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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Sports
    B
Address
2555 West Highway 154
Los Olivos, CA 93441
Telephone
(805) 688-6471

Applying

Application Deadline
Application Fee
Interview Required
Required/Recommended Tests

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$26,600
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding)
$58,000
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid
From Dunn School

Our community (6-12, boarding and day) is teeming with bright, curious, multi-faceted young people who are finding their way in the world and seeking to develop their strengths for the college and beyond. We believe that taking risks and stretching comfort zones is the essence of real growth. We believe that experiential education and a leadership curriculum are essential parts of the learning process and we aim to nurture the whole student with a commitment to our core values. Our students thrive in the classroom and outside of it, and on any given week you'll find Dunn students out in the field-- from the High Sierras to the Colorado River, from coastal conservation centers to the green fields on campus. We encourage you to come see for yourself. You'll be inspired by our incredibly welcoming students and teachers, and you'll be surprised at the serene campus you'll find behind our gates.

Dunn School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1230
41 responses
Average ACT
29
16 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 9 responses
Report
  • Rivalry sports games
    44%
  • Spending time with Boarding Students
    44%
  • Prefect/Government
    11%

    Students

    Diversity
    A
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    220
    63%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.8 responses
    50%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.8 responses
    63%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.8 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    5:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    75%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.8 responses
    Poll
    75%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.8 responses
    Poll
    75%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.8 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A-
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    60%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.5 responses
    40%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.5 responses
    40%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.5 responses

    Dunn School Reviews

    55 reviews
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    Dunn School is an excellent school with grades 6-12. The middle school lets kids be kids and their school day is filled with fun engaging challenges including 40 mile bike rides, building solar panels, festivals, rock climbing, surfing and mountain-biking. They feed a group of campus pigs the leftover lunch scraps. The upper school has wonderful college counseling and placement as well as excellent teachers who press our children, but care for and support them.
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    Attending Dunn School for the past 3 years has been a great experience - especially with regard to the incredible diversity of the student body. I was adopted from Nepal, and it was so great to be able to go to school with kids from all over the world. In addition, I had wonderful relationships with my teachers and was more engaged and definitely participated a lot more in class than I would have in a larger school with more kids in each class. I also liked that the school offered many enrichment classes and other activities outside of academics that provided great learning experiences for me.
    Dunn School is a very welcoming place. The concept of community is accentuated and reinforced by the involvement of students, faculties, as well as parents. The diversity of culture is meshed in every student's high school experience, which is something very precious to any individual.