College Placement

Prepared to Excel.

At Dunham, our promise to your family is that we will use every resource we have to enable your child to reach his or her full potential and to dream big when it comes to the future. Here, college preparation begins early and is integrated into every aspect of school. From pre-kindergarten to high school, our aim is to equip each student with the knowledge, future-ready skills, and confidence needed to excel in college and in life. 

Because we believe that the best college is the one that is the best fit for each student, our college placement program is individualized to help students identify their strengths, interests, and career aspirations. Seventh grade academic planning meetings chart a course for the next six years, with an eye towards college admissions. College counseling continues in Upper School through one-on-one meetings, information sessions with college reps, SAT and ACT test prep and advice, and assistance with applications, interviews, and scholarships.

One hundred percent of Dunham seniors gain acceptance to college, with many earning substantial merit scholarship offers. From Cornell, Duke, and LSU Honors College to The University of Pennsylvania, Notre Dame, Vanderbilt, or St. Andrew’s University in Scotland, Dunham graduates continue their educational journeys at some of the best schools across the country and abroad.

Deidra Johnson

Director of College Placement

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Louisiana State University, 1994
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Louisiana State University, 1996
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Louisiana State University, 2009
Apple Teacher, 2016
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- Frank Sachs, former president of the National Association for College Admission Counseling

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