January 16, 2018

Find Your Fit: Why Theo Brown Chose Dunn

"I've definitely found my fit at Dunn School. I'm not naturally a social person, but I've really found 'my people,' my own community here," he says.

January 15, 2018

Open Houses Welcome Prospective DMS Families

Families interested in exploring whether Dunn Middle School's whole-student, experiential approach is a good fit for their children are invited to one of two remaining Open Houses.

November 14, 2017

Dunn Slugger Headed to NCAA Div-I Team

Dunn baseball standout Gavin Haimovitz sat out much of his Junior year with an injury, but that didn't stop college coaches from noticing his promise even – before he begins his final year of high school play this spring.

November 6, 2017

Middle School Open House Set for Nov. 16

Would your child benefit from small classes, personal attention, and a creative, hands-on curriculum?

November 3, 2017

"The Foreigner" Comes to Campus

Dunn School Drama is proud to present The Foreigner, an outrageous comedy about how we deal with people who are not like us.

October 27, 2017

Middle School Celebrates Festival of Lights

The religious celebrations of India may seem a world away from the little town of Los Olivos. But each fall in Kellyn Allavie's Middle School Humanities class, students celebrate Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights.

October 26, 2017

West African Cuisine Hits the Lunch Menu

A few international students got a taste of home this week, when the Dunn Kitchen featured fare from Western Africa on Thursday.

October 10, 2017

All the Details for Fall Family Weekend (Friday-Saturday)

Fall Family Weekend is an opportunity for families of Dunn's Upper School students to come to campus and meet with teachers about their students' progress since the start of school.

October 6, 2017

Math Meets Mindfulness at the Middle School

Math teacher brings mindfulness meditation into the classroom to help young learners focus attention on their lessons.

October 6, 2017

Thoughts from the Trail: Dean Turner Hikes with Sophomores

For a week in late September, fourteen intrepid souls wove their way up a mountain trail in the High Sierras to experience the indescribable beauty that is the John Muir Wilderness.

September 22, 2017

STEM Students Go to College for Prestigious Programs

This fall, a number of Dunn students will be working with professional scientists and researchers at world-renowned college and laboratory facilities.

September 8, 2017

Meet the Newest Members of Dunn's Community

Each year, Dunn welcomes a special group of Earwigs to our residential community: three pigs that live in a pen near the Middle School.

September 4, 2017

Dunn Students Offer Free Tutoring to Community

Dunn Students are once again offering one-on-one peer tutoring this academic year for local children and teens.

September 1, 2017

New Faculty, Staff Join Dunn Community

Dunn School welcomes a remarkable group of new teachers, staff and administrators for the 2017-18 school year.

September 1, 2017

Welcome to School from the Head of School

The promise of the school year is only exceeded by the depth of the learning that can occur when we are committed to a whole-student education.

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.