Dunn School

California, USA

For nearly 60 years, Dunn has stayed true to its mission to educate the whole student. To accomplish this, the entire community is committed to understanding and living by the following core values: Emotional Wellness, Physical Readiness, Intellectual Growth, Social Responsibility, and Moral Courage. Dunn is a community of entrepreneurs – students have already been starting businesses, investing real money (our students manage a portfolio worth over $400,000!), and running a store for decades, but now Dunn has invested in expanding those classes into a full major to give students the option to go even deeper through a project based entrepreneurial program and major to help them showcase their mastery as entrepreneurs. Graduates from the Dunn School Jurgensen Major are fully prepared for life in college and beyond.

Dunn School has establish a partnership with Alan Hancock College in which students can receive university credits by taking several courses.


Grades: 6–8 (day), 9–12 (boarding)
Teacher-student ratio: 1:5
Year of foundation: 1957
Number of students: 264
Type of campus: rural
Summer School: yes
Lenght of stay: semester and more

About campus

Dunn School is located in Santa Barbara County, along California's beautiful Central Coast. The campus sits in Los Olivos, an area surrounded by two million acres of National Forest and dotted with vineyards and California ranches. It is the perfect blend of California sunshine and year-round access to the outdoors. Not only does the campus give easy access to both the coast and the mountains, but it also puts students within easy driving distance of some of the best and most beautiful places in the world. Whether you enjoy cities or National Parks, the ocean or the rugged peaks of the Sierras, you'll fall in love with this area. Where else could you surf and ski in the same weekend?

Interesting facts

Graduates have been accepted to these universities




UC Santa Barbara

Chapman University