The Cottage School

700 Grimes Bridge Road
Roswell, GA 30075-0300
Tel: (770)641-8688
Grades: 6-12 | 164 students
Founded in 1985, The Cottage School provides an innovative educational program for middle and high school students with learning differences, ADHD, and/or social/emotional issues.
With a ten-to-one student-faculty ratio, small classes that accommodate various learning styles, and highly individualized instruction, The Cottage School provides a comprehensive academic college preparatory curriculum as well as vocational and special "hands on" classes including carpentry, culinary arts, drama, studio art, landscaping, and forensics.
Building a sense of self for students with special learning needs through academic and experiential programming, the Cottage School prepares individuals for fulfillment of their true potential as confident, productive, and independent adults.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Georgia Accrediting Commission
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Grades Offered Grades 6-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported ADHD; Mild to Moderate Learning Differences; small structured classes
Year Founded 1985

Student Body

Total Students 164 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade The Cottage School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 31 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 8 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Business Casual)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $24,000
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $3,722
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Rosetta Gooden
Admissions Associate Sandy McKinney


Total Sports Offered 9 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WeightliftingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryGolf,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 16 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Chess, Culinary Arts, Forensics, Horticulure, InterAct, International Sports, Jewelry Fabrication, Judo, Literary Magazine, Mountain Biking, Outdoor Leadership, Spirit Squad, Strength and Conditioning, Student Council, Weight Training, Yearbook Chess, Culinary Arts, Forensics, Horticulure, InterAct, Judo, Spirit Squad, Yearbook, International Sports,
Jewelry Fabrication,
Literary Magazine,
Mountain Biking,
Outdoor Leadership,
Strength and Conditioning,
Student Council,
Weight Training,

School Notes:

Our Philosophy.

The Cottage School’s history of success repeatedly demonstrates that students who come to the school disillusioned or discouraged–some to the point of “giving up” on education–flourish in the school’s environment and emerge as independent, capable, and successful young adults. Carefully designed to meet State of Georgia high school graduation standards, as well as HOPE scholarship requirements, the curriculum also exposes students to various situations and subjects that assist them in unlocking their own unique talents and finding their niche in life. All seniors must prepare an approved post-secondary plan as part of graduation requirements.The centerpiece of The Cottage School program teaches students the basic work skills that will prove essential to them as adults. Among the school’s unique learning techniques is a time management system, similar to the daily planners utilized by many adults. Students receive assignments in two-week blocks, enabling them to engage in short-term planning, with rewards for completing tasks on a timely basis. An instant “task feedback system” rewards students for completing assignments on time through the payment of a mock “salary” which they manage through a checking and savings account. Students learn that wages can increase for a job well done, and they learn the value of saving to pay for privileges such as off-campus activities or trips.Every other week, the students participate in “levels,” a model of the corporate staff meeting, in which students can apply for promotions, give or receive feedback from peers and teachers, and discuss issues of interest. Dress code and respectful ethic builds awareness and appreciation for appropriate workplace attire.

In addition to the traditional day school program, The Cottage School offers a wide range of educational opportunities, including:

  • Summer High School for Credit: customized academic instruction, either for current students or students from area schools requiring specific courses for full or half Carnegie Credit units;
  • Summer Success: Middle School Enrichment, English, Math, 
  • Summer sports camps;

Profile last updated: 07/30/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Eaton Academy (1.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is The Swift School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Rivercliff Lutheran School (1.6 miles away)
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  • Roswell
    The Swift School
    Special Education School
    Grades: 1-8 | 240 students
    0.5 miles
    300 Grimes Bridge Rd
    Roswell, GA 30075
  • Roswell
    Grades: K | 200 students
    1.1 miles
    814 Mimosa Blvd
    Roswell, GA 30075
  • Roswell
    Grades: K-12 | 135 students
    1.1 miles
    1000 Old Roswell Lakes Pkwy Ste 110
    Roswell, GA 30076
  • Atlanta
    Rivercliff Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    Grades: PK-4 | 100 students
    1.6 miles
    8750 Roswell Road
    Atlanta, GA 30350
  • Atlanta
    Grades: 7-12 | 50 students
    1.7 miles
    8725 Dunwoody Pl Ste 2
    Atlanta, GA 30350

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