Mission, Vision, Virtues


Alexander Dawson School challenges its students to achieve excellence of mind, body, and character through a rigorous college-preparatory program.



Dawson graduates are young men and women who achieve their individual potential, savor life, and meet the challenges of the world.



Dawson is committed to the development of character.  To facilitate the work of the community in this area, Dawson has adopted four virtues as points of emphasis: respect, compassion, courage, and integrity.

RESPECT is defined as a sense of the worth of a person, a personal quality or ability, or the manifestation of a personal quality or ability. 

COMPASSION is the humane quality of understanding the trials, challenges, and suffering of others and the desire to do something about it. 

COURAGE is the quality of mind that enables an individual to face difficulty while overcoming apprehension or fear. 

INTEGRITY is a commitment to a set of core virtues, both personal and communal, and the self-respect that comes from doing the right thing, being honest, and being ethical.