The Dorris-Eaton School

Founded in 1954, The Dorris-Eaton School is recognized locally as well as nationally for its academic excellence.
Our graduates are prepared to succeed in the finest high schools and universities in the country.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 395 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $34,920
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 24 / Aug. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The Dorris-Eaton School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

Category
Attribute
School History

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
1954
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
395 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
Students by Grade
The Dorris-Eaton School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
20 students
Average SAT score
1290
(Out of 1600)
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Uniforms K-8

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 24 / Aug. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Kindergarten-grade 5 tuition is $32910; Grades 6 - 8 tuition is $34920. Tuition costs include basic textbooks, lab fees, and most supplies. Preschool tuition varies from $5490 to $9790, depending on number of days a week attended. Extended care is available before and after school at the preschool and K-8 campuses.
Summer Program Cost Notes
The cost for a two-week session at our preschool in Alamo (9 A.M. - 12 P.M.) is $640. The cost for a two-week session for kindergarten-grade 8 in San Ramon (9 A.M. - 12 P.M.) is $790. The cost for a two-week session for grades 6-8 math in San Ramon (9 - 11 A.M.) is $525.
Admissions Director
Trina M. Spencer

Sports

Total Sports Offered
2 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Debate, Mathcounts, Science Bowl, Student Council, Student Volunteers

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Theatre

School Notes

  • The Dorris-Eaton School embraces what is best in traditional education and augments it with carefully selected innovations. In addition to the core subjects, students receive specialized instruciton in Spanish, music, studio art, computer applications, and physical education. Financial aid is available.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does The Dorris-Eaton School cost?
The Dorris-Eaton School's tuition is approximately $34,920 for private students.
Does The Dorris-Eaton School offer a summer program?
Yes, The Dorris-Eaton School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does The Dorris-Eaton School offer?
The Dorris-Eaton School offers 2 interscholastic sports: Basketball and Volleyball.
What is The Dorris-Eaton School's ranking?
The Dorris-Eaton School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for: Largest student body and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for The Dorris-Eaton School?
The application deadline for The Dorris-Eaton School is Feb. 24 / Aug. 1 / rolling (applications are due on Feb. 24 / Aug. 1 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

School Reviews

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The K-8 curriculum emphasizes reading/literature, writing, grammar, mathematics, science, and history. Foreign language, computer science, art, music, and physical education are integral components of the program. Junior high students are encouraged to participate in the after school competitive sports program.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 395 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $34,920
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 24 / Aug. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Contra Costa County, CA is $14,760 for elementary schools and $20,316 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Contra Costa County, CA is 82% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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