Quick Facts

Founded in 1957, Dunn is a college-prep private school for grades 6-12 in Los Olivos, California - near the coastal city of Santa Barbara.

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Middle School

  • 65 students in grades 6-8
  • Families from all SYV public and private elementary schools
  • Average class size is 11 students
  • Core academics: Math, Science, Language Arts, Social Studies, Foreign Language
  • 42 enrichment electives (6 week cycles)
  • Interscholastic team sports for boys and girls: tennis, volleyball, basketball
  • Annual camping trips, internships, astronomy night, science fair, cultural festivals
  • Boarding option for international students (8th grade)

Upper School

  • 162 students in grades 9-12 (107 boarding, 55 day)
  • Average class size is 11 students
  • 15 Advanced Placement classes 
  • 90% of students take at least one AP class
  •  Families receiving confidential financial aid: 29%
  • Average financial aid award: $23, 828
  • Ethnic diversity: 35% of students
  • 239 applicants and 55 new students selected
  • Accepted to 4-year universities: 100% of seniors