Student Life

You'll learn as much out of the classroom as you will in it. Our community feels like a big family - at Dunn, you can do it all. Our athletes are also artists and musicians. You can act in a play, try surfing or robotics, run for student government or start a club.

The school days are filled with action. Beyond classes and studying, there is so much to do. Students run the morning assembly each Monday and Friday. Everyone eats lunch together outside (or in the dining hall on rare rainy days). You'll check in with your advisor, ask a teacher to review your essay draft, or plan a fundraiser with your club, all in a day's work. Inspiring guest speakers give talks on campus. Community service activities offer something for everybody, and holiday celebrations and special traditions bring everyone together.

The best thing about Dunn is you always have friends to do things with. Seriously, no matter what you like to do, you can do it at Dunn.

Student, '14

Boarding Life

If you board at Dunn, your best friends live just down the hall. It's an adventure where you learn to become independent and responsible. Sure, you have chores and expectations - like a dorm job, laundry, and keeping your room clean. But you also have the freedom and excitement of living away from home.

Boarding life prepares you for college.

When you get to college, other freshmen will be new to living in a dorm - but you'll already be a pro. You'll know how to manage your time and balance work and play. This advantage gives you a big head start toward making the most of your college years.

Is Boarding for you?

For many students, boarding life is a favorite part of their Dunn education. By living on campus with Dunn's resident faculty and other like-minded students in a tight community, you can find your own identity, develop your talents, enjoy a 'home-away-from-home' and make friends for life. If you are adventurous, want a new experience, and see yourself participating in daily and weekend events, then boarding school could be perfect for you.