The Alexander Dawson School at Rainbow Mountain

The Alexander Dawson School at Rainbow Mountain Photo #1 - 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 Photo #1 - 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.
  • Located in Summerlin, a suburb of Las Vegas, Nevada, The Alexander Dawson School at Rainbow Mountain is a non-sectarian, non-profit independent school offering students in preschool through eighth grade an inspired and meaningful education. Students achieve their individual potential while savoring life and meeting the challenges of the world. Situated on 33 beautiful acres, the campus features a 24/7 security gate guard, offering a secure learning environment for students.
  • Our preschool through eighth-grade programs are designed to purposefully provide our students with a cohesive, age-appropriate educational experience. A Dawson education meets students where they are and transforms them into engaged citizens, lifelong learners, leaders, and innovators.
  • 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-to-faculty ratio, students receive hands-on, individual support in the classroom.

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School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
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
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded1999

Student Body

Total Students516 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%
Students by GradeThe Alexander Dawson School at Rainbow Mountain Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers94 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size18 students
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesEarly Childhood (3 & 4 yrs old) $16,175 K-4: $22,970 5-8: $23,700 1/2 day PS and PK is available.Tech fees apply.Included in tuition: lunch, snacks, books, basic classroom supp (incl instruments for orchestra, cameras, etc), day field trips
Admissions DirectorAndrew Bishop
Admissions AssociateStella Finfrock


Total Sports Offered8 sports
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Flag Football, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCheering,
Cross CountryFlag Football,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
National Junior Honor Society, Student Council

Arts and Music Programs:
Bears After-School Experience Enrichment Classes

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Bears After-School Experience Enrichment Classes

School Notes

  • Overall 7:1 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 grade four, and Spanish, French, and Mandarin in grades five through eight
  • Integration of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
  • Innovative, state-of-the-art technology with 1:1 laptop ratio grades 2-8
  • 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 performing and visual arts electives, including photography, ceramics, painting, musical theater, tech theater, orchestra and choir

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