Dawson Athletics

Athletics are an essential component of The Alexander Dawson School at Rainbow Mountain educational experience and is central to the School’s mission of mind, body and character. Through athletics, students face both success and defeat, preparing them for the achievements and disappointments of life. Participation in competitive athletics allows students to experience the value of dedication, sacrifice, time management, and teamwork. Students also develop leadership skills and strength of character.



Spring Dawson Athletics Teams

Dawson Athletics Philosophy

The primary focus of the Middle School athletics program is for students to gain experience in various sports and athletics skill development. The athletics department, coaches, and athletes work together to create an inclusive, competitive team environment while preparing students for the transition to high school athletics. As student-athletes at a Challenge Success school, our Dawson Bears will also gain experience in life skills such as time management. 

Dawson Athletics offers a no-cut policy that encourages students to be multi-sport athletes and take risks in learning new skills. However, representative roles are based on many factors such as being a great teammate and demonstrating ability and commitment.

Program Goals

  • Develop sport-specific skills
  • Develop knowledge of game strategies and rules
  • Have the opportunity to work cooperatively towards team goals
  • Develop a positive attitude towards teammates and opponents
  • Promote sportsmanship on and off the court/field at all times
  • Promote the concept of “nothing without labor”
  • Encourage the development of leadership qualities
  • Provide each athlete the opportunity to work toward a healthy lifestyle 

NCSAA, JAMZ & SNMSG Championships

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  • Cheer

    2024 JAMZ National Champions
    2024 NCSAA Overall Grand Champions
    2023 NCSAA Cheer & Dance Grand Champion
    2023 NCSAA It's Showtime! Grand Champion
  • Cross Country

    2023 - 5/6 Team
  • Flag Football

    2021 - 7/8 Team
  • Golf

    2023 - SNMSG City Champions
  • Track & Field

    2022 - 7/8 Girls: Championship (Overall)
    2022 - NCSAA 7/8 Boys: 400m, Long Jump
    2022 - NCSAA 7/8 Girls: 400m, 100m, Long Jump

Red Rock Athletic Conference Championships

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  • Basketball

    2010 - 7/8 Girls
    2018 - 5/6 Boys
    2021-22 - 7/8 Boys
    2022-23 - 5/6 Boys
    2022-23 - 7/8 Boys
    2023-24 - 7/8 Boys
  • Cross Country

    2016 - 5/6 Girls
    2018 - 7/8 Girls
  • Football

    2004 - 5/6th
    2006 – 5/6th
    2009 – 7/8th
    2010 – 7/8th
    2011 – 7/8th
    2021 – 7/8th
    2022 – 7/8th
    2023 – 5/6th
    2023 – 7/8th

  • Swim

    2015 – 7/8th 1st place Individual 100 freestyle 
  • Tennis

    2011 - 14U/USTA
    2015 – 5/8th Tournament Singles Champ
  • Volleyball

    2008 – 5/6
    2016 - 5/6
    2017 - 5/6


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  • Fall - August through November

    Flag Football 5th/6th –7th/8th
    Girls Volleyball 5th/6th–7th/8th*
    Cheerleading 5th–8th
    Cross-Country 5th–8th

    *Girls only
  • Winter - November through March

    Cheerleading 5th  – 8th
    Basketball 5th/6th  – 7th/8th **
    Swimming 5th - 8th

    **Boys & Girls
  • Spring - March through May

    Soccer 5th/6th–7th/8th 
    Tennis Grades 5th–8th
    Track and Field 5th/6th–7th /8th **
    Golf 5th-8th
    Baseball 5th-8th

    **Boys & Girls

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.