Our mission: 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.
The two-week Leadership Session is designed for scholars who successfully complete the previous summer’s five-week thematic session.
Working closely with their instructors and one another, scholars will foster an environment of cooperation; hone presentation and writing skills; and engage with leaders in the community.
Leadership groups explore the question: What makes you unique? Developing a leader's voice, sense of self, and a digital portfolio through introspection as well as improvisation and group challenges, scholars cultivate outstanding communication skills that enable their voices to be heard.
Each summer, scholars in the Leadership session create a "This I Believe" statement and present it to their peers. ("This I Believe" defines itself as an "international organization engaging people in writing and sharing essays describing the core values that guide their daily lives.") Here are some examples of recent presentations.