For international students entering 8th, 9th or 10th grade, Dunn Summer Academy offers an extraordinary English Language 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.

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Summer Program Dates

The 2019 program is a four-week session beginning July 13 and ending August 9. 

How to Apply

Please complete the online application. Families are encouraged to register early because space is limited.

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 .   


We'd like to help you decide if the summer English Academy is right for your child.  Please contact Dunn's summer director, Amanda Milholland, at 805-686-0615 or to discuss your needs and goals.