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


December 22 – January 2, 2015   Winter Break Happy Holidays!!


Next week at Dunham January 5 – January 9 2015

TOOLBOX Tool of the Week – Please and Thank You Tool: I treat others with kindness and appreciation.

Monday, January 5:                  Welcome back!

                                              Morning Assembly


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

                                                Science Olympiad, 2:35- 3:35pm


Wednesday, January 7:            PE Day, Wear your tennis shoes and bring a hair tie!

                                              Tribes Day, 12:45pm

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

                                              Girl Scout Meeting, 1:30pm

                                              Lottery #2, 4:00pm


Thursday, January 8:               Drama Day, TK-3rd grades

                                             After School Garden Club, 1:30- 3:30pm


Friday, January 9:                   PE Day. Wear your tennis shoes and bring a hair tie!

                                             Drama Day, 4-6th grades


Upcoming Events

Monday, January 12 -             PTO Meeting


Tuesday, January 13 -            Engineering for Kids starts

                                            School Board Mtg.


Wednesday, January 21-        Skate Night


Thursday, January 22-           Family Science Night


Saturday, January 24-           Crab Feed




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