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Whole Student Education

"It is important to realize that education is an end in itself. Its by-products -- the high school diploma, the college degree, the professional job openings-- are not nearly as important as the expansion of the mind and the subsequent flowering of the personality. The view from the mountaintop is the reward of the climber." - Tony Dunn, Founder of Dunn School

School is an all-encompassing experience-- a transformational time to explore bold ideas, challenge yourself, and make new friends from around the world.  School fuels your curiosity and ignites your passions-- it provides every tool needed to help build the strongest foundation of knowledge and skills. You'll learn to push yourself, both in the classroom and beyond, with the expert guidance and caring support of faculty and staff members and the extraordinary community that is Dunn.  

For nearly 60 years, Dunn has stayed true to its mission to educate the whole student. To accomplish this, the entire community is committed to understanding and living by the following core values: Emotional Wellness, Physical Readiness, Intellectual Growth, Social Responsibility, and Moral Courage.  

You can read more about each core value below, and we are also including a link to a great article about Whole Student Education from the National Association of Independent Schools here.

The Dunn School Mission

The Dunn School community educates whole students to their fullest potential in preparation for a life of learning and responsible leadership in society.