Alexander Dawson School

10845 W Desert Inn Road,
Las Vegas, NV, 89135-0891
Tel: (702)949-3600
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 of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - 8
Year Founded 1999

Student Body

Total Students 585 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 18%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade Alexander Dawson School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 94 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 66%
Average Class Size 18 students

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $20,100
Tuition Notes Early Childhood (3 & 4 yrs old) $14,600, K-4: $20,750, 5-8: $20,400
% on Financial Aid 24%
Average Financial Aid Grant $12,000
Acceptance Rate 80%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Julie Lepere
Admissions Associate Maria Mercado

Sports

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

Extracurriculars

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 five languages in Middle School (Spanish, French, Latin, 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
    • BEAR Publishing Program introduces publishing concepts and techniques
    • Variety of fine and performing arts electives, including photography, ceramics, painting, musical theater, band and choir.

    Profile last updated: 07/30/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Spring Mountain Treatment Center (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Solomon Schechter Day School Of Las Vegas (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Kindercare Learning Centers (0.6 miles away)
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    (702)243-0033
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    Kindercare Learning Centers
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
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    Las Vegas , NV , 89135
    (702)243-0033
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    (702)921-2777
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    7000 Spring Mountain Rd
    Las Vegas , NV , 89117
    (702)873-2400
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