Dawson School

10455 Dawson Drive,
Lafayette, CO, 80026-0800
Tel: (303)665-6679
Grades: K - 12 | 485 students
Dawson School is a co-ed learning community that challenges students to achieve excellence in mind, body, and character through a rigorous college preparatory program.
Dawson graduates are young men and women who achieve their individual potential, savor life, and meet the challenges of the world.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Association of Colorado Independent Schools (ACIS)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 12
Year Founded 1970

Student Body

Total Students 485 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 13%
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade Dawson School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 60 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 80%
Average Class Size 15 students
Number of AP Courses 13 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Average SAT score 1793
Average ACT score 27
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $20,550
Tuition Notes Tiered tuition: K-2, 3-4, 5-8, 9-12
% on Financial Aid 18%
Admissions Director Mark Saunders
Admissions Associate Scott Schneider

Sports

Total Sports Offered 10 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Cycling, Golf, Kayaking, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryCycling,
GolfKayaking,
LacrosseSoccer,
TennisVolleyball,

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Running River School (3.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Blue Mountain Montessori (3.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Rocky Mountain Christian Academy (3.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Erie Blue Mountain Montessori
    Montessori School
    201 S Briggs St
    Erie , CO , 80516
    (303)339-0117
    Montessori School
    3.1  mi  |  60  students  |  Gr.  K
  • Longmont Rocky Mountain Christian Academy
    (Christian)
    9447 Niwot Road
    Longmont , CO , 80503
    (303)652-9162
    (Christian)
    3.4  mi  |  520  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Lafayette Forest Park Montessori School
    Montessori School
    2687 Northpark Dr
    Lafayette , CO , 80026
    (303)928-9990
    Montessori School
    3.4  mi  |  6  students  |  Gr.  PK-KG
  • Lafayette
    Running River School
    1370 Forest Park Cir
    Lafayette , CO , 80026
    (303)499-2059
    3.5  mi  |  49  students  |  Gr.  K-8
  • Lafayette
    Young Child Science Discovery
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    210 W Geneseo St
    Lafayette , CO , 80026
    (303)604-9273
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    4.2  mi  |  18  students  |  Gr.  K-1

School Reviews

  • Recommended October 10, 2014 - I am a Dawson alum. Great school, great faculty that care about the students. You will be supported here and you will gain experiences that carry with you long after you graduate. - Posted by Student/Alumni
  • Recommended August 30, 2014 - Our daughter is extremely happy at Dawson. She loves the teachers, and all of the projects/activities keep her engaged and excited. The teachers are wonderful and the class sizes are very small. The "specials" are as important to the education as are the core classes. Dawson provides a great, well-rounded education, while ensuring emotional health and growth. And the campus is fabulous! It is nice for the kids to have so much space and access to the outdoors. The Lower School kids have recess three times a day...a perfect way to keep them active and engaged--both inside and outside of the classroom. Our experience at Dawson has been great! - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended August 04, 2014 - We are very happy with our kids at Dawson. Both the Middle and Upper Schools have small class sizes and very enthusiastic teachers. My kids have developed close relationships both with the teachers and other kids. Great arts program and the sports program is getting better. A lot of parent involvement, it is a great community and we are happy to be a part of it. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended April 02, 2013 - Love it here! Teachers and administrators are experienced, forward thinking and enthusiastic. Graduates are equipped to succeed not only in college, but in life! Great arts & sports programs, plus awesome experiential learning opportunities. Facilities are unparalleled. - Posted by Parent

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