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Spring Survey Results

Thanks to everyone who responded to our Spring Survey.  About 65% of families responded to the questions, giving us a valuable data upon which to build our programs for next year.  Check out the results here.  Comments are witheld to preserve anonymity.  Thanks again - Adam Schaible

Greetings, and Welcome!


Nestled in the rural dairy lands of North Petaluma, Dunham Elementary Charter School serves 180 students in grades TK-6.  Our small size affords us the ability to know every family and child on a personal level: their likes, their learning styles, and their dreams.  With only one class per grade level, our kids feel a real sense of family and stability as they grow up together. 

At Dunham we offer: 

  • Small Class Sizes
  • Individual Attention
  • Project and Tech-Based Learning
  • One laptop per child
  • Beautiful Country Setting
  • Garden, Drama, P.E., and Music
  • Affordable Aftercare
  • Small Group instruction for remedial and accelerated learning
  • Strong community involvement

Because Kindergarten usually starts the year with a waiting list, I always encourage parents to apply early.  We conduct one lottery per month, and those who arrive early are typically able to secure a spot.  If you are interested in another grade level, give us a call for information about availability.  

If you would like meet with me personally and tour the campus, just call the office and schedule an appointment.  We also have a Facebook page, which can help give you a feel for the school and community.  "Like" us to receive updates!  

Thanks for visiting - 

Adam Schaible, Principal/Superintendent

For Kindergarten 2014-15, your child’s birthdate should be on or before:  September 1, 2009

For Transitional Kindergarten 2014-15, your child’s birthdate should be between:  September 2 and December 2, 2009


Dunham Summer Camps -

Click these links for more information and download registration forms.

Session 1, LEGO Theme, "Everything is Awesome", August 4-8

Session 2, "Where the Wild Things Are", August 11-15

Link to Frequently Asked Questions 


  Click on the "Calendar" link above for planning further in advance!


 Click here for exciting news about our new online payment program!!

Once you've signed up, click the picture below and log in to your account.



If you'd like to make a monetary donation now or at any time to the Dunham School PTO, please click this paypal link.  All donations are sincerely appreciated and will directly benefit all of the students at Dunham. 


Want to know more about the new Common Core Standards?  Click here for grade level information.