Dunham School District



We Love Visitors! Email our office manager, Veronica at vhalbert@dunhamsd.k12.ca.us or call us at 707-795-5050 to schedule a tour. We have limited openings in 3rd, 5th and 6th Grades.

Greetings, and Welcome!

Nestled in the rura l dairy lands of North Petaluma, Dunham Elementary Charter School serves 200 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, Spanish, P.E., and Music
  • Affordable Aftercare
  • Small Group instruction for remedial and accelerated learning
  • Strong community involvement 

Because Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten usually start the year with a waiting list, I always encourage parents to apply early. We conduct a lottery, 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!  

Want to know about our weekly updates? Visit our updates page!


 This Week at Dunham

  • Monday, November 16:
    • Awards Assembly
    • After School Fencing, 2:30pm-3:30pm,Community Room (Session2)
    • M&M Mathematicians Club 2:45pm-3:30 in 6th Grade
    • Football Game vs Liberty (Home) Date changed  due to to conferences
  • Tuesday, November 17:
    • Early Dismissal for Conferences (11:45am)
    • 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Grades 8:30-2:30pm STRAW Field Trip
    • After School Band in the 6th Gr. Classroom, 12:00-12:40pm (Session 1) & 12:40-1:30pm (Session 2)
    • Mrs. Rege's Math Club Cancelled
  • Wednesday, November 18:
    • Early Dismissal for Conferences (11:45am)
    • PE Day. Wear your tennis shoes and bring a hair tie!
    • 6PM - Cal Skate Night
  • Thursday, November 19:
    • Early Dismissal for Conferences (11:45am)
    • Mrs. Rege's Math Club Cancelled 
    • Science Olympiad Cancelled
    • Dunham Football-vs Two Rock Cancelled
  • Friday, November 20:
    • Early Dismissal for Conferences (11:45am)
    •  PE Day. Wear your tennis shoes and bring a hair tie!

    Upcoming Events  

  • Monday, Nov 23: Planetarium Assembly (Grades 1-6)
  • Wed-Fri, Nov 25-27: Thanksgiving Break
  • Thursday, Dec 3: Family Science Night