Middle School (Grades 5-8) Education

The Middle School experience at The Alexander Dawson School, which incorporates grades 5-8, is a time for risk-taking and the pursuit of deeper intellectual challenges. Dawson students take on challenges with the support of master teachers that provide individual attention, promote freedom to be curious, and empower each and every student to find their passions and voice. Learning and growing take place in every corner of the Middle School, from the accessibility of conversations with advisors, teachers, administrators, and coaches, to the strength of a community that fully believes and invests in the growth of each child.

Click on the link below to view the full curriculum guide for Dawson's Middle School program (grades 5-8), which is guided by the National Association of Independent School's Essential Capacities for the 21st Century.

The Alexander Dawson School

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.