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Dunn School

Call: 805-688-6471
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Dunn School
Dunn School

At a glance

Location Los Olivos, CA Tuition $48,600
Grades 6-12 Students Receiving Aid 15%
Student Body Coed Total Aid Awarded $1,100,000
Student/Faculty Ratio 6:1 Endowment $3,000,000
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Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate 53%

Total Enrollment

Total Enrollment 211

Average Class Size

Average Class Size 15

Sports & Extracurriculars

Sports & Extracurriculars 26*
Average SAT Score (Math) 549
Average SAT Score (Verbal) 544
Learning Support Program?
Number of AP Programs 9
ESL Offered?
IB Program Offered?

Overview

Region Santa Clarita CA Area
Program Emphasis Boarding School
College Prep
Day School
Small Boarding School
All Grades 6-12
Boarding Grades 6-12
Grade Divisions Primary
Secondary
Religious Affiliation Nondenominational
Student Body Coed
Established 1957
Dress Code Casual
School Setting Rural
Campus Size (Acres) 65
Head of School Mike Beck
Endowment $3,000,000

History

Dunn School is located 28 miles northeast of Santa Barbara, California, in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley. The philosophy of Dunn School is based on the conviction that the depth and quality of the relationship between students and teachers is central to the process of education. Our academic curriculum offers AP courses in twelve subject areas. The personal and social growth of each student is enhanced by our exceptional fine and performing arts programs, co-curricular athletics, and outdoor education. All Dunn graduates are prepared for the college of their choice.

Academics

% of Faculty with Advanced Degrees 64%
Faculty with doctorate 2
Faculty with masters 15
Student/Faculty ratio 6:1
Average Class Size 15
Special Academic Support Programs
ADD/ADHD
Learning Differences
A Sampling of Courses Offered
Algebra
American History
American Literature
Anatomy
Art
Art History
Biology
Calculus
Ceramics
Chemistry
Community Service
Computer Programming
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Dance
Drama
Economics
English
English Literature
Environmental Science
European History
Fine Arts
French
Geometry
History
Human Development
Journalism
Mathematics
Music
Outdoor Education
Photography
Physical Education
Physics
Psychology
Science
Social Science
Social Studies
Spanish
Statistics
Studio Art
Trigonometry
World History
World Literature
A.P. Courses Offered
Art History
Biology
Calculus AB
Chemistry
English Language
French Language
Physics B
Statistics
US History

Student Enrollment

Total Enrollment 211
Boys 116
Girls 95
% Boys/Girls 55%/45%
Boarding Students 101
Day Students 110
International
China
Germany
Japan
Korea
Mexico
Other (Students represent 12 countries.)
Taiwan
Thailand
UK
United States
Arizona
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Massachusetts
Nevada
New York
Oregon
Other (Students represent 11 states.)
Texas
Washington
Wyoming
Majority of students come from West Coast
% of International Students 20%

Admission

E-mail admissions@dunnschool.org
Web Address www.dunnschool.org
Director of Admission Mike McKee
Admission Application Apply to Dunn School
Application Required Yes
Application Fee Amount 50
Application Deadline(s) Feb
Financial Aid Awarded $1,100,000
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid 15%
Acceptance Rate 53%
Total Applicants 111
Admissions Selectivity Selective
Admissions Yield 68%
Admission Tests Accepted
ISEE
SSAT
TOEFL
Day Student Tuition $18,300
Boarding Student Tuition $48,600
International Student Tuition $51,100

College Placement Office

Average SAT I Scores (Math) 549
Average SAT I Scores (Verbal) 544
Average SAT I Scores (Writing) 532
Dedicated College Placement Office Yes
Recent College Matriculations Colgate University; Scripps College; The Colorado College; University of California, Berkeley; University of California, Los Angeles; University of California, San Diego
% of Graduates Who Attend College 99%

Athletics & Extra-Curricular Activities

Athletics
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
independent competitive sports
lacrosse
soccer
swimming
tennis
track and field
volleyball
Recreational Sports
fitness
kayaking
rappelling
rock climbing
surfing
ultimate frisbee
weight lifting
Extra-Curricular Activities
Community Service Program
Gay/Straight Alliance
International Club
Literary Magazine
Spirit Club
Student Government
Yearbook

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Contact Info

Phone 805-688-6471
Address 2555 W Hwy 154, PO Box 98 - Los Olivos, CA 93441
Website www.dunnschool.org 
Email admissions@dunnschool.org 
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