The Rawson Saunders physical education program is fun, welcoming, and designed for success. Students perform at their own comfort level at the same time as they are supported and encouraged to take the risks required to improve their athletic skills. A strong emphasis on the value of practice mirrors the school’s approach to academics. The year-long outdoor program is designed to exercise minds as well as bodies. Participation in the President’s Fitness Test is a highly rewarding exercise for all students. PE is not graded on how well students perform, but rather on students’ willingness to participate and their general attitude towards the activities.
For middle school students in grades 6 through 8, the following semester-long elective courses are available:
- Movement and Balance. Using Body Flow Yoga, Spacial Dynamics, Bothmer gymnastic exercises, Rola Bola Balance exercises, and outdoor walking and running, students will experience forms of fitness that aim to center mind and body while gaining strength and flexibility. In addition, the class will study nutrition, healthy habits, hygiene, and beginning meditation and relaxation techniques.
- Athletics. This elective focuses on sport specific skills along with strength and conditioning exercises.
Middle School Sports Teams:
Students in grades 5-8 have the opportunity to participate in our after school sports programs. Our athletic department offers boys' flag football, girls' volleyball, boys' and girls' basketball, and co-ed soccer. Rawson Saunders is a member of the Austin Private School Association, the interscholastic athletic league in which our teams compete.
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