Life @ Webb

Multicultural Programming

The Webb School experience embodies more than outstanding academics. Our students actively participate and take on leadership roles in extracurricular activities, community service, athletics, the arts, international programs and more.

Webb School of Knoxville’s role in the life of its students goes beyond preparing them for successful college years. We are committed to promoting global understanding and citizenship, fostering a deep appreciation for the languages and cultures of the world, and an understanding of how the United States fits into a global context.

Our aim is to better prepare graduates for the multicultural, world community that they live in, and will successfully contribute to. Webb’s multicultural initiative recognizes the value that diversity brings to the total educational experience.

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  • Webb's Multicultural Initiative

    • Promotes and enhances multicultural opportunities on and off campus (locally, nationally, and internationally)
    • Prepares students to live and work in an increasingly diverse and global society
    • Strives to create an environment where differences are celebrated
    • Develops a curriculum that helps students recognize how different cultures, traditions, and religions may underlie views and values different from their own
    • Encourages participation in activities that help carry learning and service learning in the direction of world understanding
    • Expects teachers and administrators to model respect for all peoples and cultures
    • Educates and encourages parents to support school initiatives that promote global understanding
    • Seeks a diversity of cultural, national, and ethnic backgrounds in the recruitment of teachers and administrators
    • Seeks to integrate the study and travel abroad experience with international education opportunities at school by building connections to all areas of the curriculum
    • Nurtures students to act as global ambassadors within the Webb community

Our Multicultural Coordinator

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Multicultural Program News

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  • French Exchange Program Fosters Transatlantic Friendships, Cultural Understanding

    Webb School recently bid a fond au revoir to French exchange students from L’Institut Montalembert following their two-week cultural experience. The 18 students stayed with Webb host families, attended school with their Webb “sisters” and “brothers” and enjoyed exploring the East Tennessee region. They also hosted a French cultural fair at Webb and had a great time learning to line dance and taking on the mechanical bull at Cotton Eyed Joe! Read more HERE.
  • International Center Names Winners of Annual Photo Contest

    Webb's Coleman-Lange International Center announced the winners of its 6th Annual Photo Competition. Webb Upper School faculty and students are invited to submit photos they've taken locally, nationally or internationally. Faculty and staff vote on the entries. Four winners (two students and two teachers) are selected and their photos are made into canvas prints to hang in the hallways of the International Center. Congratulations to this year's winners Sarah Ali 16, Chelsea Henderson í19, Upper School Learning Specialist, Deb Hotchkiss, and Upper School science teacher Ada Zareba. Check out Webb's Facebook page to see this year's winning entries.
  • Meredith Lee ’10 Discusses Career Path Leading to West Bank

    Webb alumna Meredith Lee ’10 returned to campus to speak with Upper School students about her path from Webb to University of Virginia to the Palestinian city of Ramallah in the West Bank. At UVA, Lee majored in Arabic and Global Studies. Her fascination with Arabic sparked an interest in the Middle East, leading to a summer program in Jordan. After graduating from UVA, she moved to Ramallah where she now works for the MATTIN Group, a non-profit dedicated to promoting effective implementation of international humanitarian law and human rights.