For over 70 years, The Cove School has educated students with learning disabilities and helped them build the self-confidence necessary to make a successful transition to their community schools or to make-post secondary choices.
The heart of Cove's educational philosophy is to design a program that emphasizes the student's skills.
The school designs an individual education plan -- a specific plan of action with built-in components for evaluating and measuring progress -- for each student.
Moreover, the plan is refined by close observation and continual assessment on a day-to-day basis.
Students with learning disabilities are successful at Cove because they learn through their strengths rather than being hobbled by emphasis on their weaknesses.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Students: 155 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $41,000
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Learning Disabilities / Speech and Language Disabilities / Other Health Impaired (OHI) / Emotional Disabilities / Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Year Founded
1947
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
155 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
40%
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
Cove School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
8 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Admissions Director
Mark Ditthardt

Sports

Total Sports Offered
1 sport

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Bowling Club, Pom Squad, Robotics Club, Soccer Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Dance Club, Music Club, Theatre Club

School Notes

  • For over 70 years, The Cove School has educated students with learning disabilities and helped them build the self-confidence necessary to make a successful transition to their community schools or to make-post secondary choices. The heart of Cove's educational philosophy is to design a program that emphasizes the student's skills. The school designs an individual education plan -- a specific plan of action with built-in components for evaluating and measuring progress -- for each student. Moreover, the plan is refined by close observation and continual assessment on a day-to-day basis. Students with learning disabilities are successful at Cove because they learn through their strengths rather than being hobbled by emphasis on their weaknesses.

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Students: 155 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $41,000
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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