Open House

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Friday, October 27, 2023
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 28, 2023
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Dawson School Dining Commons

Open House Overview

Friday's Event
This is a set program that will last 2 hours. Please plan to arrive before 10:00 a.m. to check in.
- Learn more about the dynamic Dawson approach to education in your grades of interest.
- Hear from division administrators and deans, and get questions answered.
- Hear from students about their experience at a panel presentation/conversation.
- Upper, Middle, and Lower School division tours provided.

Saturday's Event
This is a more casual, drop-in atmosphere where you can talk to Dawson Admissions and faculty, and get questions answered.
-  Upper, Middle, and Lower School division tours provided.


Can't make it to the Open House? Contact us to schedule a tour.
Tours of campus take place during the academic day from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Call or email to arrange your visit.

"For the past four years, the Dawson School has been our partner in educating our daughters. The combination of Dawson’s elevated academic expectations, interactive learning opportunities, dedicated teachers, small class sizes, beautiful campus, safe environment, and tight-knit community cultivates an atmosphere where our daughters can excel intellectually, socially, and emotionally. They are learning to work hard, problem solve, and help others, while having fun and building meaningful relationships."

- Julie Collins, Dawson Parent
Dawson is a community. A community of educators, faculty, and parents who believe education should not only prepare students for academic success - it should prepare them for life. This commitment is why Dawson is the region's top K-12 college preparatory private school.

Located in Boulder County with views of the Flatirons and surrounded by open space, our campus experience is unmatched. Through a combination of challenging academics, hands-on experience, travel,  athletics, arts, and technology, as well as a focus on character education and leadership, we prepare our students to bring their best to the world.

- 71% of faculty carry advanced degrees.
 - Student:faculty ratio is 7:1, and our average class size is 15.
- 150+ colleges and universities come to Dawson each year to recruit our students.
- 100% of our seniors are accepted into four-year accredited colleges.
- State-of-the-art Innovation Center supports an integrated technology curriculum and maker program.
- Two gyms, seven tennis courts, and numerous athletic fields.
- An extensive arts facility includes a modern performing arts theater.


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For 50 years, Dawson has been meeting each student where they are, and then developing them into tomorrow's leaders, thinkers, and creators through a rich and varied educational program. Students experience relevant, real-world learning, discover passions, develop character and leadership, and cultivate the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in college and beyond -- all in a supportive environment that recognizes them as individuals. We hope you will visit our community of students, faculty, staff, and families who value and share a commitment to leading-edge education.