Dunn School (Dunn School Dunn School) was founded in 1957. Today she teaches children - both boys and girls from 11 to 19 years (grades 6-12), both American subjects and foreign students. According to the traditional British system of education today, 65 children in the middle classes and 162 pupils of grades 9-12 are studying, which complete the school curriculum and are preparing to enter the best universities. The total number of students is about 110-120 people: they are representatives of 8 American states and 14 world states.
The strongest academic directions of Dunn School are mathematics, natural and human sciences and various art fields. Small classes (11 people maximum) and individual, personal approach, which are practiced by all teachers without exception, help children to learn. Each child, they are sure, has its unique gifts, talents and abilities - it is only necessary to correctly reveal its potential and give a clear motivation!
90% of high school students study at least 1 subject at the AP level (Advanced Placement) - in-depth, much more complex than the standard course. Almost 100% of graduates receive invitations from the best universities not only in the USA, but all over the world even before the certificate is received. "Attractiveness" of the student in the eyes of the Admission Committee is facilitated not only by high academic results, but also by creative and sporting successes, by activity in public activities.
Advanced training for high school students, traditional and typical in the United States. In high school, the United States offers students a huge selection of subjects to choose from - about 80 options! - of which 15-20 can be studied at an advanced level of increased complexity of AP (Advanced Placement). As a rule, subjects on AP students are chosen on the basis of their own preferences and goals - these are the disciplines that are required for entering the university, which the student plans to continue studying at the university. In the pupil's certificate, subjects studied at a complex level and passed on for examinations are marked as AP, which first of all attracts the attention of the admissions committee.
Dunn School at the AP level offers the following subjects:
There are special support programs for high school students (paid separately), an entrepreneurship program is taught, special approaches are developed for the training of foreign students (including intensive language support, additional lessons of English and academic English).
The cost of schooling is $ 55,000 for the academic year (1 semester (half-year) = $ 27,500), including boarding and boarding at a full board. The indicated cost is not included and is paid additionally:
Residences for boys and girls (separate buildings) are located in the heart of the campus - it's easy to get to educational buildings, sports infrastructure and creative studios. In each residence, along with children, caregivers live with their families and even pets: they monitor the observance of cleanliness, order and discipline, provide comfort to students, help them with the solution of any emerging issues. The rooms are designed for 2 people (conveniences in sufficient quantity are located on the floors), cozy common living rooms are offered for relaxation with TV and DVD, student kitchens with necessary appliances and utensils. Each residence has its own laundry.
The boarding (three meals a day) was marked with a sign of quality: only fresh and healthy dishes are served to children. Daily on the table appear salads and dishes of fresh vegetables, sauces, meat dishes and seafood, freshly squeezed juices and useful, delicious sweets and pastries, a large number of fruits. On request, you can organize a separate diet - for example, if the child is allergic, prefers the vegetarian menu.
The school tries to fill and fill every day schoolchildren: every day they wake up at 7 in the morning, and the call-off sounds at 11 pm - and every minute is busy with useful and interesting affairs, communication and self-development.
Students are actively involved in sports - the most successful can enter the school teams and practice practically at a professional level:
Most sports are available to everyone, it is taught as an elective or a studio of choice:
Diverse and circles, sections and studios for the interests offered to students - everyone will be able to find employment for themselves to taste and new like-minded people, to show their unique talents and abilities:
On weekends, competitions, quizzes and sports events are organized for children, exciting walks, picnics and barbeques, fascinating excursions to the most famous cities of the USA, historical and cultural monuments, visits to entertainment centers and parks.
The campus of the school is located in sunny and hospitable California, not far from the famous Santa Barbara and the spacious sandy beaches of the coast. Los Angeles International Airport can be reached within two hours, and to lively and vibrant San Francisco - for 5 hours by car.
The campus is located almost in an oak grove: it is a green, shady and well-groomed territory with clean air and an established infrastructure for training, living, sports and recreation. The total area of the territory reaches 55 acres - here are:
The cost of schooling is $ 55,000 for the academic year (1 trimester (half-year) = $ 27,500), including boarding and boarding at a full board. The indicated cost is not included and is paid additionally:
All applicants should prepare a report card for the admissions committee with grades from the previous school (data for the last 3 years), recommendations from teachers (in priority - mathematics and English teachers), characteristics from the class teacher, teachers, head teacher or director (always on the form schools on a corporate model). A SSAT entrance test is mandatory for all, and if you can provide a TOEFL certificate confirming the level of the English language, you will get a slight advantage.
For all entrants, a personal interview is conducted with the director or the representative of the admissions committee - in person or by Skype.
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| - we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs) |
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
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- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
| - we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program, |
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively
| - recommended submission one year before the start of the program, |
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.