Please join us and experience what makes Dawson so special.

For nearly 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.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, FROM 10:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

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Please join us Friday and Saturday, October 11 and 12, to experience Dawson School first-hand, and to learn about and witness the many parts of our program that help your child become their best self. 

Friday, October 11:  10:00 a.m. - Noon
Friday's event is a set, in-depth program that lets you experience Dawson School in session.
* Families meet at 10:00 a.m. for refreshments and a brief welcome before departing on student-led tours.
* View classes in real time and observe the dynamic Dawson approach.
* Tour portions of campus; groups will be formed around Lower, Middle, and Upper School divisions.
* Learn more at a short panel discussion with students and staff.

Saturday, October 12:  10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Saturday's event is a more flexible overview, where tours of campus depart every half hour.
* Tours of campus depart every half hour to each division and other facilities, led by our amazing students.
* Most guests meet at 10:00 a.m. for refreshments and a brief welcome before departing on tours.
* Learn about Dawson from administrators and students.


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Dawson School is a K-12 college preparatory independent school of over 500 students located in Lafayette, Colorado, near Boulder. Dawson graduates are young men and women who achieve their individual potential, savor life, and 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.

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 receiving 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 coming to Dawson each year to recruit our students;100% of our seniors graduate and are accepted into four-year accredited colleges and universities, and the typical class receives over $6million in merit scholarship offers.