The Cottage School

700 Grimes Bridge Road
Roswell, GA 30075
Tel: (770)641-8688
  • Founded in 1985, The Cottage School provides an innovative educational program for elementary, 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 TypeSpecial Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Georgia Accrediting Commission
AdvancED
Grades OfferedGrades 4-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedADHD; Mild to Moderate Learning Differences; small structured classes
Year Founded1985

Student Body

Total Students164 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
20%
State avg.: 25%
Students by GradeThe Cottage School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers31 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size8 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Business Casual)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$24,000
% on Financial Aid
50%
Average Financial Aid Grant$3,722
Acceptance Rate
85%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorRosetta Gooden
Admissions AssociateSandy McKinney

Sports

Total Sports Offered9 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WeightliftingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryGolf,
SoccerTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Weightlifting

Extracurriculars

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

School Notes

Our Philosophy.

The Cottage School`s history of success repeatedly demonstrates that students who come to the school disillusioned or discouragedsome to the point of "giving up" on educationflourish 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;
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