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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: 4-12
  • Students: 257 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $24,000
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The Cottage School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Georgia for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 4-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
ADHD; Mild to Moderate Learning Differences; small structured classes
Year Founded
1985
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
257 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
13%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade
The Cottage School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
42 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size
10 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(Business Casual)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
% on Financial Aid
17%
Admissions Director
Brenda Hall
Admissions Associate
Leslie Peeples

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
18 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

Club or Organization:
After School Program

Arts and Music Programs:
Drama Club

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: 07/20/2021

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: 4-12
  • Students: 257 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $24,000
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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