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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  June 1– June 4

Monday, June 1:  Have a beautiful Monday!

Tuesday, June 2:                PE Day. Wear your tennis shoes and bring a hair tie!

                                          Morning Assembly for Westside Relays

                                             6th grade to KOA 8am-2:30pm

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

                                         6th Grade Promotion, 4:30pm      


Thursday, June 4:              End of Year Carnival, 9:30am

                                         Everyone dismisses at 11:45am  


Upcoming Events

Mon-Fri, August 3-7:  Dunham’s Adventure Summer Camp

Mon-Fri, August 10-14:  Dunham’s Space Summer Camp

Friday, August 14:  “All aboard TK/K”

Wednesday, August 19:  1st Day of School!