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    5340 Gunbarrel Center Court, Boulder, CO 80301
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    Avenue5 Residential, LLC
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    480 S Carr Ave, Lafayette, CO 80026
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Alexander Dawson School Overview

10455 Dawson Drive. Lafayette, CO 80026, Lafayette, CO 80026 , Tel: +1 (303) 665-6679

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Alexander Dawson School Ratings & Reviews

April 16, 2017 Submitted by a community member
My son attended grades 6-12 at Dawson. He currently is in college, after the first few weeks of college, he says "you realize what a great school Dawson is in the way that they prepare you so well for college."
February 13, 2017 Submitted by a community member
I feel strongly that any parent considering Dawson for high school should read this review. Perhaps like you, we wanted a school that would give our son the best opportunity to be successful in college and in life from academics to social to sports/clubs/travel, etc. After many meetings with them, Dawson sold us as the best choice in the area. First off, Dawson, no matter what they tell you, is a pretty standard curriculum, similar to the excellent public schools in Boulder. Also, we didn't find our son got any more attention from the staff as a private school. In fact, we found our son actually got less help which was very frustrating.Socially, Dawson gets failing grades. There is a meanness in the kids, an extreme cliquey environment and a bullying attitude that we found quite troublesome. The administration and parents who are not affected by this dynamic turn a blind eye to this pervasive and painful social problem so, should you find yourself in this situation, you will likely find it impossible to enact any change to the culture. What was most upsetting is I had read many reviews (most of which are deleted from the internet now apparently due to settlements) as well as talked to parents who said these social issues exist. When I asked Dawson, they said it was "in the past", that they had "handled the issue" and that our child would find a wonderful culture of inclusion. NOT.Even more significant is the draconian contract you will be forced to sign. It has such restrictive, one-sided provisions contained within it that you cannot cancel your child's enrollment for ANY reason without them keeping ALL of your $20,000. My son had major health issues within the first 2 months and had to drop out of school altogether for his freshman year. He was very sick and recovered later that year and has gone on to make straight A's at another academic institution. Dawson ONLY cares about money, not about the humans involved. When we tried to work with them to find a fair and equitable solution, they refused. Imagine being stressed about your child's health and future due to extreme illness and then having a school refuse to even discuss a fair solution for your family financially. Now imagine a possible scenario that could arise for you where you'd need to remove your child and this school/contract will NOT budge or help you.
July 01, 2016 Submitted by a community member
I see my three grandchildren flourishing at Dawson. Individuals are treated well and I have no fear of the bullying of different sorts of kids that you might see elsewhere. My grandkids are already gaining maturity beyond their years and that makes them great companions for any of the adventures I want them to join me in whether it be book discussions or travels. They are mentally and physically precocious because of the Dawson experience.
May 13, 2016 Submitted by a student
As a student starting here last year in 7th grade, I was very pleased with how easy it was to make new friends! This year I'm finishing 8th grade and feel that Dawson is a very inclusive community that is respectful of all types of people. Additionally, coming from a big school I really enjoy the small class sizes which allows for one on one time with the teacher. This really helped me understand material that I didn't understand. It's also really nice how many art classes, sports, and languages are offered. Overall, I really love the school and think it's a great place for anyone who is ready to strive for excellence.
September 29, 2015 Submitted by a community member
I attended high school at Dawson and enjoyed my experience immensely. The faculty is very supportive and there are brilliant teachers who are willing to go the extra mile to improve their students' experience. The small classes allow for interesting discussion and contrary to popular criticism I found that having a small grade allowed me to become closer with the majority of my peers, though there will always be a few unpleasant teenagers at any school. The upperclassmen are incredibly welcoming and I have not encountered any hazing. Requiring students to join two extra-curriculars in place of gym went far better than I imagined and there is enough variety in options to interest most students. Personally, I was a part of Speech and Debate and Kayaking, both of which have excellent coaches, and met some truly amazing people. That being said there are certainly some flaws to the school. I did not find the workload to be too intensive however during the college process it certainly added to the stress. The social aspect of Dawson can be competitive particularly being a college preparatory school and there has always been a lack of cohesiveness within the student body. Entitlement is somewhat prevalent and there is a disconnect between Dawson students and the outside world, though I doubt this concerns the school so much as the parents who are able to afford sending there children to a place like Dawson. The campus is beautiful, however funds appear to be more focused on the appearance of the school instead of the faculty and sports teams. The use of technology in the school is not beneficial to the overall learning experience and I struggled working with group projects that required more knowledge of various programs than the topic at hand. Freshman and Sophomore year were not particularly enjoyable for the sole reason that there is no flexibility in scheduling until junior year, however once I was able to chose classes I was interested in with teachers I liked the experience improved dramatically. Overall I would highly recommend the school for self-starters. There is plenty of opportunity to thrive, but no one is going to force you into taking advantage of it.
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