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Your Children Can Be Tigers, Too!

Once a Tiger, Always a Tiger! There is something special about welcoming alumni children on campus, where they can experience many of the same teachers and traditions their parents enjoyed and become a part of theTiger spirit that makes Dunham a truly unique place to learn and grow.
While alumni follow the same admissions process outlined below for all prospective families, we do offer the following incentives designed to make it easier for our alumni to enroll their children at Dunham:
  • No application fee ($100 value)
  • No new student fee ($750 value)
  • Annual tuition discount ($1,000 per child; PK3-12 only)
  • Priority consideration in tuition assistance
  • Membership in the Tigers Too Legacy Club
Alumni Admissions

To begin the admissions process, please schedule a campus visit or virtual meeting with Michelle Pricer, our director of enrollment management. We look forward to visiting with you about admissions for your family!

How to Apply

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  1. Schedule an interview and tour with our Admission Office (PK3-12)*
  2. Submit an online application and non-refundable $100 application fee by December 1 for Lower School early decision notification or January 1 for Middle/Upper School early decision notification; candidates who apply after the early decision application deadlines are moved into our regular decision pool.
  3. Please note that the following required documents must be submitted along with the online application:  
    school and teacher recommendations;
    school transcript
    (1-12 only);
    report cards for previous two years (1-12 only);
    previous standardized test scores (1-12 only);
  4. Complete admissions testing (PK3-12 only);
  5. Schedule applicant interview (5-12 only).

    *Dunham Early Childhood process: Families interested in registering for the Dunham Early Childhood Center should submit an online registration form. Please make sure you select Early Childhood Center as your entering grade to access the correct registration form. Once the form is submitted, a member of our staff will contact families to complete registration. Please note that Early Childhood Center students are not automatically eligible to enroll in PK3 the following year and must submit an application and complete the process outlined above.
Admissions Testing

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  1. Dunham Early Childhood Center
    There is no testing required for the Dunham Early Childhood Center's two-year-old program. However, students will need to sit for a screening prior to enrolling in PK3 the following year. To accommodate Early Childhood Center families, our staff will conduct the screening in the classroom setting during a normal school day.
  2. PK3-Grade 1
    Testing will be scheduled by the Admissions Office once an application has been received.
  3. Grades 2-10
    Candidates to grades 2-10 will take the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE). Families must register in advance with ISEE. There is a $140 fee payable directly to ISEE; families will also need a code from the Admissions Office to schedule a test.
  4. Grades 11-12
    We will accept ACT scores for candidates to grades 11-12. Candidates who have not yet taken the ACT are required to take the ISEE. Please note that we rarely accept seniors except in the case of relocation or other extenuating circumstances.

    Please note: Lower School early decision candidates must sit for Admissions Testing by December 4; Middle/Upper School early decision candidates must sit for Admissions Testing by January 30.

  5. In some cases, the Admissions Office may request additional information or testing in order to obtain a more comprehensive assessment of a candidate's ability.
Admissions Notification

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  1. Dunham Early Childhood Center
    Dunham Early Childhood Center candidates will be notified on a rolling basis as spots become available.

    Early Decision

    PK3-12 candidates who meet the early decision application and testing deadlines will be given priority consideration and will be notified on a rolling basis as their applicant files are completed. Lower School early decision candidates will be notified on or before December 15; Middle/Upper School early decision candidates will be notified on or before February 4.
  2. Regular Decision
    PK3-12 candidates who apply after the early decision application deadlines will be notified on a rolling basis as space allows following the enrollment of priority applicants and re-enrollment of current students.
  3. Waiting Pool
    Once a grade level becomes full, the School will maintain an unranked waiting pool and will offer enrollment contracts as vacancies occur.
What is the Tigers Too Legacy Club?

The Tigers Too Legacy Club, administered by the Alumni Office, celebrates the children of alumni enrolled at Dunham with events and activities, including:

We can't wait to welcome you!

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