Daily Personal Tours 

Tours of campus take place during the academic day-8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Dawson student guides will lead personal tours of our Middle and Upper Schools, while Lower School tours are led by one of our admissions directors.

Dawson School Preview

Friday, November 7 | 9:45 a.m. Check In | Henderson Dining Hall

View our classes in real time and observe the dynamic Dawson approach to learning. Discover why there are eight teachers for each K-4 student, why all 5th-10th graders have iPads, and why selective colleges and universities come to Dawson to recruit our students.  Your guides are Upper, Middle and Lower School division directors, faculty members, and students 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. 


9:45 a.m. Check in at Henderson Hall to hear from our Head of School and Director of Admissions.

10:30 a.m. Head off on your campus tours!  Families will be grouped by division and grade level of interest.

11:20 a.m. Q&A with student panelists

11:50 a.m. Return to Henderson Hall where the Admissions staff will be available to answer any additional questions. 

Open House

Saturday, November 8 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Henderson Dining Hall

This is an opportunity to drop-in for a personalized, private guided tour of the school.  You will register when you arrive and be guided in small groups.  Your guide will be able to answer your questions and bring you up to date on Dawson’s approach to education.

So, if you are looking for a private high school with sports, or a top ranked independent school with untold opportunities in the arts, community service, science, and languages, the Open House is a great place to start!