Mari Zhang’s appearance on 'The Whole Student' podcast kicks off an important series of episodes celebrating successful women in STEM. The series has a similar aim as Zhang’s high school math teacher — breaking down stereotypes by showing examples of women excelling in tech industries traditionally dominated by male counterparts.
The brainchild of Dunn School’s Kalyan Balaven — the first-year Head of School at the 6-12th grade independent boarding and day school on California’s Central Coast — The Whole Student podcast debuted this past month with Santa Barbara mayoral candidate James Joyce III.
Through inspiring wilderness adventures, Dunn students build confidence, character, and community. Our location-- which gives us easy access to the high desert, snow-capped peaks, dozens of National and State parks (and that's just in California!), and hundreds of miles of rugged coastline-- sets our Outdoor Education program apart. Our diverse landscapes create opportunities for student growth beyond the classroom through week-long, grade-level trips and weekend offerings.
Mini Term is an exploratory week that offers all students a chance to choose from numerous intensive and immersive academic and physical experiences. Whether students stay on campus or journey across the globe, the goal is to finish the week with an in-depth understanding of a focused topic.
The Whole Student
For nearly 60 years, Dunn has stayed true to its mission to educate the whole student.
By The Numbers
Learn about life at Dunn through a collection of statistics-- from important to eclectic.
Location and Campus
Dunn School is located in Santa Barbara County, along California's beautiful Central Coast. Our campus sits in Los Olivos (in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley), an area surrounded by two million acres of National Forest and dotted with vineyards and California ranches.