Webb School of Knoxville
Webb School of Knoxville
Go farther. Go further.

We'll be with you every step of the way.

Webb School of Knoxville's commitment to excellence is unparalleled, and our wise guidance ensures that your child is known. Our personalized approach to educating students inspires them to discover their full potential in an environment that celebrates their individual strengths and promotes a community of learners.

1,034

Total Students

10:1

Student Teacher Ratio

60

Sports teams

114

Campus acres

Endless possibilities.

Our programs are designed to prepare students to be able to enjoy and take advantage of educational opportunities now and in the future. No school provides a better balance of programs in academics, arts, and athletics.

I'm ready to explore

Webb

I'm interested in

Dynamic Learning

In recognition of diverse learning profiles, our program is designed to offer appropriately challenging course work. In the Upper School we sponsor college preparatory, honors and advanced placement offerings.

Outstanding Faculty

Our teachers understand they are teaching students, not a curriculum. Individualizing the learning experience is at the core of our instruction.

Leadership

An intentional leadership initiative helps students to see how their actions impact the greater community and to be responsible for those actions. At Webb leadership is not about positions, it is about helping others.

Parent Partnership

The best educational experiences are characterized by parents and educators working together to benefit the students. At Webb the partnership is highly valued.

Spartans Lead

An Upper School leadership initiative — Spartans Lead — helps athletes to be responsible for their actions and to see how those actions impact individual teammates and the collective team.

Honor Code

Living an honorable life is rewarding. Webb’s emphasis on an Honor Code helps students to learn to value the importance of honorable behavior.

Volunteers

Opportunities abound for parents and special friends to make their mark at Webb. From short shifts reading in a Lower School classroom to leading Webbfest, our volunteers ensure the student experience is second to none.

Acting on Stage

The stars shine brightest during theatre performances. Students of all ages develop their acting and speaking skills in our on-house productions. 

Robotics

National competitions afford students the opportunity to collectively build a better world through the rigors of science and technology. Webb’s commitment includes designing spaces that will optimize this experience.

Research Scholars

Students gain real world experience working alongside professionals in a variety of fields after completing doctoral level research. It is just way our student tailor their experience based on their passions.

Participation

Participation is prized at Webb. More than 77% of our students play at least one sport and we currently have more than 40 former Spartans competing at the college level.

Service

Individually we can take small steps in helping our greater community; collectively we can make a huge impact on the lives of others. Service to others is at the core of the Webb experience.

Performing Arts

Creative confidence and self-expression grow tremendously as students master the individual and collective experience of music and acting. Our students perform on stage at Webb, around Knoxville and at national competitions.

Spartan Solutionaries

We want to develop solutionaries — students equipped with the knowledge, skills, and motivation to solve real world problems through innovative solutions. Spartan Solutionaries is a program of inquiry, innovation & impact.  

Differentiated Instruction

Recognizing that all students learn differently, our teachers ensure that information is presented  in a variety of methods and that learning activities are varied as well.

Facilities

Webb’s six playing fields are among the nicest in Tennessee. Three gyms, a fitness facility and a tennis center provide our athletes with great spaces to train and play on campus.

Visual Arts

Our students — from the novice to the most passionate art lovers — are exposed to incredible opportunities to explore the arts to great depths. Working alongside professional artists adds insight to creative expression.

Daily Assemblies

Our daily divisional assemblies foster a spirit of camaraderie rarely seen in most schools. Spartan spirit is grown one day at a time.

Life Skills

Specifically designed classes and assemblies provide the roadmap to learning about the importance of character. Students learn about and reflect on making good decisions. 

Championship Effort

Spartans love to compete. Webb has won 73 state championships — 38 in girls, 35 in boys — in 14 different sports.

Dance

Creative expression is at a premium in the Webb Dance studio. Experienced dancers get the opportunity to choreograph and direct their own performance.

Design Thinking

Implementing Design Thinking is an engaging way to make school life more reflective of real life. Problem-based learning allows student to develop innovative solutions to authentic world problems. 

Skill Development

Essential skills that will ensure success in the 21st century are at the forefront of our instruction. We focus on communication, critical thinking, creativity & innovation, collaboration and character.

Shared Values

We are a diverse community that is guided by shared values focused on providing the best growth opportunities for our children. The collective effort in educating and guiding them is unbelievably rewarding.

Upper School

I'm passionate about

Speaker Series

Learning about first-hand experiences of others is powerful. Guest speakers share knowledge and insight on world events and allow our students to inquire about those situations.

Spartan Nation

Encouraging and cheering on your classmates is traditional at Webb. The Spartan Nation rallies in the good times and bad times. We are stronger as one! 

Elective Courses

Fun and engaging is how most students describe elective courses at Webb. Students enroll based on their passions. The combination of required and elective courses provides balance to a student schedule.

Scholarship Money

More than 14 million dollars! Our recent graduating classes have averaged more than $14 million dollars in total scholarship awards to more than 160 schools across the country. 

Let’s Compete

Competition brings out the best in our performers.  Webb students participate at local ensemble  events and national competitions. Performance destinations include Chicago, Orlando and New York City.

Facilities

Webb’s six playing fields are among the nicest in Tennessee. Three gyms, a fitness facility and a tennis center provide our athletes with great spaces to train and play on campus.

Optimal Class Size

Smaller classes afford more individualized attention. Typical class sizes range from 14-17 students.

Visual Arts

Our students — from the novice to the most passionate art lovers — are exposed to incredible opportunities to explore the arts to great depths. Working alongside professional artists adds insight to creative expression.

Dances & Special Events

Dressing up for special parties such as Prom and Winter Formal are memorable events for our students.  Serving food and drinks at a party for adults with special needs is also memorable.  Both types of programming add to the student life at Webb.

Participation

Participation is prized at Webb. More than 77% of our students play at least one sport and we currently have more than 40 former Spartans competing at the college level.   

World Languages

Study of a non-English language helps promote global understanding and citizenship. It also fosters a deep appreciation for the cultures of the world and an understanding of how the United States fits into a global context.

College Fair

Students have an opportunity to visit with representatives from more than 75 colleges and universities at our annual College Fair. Additionally, more than 50 reps visit the college counseling center throughout the year.

Student Support

Challenging work, at times, requires additional instruction. Beyond the classroom, our students can find support in the writing center, math center and learning center.

Student Exchanges

Hosting students from all across the globe helps develop our students as global ambassadors. It also helps them realize the commonality of teenagers around the world.   

Parent Programming

Our three full-time counselors ensure that parents know what to ask and where to get the answers. The comprehensive college admissions program includes approximately ten parent events each year.

Student Government

Student representation in the leadership of the Upper School has been a hallmark for more than 60 years.  From leading Chapel to organizing special events, student take ownership of their experience.

Spartans Lead

An Upper School leadership initiative — Spartans Lead — helps athletes to be responsible for their actions and to see how those actions impact individual teammates and the collective team.

Performing Arts

Creative confidence and self-expression grow tremendously as students master the individual and collective experience of music and acting. Our students perform on stage at Webb, around Knoxville and at national competitions.

Course Enrollment

A menu of 125 courses allows students to individualize their schedules to match their passions and goals. College preparatory, honors and advanced placement offerings allow students to find appropriately challenging studies.

Trips Around World

Experiencing another culture in person can be life altering. Webb sponsored trips enable our students and teachers to take advantage of international educational opportunities.

Pathways

Students begin to wonder about college as early as middle school. Our intentionally designed college counseling program begins in eighth grade and we continue the partnership with families through graduation.

Clubs

Special interest groups allow students to share time with peers with similar passions.  More than 35 clubs meet regularly throughout the school year.

Acting On Stage

The stars shine brightest during major theatre performances. We sponsor two large-scale productions each year, one of which is a musical.

Championship Effort

Spartans love to compete. Webb has won 73 state championships — 38 in girls, 35 in boys — in 14 different sports.

Middle School

I'm passionate about

Leadership

An intentional leadership initiative helps students to see how their actions impact the greater community and to be responsible for those actions. At Webb leadership is not about positions, it is about helping others.

Visual Arts

Our students — from the novice to the most passionate art lovers — are exposed to incredible opportunities to explore the arts to great depths. Working alongside professional artists adds insight to creative expression.

Optimal Class Size

Smaller classes afford more individualized attention. Typical class sizes range from 16-19 students.

Celebrations

Special events provide an avenue for our students to have fun and just be kids. Webbfest, Spirit Week, dances, and class parties all provide the setting to balance the hard work with joy.

Daily Assemblies

Our daily divisional assemblies foster a spirit of camaraderie rarely seen in most schools.  Spartan spirit is grown one day at a time.

Participation

Participation is prized at Webb. We want our students to be active. We want them to learn about hard work and dedication to a goal in a fun atmosphere.

Class Trips

Learning outside the confines of campus provides great growth opportunities. Class trips allow students to bond with teachers and classmates while spending time away from home.  

Facilities

Webb’s six playing fields are among the nicest in Tennessee. Three gyms, a fitness facility and a tennis center provide our athletes with great spaces to train and play on campus.

Elective Courses

Fun and engaging is how most students describe elective courses at Webb. Students enroll based on their passions. The combination of required and elective courses provides balance to a student schedule.

Volunteers

Opportunities abound for parents and special friends to make their mark at Webb. Our volunteers ensure the student experience is second to none.

Acting On Stage

The stars shine brightest during major theatre performances. Many of our students experience a major production for the first time in middle school

Service

Individually we can take small steps in helping our greater community; collectively we can make a huge impact on the lives of others. Service to others is at the core of the Webb experience.

Student Support

Challenging work, at times, requires additional instruction. Beyond the classroom, our students can find support in the Learning Center where our Learning Specialist can provide appropriate help.

Advisory

Having support of significant adults and close peers creates a safe environment for kids to reach their potential.  The advisory program is the heart of our program.

Life Skills

Specifically designed classes and assemblies provide the roadmap to learning about the importance of character. Students learn about and reflect on making good decisions. 

Clubs

Special interest groups allow students to share time with peers with similar passions. Students often advocate and develop new clubs based on their interests.

Fundamentals First

Building a strong foundation is key in any endeavor. We stress skill development, teamwork, sportsmanship and competitive play at the middle school level.

Follow Your Interests

Exploring the arts and diving deeper into an area of great interest sparks incredible growth.  An exploratory program in sixth grade leads to an elective program in grades 7-12. 

Cross-Curricular Activities

Students learn best when they make connections. An intentionally designed interdisciplinary curriculum helps them understand the relationships of a variety of topics.

Parent Partnership

The best educational experiences are characterized by parents and educators working together to benefit the students. At Webb the partnership is highly valued.

World Travel

Exploring the world with Webb friends can be life changing. Our travel program provides opportunities during school breaks to engage with other cultures.  

Performing Arts

Creative confidence and self-expression grow tremendously as students master the individual and collective experience of music and acting. Four offerings in music and one in drama enable students to strengthen their skills.

Honor Code

Living an honorable life is rewarding. Webb’s emphasis on an Honor Code helps students to learn to value the importance of honorable behavior.

Spartan Pride

Representing your school is awesome. Wearing the Spartan jersey with pride is powerful. It helps integrate students into the fabric of the Spartan Nation. 

Lower School

I'm passionate about

Stretching Limits

Unbelievable growth transpires when our students stretch beyond their comfort zone. They surpass personal boundaries and gain confidence. They are inspired to continue to test their limits. 

Community Service

Making life better for another provides a fulfilling experience. Our efforts to be community leaders starts with our Junior Spartans. We learn that collectively we can make a difference.

Counseling

Learning to make good decisions is key to a successful life. Our counselor provides proactive lessons to help students learn about and reflect on good decision making.

Birth of a Passion

Even young students can begin to develop passions. A full programmatic menu provides students with diverse learning activities that help them learn about themselves.

Class Trips

Tremendous growth unfolds when students travel as a class. These trips, introduced in fourth grade, allow students to bond with teachers and classmates while spending time away from home.  

Science

Discovering how the world works is exciting. Young scientists are immersed in authentic situations which creates solutionaries — students who use innovation to solve problems.

Inspiring Innovation

We strive to make school life more reflective of real life. This authentic preparation helps equip  students with the knowledge, skills, and motivation to solve real world problems through innovative solutions.  

Arts

Exploring your creative juices is exhilarating. It is fun to draw, paint, sing and act. It develops self-confidence and self-expression.

Life Skills

Specifically designed classes and assemblies provide the roadmap to learning about the importance of character. Students learn about and reflect on making good decisions. 

Share Your Knowledge

Young students love to share what and how they have learned. Celebration of Learning events allow students to showcase how they have taken ownership of their learning.

Growing Leaders

Webb students aspire to impact the greater world. Developing an understanding of how your own actions and actions of others impact the group is a critically important skill.

Celebrations

Special events provide an avenue for our students to have fun and just be kids. Celebrations such as Webbfest, Field Day and class parties provide the setting to balance the hard work with joy.

Reading Buddies

Our older students gain valuable leadership lessons when they are paired with a younger Spartan. When the buddies meet, they may read books together, complete an art activity, participate in a center, or play together.

Field Trips

Learning away from campus emphasizes that the world is our classroom. Local trips are taken four times each year and help develop our students develop self-awareness and self-confidence.

Families

Having friends in different grades hammers home the point that we are all in this together. The Families program is designed so that each group has one student in each grade. Families meet monthly to complete team-building activities.

Foundational

Salient skills are learned in the context of purposeful activities rather than in isolation. Opportunities are available for individual and collaborative learning experiences. 

Leadership

An intentional leadership initiative helps students to see how their actions impact the greater community and to be responsible for those actions. At Webb leadership is not about positions, it is about helping others.

Physical Education

Physical activity supports the entire learning process. Engaging in active play with your classmates demands both cooperation with others and a sustained individual effort.

Joyous Learning

Celebrating the wonders of childhood and discovering the joy in learning form the core of the Lower School experience. It prepares students to be able to take advantage of future educational opportunities.

After School Clubs

The day just keeps getting better. After school exploratory opportunities enable students to delve into areas of particular interest or talent.

Honor Code

Living an honorable life is rewarding. Webb’s emphasis on an Honor Code helps students to learn to value the importance of honorable behavior.

Community Meeting

Being part of something larger than yourself is a cool part of growing up. We start each day in Community Meeting to celebrate the successes of our classmates and to build community spirit.  

Spanish

The introduction to a new language and culture is unique and inspiring for young learners. Comparing and contrasting languages and cultures helps them understand that there is a larger global community.

How far will you go?

Students are encouraged to embrace their curiosity, take risks, and pursue their unique interests. As they discover their passions, they realize their potential.

Margie Stewart ’88

“Long after the facts and figures faded, what has remain with me from my days at Webb are the memories of my teachers. They gave me the skills and confidence to tackle future challenges I couldn’t even have imagined back in high school. Throughout my college years, graduate studies, and career, I’ve gratefully carried the joy of learning they instilled and cultivated in me.”

Read More about Margie Stewart ’88
Greer Mackebee ’08

Greer is an attorney in the Washington, D.C. office of the international law firm of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, where he focuses on the development and finance of renewable energy and large transportation infrastructure projects.

Read More about Greer Mackebee ’08
Katherine Walker ’03

“I owe so much to the education I received at Webb and to the teachers who supported me into pursuing an arts education. I didn't quite realize how impactful my time at Webb was until after graduation. Webb has taught me to be a self-reliant thinker with a love of learning.”

Read More about Katherine Walker ’03
Peter Jacobstein ’83

Peter Jacobstein is a digital technology leader with deep experience in financial services and media. He currently serves as Chief Strategic Partnership Officer at Interface Financial, leading the company's growth in digital supply chain finance.

Read More about Peter Jacobstein ’83
Galen Erickson ’13

"I began attending the Webb School of Knoxville in 6th grade, played plenty of baseball, and graduated seven years later with the Class of 2013. I enrolled at the University of Southern California and majored in International Relations with a minor in Economics."

Read More about Galen Erickson ’13
Ginny Bowers Izydore, ’78

"Attending Webb School had an enormous impact on my life and the direction that it took. I arrived at Webb as a freshman after the unexpected death of my father the year prior followed by a sudden move to Knoxville, away from the friends and support that I had known up to that point."

Read More about Ginny Bowers Izydore, ’78

Beyond ordinary.

We provide a dynamic mix of co-curricular experiences that help create a well-rounded and balanced school life for our young learners. Our aim is to better prepare graduates for success throughout their lives.

Growing Leaders

Leadership is about making life better for those around you. It is a culture on our campus and the experience our students gain gives them the courage to be leaders outside our campus. Our teachers help students build their capacity for leadership by teaching them about themselves and their strengths and weaknesses in working with others; by giving them opportunities to lead; and by supporting them to reflect on and learn from experience.

Inspiring Innovation

Students love to be challenged and they love to solve real world problems. Memorization doesn’t excite them, stimulating learning does. From plugging oil leaks at the bottom of the ocean with remote operated vehicles to improving health care in rural West Virginia, our students are engaged in real world learning.

Stretching Limits

Incredible growth transpires when students are stretched beyond their comfort zone with great support. This plays out daily in the classroom, on stage and on the athletic fields. It is enhanced by opportunities within our local and global communities. Teachers provide the pathways and students provide the energy. Students grow beyond their wildest expectations and they learn the value of hard work and dedication to a task.

A proven path.

As a result, your child will be prepared for the world beyond Webb and will be equipped to successfully contribute to it. Our graduates leave Webb ready to thrive as leaders of character in tomorrow's world, today.

$16m

Scholarships offered to members of the Class of 2019.

56

Different colleges and universities attended by the 110 students from the Class of 2019.

100%

College placement for Webb’s Class of 2019

85%

Students score 3 or higher on AP exams.

10

The average number of student merit award winners in the past 5 years.

Let's go the distance. Together.