July 10, 2017

New Daily Schedule Lets High Schoolers Sleep In

Based on leading-edge research, the school day will start at 8:30 for high the Upper School, allowing students the opportunity to get more sleep in the mornings.

June 20, 2017

Ralph Lowe, Beloved Teacher (1951-2017)

Memorial service for longtime English teacher set on campus for August 12

June 12, 2017

Gatorade Names Michael California Player of the Year

Soccer standout Rodney Michael named California Boys Gatorade Player of the Year for 2016-17

May 19, 2017

Seniors Choose Service Learning for Final Outing

This year's service project takes Dunn students back to the small town of Parksdale, northwest of Fresno, where Dunn partners with a nonprofit called Self Help Enterprises, which brings together ten low-income families, mostly agricultural workers, and builds ten houses in ten months.

May 12, 2017

Student Makes Five-course Dinner for Kitchen Crew

The talented chefs and staff in the Dunn Kitchen make three meals a day, seven days a week, and cater all the School's special events on campus. One student took notice of their hard work and wanted to return the favor—by trading places with them for a night.

May 8, 2017

Dunn Fencing Team Repeats Championship Victory

For the second year in a row, the Dunn School Fencing Team took first place at the Central Coast High School Fencing Championships, besting fencers from Ventura to San Luis Obispo. Team Captain Theo Brown was also awarded the top individual title.

May 5, 2017

Davidge, Flores Named "Alums of the Year"

Dunn School honored two Santa Ynez residents on Saturday during an intimate dinner on the School's campus. Long-time valley resident Dean Davidge received the Alumnus of the Year award, and Santa Ynez native Fidencio Flores was named Young Alumnus of the Year.

April 25, 2017

Dunn's Baseball Team Steps Up to the "Challengers"

Dunn's baseball team is known for its hitting hard. But on Saturday, they showed they have soft hearts too.

April 19, 2017

Earth Day 2017: Birds, Bees, Bats, and More!

Wind and rain would dampen most outdoor events, but it was the perfect backdrop for the Dunn community as they celebrated Earth Day (a few days early) on Monday, April 17.

March 23, 2017

Commencement Weekend Schedules Announced

Few events at Dunn are more meaningful than our commencement ceremonies for the Middle School and Upper School. This annual tradition brings together families, friends and graduates from the school to celebrate another class of students who have been formed...

March 22, 2017

Registration for Summer Programs Now Open

“Experiential learning at Dunn School doesn't stop when the school year ends,” says Christy Nordgren, Director of Summer Programs. “Our summer programs allow students from near and far to experience Dunn's core values and exceptional approach to immersive learning...

March 1, 2017

Soccer Captures Second Championship in Three Years

Early on Saturday morning, the Boys Soccer Team piled into a charter bus with their diehard fans to drive four hours to the bustling suburbs of Los Angeles. That afternoon, they hopped back on the bus to Los Olivos with a soccer championship in hand.

February 3, 2017

7th Annual Service Trip to Guatemala

Each spring for the last seven years, Spanish teachers Alejandra Santos and Ulises Casteneda take a group of students to Guatemala to work with Constru Casa, an organization that serves families in extreme poverty. The trip is generously sponsored each year by the Rotary Club of Los Olivos.

January 13, 2017

Alum Selected #1 in 2017 MLS Draft

Dunn School alumnus Abu Dunladi was the first overall pick in the 2017 Major League Soccer draft today and is headed to the cold winters of Minneapolis where his new team, Minnesota United, is located.

January 10, 2017

Art Students Make Portraits of Kindness

Imagine growing up as a child without a photo of yourself, without any affirmation that someone has truly looked at your face. This is the case for many children at a school in Colombia, where they live in difficult situations caused by extreme poverty.