Learning Differences


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

Referral Process
The referral process begins when a teacher or a family contacts the Coordinator of Student Services, who will then start the internal assessment. Support for students follows a multidisciplinary approach and may include classroom observations, assessments, and work sample reviews. Students might be referred for a neuropsychological evaluation or services such as speech or occupational therapy. Dawson provides referrals to community providers.

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.