While many families in the tri-county region know Dunn as a "boarding school," nearly one-third of our Upper School families live within a 30-mile radius. The students who just come to Dunn during the day are called—wait for it—"Day Students."

  • Day students and their families are an important part of the Dunn School community. As a day student, you'll enjoy the benefits of Dunn's residential programs and facilities and can join all the social activities scheduled during evenings and weekends for the non-local students who live on campus. Day students also can eat at no additional cost in the award-winning Dunn School Kitchen, which serves three hot gourmet meals and healthy snacks throughout the day.


Local families are also critical to the support of Dunn, especially through the Parent Action Committee, which partners with Dunn staff and faculty to continually support and increase the resources needed for such high quality, individualized education. Local families often serve as an extended part of our residential community, as local students bring their friends home for home-cooked meals or sleep-overs on the weekends. These can be especially rich opportunities for cultural exchange when families occasionally invite international students from around the world into their homes.