Apple Distinguished School

Apple believes that Apple Distinguished Schools are some of the most innovative schools in the world. Dunham joined 689 schools in 36 countries as an Apple Distinguished School in 2011. We are the only PK-12 private school in Louisiana with this honor. We have two Apple Distinguished Educators on staff, and 100% of our full-time teachers are recognized as Apple Teachers.
We are committed to continuous innovation that guides the future for exemplary teaching and learning. Our community uses Apple products to connect students to the world, fuel creativity, deepen collaboration and make learning personal. We encourage visitors to learn more about our program by exploring the student work below.

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Nikole Blanchard

Director of Innovation and Technology

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Employed at Dunham since
Undergraduate Degree
Louisiana State University, 2001
Masters Degree
Louisiana State University, 2005
Doctorate Degree
National Board Certified Teacher; Apple Distinguished Educator; Google Certified Trainer; Apple Teacher; Apple Teacher SwiftPlaygrounds; Google Educator Level 1 and 2; Educational Technology Facilitator/Leader (K-12); ISTE Certified Educator
Awards or Additional Certificates
40 Under 40; LACUE Leader of the Year
Coaching/Club Responsibilities
Lower School Enrichment Clubs
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Nikole Blanchard
Director of Innovation and Technology
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Lower School

  • Digital Books

    Every year, Dunham 1st grade students write original stories and present them at the 1st Grade Young Author's Night each spring. These students make their stories come to life using presentation software. "The Jungle Crew" was written by Ruby '32 and follows the story of a group of friends when they suddenly get lost in the woods.
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  • Digital Sketches

    Using Keynote, our 4th graders created sketches of famous Americans for their 4th Grade American's Alive presentation.
    View Sketches

Middle School

  • History STEM Cad

    After visiting Washington, D.C. and visiting memorials, 7th grade students were challenged to apply their learning while being creative. They created World War II and Korean War memorials using Tinkercad design.

  • Breakout Boxes

    Our students regularly use higher order skills to complete breakout boxes, which are very similar to escape rooms. They use what they learn and available resources to unlock clues. This game not only engages learners but helps them apply skills in a creative way!

Upper School

  • Literary Journal (English)

    The journalists pictured to the left led the charge of producing works of fiction created by the imaginative minds found throughout the school. In their own unique way, they all embody the different people, spirits, and ideas that make up our school's culture, and deliver fun and entertaining stories for you, the reader, to enjoy.
    Literary Journal

  • Podcasts

    11th grade students completed traditional historic research and presented their findings in a creative way using GarageBand.
    Truly the Podcast

    Food Podcast
    Social Media Podcast

Explore Dunham


Our PreK3-4th grade program is the perfect blend of a classical education combined with technology, innovation, and cross-cultural literacy.



Our 5th-8th grade program balances academics with athletics and arts in preparation for the rigor and expectations of Upper School.



Our high school program prepares students for success in college and career through academic rigor, athletics, arts, and leadership.



Our athletic program unleashes confidence and enables students to compete at the highest level - on and off of the field.



Outstanding theater, dance, visual arts, and music offerings inspire creativity, confidence, and a lifelong appreciation for the arts.



The Dunham experience rests upon a foundation of faith as we strive to educate our students' minds and hearts for Christ.


We can't wait to welcome you!