The Dawson Admissions Committee considers many factors when evaluating an applicant, including the required application packet, the shadow day experience, and an interview with one of the admissions directors. These elements in total help the Committee to form a complete picture of each applicant’s strengths, interests, and personal qualities. We seek families that will support and uphold the mission of the school and students who are motivated and enthusiastic about learning, who enjoy taking on challenges, and who will contribute to and benefit from our program.
When will I be notified?
The Admissions Committee reviews applications throughout the year. Notification of admissions decisions for the fall term for all 1st–12th grade applicants begin during the winter, and continue on a rolling basis until all available openings are filled. Because of the assessment timeline, kindergarten applicants are notified beginning in early March. Decisions on applications received after February, for all grades, will be notified as soon as the applications are completed and reviewed.