English as Second Language

For international students entering 8th, 9th or 10th grade, Dunn Summer Academy offers an extraordinary ESL program. Every morning, students take academic classes designed to improve their English speaking, writing and reading skills.

Each afternoon, students choose from a variety of enrichment activities with American students their own age. Weekends are filled with exciting activities in California, including surfing and a trip to see a Los Angeles Dodgers baseball game.

The program is ideal for students considering American boarding schools, or American colleges and universities. Parents and students report raised TOEFL Jr. test scores, and enter into boarding schools with great success.

Program Dates and Information

In 2017, the Summer ESL Program runs from July 15 - August 11. Please download the 2017 Brochure for full program information.

How to Apply

To register, please complete the online application. Students are admitted on a rolling basis, and all spaces may fill, so please register early!

Applicants from China, please email the Director to find out about how to apply to this program through BE Education Ltd., our trusted partner for all applicants from China .   

For more Information

Please contact us at cnordgren@dunnschool.org, or call (805) 688-6471.