Central to our vision of a rigorous college preparatory education is our strong commitment to the character development of our students. As a school, it is our mission to educate your children. As a Christian school, it is our mission to educate your children within a framework of godly instruction and example.
The Dunham School seeks to provide students with the opportunity for college- preparatory education set in a framework of Christian instruction and example. To this end, the school offers boys and girls rigorous academic instruction: challenging athletic and recreational activities, and creative expression in the fine arts. Each of these opportunities is ultimately grounded in a desire to “educate the heart.”
By “education of the heart,” we mean addressing spiritual issues from a Christian perspective and allowing our students the opportunity to begin to understand themselves and the world around them from a Christian worldview. Some of this education of the heart will be formal (chapel, Bible classes and studies, counseling), while the rest willhappen as the faculty and the students interact in the normal flow of schoolactivity. This, then, is a truly holistic view of education -- a desire to educate the whole child: academically, physically in the creative realm, socially, and spiritually. The key to what we are doing is the faculty, who serve as role models in each of these areas as men and women mature in their professional growth and Christian faith.
The Dunham Honor Code
"I want to be a person who seeks God first,
above pursuit of my personal gain or pleasure.I ask God to change my heart to be more like Jesus
so I may live more fully for His honor and glory.
Today, with God’s help,
I commit to being honest,
respectful of others and their property,
cooperative with all school authorities and
active in service to others.
On my word of honor,I will strive to be anexemplary citizen of The Dunham School."
(Code Revised: 2008)