Inspiration and Discovery

Welcome to Dawson Middle School. We embrace the unique challenges of middle school and relish our role as your partner. Seriously, we love middle schoolers and helping them find their confidence, determination, and joy.

Whether in the classroom, on the athletic field, performing on stage, strategizing in a robotics competition, or serving our communities, we are raising children at Dawson who enthusiastically 'grab' new opportunities. 

middle school curriculum is crafted to launch students on a spirited trajectory to high school. Through a comprehensive advisory program, expansive co-curricular offerings, hands-on learning opportunities, and memorable trip experiences, students are met with care and support by our amazing faculty.

We look forward to meeting you and getting to know your children.


Jay Parker
Middle School Director

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    Jay Parker 

    Middle School Director

Middle School at Dawson

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  • Communication Development

    Student-centered discussion, oral presentations, speeches, dramatic readings, poetry recitations, and performing arts improve students’ public speaking abilities and help students find their voice. Vocabulary and grammar instruction are woven into all of these units.
  • Experiential Learning

    Middle school students participate in fall trips, field trips, community service, and Winterim. Their trips integrate life skills, character development, citizenship, team building, and science. Winterim includes on-campus programs and local, national, and international trips.
  • Annual Traditions

    Middle school students enjoy Dawson Fest, winter carnival, spring dance, and their very own Halloween haunted house event.

Middle School at a Glance

Middle school includes art, english, information literacy, math, science, social studies, and world languages. They also have a wide variety of co-curriculars to choose from.

Integrating Innovation and Technology

Middle school students are provided a MacBook Air with Adobe Creative Suite, Google applications, and coding and productivity tools. 

The Innovation and Technology curriculum delivers:

Foundational Technology Skills
Students learn to use age-appropriate hardware and software tools used for creativity, productivity, and collaboration, including creating and sharing documents, presentations, spreadsheets, and general technology literacy.

Foundations of coding in a variety of languages giving students opportunities to solve problems using algorithms. Students build web pages, apps, and games.

Engineering and Design
Electronics, 3D modeling/printing, prototyping, fabrication.

Design, construction, operation, and application of robots

Digital Media
Digital capture, design, and production using photography, video, and audio.