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Dawson School


10455 Dawson Drive
Lafayette, CO 80026



Dawson School is the Boulder County region’s leading K-12 independent, college-preparatory school. Dawson offers challenging academics, robust arts and athletics programs, and renowned outdoor and experiential education. Emphasizing respect, compassion, courage, and integrity, Dawson prioritizes the social-emotional wellbeing of our community. Dawson graduates are young men and women who achieve their individual potential, savor life, and meet the challenges of the world.

  • Student:Faculty ratio 7:1
  • 100% graduation rate
  • Over $6m college scholarships yearly
  • 48 sports teams; post-season play typical
  • 107-acre campus
  • 10 hours of specials weekly in Lower School
  • Two full gyms, playing fields, tennis courts
  • Challenge course; learning gardens
  • Average class size of 15
  • 7 bus routes daily; multiple, convenient stops
  • Study abroad options
  • 20 arts program options
  • Integrated technology; K-12 coding
  • Hot lunch prepared daily, included
  • Leadership, public speaking, character education
  • Involved parent community
  • THE DAWSON DIFFERENCE: For 50 years, Dawson has been meeting each student where they are, and developing them into the world’s leaders, thinkers, and creators. Students experience relevant, real-world learning, discover passions, and cultivate the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in college and beyond. Please visit our community of students, faculty, staff, and families who value, and share a commitment to, leading-edge education.