Alexander Dawson School

10845 W Desert Inn Road
Las Vegas, NV 89135-0891
Tel: (702)949-3600
Grades: NS-8 | 527 students
At The Alexander Dawson School, parents play an important and active role in the school.  The Dawson Parent Association supports classroom learning, as well as planning special events to enrich the lives of the students.
At The Alexander Dawson School, parents play an important and active role in the school.  The Dawson Parent Association supports classroom learning, as well as planning special events to enrich the lives of the students.
The Alexander Dawson School at Rainbow Mountain is a nonprofit independent school for preschool through eighth grade students located in the Summerlin community in western Las Vegas, Nevada. Situated on 35 beautiful acres, the campus features a 24/7 manned security gate, offerring a secure learning environment for students.
Students are taught, mentored and coached by highly qualified, dedicated faculty and staff with accomplishments in their respective areas of expertise.
They are committed to innovative teaching methods to ensure the student body is academically competitive with the best independent schools across the country.
With a low student:faculty ratio, students receive hands-on, individual support in the classroom.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association for the Education of Young Children
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded 1999

Student Body

Total Students 527 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Alexander Dawson School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 94 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 18 students

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $22,000
Tuition Notes Early Childhood (3 & 4 yrs old) $15,700, K-4: $22,300, 5-8: $23,000
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $12,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Julie Lepere
Admissions Associate Maria Mercado


Total Sports Offered 9 sports
Sports Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Flag Football, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCheering,
Cross CountryFlag Football,
TennisTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Math Olympiad, National Junior Honor Society Math Olympiad, National Junior Honor Society,

School Notes

  • Overall 8:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • Test scores competitive nationally with independent schools
  • Regional, state and national awards and rankings garnered by students in math, science and engineering and fine arts
  • World language offerings include: Spanish and Mandarin in Early Childhood through the fourth grade, and threelanguages in Middle School (Spanish, French, and Mandarin)
  • Integration of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) in the Middle School curriculum
  • Innovative, state-of-the-art technology with 350 student computers
  • Balanced Literacy Program in the Lower School and a focus on phonemic awareness, reading, spelling and writing in preschool through kindergarten
  • WrAP (Writing Assessment Program) in the Middle School provides specific feedback to target writing instruction
  • Authors-in-Residence Program brings published authors into the classrooms for extended instruction
  • Over 20,000 volumes in the Dawson Library and a Leveled Book Room in the Lower School
  • Variety of fine and performing arts electives, including photography, ceramics, painting, musical theater, band and choir.

Profile last updated: 01/29/2016

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