Planning for the 2020/2021 School Year


Dunn has devised a detailed plan to be able to safely reopen our campus and allow students to rejoin our community when conditions and state policies permit. In the meantime we have put in place a robust, high quality remote and/or hybrid learning model which is receiving great feedback from faculty, students, and parents.

We wholeheartedly thank Dunn parents, students, faculty and prospective families for your patience as we endeavor to make optimal decisions about the health and safety of our students and faculty under unprecedented and evolving circumstances.

During the past several months our COVID-19 task force planning has continuously aligned with expert medical advice and guidance from the CDC, the California Governor's COVID-19 Task Force, and the Santa Barbara County Public Health and Educational Offices. In addition, we have consulted with other California independent and public schools to share ideas and best practices.   

In many ways, the importance of whole student education has never been more clear. As always we are planning our classroom instruction and campus activities this year through this lens and are working to ensure that students remain safe and healthy intellectually, emotionally, and physically.

Despite current challenges, one thing remains true - the Dunn community is a place where dedicated teachers will continue to inspire students to reach their fullest potential!

Following are several documents outlining COVID-19 related planning and information. Please check back periodically for updates. Do not hesitate to contact us for any questions or concerns.

Kitchen and Dining Hall in the sunshine in Dunn School California

Please contact us if you have questions.


Mike Beck

Erin Cook

Gene Vachon

Simon Sweeney

Eric Turner