Dunn Middle School Surfing Program in Santa Barbara County California
Volleyball players win game at Dunn School in Los Olivos California
Dunn School Classrooms in Santa Barbara County California
Fall Carnival on Munger Common at Dunn School Boarding and Day School
Class outside at Dunn Middle School in Los Olivos California
Students hugging at Dunn School boarding and day in Santa Barbara County California

Experiential Education

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.

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Mini Term

 

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.

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The Whole Student

The Whole Student

For nearly 60 years, Dunn has stayed true to its mission to educate the whole student. 

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By The Numbers

By The Numbers

Learn about life at Dunn through a collection of statistics-- from important to eclectic.

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Location and Campus

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. 

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