Every child is different - and so is every school.

Founded in 1970, Dawson School is a K-12 college preparatory independent school of 530 students located in Lafayette, Colorado, near Boulder. Dawson graduates are young men and women who achieve their individual potential, savor life through developing their passions, and are ready to meet the challenges of the world. 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 make that vision come true for our students every day.

Dawson has a committed and energetic team of faculty who are leaders in their fields. 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. From Lower School features -- like 10 hours of Spanish, art, music, technology, library and PE every week -- through Upper School's 100% graduation rate and over $9million in scholarships offered (Class of 2018), Dawson's program offers unique opportunities for every student.

How do you know if Dawson is right for your family? Please come visit us and experience the Dawson Difference.

Come for a Private Tour

View our classes in real time and observe the dynamic Dawson approach to learning. Discover the things that make Dawson different: Lower School students receiving 10 hours of specials (PE, art, music, language, library, technology) each week, students K-12 learning coding, 100+ colleges and universities coming to Dawson each year to recruit our students.

Tours of campus take place during the academic day, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Please call us at (303) 665-6679 and ask for Admissions to arrange a time.
Dawson Admissions would love to hear from you.

Call:  303-665-6679
Fax:  303-381-0415
admissions@dawsonschool.org

Directions to Dawson

List of 5 items.

  • From Downtown Boulder

    (approximately 12 miles)
    Turn east on Arapahoe and follow to US 287 (approximately nine miles).
    Take left on US 287 and follow approximately three miles.
    Entrance to school is on the left (Dawson Drive).
    Follow signs to Main Campus/Henderson Hall at top of hill.
    See Receptionist.
  • From Denver

    (approximately 35 miles)
    Take I-25 North to Lafayette/Route 7 (Exit #229).
    Follow Route 7 (which turns into Baseline Road) to US 287.
    Turn right onto US 287 (north).
    Follow US 287 for approximately five miles (crossing Arapahoe and Isabelle Roads).
    Entrance to school is on the left.
    Follow signs to Main Campus/Henderson Hall at top of hill.
  • From Denver International Airport

    (approximately 40 miles)
    Follow Pena Boulevard to exit 6B (E-470 North to Fort Collins/Boulder).
    Exit 47 (I-25 North To Fort Collins, $4 in total tolls).
    Take I-25 North ONE EXIT to Lafayette/Brighton Route 7 (Exit #229).
    Follow Route 7 West (which turns into Baseline Road) to US 287 (approximately 6.5 miles).
    Turn right (north) onto US 287.
    Follow US 287 for approximately four miles (crossing Arapahoe & Isabelle Roads).
    Entrance to school is on the left.
    Follow signs to Main Campus/Henderson Hall.
    See Receptionist.
  • From Longmont

    (approximately 6.5 miles)
    From the intersection of Ken Pratt Blvd. and Main (287).
    Go south on US 287 for approximately 6.5 miles.
    Entrance to school is on the right.
    Follow signs to Main Campus/Henderson Hall at top of hill.
  • From Broomfield/Westminster

    (approximately 11 miles)
    From Hwy. 36
    Exit US 287 (Wadsworth Pkwy. Interchange)
    Travel north on US 287 approximately 11 miles (crossing South Boulder, Baseline, Arapahoe and Isabelle Roads)
    Entrance to school is on the left (Dawson Drive).
    Follow signs to Main Campus/Henderson Hall at top of hill.
    See Receptionist.
We want to welcome you to visit and experience Dawson, the region’s premier K-12 independent school. Tours of campus take place during the academic day from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Please call us at (303) 665-6679 and ask for Admissions to arrange a visit.

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