The mission of the Dunn School community is to educate the whole student to his or her fullest potential in preparation for a life of learning and responsible leadership in society.
To accomplish our mission, we as students, teachers, staff, parents, trustees, and friends are committed to understanding and living by five core values: Academic Excellence, Emotional Wellness, Physical Readiness, Social Responsibility, and Moral Courage.
At Dunn School everything we do is considered part of our curriculum. As a college preparatory school, we offer a broad program of academics, athletics, arts, community service, and outdoor leadership, within a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff. The depth and quality of the relationship between students and teachers is central to our process of education. Small class size promotes one-to-one communication and rapport between teacher and student, which best stimulates the desire to learn. The dedicated Dunn faculty commits to guiding and supporting the personal and academic growth of each student entrusted to our care.
At Dunn, we commit to the total development of our students. We are each more than the sum of our academic work. The whole child is recognized, celebrated and developed at Dunn. We value character, integrity, passion, honesty, generosity and respect. We strengthen students' artistic, athletic, social and leadership capabilities. We back up our commitment with:
- Partnership with a trained and dedicated advisor
- Low student-to-faculty ratio and class size
- Proctored study time
- Learning strategies support
- Leadership opportunities
- Athletics and arts programs
- Residential living curriculum
- Enrichment activities and clubs
Coming to Dunn School is a big commitment for both the student and the student's family. It is a commitment to the mission and core values of the school; a commitment to being a member of the Dunn community. We commit to this partnership with a complete dedication of our time, talents and resources. We hope that you are able and willing to do the same!
For more information on Dunn School's mission, you can download a copy of our current Strategic Plan.