Welcome, New Families!

We're thrilled that you're joining the Dunham community. To facilitate your transition into a new school and keep you informed over the summer, we've created this web page just for you. We also know that you may have additional questions not addressed on this page. Please feel free to reach out to the Admissions Office or one of our Division Offices at anytime. We're here to help, and we look forward to seeing you on campus soon.

Admissions Office, 225-767-7097 ext. 324
Lower School Office, 225-767-7097 ext. 310
Middle School Office, 225-767-7097 ext. 331
Upper School Office, 225-767-7097 ext. 311

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Parent Portal

The Parent Portal on our website is designed to serve as your one-stop reference for all the information you may need throughout the school year. This is where you will find announcements and links that allow you to check grades and pay tuition online. The bottom of the page also contains a list of important resources, such as division handbooks, the holiday calendar, dress codes, and schedules.


Back-to-School Information

Lower and Middle School Back-to-School Packets are posted on the Parent Portal under "Related Links" at the bottom of the page. Please make sure you have reviewed the information and submitted any necessary forms prior to the start of school. If you have any questions, contact your division office. 

Mark your calendars for these important dates back-to-school dates:

New student & parent orientation  
Tuesday, August 7; 7:30 am-1:00 pm

First Day of School  
Wednesday, August 8 (2nd-12th grade) 
Monday, August 13 (PK3-1st Grade; half-day)

Back-to-School Nights (parents only)  
Middle School: Tuesday, August 14, 6:30-8:00 pm
Upper School: Thursday, August 16, 6:30-8:00 pm
Lower School: Thursday, August 23, 6:30-8:00 pm


Back-to-School Parties

Kindergarten-9th Grade Back-to-School parties will take place July 28-Aug. 7. Click here to see the date, time, and location of each grade-level party. If you have any questions, please email Kelly Derossette.


Middle & Upper School Course Schedules

Core courses for the 2018-19 school year will be scheduled during the summer as the Division Heads review student files. Middle and Upper School students also have elective courses that are scheduled according to student preferences. Middle School elective selections must be made by submitting the online forms below. Please note that the deadline to submit this form is Friday, June 1.

6th grade elective request form
7th grade elective request form
8th grade elective request form 

Upper School elective course descriptions are noted below. New students should make their elective requests clicking on the the second link to print and complete the elective request form. You may turn these in to the Admissions Office by mail or email (you can scan and email the pdf back to the Admissions Office or simply take a picture of your completed form and attach the image to your email). Please note that the deadline to submit this form is Friday, June 1.

9-12th grade elective descriptions
9-12th grade elective request form


Summer Reading & Math Assignments

All new and returning K-12th grade students will have summer reading assignments, and all new and returning 5th-12th grade students will have summer math work to complete prior to the start of school. Please select the links below to view assignments. New Middle and Upper School students for 2018-2019 should email Sheri Goings to obtain their math assignments. 

Summer Reading
Summer Math


Middle & Upper School Summer Tech Training

All students entering Middle and Upper School are required to go through a technology training. During this training, students will review the acceptable use policy and explore the basics of the MacBooks and Google Drive. Training sessions are offered several times during the summer. Please click here to sign up for a tech training session. Those who do not sign up for summer training will be required to stay after school on the first day of school to complete their training. Students will not receive a MacBook until the training is completed. 


Middle & Upper School Athletics

Many of our teams are having summer workouts and practices. If you have not received a schedule from your coach or have questions, please contact Athletic Director Neil Weiner. Also, please be aware that all Middle and Upper School students who plan to participate in any sport next year must have a sports physical completed prior to the start of school and must also sign and submit the documents found in the 2018-2019 MS or US Athletic Packets found below.

Middle School Athletic Packet
Upper School Athletic Packet


Dress Code & Uniforms

All Dunham students wear uniforms purchased through Lands End. There are also a few approved items available in our Tiger Rags Spirit Store. Each division has guidelines for regular "daily dress" as well as required chapel or "formal dress" (daily dress only for PK3 and PK4 students). For more information about division dress codes and uniforms, please select the appropriate link below.

PK3/PK4 Dress Code
K-4th Grade Daily & Chapel Dress Code
5th-8th Grade Daily & Chapel Dress Code
9th-12th Grade Daily & Chapel Dress Code

Uniform Try-On Days: Our Tiger Rags spirit store will be open on June 11-13 (12:30-4:30 pm) and July 9-11 (9:00 am-1:00 pm) if you'd like to stop by and try on uniforms before placing your Lands End order.

Used Uniform Sale: Gently-used uniforms will be available for purchase at greatly discounted prices during the Dunham Parent Association’s New-To-You Uniform Sale on Saturday, June 23, from 9:00-11:00 am in the Middle School gym.


Parent-School Communication

You will receive letters and email communications from your child's division head and teachers. Please make sure to let your Division Office know if any of your contact information, including your preferred email address, changes during the school year. Important announcements, parent resources, and links will also be posted to the Parent Portal on our website and in the Daily Spirit, our e-newsletter. To sign up for the Daily Spirit, add your email address here.

Phone numbers and email addresses for school divisions and key departments can be found here. Teacher email addresses can be found here by division.

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