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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 February 2 – February 6, 2015


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Monday, February 2:           Morning Assembly, 8:05a

                                         Scrapbooking Club, 2:45-3:45pm


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

                                         Science Olympiad, 2:35- 3:35pm



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

                                        3rd Lottery Draw


                                        After School Piano, 1:30-2:30pm(4th grade)

                                        2nd Grade Girl Scout Meeting, 2:45pm(in 2nd grade)



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

                                       Kindness Club, 2:30- 3:30pm

                                       After-school Basketball, at PJHS vs. Wilson, 3:30


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

                                     Drama Day, 4-6th grades



Upcoming Events


Monday, February 9:          No school- President Lincoln’s Birthday


Tuesday, February 10:       School Board Meeting, 6:30


Friday, February 13:          Scoliosis Screening, 5th & 6th Grade only


Monday, February 16:       No school- President Washington’s Birthday









Coming Soon!

A new way to securely pay your Daycare, Lunch, and Miscellaneous bills with Debit and Credit Cards!!  More infomation will be coming soon!







Want to know more about the new Common Core Standards? 

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