Rawson Saunders

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  • The mission of Rawson Saunders School is to develop the full--and tremendous--potential of children with dyslexia through an extraordinary education.

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School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
AdvancED
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 1-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDyslexia
Year Founded1997
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students246 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
10%
State avg.: 38%
Students by Grade Rawson Saunders Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers78 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio3:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
85%
Average Class Size8 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Admissions DirectorEmily Austin

Sports

Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Soccer, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
Flag FootballSoccer,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.12 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Robotics, Start-Up Kids Club, Student Council

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Rock Band, Theatre

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Soccer, Volleyball

School Notes

  • Founded in 1997, Rawson Saunders is an academically excellent, fully accredited and commended, full-curriculum, college prep, non-profit independent school for students with dyslexia in grades 1-12. It is the only school in central Texas of its kind and one of a few in the country. Rawson Saunders is recognized nationally as a leader in innovative, multisensory teaching methods tailored specifically to the way students with dyslexia--and in fact all children--learn best. Through individualized, multisensory, research-driven instruction within small class sizes, we cultivate our students' strengths while effectively addressing their needs. Rawson Saunders provides a nurturing and academically challenging environment through which bright students with dyslexia can develop to their fullest potential. Our students graduate prepared for success.
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