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  • Level Up: The Driving Force Behind Dawson's School-wide Throughline

    Dawson’s school-wide throughline this year is “Level Up.” The power of a community-accepted throughline can cultivate a mindset that encourages a lifetime of improvement, growth and the joys of becoming our better selves. Read more about the intention for this year's message in our latest blog.
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  • Level Up: The Driving Force Behind Dawson's School-wide Throughline

    Roxanne Stansbury, Head of School
    Dawson’s school-wide throughline this year is “Level Up.” The power of a community-accepted throughline can cultivate a mindset that encourages a lifetime of improvement, growth and the joys of becoming our better selves. Read more about the intention for this year's message in our latest blog.
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  • Early Childhood Butterfly Project

    Rachael Lachhwani, Communications Manager
    With Dawson’s commitment to modern learning, all of our families have heard the term Project-Based Learning (PBL). But they may not yet fully understand what it means and how modern learning is accomplished through the PBL process. The Early Childhood Butterfly Project, led by teacher Katie Figg, is one incredible example of how Dawson delivers this inquiry-based approach to teaching new information and demonstrating how learning takes shape.
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  • Dawson's Class Placement Process

    Roxanne Stansbury, Head of School
    Every spring as the school year draws to a close, there is a particular topic that begins to permeate the conversations of our Dawson students, teachers and parents alike: class placements.
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  • How Students Find Their Place After Dawson

    Rachael Lachhwani, Advancement Manager
    There is a big world beyond the walls of The Alexander Dawson School. The next step for our graduates is high school, and we understand the importance of addressing the academic expectations and needs of our outgoing students so they can continue to meet their personal potential in the future. And while our students experience myriad emotions as they exit the doors as eighth-graders, we are confident that they are prepared to meet the challenges of that big world. 
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The Alexander Dawson School at Rainbow Mountain is a nurturing learning community for boys and girls in preschool through grade eight that challenges students to achieve excellence in mind, body and character.  

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The Alexander Dawson School at Rainbow Mountain, an independent school located on 33-acres in the community of Summerlin, is Nevada’s first Stanford University Challenge Success partner school for students in early childhood through grade eight. Utilizing the unique Challenge Success framework, Dawson uses research-based strategies and programs that emphasize student academics, wellbeing, and a healthy school-life balance to create more engaged, motivated, and resilient learners and leaders. At Dawson, students achieve their individual potential while savoring life and meeting the challenges of the world.