How to Apply - Upper School

We're delighted that you're applying to Dunn.

We want your application process to be clear and easy. This page provides you with step by step instructions. If you have any questions, please call the Admission Office at 800-287-9197.


Step 1. Request information

If you'd like to receive an upper school viewbook and information packet, please complete the short online inquiry form.

Step 2. Complete the online application

Please apply online. Dunn School also accepts the common application from Secondary School Admission Testing or SSAT. Click here to use this service.  Please also request your transcripts from your current school using this form.

Step 3. Schedule Your Visit To Campus

We know you'll want to meet our teachers, coaches, and dorm parents and talk with students who share your interests. Please contact us to arrange your personal tour.

Step 4. Register for testing

We require the SSAT for applicants to grades 9 and 10. Students applying for grades 11 or 12 may submit  PSAT or SAT scores. ISEE scores will also be accepted. Please forward your scores to Dunn. In order for your scores to arrive before the application deadline, we recommend that you register for the SSAT no later than the January testing date.

Our SSAT code is 2914 and our ISEE code is 051863.

Non-native English speakers applying for the eleventh grade must take the TOEFL.  The Dunn School code is 8147. Applicants for the ninth and tenth grades must submit the TOEFL or the Junior TOEFL

Step 5. Schedule an interview

The campus visit and interview is an important part of the application process. We recommend that you schedule your visit for when school is in session. Please call or email the admission office to arrange your visit, 800-287-9197 or