Faculty & Staff






The faculty is nationally recognized, professional, and dedicated.


Two experienced and foresighted educators, Doris Dorris and Virginia Eaton, who believed in excellence in education, founded The Dorris-Eaton School over 60 years ago. On the premise that great education must begin early, when young minds are naturally receptive to new ideas and good habits can be easily embraced, they opened a preschool in Mrs. Eaton's garage. They created a school based on strong academic and instructional principles, and they never looked back.

Their program was a huge success and in a short time required expansion to a larger school site, one of the first buildings in California to be specifically designed for preschool students. As growth continued, Dorris and Eaton expanded The School until it assumed its present preschool-through-grade eight format, currently housed on two campuses.

Until their deaths, Mrs. Dorris worked as an educational consultant and Mrs. Eaton remained active in the Professional Association for Childhood Education. Their founding tenet, excellence in education, remains the guiding principle of The Dorris-Eaton School.

The difference is education.

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