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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


Next week at Dunham March 2 – March 6, 2015

             Remember to use your TOOLBOX!!

Monday, March 2:           Morning Assembly

                                         After School Scrapbook Club, 2:45-3:30pm   


Tuesday, March 3:           PE Day. Wear your tennis shoes and bring a hair tie!   

                                         Science Olympiad, 2:35- 3:35pm

                                         Coding Club, 2:45- 3:30pm


Wednesday, March 4:      PE Day, Wear your tennis shoes and bring a hair tie!

                                         All School Pasta Feed Rehearsal, 8:40-9:30am

                                         5th grade leaves for Angel Island, overnight

                                         After School Piano, 1:30-2:30pm

                                         After School Drama, 1:30- 3:00pm (TK-2)

                                         Lottery #4, 4:00pm   


Thursday, March 5:         Drama Day, TK-3rd grades

                                         After School Kindness Club, 2:30-3:30pm (Last Class)

                                         Girl Scout Meeting, 1:30pm

                                         Basketball vs. Harvest Christian, 3:30pm (at PHJS)


Friday, March 6:              PE Day. Wear your tennis shoes and bring a hair tie!

                                         Drama Day, 4-6th grades


Upcoming Events


Saturday, March 7-          Pasta Feed, 5:00pm, Petaluma Vet’s Building


Sunday, March 8-            Daylight Savings begins, Spring Forward!!


Monday, March 9 -          PTO Meeting, 2:45pm


Tuesday, March 10 -       School Board Meeting, 6:00pm


Wednesday, March 11-   Spirit Day, Sports Day