Planning for the 2020/2021 School Year


Dunn is finalizing the details of our plan to safely reopen our campus and allow students to rejoin our community for the start of school in August 2020.  We thank you for your patience as we endeavor to make optimal decisions about the health and safety of our students and faculty under unprecedented circumstances.

During the past several months our COVID-19 task force planning has 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 return to campus in the fall through this lens and 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. 

With respect to opening Dunn in August 2020, the following initial planning guidance and information are provided. Please check back periodically for updates.

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