Dunn Middle School students study outdoors

Dunn Middle School students took advantage of a warm, sunny day to move their classroom outdoors in this undated photo. Two campus open houses are scheduled to introduce prospective students and their parents to the campus and curriculum.

Dunn Middle School in Los Olivos is inviting families interested in enrolling students in grades six to eight to attend one of two remaining open houses for 2018.

The two-hour events are set to begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, and 1:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5, a Dunn School spokesman said.

Parents and prospective students will meet in the Dunn School Library on the Upper School campus at 2555 W. Highway 154, across from Los Olivos Grocery.

Visitors will hear from Simon Sweeney, the head of the middle school, as well as meet teachers, then will get a tour of the campus and learn more about the experiential, hands-on curriculum offered at the school.

Families will also learn about the admissions process and financial aid programs available for qualified families, the spokesman said.

Founded as the Valley School in 1957 by English immigrants Anthony Dunn and wife Mary, then renamed in Dunn’s honor in 1960.

Although it has gone through a number of changes over the years, Dunn School remains true to its founder’s philosophy of “educating the whole student to his or her full potential” with the core values of emotional wellness, physical readiness, academic excellence, social responsibility and moral courage.

For more information about the open houses and to reserve seats, email admissions@dunnschool.org or call 686-0650.

For more information about the school, visit www.dunnschool.org.


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Mike Hodgson is news editor at the Santa Ynez Valley News, where he writes about local government, special events and the people who live in the Valley. He has been a photographer, writer, news editor and managing editor at weekly newspapers since 1972

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