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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1954
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost NotesPrices vary depending on the number of weeks attended. The average weekly rate at the preschool campus in Alamo is $250 (M-F) and $170 (M/W/F). The average weekly rate at the K-8 campus in San Ramon is $285. (M-F).
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students370 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade The Dorris-Eaton School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size20 students
Average SAT score1290
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 14 / Aug. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$30,800
Tuition NotesKindergarten-grade 5 tuition is $29600 Grades 6 - 8 tuition is $30800. Tuition costs include basic textbooks, lab fees, and most supplies. Preschool tuition varies from $5490 to $9690, depending on number of days a week attended. Extended care is available before and after school at the preschool and K-8 campuses.
Admissions DirectorTrina M. Spencer


Total Sports Offered2 sports
SportsBasketball, VolleyballBasketballVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Debate, Mathcounts, Science Bowl, Student Council, Student Volunteers

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Strings Ensemble, 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.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Walnut Creek
    Grades: NS-8 | 507 students
    10.8 miles
    2303A Ygnacio Valley Road
    Walnut Creek, CA 94598
    (925) 954-6322
    10.8 NS-8
  • Walnut Creek
    Grades: NS-8 | 393 students
    10.7 miles
    975 N San Carlos Drive
    Walnut Creek, CA 94598
    (925) 933-0666
    10.7 NS-8
  • Rutherford
    Pleasant Hill Adventist Academy
    (Seventh Day Adventist)
    Grades: K-12 | 118 students
    13.7 miles
    796 Grayson Rd
    Rutherford, CA 94573
    (925) 934-9261
    13.7 K-12
  • Walnut Creek
    Grades: PK-12 | 288 students
    11.9 miles
    2721 Larkey Lane
    Walnut Creek, CA 94597
    (925) 934-4964
    11.9 PK-12
  • Walnut Creek
    Grades: PK-8 | 219 students
    10.9 miles
    2336 Buena Vista Avenue
    Walnut Creek, CA 94597
    (925) 935-1587
    10.9 PK-8

School Reviews

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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The average private school tuition in California is $11,526 for elementary schools and $20,037 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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