The Alexander Dawson Foundation

The Alexander Dawson School at Rainbow Mountain is governed by a Board of Trustees which include foundation trustees and school trustees. The Board of Trustees holds the School in trust and has a fiduciary obligation to safeguard the institution and its future well-being, as well as adopt the School’s Mission, Vision, and strategic goals and help establish policies and plans that reinforce them. 

About the Alexander Dawson Foundation

Founded in 1960, the mission of the Alexander Dawson Foundation is to establish, operate and maintain educational organizations that will provide students with the highest quality education, nurture future leaders, prepare young adults to excel in college and society, and develop the self-respect, self-discipline, and self-reliance of each student by stressing the value of hard work and personal responsibility. The foundation supports two non-profit, non-sectarian schools and one academic summer program for high-achieving students:

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  • Alexander Dawson School at Rainbow Mountain

    Located in the beautiful community of Summerlin, Las Vegas, 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.  Our graduates will be ready to achieve their individual potential, savor life and meet the challenges of the world.
  • Dawson School, Colorado

    A private coeducational day school for students in kindergarten through grade 12, located in Lafayette, CO that provides opportunities for each student to reach his or her individual potential, while also developing skills that will allow students to meet the challenges of a dynamic and complex world.
  • Dawson College Bound

    Dawson College Bound provides academic enrichment to the brightest youth of Southern Nevada. We teach college-bound, diverse students emphasizing experience, experimentation, information, purpose, and creativity. Through collaboration, leadership, stewardship, and inquiry, they will become tomorrow's scientists, lawyers, designers, teachers, physicians, innovators, entrepreneurs, engineers, researchers, artists, and politicians. Funded by the Alexander Dawson Foundation.

Dawson's Petroglyph Magazine

The Alexander Dawson Foundation trustees and Las Vegas school trustees are pictured above. From left, W. Hunter Campbell, Mindy Oliveri (parent trustee), Kimberley Johnston, Farrow Smith, Robert Glaser (parent trustee), Charlie Silvestri, Carla Van Kalsbeek (parent trustee), Susan Borst, and Foundation Chairman, Oz Gutsche. (Not pictured: John D. O'Brien, Lisa Eyler, and Pearl Gallagher)

The Alexander Dawson School

Welcome to The Alexander Dawson School at Rainbow Mountain! Located in Summerlin, a suburb of Las Vegas, Nevada, The Alexander Dawson School is a non-sectarian, non-profit 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.