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Dunn School in Santa Barbara County, CA

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.  It is the perfect blend of California sunshine (over 300 days per year!) and year-round access to the outdoors.

Not only does our campus give us easy access to both the coast and the mountains, but it also puts us within easy driving distance of some of the best and most beautiful places in the world.  Whether you enjoy cities or National Parks (California has nine-- more than any other state!), the ocean or the rugged peaks of the Sierras, we know that you'll fall in love with this area.  Where else could you surf and ski in the same weekend?  Here are just a few of the amazing places that you can visit from Dunn's campus:

Santa Ynez Valley California

Santa Ynez Valley

Our Backyard

Santa Monica California

Los Angeles

2 Hours

Big Sur Dunn School Outdoor Education California

Big Sur

3 Hours

Death Valley National Park Dunn School Outdoor Education California

Death Valley NP

5 Hours

Santa Barbara Coast California

The Coast

20 Minutes

Los Padres National Forest Los Olivos California

National Forest

20 Minutes

San Francisco California

San Francisco

4 Hours

Mammoth Lakes California

Mammoth Lakes

6 Hours

Santa Barbara Marina California

Santa Barbara

30 Minutes

Joshua Tree National Park Dunn School Outdoor Education

Joshua Tree NP

4 Hours

Jalama Beach

50 Minutes

Channel Islands National Park Dunn School Outdoor Education California

Channel Islands NP

2 Hours

The Campus

Dunn School is located on a 55-acre campus among the ranches and wineries of northern Santa Barbara County in the town of Los Olivos, CA.  Our campus retains the rural identity and country charm of the Santa Ynez Valley, with our ranch-style buildings that open to the outdoors, athletic fields with mountain views, and outdoor meeting spaces under the massive oaks that characterize California’s central coast. 


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Dunn School Admissions Office:

805-686-0650 or