previous
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.
next
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 - 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. As a seven-time Apple distinguished school, 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 #3 - 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 #4 - From Lower School Sunshine Helpers to Middle School House Captains to Upper School Prefects, Dunham provides students with numerous opportunities to develop their leadership skills. In addition to elected positions and service opportunities, Upper School students may participate in the Institute of Leadership, a formal leadership program designed to train and empower future leaders.
The Dunham School Photo #5 - With a student/teacher ratio of 9:1 and an average class size of 14, students make big connections with each other and their teachers. Signature programs such as Harkness teaching, STEM, Dual Enrollment and AP offerings, and a commitment to individualized education enable students to think critically, communicate effectively, and collaborate with their teachers and peers each day.
The Dunham School Photo #6 - 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 #7 - Creativity takes center stage at Dunham where students develop artistic skill and discover new talents under the tutelage of accomplished arts professionals. Outstanding theater, dance, visual arts, and vocal and instrumental music offerings inspire creative expression, confidence, and a lifelong appreciation for the arts.
The Dunham School Photo #8 - 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.
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.
Within the framework of Christian instruction and example, students are challenged to think, empowered to lead, inspired to create, motivated to win, and prepared to meet their God-given potential.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Top Ranked LA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 813 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $20,515
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Upcoming Events and News

  • Dunham Students Recognized as AP Scholars - 07/19/2022
    Eighteen Dunham students have been nationally recognized as 2021 Advanced Placement (AP) Scholars by the College Board based on their outstanding performances on Advanced Placement (AP) exams.
  • Dunham Students Recognized by College Board for Academic Excellence - 07/19/2022
    Four Dunham Students have been designated as National African American Recognition Program Scholars by the College Board.
  • Dunham Boys Win State Cross Country Title - 07/19/2022
    It was not only the closest race at the Oschner/LHSAA Cross Country State meet but a historic one as the Dunham boys team edged Episcopal by one point to win ...moretheir first Class 2A title. The win also ended the Knights` national-best streak of 25 straight titles. hide
  • Dunham Seniors Named National Merit Finalists - 07/19/2022
    The Dunham School is pleased to announce that seniors Joshua Harris and Devyani Vij have been named as finalists by the National Merit Scholarship Program.
  • Dunham Tigers Claim Track and Field State Titles - 07/19/2022
    Tiger runners went the distance to bring home three individual championship titles at the 2A State Track Meet on May 6. John Walker McDonald `22 claimed the 1600m and 3200m ...moretitles, becoming the back-to-back state champion in both events while rising star Jordyn Minor `23 took the state title in the 100m and placed third in the 200m. hide
  • Dunham Receives Seventh Apple Distinguished School Award - 02/10/2020
    The Dunham School is thrilled to announce that we have received our seventh consecutive Apple Distinguished School Award for the use of innovation and technology to transform teaching and learning. ...moreDunham has been designated as an Apple Distinguished School continuously since 2011and is the only school in Louisiana, and one of only a few in the nation, to hold seven awards. hide
  • Dunham Seniors Selected as U.S. Presidential Scholars Candidates - 02/18/2019
    The Dunham School is proud to announce that The White House Commission on Presidential Scholars has selected seniors Parker Harris and Luke Russell as candidates for the U.S. Presidential Scholars ...moreprogram, one of the highest honors bestowed upon graduating seniors. hide
  • ...read more

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
813 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
21%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade
The Dunham School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
123 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
67%
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 ACT score
27
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 $10,970 to $20,515. Merit-based scholarships and tuition assistance awards are available.
% on Financial Aid
33%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$8,500
Admissions Director
Michelle Pricer
Admissions Associate
Ashley D'Aubin

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

  • At Dunham, you`ll find intentionally small classes, where a blend of traditional and innovative teaching is combined with the latest technology to ignite creativity and intellectual curiosity. You`ll discover expert teachers who treasure each child as the individual he or she was created to be, and you`ll find challenging academic, athletic, fine arts, and leadership programs that enable our PreK2-12th grade students to meet their God-given potential now and in the future. But it`s not just our college preparatory curriculum, cutting-edge technology, and innovative programs that single us out as the leading independent school in Baton Rouge. It`s how our faculty and students use these resources every day-collaborating, problem solving, mentoring, communicating, learning, and leading-that`s unique. And it`s the Christ-like love modeled and lived out daily that creates a palpable and joyful spirit on our campus-a spirit that makes all the difference in preparing students for college and for life.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does The Dunham School cost?

The Dunham School's tuition is approximately $20,515 for private students.

What sports does The Dunham School offer?

The Dunham School offers 13 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball 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).

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.
- Posted by
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.
- Posted by
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.
- Posted by
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.
- Posted by
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.
- Posted by
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!
- Posted by
5  
This is a good quality school....
- Posted by

Endorse The Dunham School. Endorsements should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards
Endorse this school:

Recent Articles

5 Challenges To Getting Your Child Into Private School
5 Challenges To Getting Your Child Into Private School
If you are good at organizing projects, the challenges involved in getting your child into private school will not seem especially daunting.
About Boys' Schools: In Their Words
About Boys' Schools: In Their Words
Here are a dozen or so boys' schools' public thoughts about themselves and their missions.
How To Find The School You Want
How To Find The School You Want
Finding the right school for your child is a major project. However, if you tackle it methodically, you will get good results. Here's a roadmap to finding the school you want.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Top Ranked LA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 813 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $20,515
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Request Information

Did You Know?

The average private school tuition in Baton Rouge, LA is $9,596 for elementary schools and $13,577 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Baton Rouge, LA is 89% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

Related School Videos

Quick Links