The Dunham School

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The Dunham School Photo #1 - We develop creative, independent thinkers who enjoy learning as they discover truths about themselves and the world around them. Our academic program is the perfect balance of hands-on education in all academic areas combined with technology, innovation, and cross-cultural literacy. Students are encouraged to problem-solve, experiment, take risks, and be creative as they learn and grow.
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The Dunham School Photo #1 - We develop creative, independent thinkers who enjoy learning as they discover truths about themselves and the world around them. Our academic program is the perfect balance of hands-on education in all academic areas combined with technology, innovation, and cross-cultural literacy. Students are encouraged to problem-solve, experiment, take risks, and be creative as they learn and grow.
The Dunham School Photo #2 - By design, everything we do at Dunham is grounded in the desire to serve God's kingdom by enabling students to mature in Christian faith and character. Whether it's through chapel services, Bible classes, or service opportunities, our aim is to educate the heart as fully as the mind. Ours is a campus set apart to worship, glorify, and serve God.
The Dunham School Photo #3 - At Dunham, we believe that educating the heart of a champion is as important as building physical strength. Guided by a staff of professional coaches, students hone athletic skill through healthy competition while also learning the value of hard work, discipline, teamwork, and sportsmanship as they strive for victory on and off of the playing field.
The Dunham School Photo #4 - From our youngest learners to our seniors about to embark on their next educational journey, Dunham students are equipped with the knowledge, interpersonal skills, and confidence needed for success in college. Guided by our college placement director, students are encouraged to dream big when it comes to their future and consistently gain acceptance to the college of their choice.
The Dunham School Photo #5 - The world is our classroom at Dunham thanks to a curriculum that includes iPads, MacBooks, breakout boxes, 3D printers, robotics, coding, and explorations in the Innovation Labs. An Apple Distinguished School since 2011, we integrate technology and innovation into every classroom, enabling our students navigate the wonder and challenges of our world through experiences that build creativity, collaboration, and communication.
The Dunham School Photo #6 - From practice to performance, creativity takes center stage at Dunham where students develop artistic skill and discover new talents under the tutelage of accomplished instructors and practicing professionals. Outstanding theater, dance, visual arts, and vocal and instrumental music offerings inspire creative expression, confidence, and a lifelong appreciation for the arts.
As the leading private Christian school in Baton Rouge for girls and boys in PK2-12, Dunham prepares students for success in college and in life.
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.
The caliber of the faculty and a low student/teacher ratio of 8:1 means that students receive personalized instruction from teachers who care about them as individuals and understand how they learn.
As an Apple Distinguished School since 2011, the curriculum is infused with innovation, technology, and creativity every day.
Dunham is a fully-accredited college preparatory school with 100% college acceptance.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked LA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 790 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $21,440
  • Acceptance rate: 60%
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

The Dunham School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Louisiana for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Dyslexia/Language-based or Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded
1981
Awards
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2005

Student Body

Total Students
790 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
23%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade
The Dunham School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
123 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
70%
Average Class Size
14 students
Number of AP Courses
25 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Chinese, AP Computer Science, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP European History, AP French, AP Latin, AP Physics C, AP Physics I, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art: 2D Design, AP Studio Art: 3D Design, AP US Government and Politics, AP US History
Average SAT score
1250
(Out of 1600)
Average ACT score
27
(Out of 36)
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Uniforms

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
2022-2023 Tuition ranges from $11,465 to $21,440. Merit-based scholarships and tuition assistance awards are available.
% on Financial Aid
37%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$8,500
Acceptance Rate
60%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Michelle Pricer
Admissions Associate
Ashley D'Aubin
Endowment Size
$1 million

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
27 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Beta Club, Board Game Club, Dunham International Student Center, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, French Club, Friends of the MAC, Institute of Leadership, Interact Club, Jr. Robotics, Latin Club, Lower School Chapel Helpers, Lower School Sunshine Helpers, Mathletes, Middle School House System, National Honors Society, National Jr. Honors Society, Peer-Tutoring, Prefect System, Robotics, Spanish Club, Youth Legislature

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Choir, Dance, Jazz Band, Theatre, Visual Arts

School Notes

  • As the leading private Christian school in Baton Rouge for girls and boys in PK2-12, Dunham prepares students for success in college and in life. 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.The caliber of the faculty and a low student/teacher ratio of 8:1 means that students receive personalized instruction from teachers who care about them as individuals and understand how they learn. As an Apple Distinguished School since 2011, the curriculum is infused with innovation, technology, and creativity every day.Dunham is a fully-accredited college preparatory school with 100% college acceptance.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does The Dunham School cost?
The Dunham School's tuition is approximately $21,440 for private students and $125 for summer students.
What is the acceptance rate of The Dunham School?
The acceptance rate of The Dunham School is 60%, which is lower than the national average of 87%. The Dunham School's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Louisiana with low acceptance rates.
What sports does The Dunham School offer?
The Dunham School offers 14 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Weightlifting and Wrestling. The Dunham School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Louisiana for most sports offered.
What is The Dunham School's ranking?
When is the application deadline for The Dunham School?
The application deadline for The Dunham School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
In what neighborhood is The Dunham School located?
The Dunham School is located in the Oak Hills Place neighborhood of Baton Rouge, LA. There are 2 other private schools located in Oak Hills Place.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (7 reviews)
5  
Our daughter received a wonderful education at Dunham. While in high school she had the opportunity to take AP and Dual Enrollment courses for college credit and was also able to participate in fine arts and athletics. The school's technology program is the best in the city, and you won't find the Christian atmosphere anywhere else. The best decision our family made was to send our daughter to Dunham.
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5  
Best school in Baton Rouge! The small class size alone sets the school apart from so many others. With this environment the faculty/teachers provide so much more to each student as well as better academic attention. Dunham is the school for parents who are looking for a Christ centered education for their children as well as developing their character - "educating the mind and heart for Christ". It's present in this school.
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5  
Two of my children have graduated and two still attend Dunham. We visited many schools in Baton Rouge before our final selection of Dunham. Though no school is perfect, Dunham has educated our children with a Christian worldview. They have ramped academics up over the last 5 years with excellent results. My graduates are thriving in college and medical school with the excellent foundation Dunham helped build. The Dunham community of teachers and parents has helped us through some challenging circumstances. THANK YOU to Dunham for all they are giving to my children.
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5  
I have worked in several outstanding private schools prior to Dunham. I find the Dunham culture to be the healthiest I have ever known. People at Dunham work hard to make that culture so pervasive you can "feel" it. I suggest you come experience it personally.
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5  
Dunham has been the most challenging, loving and nurturing school we have ever attended. The individualized education and Christian atmosphere is like no other my family has experienced. My children have attended Dunham for a little over 4 years and I can not imagine sending my children any where else.
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5  
My 2 daughters have attended Dunham for a few years. The faculty truly care, pray for, and expect excellence from the students. I love the school and would recommend it to anyone!
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5  
This is a good quality school....
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked LA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 790 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $21,440
  • Acceptance rate: 60%
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Baton Rouge, LA is $10,430 for elementary schools and $13,927 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Baton Rouge, LA is 83% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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