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. 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:
- Yoga. Students will explore a range of poses—asanas—that will increase balance, flexibility, and strength. Students learn how the fundamentals of yoga can be applied to every day life to calm, energize, and strengthen both body and mind. In addition, the class will study nutrition, healthy habits, hygiene, and beginning meditation and relaxation techniques.
- Athletics. This elective focuses on a wide range of 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 flag football, volleyball, basketball, and soccer. Rawson Saunders is a member of the Austin Private School Association, the interscholastic athletic league in which our teams compete.