Please Visit Us and See if Dawson is Right for Your Family

We want to welcome you to visit and explore Dawson, the region’s premier K-12 school. 

Founded in 1970, Dawson School is a K-12 college preparatory independent school of 490 students located in Lafayette, Colorado, near Boulder.  Our vision is that Dawson graduates are young men and women who achieve their individual potential, savor life through balance and developing their passions, and are ready to meet the challenges of the world. Through a combination of rigorous academics, hearty athletics and arts programs, experiential and outdoor education, and a focus on character education and leadership opportunities, we make that vision come true for our students every day.

Dawson has a committed and energetic team of faculty who are leaders in their fields.  Our student:faculty ratio stands proudly at 7:1, so that you can be assured your child is known and nurtured, and our average class size is 15:1. 

Come for a private tour.

View our classes in real time and observe the dynamic Dawson approach to learning. Discover the benefits of Lower School students receiving 10 hours of specials (PE, art, music, language, library, technology) each week, why all 5th-10th graders have iPads, and why selective colleges and universities come to Dawson to recruit our students.  Your guides are Upper School and K-8 students and staff who will take you through the school and outline Dawson’s approach to a full, well-balanced liberal arts education.  Tours of our 107-acre campus will include the Arts Center, double gymnasium, acclaimed dining hall, library, and classrooms. 

Tours of campus take place during the academic day, from 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.  Please call us at (303) 665-6679 and ask for Admissions to arrange a time.