The Alexander Dawson School

10845 W Desert Inn Road
Las Vegas, NV 89135-0891
Tel: (702)949-3600
Grades: NS-8 | 516 students
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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.
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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 grade eight located in the Summerlin community of Las Vegas, Nevada. Situated on 33 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)
NWAIS (Northwest Association of Independent Schools
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded 1999

Student Body

Total Students 516 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
18%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade The 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
66%
Average Class Size 18 students

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Early Childhood (3 & 4 yrs old) $15,700, K-4: $22,300, 5-8: $23,000 Technology fees apply. Included: lunch, snacks, books, basic classroom supplies, and day field trips.
Admissions Director Stella Finfrock

Sports

Total Sports Offered 8 sports
Sports Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Flag Football, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCheering,
Cross CountryFlag Football,
SoccerTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. National Junior Honor Society, Student Council National Junior Honor Society,
Student Council,

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 three languages 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 1:1 laptop ratio grades 3-8
  • Balanced Literacy Program in the Lower School and a focus on phonemic awareness, reading, spelling and writing in preschool through kindergarten
  • 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, orchestra and choir.
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