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Dunn School  

2755 W. Highway 154, P.O. Box 98 - Los Olivos, CA 93441 USA
telephone: 805-688-6471; 800-287-9197 fax: 805-686-2078

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History of the School

Dunn 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.

General School Overview

• Program Emphasis

Boarding School

Day School

Small Boarding School

• Grades

6-12

• Grade Divisions

• Religious Affiliation

Nondenominational

• Student Body

Coed

• Dress Code

Neat Informal

• School Setting

Rural

• Campus Size (Acres)

55

• Endowment

$5 million

Admission

• E-mail

[email protected] (Request information)

• Web Address

http://www.dunnschool.com/

• Director of Admission

Ann Greenough-Coats

• Application Required

Yes

• Application Fee Amount

$50

• Application Deadline(s)

February 15, 2002

• Financial Aid Deadline(s)

• Financial Aid Awarded

$850,000

• % of Students Receiving Financial Aid

18%

• Admission Tests Accepted

ISEE

SSAT

TOEFL

• Day Student Tuition/Costs

$17,500

• Boarding Student Tuition/Costs

$39,200

• International Student Tuition/Costs

$2120

Student Enrollment

• Total Enrollment

178

• Boys

97

• Girls

81

• % Boys/Girls

55/45

• Boarding Students

109

• Day Students

69

• 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 American Indian or Alaskan Native

2.22

• % of Asian or Pacific Islander

19.44

• % of Black (non-Hispanic)

2.78

• % of Race/ethnicity unreported/unknown

• % of Total International (non-resident alien)

• % of White (non-Hispanic)

70

• % of Hispanic

5.56

• % of Multiracial

Academics

• Full Time Faculty

34

• Part Time Faculty

• % of Faculty with Doctorate

3

• % of Faculty with Masters

64% have advanced degrees.

• Student/Faculty ratio

7:01

• Average Class Size

15

• Learning Differences Support Offered

Yes

• ADD/ADHD Support Offered

Yes

• ESL Offered

No Response

• 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

Chemistry

English

French

Physics

Statistics

US History

College Placement Office

• Average SAT I Scores (Math)

• Average SAT I Scores (Verbal)

• 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

• Boys

baseball

basketball

cross-country

football

golf

independent competitive sports

lacrosse

soccer

swimming

tennis

track and field

volleyball

• Girls

basketball

cross-country

golf

independent competitive sports

lacrosse

soccer

swimming

tennis

track and field

volleyball

• Recreational Sports

fitness

other (kayaking)

rapelling

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

School Authored Notes

 


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