At Dawson, there are as many opportunities outside of the classroom as there are inside. Our relatively small school allows for genuine student participation in athletics, theater, and clubs and fosters a community that supports one another. Here you can rarely distinguish class rank, as freshmen and sophomores are as likely to earn a lead role on stage or in student government as they are a starting position on the field.
In Upper School, this student-led mentoring initiative was created to mentor, nurture, and support the transition for ninth grade and new students into the Upper School through interpersonal relationships. In Middle School, eighth graders apply to serve, setting a tone of respect and inclusion throughout the division.
With 20+ clubs there are ample opportunities to pursue your passions outside of class. From archery to board games, multicultural activities to knitting, and environmental awareness to entrepreneurship, student-created options are offered every semester. In Middle School, the FIRST Lego League creates and competes, and Helping Hands Club spotlights community service and philanthropy.