Welcome to Dawson's Upper School. An Upper School education is centered on passion, agency, and relevance
. Our job is to open doors for students so that they can discover and pursue new passions, realize their own agency in a world they care about, and know that what they do is important.
The first thing people remark on when they come to the Upper School for the first time is the sense of caring that is evident in the interactions they see between students, teachers, and parents. That culture of care affords faculty the opportunity to recognize students' individual strengths and to nurture those until students emerge from high school with a strong sense of purpose and accomplishment.
Dawson students are known throughout the college world for being articulate, driven, confident, principled problem solvers. We are proud of them, and we welcome the opportunity to bring you into our community.
Dr. Anne Hecox
Upper School Director