2020 Commencement character recognize seniors whose achievements, conduct and attitude best exemplifies the mission of the school.
Dunham alumnus and history teacher Mitch McIlwain is the recipient of the 2020 Liz Peters Master Teacher Award
Ciara Venable selected as Valedictorian for Class of 2020.
Emma Spencer '20 was selected as Salutatorian for the Class of 2020.
Kyla Johnson '20 has received appointment to West Point
Ciara Venable '20 awarded National Merit Scholarship, valued at $109,000, by the University of Southern Mississippi.
Emma Spencer '20 awarded $2000 Neighbors Way Scholarship.
Middle School Presents Top Awards at 8th Grade Sendoff.
Tiger baseball player Brennan Phillps '20 built a successful business buying and selling baseball gloves.
Dunham families, please mark your calendars for important end-of-the-year events scheduled for May 16, 19, and 20. If you have any questions, please contact your division office.
Dunham's SAGE Food Service Director Lauren Guy shares recipe for Homemade Play Dough.
Tiger basketball player Carlos Stewart selected as Outstanding Player for the 2020 Class 2A All-State Boys Basketball team
Dunham 7th grader Reynolds helped her dad establish a distance learning program for his company.
Dunham survives second-half rally to edge Episcopal 48-47 in Division III title game.
State Championship Playoff tickets may be refunded on campus starting Thursday morning (3/19) and Friday (3/20). The ticket booth at the Competition Gym will be open for ticket refund from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm both days. If allowed, we will use the same times for refunds next week.
The health and well-being of our students, families, and extended community is of the utmost importance to us. In accordance with Governor Edwards’ announcement today regarding school closures in Louisiana to combat the spread of COVID-19, The Dunham School will transition to a distance learning model beginning Monday, March 16, through the conclusion of the Easter Break on Monday, April 13. All extracurricular activities, including athletics, will be postponed. At this time, our intention is that classes will resume on Tuesday, April 14, 2020.
Everything you need to know about Div III State Championship Game between Dunham & Episcopal
Tigers Salle Wilson & Rhett Greer power Dunham past Newman 59-55 in Division III Semifinal
The Dunham School Choir walked away with the Sweepstakes Trophy in the LMEA Division IV Vocal Large Ensemble Assessment
Dunham middle school students get behind the scenes look at state government through Youth Legislature program.
Middle School students donated earnings from STEM Night challenge to OLOL Children's Hospital.
Dunham students learned more about French language, culture and heritage in Louisiana at the recent State French Convention.
Dunham faculty participated in daylong in service on gifted education presented by Dr. Dina Brulles.
Senior Ciara Venable has been named as a National Merit Finalist.
Dunham Spanish students "Descubre la Diferencia" at the State Spanish Convention
Dunham students built their ideal city at the recent "If Kids Can Build the City" event, sponsored by AIA Baton Rouge & CSRS.
The Dunham School is thrilled to announce that we have received our seventh consecutive Apple Distinguished School Award for the use of innovation and technology to transform teaching and learning. Dunham has been designated as an Apple Distinguished School continuously since 2011and is the only school in Louisiana, and one of only a few in the nation, to hold seven awards.
Six Middle School honors science students have advanced to compete in the Region VII Science Fair.
Fourth graders challenged to build chairs out of newspaper and masking tape that could hold an adult for 30 seconds.
Based on their stellar performances at the LousianaHistory Bee Tiger history buffs Willie Leggett '20 and Jason Pere '22 both qualified for the 2020 National History Bee.
Terry Harrison, Head of School from 1981-1986, passed away in December.
The Fall Sports Convocation celebrated the best of Tiger athletics during the fall season.
Tigers representing all four fall sports received postseason All-Metro recognition.
Dunham football coach Neil Weiner voted LSWA's 2A Coach of the Year.
Dunham Upper School students publish new issue of Dunham Literary Journal.
Four Dunham dancers will perform in the holiday classic, "The Nutcracker: A Tale From the Bayou."
After a stellar season, several Lady Tiger volleyball players received All-District recognition.
The Dunham Middle School chapter of the National Junior Honor Society collected over 690 food and toiletry items to donate to The Shepherd's Pantry.
Based on stellar performances during the 2019 football season, several Dunham Tigers received All-District recognition.
The Dunham School is excited to announce the addition ofMr. Wes Theriot to the health and physical education department, where he will teach P.E. and assist in coaching multiple sports. Mr. Theriot began his new position at Dunham on Monday, December 2.
Dunham alum Parker Harris '19 earned a $2000 first place scholarship through the National Spanish Examinations.
LSU cornerback and Dunham alum Derek Stingley, Jr. '19 selected as semifinalist for prestigious Bednarik Award, only college freshman in the nation to be so recognized.
Dunham alum and LSU cornerback Derek Stingley, Jr. '19 named first team AP Midseason All-America
Dunham senior Ciara Venable named a National Merit Semifinalist in the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Senior Tre Landaiche recognized as a National Merit Commended Student.
12 Dunham Singers Selected for All-State Choirs
Aline Moreaux '15 is talented graphic designer behind " Fais Do Do," the vintage illustration that graces the cover of the September 2019 issue of Country Roads Magazine.
Thirty-two Dunham students and recent graduates have been nationally recognized as Advanced Placement (AP) Scholars.
The Dunham Alumni Association invites you to join the fun as part of the 2019 Dunham Cup Golf Classic, presented by Neighbors Federal Credit Union, on Monday, November 4 at The University Club of Baton Rouge.
LSU Freshman Derek Stingley Jr '19 "Light Years Ahead" As Tiger Punt Returner
Dunham Fine Arts faculty return inspired by New York summer workshops
Dunham Tiger trio invited to participate in the NCAA Basketball Academy.
Dunham Athletics hosts 5th Annual Dreams Come True Dodgeball Tournament, Wednesday, August 7 at 5 pm.
Connie Jenkins RN joins the Dunham staff as full-time school nurse.
Six Upper School students got a STEM workout during the Cyber Discovery Camp held at Louisiana Tech University, finishing in second place out of ten teams.
Dunham Tiger outfielder Austin Richard ’19 one of four local players named to 2019 Louisiana Sports Writers Association Class 2A All-State baseball team.
Fourth grade teacher Valerie Jaques was named as the 2019 Liz Peters Master Teacher during The Dunham School commencement exercises on May 18. This annual award, named for the late Liz Peters who was the school’s first employee and a master teacher herself, recognizes a member of the faculty who demonstrates excellence in the classroom.
Whether it’s football, tennis or wrestling, Evan Light has found ways to excel, no matter the circumstances.
Derek Stingley, Jr '19 was selected as one of the Advocate's three finalists for the 2019 Boys Athlete of the Year Award presented at their annual Star of Stars Sports Awards banquet. He also received the Star of Stars Football Award for the most outstanding high school football player.
Tiger basketball guard Ralph Davenport will follow his dream of playing college basketball to Nashville next year. The senior standout signed his letter of intent to play basketball at Fisk University on May 6 during a brief ceremony before family, friends and classmates in Dunham’s competition gym.
Dunham eighth grader Kari Johnson has received the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) Outstanding Achievement Award, given annually to 500 exceptional members nationwide.
The Dunham School is pleased to announce that seniors Parker Harris and Luke Russell have been recognized as 2019 National Merit Scholars by the National Merit Scholarship Program. According to the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, approximately 7500 Finalists nationwide will be awarded a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar® title.
The Dunham School is proud to announce that senior Laila Hampton has signed to play college basketball for the Lady Majors of Millsaps College in Jackson, Ms., and has been awarded a scholarship package totaling $108,000.
The Dunham School is proud to announce that senior basketball player Jordan Wright has committed to play at the collegiate level for Vanderbilt University.
Congratulations to the Dunham boys tennis team and their coaches Chad Myers and Ronnie Walters for claiming a second straight Division IV championship title at the Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Tennis Tournament on April 24.
Due to the increased threat of severe weather and possible tornadic activity, The Dunham School will follow the EBR school system and close tomorrow, Thursday, April 18. Middle and Upper School Field Day activities will be rescheduled for a later date.
The new issue of the Dunham Literary Journal, Volume 1.2 is here.
Junior Ciara Venable has been selected as a semifinalist for the Paul A. Dufour & Julia Dufour Richardson Scholarship, awarded by the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, which provides assistance for exceptional high school students to attend private classes with recognized professional artists in the Greater Baton Rouge area.
Two Dunham Tigerbots teams—Tigerbots 1 (3rd/4th grade) and Tigerbots 2 (5th/6th grade)—competed in the Regional Autonomous Robotics Circuit South Louisiana (RARC SOLA) contest held recently at Catholic High School.
The Dunham School is pleased to announce the appointment of Kyle Bove as Director of Alumni Relations. Kyle will begin his new position on May 1, 2019.
The Dunham School is pleased to announce that Upper School teacher Kris Harrell has been selected as an Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE) by Apple, Inc. This distinction recognizes educators who are transforming teaching and learning in their schools through their innovative use of technology in the classroom.
The Dunham School chapter of the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) recently inducted 29 new Middle School members in a brief ceremony held in the Brown-Holt Chapel Arts Center.
The Dunham School’s Jordan Wright took on a different role. The 6-foot-6 senior was more of a facilitator for the Tigers, who finished as the Division III select runner-up.
Congratulations to Dunham alum David Patrick ‘95, now head basketball coach at University of California at Riverside(UCR), who will be the keynote speaker for the inaugural NextGen Coaches event during the 2019 NCAA Final Four in Minneapolis, MN.
The Dunham School has been chosen as one of twelve schools nationwide to participate in a yearlong research study in partnership with Apple, Inc.
The Dunham School is pleased to announce that seniors Parker Harris and Luke Russell have been named as finalists by the National Merit Scholarship Program, two of approximately 15,000 high school seniors still eligible to compete for National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million that will be offered in Spring 2019.
The final girls basketball game at The Church Academy, formerly Christian Life Academy, didn’t go like the home team wanted.
The Dunham School is proud to announce that The White House Commission on Presidential Scholars has selected seniors Parker Harris and Luke Russell as candidates for the U.S. Presidential Scholars program, one of the highest honors bestowed upon graduating seniors.
The Dunham Beta Club made the most of their presence at the Louisiana Senior Beta Club Convention, held February 6-8 at the Baton Rouge River Center.
Dunham musician Eric Ponder ’19 will take his place as first chair trombone when the East Baton Rouge All Parish Jazz Band performs in concert on Wednesday, February 13 at 7 p in the Manship Theatre in the Shaw Center for the Arts. Students who auditioned and are selected for this honors jazz band are among the best high school musicians in the Greater Baton Rouge area.
A Dunham wrestler since 7th grade, Grant Rabel ’19 approached his final tournament determined to reach one last goal. Less than 48 hours, he pinned his opponent in the final match to win his third Division III State Wrestling title (195 lb. weight class).
Seven of our Dunham francophiles participated in the annual French Club Convention, sponsored by the Association Louisianaise des Club Francais des Ecole Secondaires (ALCFES), February 15-16 in New Orleans, LA.
Dunham Mathletes scored another triumph at the recent Baton Rouge High School Math Tournament, earning a third place in the overall Sweepstakes as a result of superior team and individual performances. Twenty-three school, including public and private schools from Baton Rouge, New Orleans and surrounding areas, participated in the tournament.
Tiger basketball player Jordan Wright ’19 has been nominated for the opportunity to play in the 42nd annual McDonald’s All American Game. The 6’5’ senior guard is one of more 800 top male and female high school basketball players from across the country who are now eligible to make the final rosters for the All American Games and one of only three Louisiana players selected.
Each year, during Spiritual Emphasis Week, faculty, staff and students join together to focus their attention on a specific theme and Scripture verse. Intentional, inspirational activities across all divisions create opportunities for our Dunham community to experience the Lord anew. The 2019 theme, "LIVE OUT LOUD” comes from Galatians 2:20 : “...the life I now live, I live by faith..."
Dunham Director of Innovation and Technology Nikole Blanchard has been elected to International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) board of directors. The ISTE board provides strategic leadership, vision, and fiduciary oversight as it works to ensure progress toward educational goals.
The Dunham Mathletes proved to be fierce competitors at the Catholic High Math Tournament held Saturday, January 12, 2019.
The Dunham TigerBots robotics team competed in the FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics competition held January 12, 2019 at The Dunham School.
During his junior year, Reed Landry ‘19 was searching for his extracurricular niche. Almost all of the clubs at Dunham seemed to be either STEM focused or service oriented. Reed was looking for something more in tune with his creative bent.
Finding it hard to figure out just who the top boys basketball teams are? You are not alone. A group of teams are bunched together at the top.
Sophomore Carlos Stewart scored 22 points,including four 3-pointers, and Salle Wilson added 20, leading Dunham (Baton Rouge, La.) to the NXT LVL Hoops Fest tournament championship, with a 73-70 win over Whitehaven (TN).
It was another big day for Tiger Derek Stingley, Jr. ’19, verbally committed to LSU and recognized by many as the top Division 1 football recruit in the country. Representatives from the All-American Bowl presented Derek with his All-American Bowl jersey as family, coaches, classmates and faculty looked on.
Every great team is made up individuals who do their job well. Capping off a successful 10-1 season for the Dunham Tigers and a berth in the Division III quarterfinals, 17 players received All District recognition for individual efforts that made a huge impact on the team’s overall success.
In its 34th year honoring the best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company today announced Dunham Tiger senior Derek Stingley Jr. as its 2018-2019 Gatorade Louisiana Football Player of the Year, the first to be chosen from The Dunham School. Derek has also been named as one of three finalists for the Gatorade National Player of the Year to be announced in December.
During their annual holiday food drive, members of the Dunham chapter of the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) collected more than 309 items, ranging from non-perishable foods to small toiletries and personal items.
With the correct spelling of the championship word, “jacquerie,” fourth grader Claire Nesheiwat won the 2018 Dunham All-School Spelling Bee. Eighth grader Tanvi Dhaka was runner-up. As spelling bee champion, Claire will represent The Dunham School in the Regional Spelling Bee to be held in February 2019.
Capping off a very successful varsity season, runner John Walker McDonald has been named to the 2018 2A All State Cross Country team.
It was a incredible season for our Lady Tigers volleyball team. They went undefeated in district play to take the Division V, District 5 championship. The Lady Tigers blazing through a tough schedule, notching wins against playoff teams from higher divisions, to reach the quarterfinal round of the Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA State Volleyball Tournament before finishing 34-7 on the season.
Small in number but fierce in spirit, our Aqua Tigers made their own kind of splash in the finals of the Division IV State Swim Meet, held November 14-15 at the SPAR Aquatic Center in Sulphur, La.
Coach Neil Weiner’s Dunham team is playing for the second time in four weeks. The good news is he faces another Wing-T team in that span. The bad news is Catholic-New Iberia is coached by one of the state's top Wing-T coaches, Brent Indest. Dunham had a week off before playing Episcopal in the season finale.