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Claremont, California, USA view map
Co-Ed, No Religious Affiliation
1175 West Baseline Road, Claremont, California, USA
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Summary: Webb offers a rigorous college preparatory curriculum aimed at providing students with a well-rounded liberal arts education while also giving them the space to develop and pursue their passions and interests. Webb offers a full range of courses, including a core college preparatory curriculum and honors and A.P. courses for more advanced studies.
Department Director: Theresa Smith
Average Class Size: 16
Full Time Teachers: 50
Teachers Holding Advanced Degrees: 90.00%
Student/Teacher Ratio: 8:1
Number of AP Courses Offered: 15
Summary: Claremont is a green spot tucked between a thriving urban landscape and the rugged terrain of the San Gabriel Mountains. Next-door to the prestigious Claremont Colleges, Webb offers an ideal campus community for living and learning with students and teachers you can be proud to call your friends.
Department Director: Peter Bartlett
Number of Dorms: 10
No. of Girls Dorms: 4
No. of Boys Dorms: 6
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Dress Code: Casual
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Summary: Unlike a standard high school, where only some students pursue the arts or compete in team sports, Webb is committed to having every student participate in both our arts and athletics programs. By asking students to take risks and explore new things, they come to discover their talents and passions.
Arts Department Director: Stefanie Hamlyn
Athletics Department Director: Steve Wishek
Summary: Webb knows colleges and how to match students with opportunities, whether it’s a small, select liberal arts college, an Ivy League school, or a large university. Our placement results speak for themselves. In 2014, 94% of the graduating class attended a college ranked in the top 10% (based on data from U.S. News & World Report on 1600 accredited 4-year colleges and universities in the U.S.). Furthermore, 100% of those who applied were admitted to a selective four-year college or university.
Department Director: Hector Martinez
Percentage of Graduates Who Attend College: 100.00%
Middle Percentile of SAT Scores
Otis Chandler (Class of 1996) Founder of Goodreads.com
Hosain Rahman (Class of 1993) Founder and CEO of Jawbone
Polly Liu (Class of 1991) Founder of Beau-coup.com
Punch Hutton (Class of 1989) Vanity Fair Editor
John Scalzi (Class of 1987) New York Times Best-selling Author
Josh Marshall (Class of 1987) Editor and Publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com
Jon Congdon (Class of 1981) Co-founder of Product Partners, LLC; Owner of Beachbody’s P90X Workout Plan
John Trefethen (Class of 1962) Owner of Trefethen Vineyards
James D. Watkins (Class of 1944) Former U.S. Secretary of Energy
Art Clokey (Class of 1939) Creator of Gumby
"Because of my Webb education, I was able to go on to be a first-generation college student – and go to college happy and confident about my personal growth that I had experienced at Webb.”
-Brittan Smith, Class of 2005, Harvard University, Yale MBA Student
”I always remember that Webb taught its students that character counts. Over the years, when I’ve come across difficult moments and have had to decide how to handle them, I always revert to Webb’s motto, ‘character counts.’ ”
-Eissa Villasenor, Class of 1998, JD Law, University of Minnesota
“It was an environment where you could do what you want and pursue your interests.”
-Henry Kapteyn, Class of 1980, Award-winning Research Physicist
Department Director: Tracy Miller
Webb is the only high school in the country to have an accredited museum of paleontology located on its campus. The Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology is a perfect example of unbounded thinking in action. Here, students are part of the scientific process, from the initial discovery of a fossil to its research back in the lab.
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