Welcome to Dunn School!

If you're looking for a challenging and supportive private school for grades 6-12, I invite you to consider Dunn School in Los Olivos, California.

I hope you'll be inspired to see our school and its unique program in action. Dunn fuses challenging academics and hands-on experiences to prepare every student for a full life.

If you visit our charming campus in sunny California, you'll see for yourself why so many families describe Dunn as a school with uncommon warmth and intellectually-vibrant, happy students.  

At Dunn, we understand that a safe and nurturing community, challenging and engaging academics, relationships with caring teachers, comprehensive college counseling, and hands-on learning beyond the classroom are key to every child's intellectual and personal development

Dunn teachers help each student spark a passion. Our community inspires self-discovery and intellectual growth.

For over 50 years, Dunn has committed to an enduring mission: to educate the whole student for a lifetime of learning and responsible leadership in society. Our alumni lead lives that embody this mission. You can read about some of them on this website.

I invite you to visit us at Dunn, and see if this is the school community that fits you.

Mike Beck 

At Dunn everyone--students, teachers, and parents--was embroiled in some kind of conspiracy to make each other succeed and grow. Everyone was looking out for me and wanted to harness my potential to be the best I could possibly be. This is the motor that drives everyone at Dunn, the spirit ingrained in me by the four years of high school, that my success and happiness is ultimately linked to that of my community members.

Nyuol Tong, Dunn alum, current Duke University student & SELFSudan founder