Dunn teachers care about me as a person, and that inspires me to try my hardest every day. [ Neil M. '04 ]

Dunn stands behind you and helps you find your own passions. Going to Dunn has been the best experience of my son's life. [ Parent from New York ]

The foundation my son received will last him a lifetime. He's developed the work ethic and moral compass to be successful in whatever he chooses. [ Parent from San Diego ]

Dunn's Abu Danladi named Gatorade National 2013-2014 Soccer Player of the Year.

At Dunn everyone is an individual, and we all come together as a community. [ Wyatt K. '13 ]

Small classes are a big advantage and my teachers are so accessible. They can answer my questions in class or even at night while we're studying. [ Maddie C. '12 ]

It's incredibly rare to find a village of supportive faculty, exuberant students, and respectful relationships. I wish I could go to school here. [ Parent from Arizona ]

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Dunn is a college-prep private school for grades 6 - 12 located just 30 minutes north of Santa Barbara, California. On our idyllic 55-acre campus we bring together 43 talented teachers who inspire students to become sharp thinkers, creative doers and confident leaders.

As both a boarding and day school we form a strong community - a small school where teachers become mentors and advocates. Here, academic excellence goes hand in hand with visual and performing arts, competitive athletics, and real-world ventures. The Dunn experience includes a fantastic array of enrichment classes in the middle school, plus distinguished guest speakers, global travel, student entrepreneurship, and in-depth college counseling in the high school.

It all adds up to a spectacular environment in which to discover your passions, build unshakable confidence, and learn to make an impact in the world. Please learn more about Dunn. We'd like to get to know you.