated to be the best that they can be. There are AP and honors courses, as well as unique electives offered within each discipline. We know that our graduates are true global citizens who are not only prepared for college, but also eager to make a difference in the world.

Our 16 AP courses include Science, Math, History, World Languages, English, Fine Arts and Social Sciences.

McDonnell-Follin Scholars Program

The McDonnell-Follin Scholars Program supports the in-depth study of an academic area by a student in the junior class for one semester while being supported by a member of the faculty or administration. It is a student-driven program wherein the student will create the course of study in consultation with the proposed mentor.

The mentor and student will meet one or two times per week to check on the progress and development of new ideas. At the end of the semester the student will present his/her work to a faculty committee who will then ask questions of the student about his/her research.