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“There is a brilliant child locked inside every student.” 


Las Vegas Day School was founded by Jack and Helen Daseler in 1961 and was the first non-sectarian, non-denominational private school established in the state of Nevada. The school is licensed by the Nevada State Department of Education and is nationally accredited by AdvancED. We are proud to have successfully educated thousands of children in the Las Vegas community for more than fifty-five years.

Our philosophy is to maintain a traditional academic environment with the emphasis on the individual student, study habits, and self-discipline.  Stimulating instruction is provided in the basics, as well as in science, social studies, art, technology, Spanish, music, and health/fitness.  LVDS offers a safe and secure school setting in which children can feel comfortable, happy and enjoy the learning process.

LVDS graduates have attended some of the finest colleges and universities in the country including Harvard, Northwestern, Yale, MIT, Tufts, Georgetown, Dartmouth, Villanova, Stanford, Boston College, SMU, BYU, Santa Clara, USC, and UCLA. More importantly, our graduates in college consistently report back to us that the education they received at LVDS was what made the difference in their collegiate success.

Our accelerated middle school curriculum is college preparatory in its format and we are very proud of the fact that twenty percent of our seventh and eighth graders score above the average college bound senior on the SAT or ACT test each year. This is an amazing accomplishment as these tests are usually reserved for high school juniors and seniors about to start college.

Private school education at Las Vegas Day School is an invaluable investment in the future that reaps its rewards long after the elementary and middle school years end. The preparation that a solid education provides in the developmental years sets the foundation for future success in high school, college and in life.

Here are what two prominent private high school administrators have to say about Las Vegas Day School:

“Some of our finest upper school students have come from prior educations at Las Vegas Day School. Not surprisingly, all of them have been confident, motivated, energized, and extremely kind and courteous.”

—Carolyn Goodman, The Meadows School Founder and Trustee Emeritus / Mayor of Las Vegas​

“Las Vegas Day School does an excellent job of preparing their students for the rigorous academics at Bishop Gorman High School. LVDS students tend to be very successful in both Honors and Scholars programs, and they also bring much to our community by jumping head first into student life and getting involved in many of our clubs, activities and sports.”

—Tracy Goode, Bishop Gorman High School Former Assistant Principal

​I would encourage you to watch our video as it is an honest and heartfelt depiction by several parents and alumni of what an education at LVDS truly means. 


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Neil H. Daseler


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