Dawson Parent University

Although families are the primary educators of their children, student achievement throughout life is increased when the School and families work together as partners.

Parent University Series

The Alexander Dawson School hosts and facilitates Parent University workshops to provide current research in parenting and child development.

Continuing Dawson's tradition of introducing to our community transformative and expert speakers who are leaders in their field, the Parent University series will deliver insight with motivational and encouraging ideas to help families develop the will and the way to create a positive impact on their child's life. We invite you to take this journey with us as we work to create an arena of positive change, not only within the Dawson campus but throughout our community as a whole.

2022-2023 Parent University Schedule

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  • Experiencing the Dawson Design Lab

    Saturday, October 15, 2022, from 9-11 a.m.
    Join us for Dawson's Director of Academic Innovation & Design Rich Lehrer for an interactive workshop in Dawson's K-4 Design Lab. Open to EC-8 families. Limited spaces available by RSVP only.
  • Dawson’s Literacy Program

    Tuesday, October 18, 2022, from 9-11 a.m.
    Join Dean of Lower School Academics Lindee Witt to learn more about Dawson's literacy program. Open to K-8 families.

    Dawson’s student-centered Being a Reader and Being a Writer programs combine foundational skills instruction with personalized literacy experiences that foster students’ growth as capable readers and writers. This presentation will help deepen your understanding of the metacognition skills necessary for student success. You’ll learn more about the why, what, and how behind Dawson’s instruction in support of your child’s growth as an active reader and writer. 
  • Dawson’s Math Program

    Thursday, November 3, 2022, from 9-10:30 a.m.
    Join our special guest speaker UNLV Mathematics Professor and Dawson Parent Trustee Dr. Jeff Shih to learn about our math program. Open to K-8 families.
  • Exploring Challenge Success & Developing the Whole Child

    Tuesday, November 15, 2022, from 8:30-10:30 a.m.
    Join our special guest Co-Founder of Challenge Success at Stanford University Dr. Denise Pope. RSVP today!

Dawson Parent University Resources

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.