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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 April 27 – May 1


Monday, April 27:                    After school Spanish Club, 2:45-3:30pm

  After School Coding Club, 2:45-3:30pm(Last Class)



Tuesday, April 28:                   PE Day. Wear your tennis shoes and bring a hair tie!   

                                                 After school Drawing Club(3-6), 2:45-3:30pm   

                                                 After school Ukulele Club (3-6), 2:45-3:30pm                                 


Wednesday, April 29:             3rd & 4th Grade Field Trip 8:30-3:30

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

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

                                                Volleyball Practice, 1:30-2:30pm


Thursday, April 30:                Garden Day, K-3rd grades

                                               After School Baking Club(4-6), 2:45-3:45pm

                                               After School Volleyball (5-6), 3:30pm @ Meadow School



Friday, May 1:                      PE Day. Wear your tennis shoes and bring a hair tie!

                                              Garden Day, TK,4-6th grades

                                             After School Garden Club(4-6), 2:30-3:30pm




Upcoming Events


Monday, May 4-        Site Council Mtg.


Monday, May 11-        PTO Mtg


Tuesday, May 12-         Board Mtg


Monday, May 18-        Westside Relays @ PHS


Tuesday, May 20-        New Parent Orientation

Open House