Welcome to Dunn School. Whether you’re a parent or student exploring Dunn, an alum of the school, or a friend or neighbor, I encourage you to engage with us. We value the individuality of our students, and we welcome the diversity of voices that shape our community.
For nearly 60 years, Dunn has stayed true to its important mission: to educate the whole student to their fullest potential, for a lifetime of learning and leadership. Dunn is where long-standing core values and proud traditions meet the initiative, innovation and fresh ideas of our faculty and students.
Our accomplished alumni lead lives that embody this mission in thousands of unique ways. They are confident, self-reliant, creative and compassionate. They live in the Santa Ynez Valley, and they live in every corner of the world.
If you visit our school in Los Olivos, California, you'll see why so many families and alumni are, as one parent recently put it, “delighted with Dunn.” Our entire community embraces the learning process with deep respect, joy and tenacity. Together, we get better every day.
I invite you to learn more about the extraordinary teaching and learning that takes place in this unique school.
Head of School
Our mission: to educate
the whole student to their fullest potential, for a lifetime of learning and leadership.