Our families tell us they've never experienced a school community as warm and welcoming as Dunn.
It's not uncommon to hear a parent remark, "I wish I could have gone to a school like this." Above all else, our families agree Dunn provides:
1. A supportive, intimate community that builds lasting character, confidence and a sense of one's own talents and potential.
At Dunn, each student is known and valued. In our safe, nurturing environment, every student is encouraged to take risks, try new things, and stretch their abilities. Dunn gives students a supportive, family-like atmosphere in which to become their best, find their own passions, and grow as scholars and human beings.
2. Small, engaging classes that inspire students to become active participants in their education and experience the joy of deep learning.
Our classes average just 12 students, so every child participates every single day. Teachers design lessons that foster interaction, discussion and hands-on engagement with the material. In every class, from introductory courses to the most rigorous AP classes, students say their teachers made the subject come to life, challenged them, and then provided the help and encouragement to rise to new levels of mastery.
3. Abundant personal attention from an advisor who helps your child pursue their academic goals and grow into independent, happy young adults.
Dunn's advisor program ranks among the most attentive and instructive in the country. Your child will meet six times a week with a faculty advisor to check in on goals, and talk about issues big and small. The advisor acts as a role model and advocate for your child - and links Dunn and home with frequent parent updates. Students learn to become their best in this network of caring, involved adults.
This is the transformative Dunn experience. We see the outcome every
day in our intellectually-vibrant, happy students - well-prepared to
shape fulfilling lives.
But don't take our word for it. We encourage you to talk with Dunn parents and students about why they chose Dunn, and why they'd make the same choice again. Please ask our admission office for the phone numbers of Dunn parents and students near you.