The Webb School has a 148-year history of providing challenging academics with an emphasis on personal integrity in a small family-like setting. The community of 321 students in grades 6-12 embraces diverse backgrounds, personalities and interests. Together, they become a part of Webb’s great tradition, and with firm loyalty to trust and integrity, grow to become independent, confident, and responsible citizens of the world. The rural and intimate setting, located just south Nashville, Tennessee, promotes a focus on personal values so that student acceptance comes from within. These unique qualities is what makes Webb The Character of Home®
The hallmark of a Webb education is our emphasis on honor and personal integrity. The 148-year-old Honor Code, the inspiration for the Honor Code at Princeton University, is the framework in which students grow into principled young adults. The students take pride in upholding this tradition by signing the pledge book each year and promising to not lie, cheat or steal. Students are elected each year by their peers to be members of a student-led Honor Council. The Honor Code is the backbone of Webb’s community.
To put it simply, it’s cool to be smart at Webb. The learning environment is marked with small classes in which students learn to think creatively and critically. With a 7:1 student-to-teacher ratio, and average class size of 10, students are encouraged to engage actively in their classes, sharing their opinions with teachers and students. Webb develops confident, creative, and critical thinkers one question at a time.
Webb offers 23 AP courses along with other challenging courses. However, the signature curriculum program is the Emerging Voices Program, which fosters the students’ public speaking and writing skills while developing their passions. Through the 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.
The community is small by design, creating numerous opportunities for students to develop new passions outside the classroom. Webb is competitive in each of its 19 varsity sports, which include basketball, baseball, cheerleading, cross-country, football, golf, lacrosse, softball, tennis and volleyball.
The fine arts program offers two theatre productions each year as well as a choir, string orchestra, piano and guitar classes and numerous opportunities for the visual arts, including photography, pottery and AP art courses.
Students who love the outdoors embrace the numerous trips, including whitewater rafting, local day hikes, and extended weekend trips available through Webb’s Outerlimits program. Webb’s Wilderness Instruction and Leadership Development (WILD) is a special program that combines outdoor skills and leadership training within the daily academic schedule. The 150-acre campus is thriving with the spirit of a well-rounded education. Students develop leadership skills and confidence as they navigate the 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 Webb and reflects a continuing commitment to graduating active citizens of the world. Students from 17 different countries and 14 different states endow Webb with a unique and diverse community. With a legacy of service and graduates who are active in the global marketplace, Webb impacts the world.
The Webb school offers more than $2 million in financial aid and scholarships each year. The priority application and financial aid deadline for the 2018-2019 school year is February 20, 2018. For more information or to schedule a campus tour, please contact Webb’s Admissions Office at 931-389-6003.
319 Webb Road East