Our School

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


Rawson Saunders School is one of the first schools in the nation to be recognized for "excellence and commitment to increasing student achievement through implementation of accredited Multisensory Structured Language Education" by the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC). Rawson Saunders was also selected by the National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET) as a NASET School of Excellence. This honor is presented to private special education schools that meet rigorous professional criteria and have demonstrated truly exceptional dedication, commitment, and achievement in the field of special education.

Rawson Saunders is accredited by AdvancED. Rawson Saunders Institute, a Neuhaus partner, is accredited by the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC). Rawson Saunders is a member of the Academic Language Therapy Association (ALTA), the International Dyslexia Association (IDA), the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), the Texas Private Schools Association, and the Austin Private School Association.




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Parent Testimonials

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Rawson Saunders truly changed her life. The faculty and staff equipped her to succeed academically and equipped her with the skills she needs to advocate for herself. You showed her that she is smart and talented. You imbued her with confidence and helped her find happiness in school, something that had not been possible before Rawson Saunders.

My son is bright, cheerful, and kindhearted. I watched him not only fall behind in public school but lose some of that bright, kind spirit as he struggled to read and write. The second day of school at Rawson Saunders my son said his favorite subject was now Language Arts. "Because I'm learning and they are really patient," he said. Think about it, this was the second day of school... The third day he came home and read me a book. I cried. My son read a book. Without any push. It wasn't easy for him but he did it. For us Rawson Saunders has been a life changer not just for today but for the future.

Rawson Saunders is truly a lifeline for my son— academically, athletically and socially. He is growing into a confident outstanding young man thanks in no small part to the exceptional environment that Rawson Saunders has created for dyslexic learners like him. 

Rawson Saunders has changed the trajectory for our family and for our son. I am confident that he now possesses the skills to develop into his full potential. It has by far been the best investment we have ever made.

In this magic place you unlock the secret of words. But more than that, you help them touch their own humanity. They go from children who are wounded and need help to the ones who bend and stoop and stop to help. You have cultivated a culture of kindness.

The benefits to having skilled educators combined with a classroom of only dyslexic students cannot be overstated—it is like a magic potion for kids. My kiddo is above grade level for math, and working toward grade level in reading (a miracle). She is genuinely happy in a way I just have to appreciate and admire.

Rawson Saunders will always have a special place in our hearts as the school that taught us that our son's disadvantages are actually advantages.  He is proud of who he is and knows he is capable of so much. Thank you to the administrators, the talented and caring teachers, and the close friends that make up our Rawson Saunders family.

As with her older brother, Rawson Saunders has had a life-changing positive impact on our daughter's self-esteem, confidence, and growth. We will always be thankful.

It's been a true gift and we'll always be grateful that Rawson Saunders got our son to this point where he's a confident, enthusiastic learner.

We are so grateful for our time at Rawson Saunders. It's a beautiful school, filled with lovely teachers, staff and students… Thank you for all you did for our family.

Rawson Saunders was an amazing experience for my son. It gave him the tools and the confidence to engage in his education.

Rawson Saunders has been a blessing to both our boy and us, his parents. We will always be grateful for the love and personal attention he has received.

So grateful for all the academic growth and loving teachers. Will always treasure our years at Rawson Saunders.

Rawson Saunders has made a world of difference on our lives.

Rawson Saunders has been a blessing beyond words.