Admissions

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Who Should Apply

Rawson Saunders serves students with dyslexia in grades 1 through 12. Rawson Saunders also provides support for students who experience dysgraphia or dyscalculia in addition to dyslexia. Our students demonstrate curiosity, cooperation, and intelligence. Self-control and respectfulness are expected. Please note that Rawson Saunders is not equipped to serve students who require significant accommodations and supports related to behaviors and conduct. A pattern of behavioral challenges may result in termination of enrollment.

The Rawson Saunders admissions process is designed to identify, through dialog with parents and professionals, those students who will benefit most from our specialized approach to teaching and learning. Through a multi-step process, we become acquainted with each prospective student and their unique academic abilities and needs.

Attendance at a Rawson Saunders Admissions Information Session is encouraged for all Lower School and Middle School prospective parents/guardians. Admissions Information Session dates are listed on the right—to reserve a spot, please SUBMIT THIS RSVP FORM. If you are interested in our Upper School or have any questions, please email admissions@rawsonsaunders.org.

 

How to Apply

Click below for details and the link to our online application.


 

Affording a Rawson Saunders Education


 


 

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.

Admissions Information Sessions

Admissions Information Sessions are parent-only.

Sessions begin at 9:30 AM and conclude at 11:30 AM. 

To reserve a spot, please submit this rSVP form.


For those interested in our Upper School, please contact the Admissions Office directly.

Request Information

For more information or if you have any questions, please call (512) 476-8382, email admissions@rawsonsaunders.org.

Rawson Saunders
Office of Admission
2614A Exposition Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78703