Student Services

"We recognize students learn at different paces and in different ways, and we differentiate instruction accordingly." - Core Belief

At The Alexander Dawson School, we know that in order to provide deeper educational experiences for every child enrolled at our school, we must also provide support for students with learning differences. Our robust Student Services program led by expertly-trained faculty members includes academic support and enrichment, data-driven accommodations, a language lab program, math support, a student success lab, social-emotional learning, and school counseling.

Student Services at Dawson

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  • Academic Support and Enrichment

    Dawson's learning support model allows students in grades first through eighth to access academic remediation and enrichment. Using data to respond to individual student needs, Dawson's expertly-trained Learning Support Team faculty work with students 1:1, in small groups, and as co-teachers in the classroom to support students throughout the school day.

    Learn about our Learning Support Team.
  • Learning Differences

    As reflected in our Diversity Statement and Core Beliefs, Dawson recognizes that students learn differently and celebrates neurodiversity. Dawson's student body reflects a variety of learning styles and includes children with diagnosed learning differences. 

    Read more about Dawson's referral process and accommodations.
  • School Counseling

    Dawson's Student Services includes a supportive and robust school counseling program. There are two full-time school counselors on campus, one for early childhood through grade 4 and one for grades 5-8. The counselors are available for all students in 1:1 or small group conversations as needed. They also facilitate whole group lessons in the classroom in partnership with homeroom teachers.
    • Dawson Sneak Peek: How School Counselors Support Students & Teachers

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.