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Dunn School

Dunn School is a coeducational private boarding traditional school for students in grades 6 through 12.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Rural


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Dunn School says

Founded in 1957, Dunn School is an independent, college preparatory, 6th through 12th grade coeducational boarding and day school. We are located in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley, in Los Olivos, California, 30 miles from Santa Barbara. The mission of the Dunn School community is to educate the whole student to his or her fullest potential in preparation for a life of learning and responsible leadership in society.





Grades Cost Term
High School $48,600 Annual

Private schools, including parochial and boarding, are funded through tuition and fees. The cost varies from school to school, but most families pay tuition to attend them. Many private schools offer financial aid or discounts, so it's worthwhile to ask about these options.


  (805) 688-6471

Entrance Requirements

  • SSAT



Test Scores

1520 25th percentile score for the SAT Composite

1800 75th percentile score for the SAT Composite

1685 Average score for the SAT Composite

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 228
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
6 18
7 23
8 22
9 38
10 52
11 34
12 41

Dunn School's relatively even enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing Dunn School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 7 : 1
Average Class Size 15
Gender 53% Male / 47% Female
Dress Code Casual
Percent Boarding 63%
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 75%
Multi-racial 0%
Hispanic/Latino 5%
Black or African American 2%
Asian 14%
American Indian or Alaska Native 3%


  • Amnesty International
  • Ballet
  • Community Service
  • Economics Club
  • Student Government
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Yoga

Associations & Memberships

Other school associations

National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

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