Life At Webb
Welcome to Webb
Making friends from Los Angeles to London. Digging for dinosaur fossils. Performing Shakespeare. Printing in 3-D. Cheering on the home team. Discovering your strengths. Living by a code of honor. Pursuing your dreams. Accomplishing your goals.
Surprise yourself at The Webb Schools.
When you join a boarding school you join a 24/7 community that’s built for you and by you – a community meant to foster independence and feed the smart, curious independent mind. And it stays with for life – through college, career and beyond.
Life At Webb
Clubs and activities at Webb are excellent ways for students to explore their extra-curricular interests in an enjoyable and instructive environment. Official activities at Webb utilize the best of our on-campus resources, while also making use of our proximity to Los Angeles and the wilderness areas of Southern California. Clubs offer students ample self-directed leadership opportunities and offer a diverse set of interest areas .
The Webb Schools
Since 1922, Webb has thrived because it has grown and innovated while staying true to its founding values and traditions. While there are many, among the most important our Honor Cabinet & Honor Committee, Chapel Talks, Senior Trips, Community Dinners, Freshman Peccary Trips, and Start-of-Year Class Retreats.
Student Athletes at Webb
The Webb Schools offer a competitive interscholastic athletic program for students of all skill levels with 42 teams participating in 15 sports. The Vivian Webb Soccer team is the current CIF Southern Section D7 and State Champions.
Webb Visual and Performing Arts
Learning from a faculty that includes a number of noted contemporary artists, Webb students enjoy state-of-the-art material and superb facilities.
Dean of Students Team
Webb’s dean of students oversees the daily life of Webb’s students, helping to motivate and inspire students to succeed. Her office develops and maintains school policies, as presented in Webb’s annual handbook. Responsibilities include student discipline, which is handled in collaboration with the WSC Honor Committee and VWS Honor Cabinet. The dean works with Webb student leaders and the dean of campus life to ensure a robust and fulfilling experience for all students. The dean also leads the weekly chapel program and oversees the advising program in coordination with Webb’s counseling program.
Sarah Lantz earned a Bachelor of Arts from Scripps College and a Master of Arts from Claremont Graduate University. She served for six years as the Vivian Webb School dean of students before becoming Webb’s dean of students in July 2023.
Lantz has been an educator for 17 years, the last 14 of those at Webb.
She is also a teacher in Webb’s Math Department. Her courses include Integrated Math 1.
The dean of campus life develops, implements and supervises student activities designed to enrich the boarding school residential experience. Rosenfeld plays a key role in cultivating and upholding the values of the school community and oversees all operations of the Hooper Community Center.
The dean oversees Student Support Staff, including the student services coordinator, school drivers and other support personnel.
In addition, Rosenfeld teaches courses in the Webb’s Humanities Department, advices the Chapel Council and oversees the Sunday Chapel Program, the Weekend Program, the Community Dinner program and the club program. He also serves as head coach for the swimming and diving team.
The dean of residential life participates in the overall planning and management of the residential life program and provides leadership and guidance to boarding students. Ms. Tadeo works closely with the Deans, Dorm Heads, faculty, and staff to foster a safe, homelike, nurturing environment for students in the dorms.
In addition, Ms. Tadeo advises the Chapel Council and oversees the Sunday Chapel Program and Community Dinner program and is the assistant VWS Varsity basketball coach.
Steven Galarsa became Webb’s attendance coordinator in July 2022, after previously serving Webb as part of our student services support team.
Cindy Lopez serves as the executive assistant to the dean of students. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in international communications from Walla Walla University. She joined Webb in 2022.
Life At Webb
At A Glance
405 students attend Webb
63% of the students are boarding.
23% of the students are international students.
67% of faculty live on campus.
Sample Daily Schedule
8:30 – 9:50 a.m.
First Academic Block
10 – 10:20 a.m.
10:30 – 11:50 a.m.
Second Academic Block
11:50 a.m. – 12: 30 p.m.
12:40 – 2 p.m.
Third Academic Block
2:30 – 5 p.m.
Athletics or Afternoon Activities
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
7:30 – 8:45 p.m.
Evening Study / Academic Labs
9 – 11:00 p.m.
Dorm Check-in / Quiet Study Hours
Life At Webb
Webb has an extensive support system to help students make the transition to boarding school life. Each student is assigned a faculty/staff advisor. There are approximately eight students for every advisor. Advisors and advisees meet weekly and build very strong relationships. Advisors monitor student progress in three main areas: academics, extra-curricular activities and residential life. Also, all new students are assigned a Peer Advisor who helps with meeting people and becoming integrated into the community. This is in addition to our extensive program of oversight for our dorms and Webb’s Health Center, which provides professional counselors.
Each dorm has a faculty member assigned as the dorm head. This faculty member resides in or next-door to their assigned dorm. Dorm heads oversee the dorm program, conduct weekly dorm meetings and are the senior adult in charge in case of emergencies. Upperclassmen also play a critical role in helping new students adjust to life at Webb. All students can readily turn to a senior student leader, known as a dorm prefect, who is available to help with a whole variety of situations from providing study-break pizza to lending a sympathetic ear.
Webb’s 10 dormitories house about 250 students in 40 double rooms and 170 single rooms. Four dorms serving Vivian Webb School include 22 double rooms and 77 singles. Six dorms serving Webb School of California include 18 double rooms and 93 singles. Most of the double rooms are located at the Mary N. Hutchison Center and Dormitory, which has a dorm for both WSC and VWS, each with 15 double rooms. Many of Webb’s first-year students live in one of the Hutches. Learn more on our Dorm Living page.