Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
We embrace the opportunities and challenges of learning and working in a diverse environment characterized by respect and consideration for the needs of others. In partnership with faculty, staff, students, families and alumni, we are endeavoring to instill and sustain shared values that promote a welcoming, inclusive and affirming community.
Webb’s Diversity Statement
As a private coeducational college preparatory boarding school, serving students continuously since 1870, The Webb School provides a rigorous academic program that also emphasizes personal integrity, civic responsibility, and leadership. An essential component of our ethos is that every member of our school community, including students, faculty, and staff, are respected and supported as unique individuals. The Webb School believes that fostering an environment that is ethnically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse is essential to enhance critical thinking, inform intellectual debate, and comply with our obligations as a true preparatory school for our students to go onto college and beyond.
The Webb School has a diverse student body, attracting students from both locally in middle Tennessee and from all over the world. We embrace the opportunities to learn, study, and work in the richness of a diverse environment characterized by understanding, respect, and acceptance. We therefore strive to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion as an essential aspect of preparing Webb graduates for a life of service and success.
Webb School Mission Statement
What We Believe
The Webb School faculty has endorsed the following enduring understandings.
These beliefs are the foundation of our curriculum and all that we stand for.
INTEGRITY is a cornerstone of a flourishing life and community.
SELF-DISCIPLINE and autonomy are essential to success.
LEARNING is an enjoyable and ongoing process.
Each person has unique gifts and capacities and a RESPONSIBILITY to develop them.
RESPECT for self and others is essential to a harmonious society.
Each person shares the responsibility and honor of SERVING OTHERS.
Student Diversity Council
With a membership of 19 students, the Council has been designed to help educate and involve the student body in creating a more inclusive atmosphere at Webb. Working with a sponsor from the Student Affairs Team, the Council is responsible for sponsoring monthly cultural events, Diversity Week, educating the student body through Chapel presentations and all-school events, as well as helping to find service opportunities that target underrepresented communities. Council members have the opportunity to attend student DEI conferences. The Council provides leadership opportunities for US students.
"I am proud that we celebrate every student at Webb. By celebrating every student's uniqueness, we foster an environment that allows each student to reach his or her full potential. We believe at Webb that we all learn better together."
-Tabetha Sullens, Assistant Head of School for Student Affairs
Faculty and Staff Professional Development
The Webb School created a partnership with The Education Group’s Director of Equity and Inclusion to work with faculty staff and students. TEG has and will continue to provide a range of training aimed at supporting the Webb School community in driving intentional change across the institution.