Find your Fit: Discover your place in life through a small, caring community.

Leadership Can be Learned: Awareness of self and others is the foundation of leadership.

More than Teachers: Faculty are mentors, supporting students on their journeys.

Learn by Doing: Problem-based teaching sparks imagination, guides growth, inspires learning.

Play Hard: All students participate in sports or other activities for healthy living.

Place Matters: A peaceful 55-acre campus in the wine country of Santa Barbara County.

  • Visit Dunn School

    Posted August 14, 2014

    We encourage all families interested in learning more about Dunn School to visit us at our 55-acre campus in Los Olivos, California.

  • News and Events

    Follow the news at Dunn!
    Posted August 23, 2012

    Read the latest news from our Middle and Upper Schools. Follow upcoming events in our calendar.

  • Summer at Dunn

    Spend your summer with us!
    Posted January 25, 2013

    Dunn offers summer boarding programs in Learning Strategies and ESL. Our popular aquatics program has taught many Valley children how to swim.

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Extraordinary learning experiences in grades 6-12.

Dunn is an independent boarding and day school in Los Olivos, California. Our extraordinary teachers inspire students to become sharp thinkers, creative doers and confident leaders.

We offer small class sizes, engaging academics, a caring atmosphere, and a focus on whole-student growth with a fantastic array of experiences outside the classroom.

It all adds up to an incredible opportunity to prepare for your future and shape your own exceptional path forward.