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The Dunham School
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  • Private, Christian (General)
  • BATON ROUGE, LA

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

The Dunham School will be open for face-to-face learning for the 2021-2022 school year. Current health protocols and procedures are posted on the school website. Learn More

Report Card

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Diversity
    grade B
  3. Teachers
    grade B+
  4. College Prep
    grade A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade B
  6. Sports
    grade B

About

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$100
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$19,725
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
33%
Average Financial Aid
$7,300
From The Dunham School

Dunham is an independent Christian college preparatory school serving students in grades PK2-12. Small classes, expert teachers, and challenging academic, athletic, fine arts, and leadership programs enable students to find their voices, discover their passions, unleash their confidence, and grow in faith. As a seven-time Apple Distinguished School, the campus is infused with innovation, technology, and creativity every day. To discover why Dunham leads the way in Baton Rouge when it comes to preparing students for college and for life, we invite you to explore our website or schedule a campus visit.

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1230
20 responses
Average ACT
28
127 responses

Harkness Learning at Dunham

Students gather around the table, eager to explore text, formulate opinions, and share perspectives. Engaging in lively discussions, they speak up, step out, stake a claim, and defend an idea. This is Harkness, a progressive teaching method that inspires our Dunham students to find and use their voices and prepares them to become the leaders of tomorrow.

Culture & Safety

Poll
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 14 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 14 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 54 responses
  • Field day
    20%
  • School play
    17%
  • Spiritual Emphasis week
    17%
  • Sports
    11%
  • Band concerts
    7%
  • Homecoming
    7%
  • Science Fair
    7%

Students

Diversity
grade B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
764
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 17 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 17 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 17 responses

Preschool

Annual Cost
$10,550
Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Starting Age
2 years
Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
Schedule Options
  • Offers Full Week
    No data available  
  • Offers Part Week
    No data available  
  • Offers Full Day
    Yes
  • Offers Part Day
    No data available  

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
National
17:1
Poll
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 19 responses
Poll
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 19 responses
Poll
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 19 responses

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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
50%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 12 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 12 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 12 responses

Living in the Area

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade B minus
  2. Good for Families
    grade A minus
  3. Housing
    grade B+
Median Household Income
$89,135
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$1,263
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$299,422
National
$217,500

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