Dawson School Admissions office is open and accepting applications for 2020-21.

Please join us - virtually - and experience what makes Dawson so special. Appointments available now.

Every child is different - and so is every school. We know that in any circumstance, what is best for your child is always foremost in your mind -- perhaps today more than ever.

Dawson is the Boulder region's premier K-12 independent school. Even as we are in these extraordinary times, Dawson invites you to 'visit' us; we welcome the opportunity to show you how Dawson can help your student thrive.

Our school visit and tours typically take place when school is in session so that guests can see the Dawson Difference in action on our remarkable campus. At this time, Dawson is engaged in remote learning, so we invite you to click here and contact us to arrange a virtual visit.

The visit will include:
* A one-on-one meeting with one of our Admissions Directors who will provide information on our program.
* A short presentation on division(s) of interest to your family.
* A visual tour of Dawson.
* Ample time for us to answer questions and provide details specific to your family.

Please contact us today to schedule an appointment. We look forward to hearing from you!  

Scott, Jane, and Ashley
The Dawson Admissions Team


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Dawson School is dedicated to excellence of mind, body, and character. We prepare students, through challenging and relevant learning, to become creative, resilient problem-solvers who bring their best to the world.


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ABOUT DAWSON: Dawson School is a K-12 college preparatory independent school of over 500 students located in Lafayette, Colorado, near Boulder. Through a combination of challenging academics, robust athletics and arts programs, experiential and outdoor education, and a focus on character education and leadership opportunities, we prepare our students to bring their best to the world.
Discover the things that make Dawson different: Our student:faculty ratio stands proudly at 7:1, so that you can be assured your child is known and nurtured, and our average class size is 15:1. Lower School students receive 10 hours of specials each week (PE, art, music, language, library, technology), students K-12 learning coding. Dawson has a committed and energetic team of faculty who are leaders in their fields. 150+ colleges and universities come to Dawson each year to recruit our students; 100% of our seniors graduate and are accepted into four-year accredited colleges, and the typical class receives over $6million in merit scholarship offers.