While there's no "typical" Dunn student, these upper-school student profiles give you a window into our multi-talented students and their daily schedules.
Sophie H. (sophomore from Canada)
7:30am Breakfast in the dining hall
7:50am Morning check in with my advisor, Mrs. Watson.
8:05am Photography - my favorite class. I love our Friday assignments!
9:00 am English 10 Honors - reading poetry aloud..
9:55am Assembly today - I like to find out what's happening.
10:25am Free period. I head to my room and catch up on homework.
11:20am Spanish 2 Honors - we are performing in skits, in Spanish!
12:15pm Lunch. I catch up with friends who I don't have classes with.
12:55pm Chemistry. Working hard to complete our latest lab report.
1:50pm Algebra 2 - My teacher actually tells math jokes.
3:00pm Leadership period - we're practicing public speaking skills.
4:00pm Volleyball practice - my favorite sport.
6:05pm Dinner in the dining hall. If it's warm we'll sit outside.
7:00pm Relaxing with friends in the cafe before study hall.
8:00pm Study hall. Time to get my homework done. I start with math.
10:30pm Lights out. Another busy day at Dunn!
Audrey P. (junior from California)
7:00am Breakfast in the dining hall.
7:50am Check in with my advisor, Mrs. Adams.
8:05am Spanish 3 Honors - conversations in Spanish, hard but fun.
9:00am AP U.S. History - always good discussions.
9:55am I like Block period. I can get a little extra help from teachers.
10:25am Learning Strategies with Mrs. Adams - essay help.
11:20am Biology - our classroom has a humongous iguana.
12:15pm Lunch. Then I walk to Los Olivos Grocery for ice cream.
12:55pm AP English Language - starting a research paper.
1:50pm Studio Art 2 - painting is the ultimate mental break.
2:55pm College Counseling class meets today.
4:00pm Soccer practice with our coach Mrs. Haig.
6:10pm Dinner in the dining hall. Plenty of choices.
6:35pm I like to relax with my friends in the cafe after dinner.
7:30pm Dorm jobs - quick and easy, most of the time.
8:00pm Study hall. Sometimes I go to the art studio to finish a project.
Abe S. (sophomore )
7:30am Breakfast. I get cereal or eggs and juice in the dining hall.
7:50am Advisory group check in with Mr. Westcott.
8:05am History 10 with Mr. McCoy, a great teacher with good jokes.
9:00am Chemistry. We do experiments with lab partners in a team.
9:55am Assembly on Mondays and Fridays. Students announce activities.
10:25am Earwig Inc. This class teaches entrepreneurship and start ups.
11:20am Geometry with Mrs. Avery.
12:00pm At lunchtime I walk to Los Olivos Grocery with my friends.
12:55pm Spanish 3 - I overcame my fear of speaking in Spanish.
1:50pm English 10 Honors. The variety of writing assignments is nice.
3:00pm Advisory meetings. We check in on our academic goals.
4:00pm Tennis practice. My favorite sport - I play on Sundays, too.
5:50pm Dinner in the dining hall with my friends.
6:30pm I clean my room and relax with my friends on the big lawn.
7:30pm Dorm jobs and then getting ready for homework.
8:00pm Get the rest of my homework done for the night.
10:00pm Go to sleep.
Miles D. (junior from Connecticut)
7:20am Breakfast. Usually scrambled eggs and sausage and orange juice.
7:50am I see my advisor. She asks how my homework went last night.
8:05am AP U.S. History. We have a great teacher. My favorite class.
9:00am Free period. I do schoolwork in the library. See my friends.
10:15am Morning snack - mini bagels and cream cheese.
10:25am Pre-Calculus. A small-group review for our test tomorrow.
11:20am Spanish 4 - we're writing essays and reading them aloud.
12:15pm Lunch at school. Walk to Los Olivos Grocery for a smoothie.
12:55pm Biology. Working with lab partners keeps it interesting.
1:50pm AP English Language - we're starting research papers.
2:55pm Guest performance. An alumni who's a professional singer!
4:00pm Baseball practice with coaches Dorlarque and Roberts.
6:10pm Dinner and some joking around with my friends.
7:00pm I might watch a movie in the dorm lounge.
8:00pm Homework time. Usually I've gotten part of it done already.
11:00pm Lights out.
The best thing about Dunn is you always have friends to do things with. Seriously, no matter what you like to do, you can do it at Dunn.