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Foster Academic

Through Unbounded Thinking and Academic Partnerships


$70 Million +

Goal: $70 million+

Winning the future will require brave and inventive academic programming that builds on Webb’s current commitment to excellence —seeking new avenues for innovation at every turn.

Students and faculty at Webb don’t just learn from others—they create knowledge through creative exploration, experimentation, field study and research. This is accomplished through unique opportunities provided by our extraordinary faculty, through one-of-a-kind academic partnerships, and through our partnership with the Raymond Alf Museum of Paleontology. Such unbounded thinking is the bedrock of our 100 years of success and will be critical to our future.

In fact, Webb’s school-wide commitment to field study and academic partnerships with higher education and industry is unmatched anywhere in the country. With the success of this campaign, Webb will continue to lead the national conversation on academic innovation and unbounded thinking in schools across the country and around the world.

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Dreaming Big

Dr. Andy Farke

Museum Director, Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology

“The museum program at Webb provides an excellent model where students aren’t just remixing old knowledge; they’re making discoveries never before seen by any human! That’s a special sort of excitement, which can really enhance a student’s academic trajectory. I’m excited to see that museum model spread across the Webb curriculum, because I think it only is going to create better and better thinkers in all domains of knowledge.”

A category of one! Singular! These are catch phrases repeated here and elsewhere when describing the uniqueness of the Alf Museum at The Webb Schools. In fact, it is the only accredited museum of paleontology on a secondary school campus anywhere in the world, and likely will be for the next 100 years and beyond.

“The program for Webb students is at the core of our museum, and a pretty clear case illustrating that striving for excellence in one area helps bolster success in the other. For instance, a paleontology museum’s reputation is built upon not just its fossil discoveries, but how clearly and accurately these fossil discoveries are interpreted and relayed to the scientific community as well as the broader world,” Museum Director Dr. Andy Farke explained.

Webb students are integral to the interpretation and sharing Farke describes. Their work, contributions and experiences go way beyond camping trips and fossil digs.

“The Alf Museum has an amazing fossil collection—and it’s even more amazing when you think about the new scientific knowledge that has sprung from the collection, particularly through collaborations between faculty, staff, and students. A fossil picked up by one Webb student on a summer peccary trip can be studied by another student that fall in the advanced research class, and then published a year later in a peer reviewed international journal!” Farke said.

The opportunities Farke notes in turn provide an unparalleled experience for Webb students, not just in pursuing their educational goals but also in modeling a love for discovery and lifelong learning.

“We’re all dreaming big—but big dreams take time, and they take resources. The sooner those resources are in hand, the sooner we can get down to the work of elevating Webb’s facilities, people, and program up to the next level I’m so excited about what could be next, and I can’t wait to get there!” Farke said.

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