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Welcome from Mike Beck, Head of School

For nearly 60 years, Dunn has stayed true to its important, necessary mission: to educate the whole student to their fullest potential, for a lifetime of learning and leadership.

At Dunn, 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. 

We take the education of the whole student seriously, and in recent years we've embarked on a journey to redefine what whole student education looks like for the rapidly changing landscapes our young people will face.

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.

Mike Beck
Head of School

Mike Beck

Head of School



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