Dream Diné

Charter School

We offer a world-class education while instilling life values through the Diné Philosophy of living and learning. Dream Diné is a free public charter school in Shiprock NM.

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How to Apply

We are now accepting student lottery applications for enrollment for Kindergarten and First Grade students for the Fall of 2014.

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The Lottery System

The New Mexico State Department of Education has designed a lottery system that requires charter schools to hold an open enrollment procedure. The Lottery Enrollment Period for Dream Diné will remain open through mid-July.

How the Lottery Works

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Connecting Through Ké

We deeply value the Navajo concept of Ké and seek to actively engage the broader community in the process of sharing, learning, and enriching the lives of our children.

Community and Cultural Resources

We are looking for community people, especially Navajo speakers, who can share their knowledge of the land, stories of origin, songs and crafts with our children. Please contact us.

Passionate Educators

We are seeking talented bilingual (Diné/English) teachers who share our vision and can work effectively with students, families and staff. Please see eligibility requirements and contact us to apply.

Leaders / Entrepreneurs

Hearing the perspectives of local leaders and entrepreneurs will enrich our students’ understanding of our community and beyond. Please contact us if you are interested in sharing your knowledge.

Meet Our Team

Dream Diné has an active Governing Council who is responsible for school governance, fiscal oversight, and strategic planning.

Meet Our Governing Council

Governing Council Meetings


Dream Diné's Staff and Planning Team are all experienced, committed education professionals with a strong commitment to Dream Diné's mission and vision, the community of Shiprock, and the Navajo Nation. This team is responsible for defining the school curriculum, lessons and day-to-day activities.

Meet Our Staff and Planning Team