To turn out young people who are tireless workers, and who know how to work effectively; who are accurate scholars; who know the finer points of morals and practice them in their daily living; who are always courteous
The Webb School Mission
Opened in 2016, Meadows Hall is home to twenty upperclassmen of diverse nationalities and backgrounds. Meadows is a place where young men practice the sense of academic and personal character expressed in our school’s mission statement, prepare for the rigor of college, and build habits that will enrich their future career and personal life.
The Pledge of Meadows Hall
I pledge to care enough to respect the gift of this place and its people.
I pledge to exercise compassion in responsible service to others.
I pledge to exhibit courage in the practice of honor.
Our standards form the backbone of everything we do in Meadows. They are thoughts that guide our approach to communal living and help us learn life lessons from the experience. They’re also frequent topics in our dorm meetings and family gatherings and offer ways to navigate through challenges and difficult discussions. These standards are expressed in the Pledge of Meadows Hall, which gentlemen are invited to sign after completing their Gentleman’s Primer program.
The Character of Home
We, the Meadows dorm team, value interaction with our gentlemen’s families and are honored to serve as the parents of their “home away from home”. We believe strongly in Webb’s Character of Home — the idea that a boarding community should feel like a family, a dorm should feel like a home, and our life and interactions together should be genuine and meaningful. We welcome communication and visits from families, and we feel that the best approach to growing happy and successful young men begins with a common philosophy. We encourage parents to read the information on this site and to contact us anytime with questions and feedback. The Dorm Team section above includes links to call or email the dorm parent on duty for the day. General communications may be directed to the Head of Dorm.
The Gentlemen’s Primer is a program designed to help our young men explore and discuss the standards of Meadows Hall and how those characteristics can serve them at Webb and beyond. After completing the three-week program, gentlemen are invited to add a page to our hall’s journal.
The Anchor is a monthly newsletter that families receive by email. It includes news and thoughts related to life in Meadows and in our boarding community.
Meadows Hall (#26 on campus map) is located on the north side of the Webb campus, forming a quadrangle with the Dorothy Powell Elkins Student Center (#27) and Wendel Haynes Hall (#28). Surrounding the exterior are the Frank G. Barton, Jr Athletic Center (#25) and Webb’s athletic fields. Meadows opens to a spacious commons area that includes a laundry room and full kitchen with dedicated storage areas for each student. There are 8 two-person rooms furnished with beds, dressers, desks, chairs, closets and vanities. Each pair of rooms forms a suite joined by a shared shower and restroom for the four gentlemen in the suite. There are also two single rooms and one two-person handicap-accessible room, each with a dedicated shower and restroom; these rooms are typically awarded based on a student’s number of years in our boarding community and service as prefect.