Admissions Process

Open House on Saturday, April 13, 2024
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Join us for a drop-in open house where you can talk to Dawson Admissions and faculty. Dawson parents and students will also be in attendance to share their Dawson experience and help answer questions.

  • Upper, Middle, and Lower School division tours will be provided.
Every child is different - and so is every school. We know that finding the right fit is paramount, and our Admissions Team is here to help your family evaluate Dawson and choose the best path forward.

Meet The Team

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Scott Schneider

    Scott Schneider 

    Director of Admissions and Tuition Assistance
  • Photo of Chari Nickerson

    Chari Nickerson 

    Admissions Administrative Assistant

Tour Campus

Our campus is stunning, and an in-person visit is the best way to experience Dawson. Your campus visit will include:

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  • A one-on-one meeting with one of our Admissions Directors, who will provide information on our program.

  • A short presentation on division(s) and co-curriculars of interest to your family.

  • A tour of campus and in session classes. Tours typically include a Dawson student ambassador.

  • Ample time for us to answer questions and provide details specific to your family.

Complete an Application

We recommend beginning the admission process in the fall of the year before you would like to enroll.

All of the application requirements listed below are accessible in the application portal. Once you begin the application process, you will be assigned a checklist that details each step in the application process.

Lower School Application Requirements

Current teacher recommendation(s)
Principal/counselor recommendation
Report card
$75 application fee

Middle and Upper School Application Requirements

Current English teacher recommendation
Current math teacher recommendation
Principal/counselor recommendation
Official transcript (current and prior academic year)
$75 application fee

International Student Application Requirements

Financial Affidavit
Upper School Admissions Checklist
Minimum TOEFL score:
Grades 8 & 9: 85
Grade 10: 90
Grade 11: 95

Student Shadow Day

The shadow day for applicants is differentiated by division. Once you complete and submit your application, a member of the Admissions Team will reach out to schedule your child to spend some time on Dawson's campus. Shadows are scheduled during the school day between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.