8th Grade Boarding

Dunn welcomes 8th grade boarding students.


We accept a small number of highly-qualified international 8th grade boarding students at Dunn Middle School. Strong English language skills are essential, and a special language support class is provided.

The 8th Grade Residential Life Director works with students, teachers, and other residential faculty to host a variety of activities on and off campus that span a wide range of interests and take advantage of Dunn’s proximity to Los Angeles and San Francisco, as well as the scenic natural areas of California.

Weekends include Sunday study hall, as well as a thorough dorm and room cleanup on Sunday evening.

We support international 8th grade students in all aspects of their immigration documentation and travel arrangements. Families of our 8th grade international students typically designate an adult in the USA to act as a guardian in the event of an emergency and to provide lodging during the school breaks.

Throughout the year, numerous social and cultural events celebrate our diverse community. Dunn encourages families to invite boarding students home for the day or weekend to promote community and to allow boarding students to share in an American family experience.

How to Apply

To apply for the 8th grade boarding program, please complete the application for Upper School students. This application can be accessed by clicking the link "Start your Application" on the left-hand column of this page.