As Principal of the High School program of The Cottage School, I would first like to thank you for taking the time to learn more about us and secondly, to welcome you to our school program. The Cottage School is a unique setting that addresses the total student. The Academic Growth, the Social Emotional Development and the Plan for the Future are all equally addressed. Through the structured approach that has been developed since our inception, each student is provided with an opportunity to experience success in whatever specific areas of strength they possess, while learning the strategies to develop accommodating and self advocacy skills for their areas of need.
By providing a blend of academic and experiential programming, students develop a strong sense of their individual skill level and, based on their strengths, develop the confidence to venture into those areas of academics, athletics or social interaction which, in the past, had presented barriers too frightening to attempt. Year after year, I witness the growth, development, and blossoming of students as they develop strengths that were always there but not accessible. Each year ends with a celebration of accomplishments and achievements. As each graduating senior acknowledges those who have made the path easier to follow and expresses a renewed confidence in the future, the attending staff is refueled by their joyous celebration, and the cycle is once again completed. I invite you to visit us to determine if The Cottage School is the right environment for you to capitalize on your strengths and to once again dream of all the possibilities of which you are capable.
Today, TCS students had the opportunity to visit Kennesaw State University with HS Counselor Abby Blackwell. Students toured the campus, ate lunch and were able to see KSU students in action. One of the biggest reactions was to the question of cellphone usage in classrooms-turns out they can! Thanks to all 13 students who made the...read more
We have just posted new photographs for the below events and sports teams. Visit www.cottagephotostore.com or CLICK HERE to access the galleries. If you have any questions, please contact Harold Alan Photographers at email@example.com or...read more
In honor of National Digital Learning Day, TCS HS students were given a brief survey regarding gaming in education. 10 out of 14 polled students thought gaming in education was a good idea with several very emphatic affirmative answers. Two were unsure if they liked the idea or not and two not in favor citing violence and concerns over mixing video games and education. We invite you to watch this 2 ½ minute article by the Wall Street Journal on gamification for education. http://on.wsj.com/17k7oGHhonor of National Digital Learning...read more
TCS HS Girls found themselves tied up in knots this week during Girl...read more
On Wednesday, November 6th, students in Summer Howell’s Business Procedures class were treated to some real life knowledge and interview insight by MARTA’s Cassandra Gillespie, who serves as Recruiting Administrator at MARTA’s headquarters. Howell’s Business Procedures class prepares students for the inner workings of corporate life and also helps them formulate skills in proper communication etiquette, decision making and goal setting, ethics in business and time management. According to Howell “We thoroughly enjoyed having...read more
On September 6, 2013 The Cottage School’s Interact Club concluded its canned food drive for North Fulton Community Charities. In three weeks, 160 students collected over 2000 canned and non-perishable food items. These items will go straight into the food pantry at NFCC and go on to help thousands of families in the North Fulton area. “The vital partnership between NFCC and The Cottage School allows us to continue supporting the 100 or more families we see daily for food and financial assistance,” said Vonda Malbrough, Director of...read more
On Monday May 6th, 2013 on-air radio personality Moby from WNGC 106.1’s Moby in the Morning show visited The Cottage School’s Career Café. The TCS media center was overflowing with students eager to hear about Moby’s career trajectory in broadcasting. “Many of our students were surprised to learn that Moby got his start in rock and roll music before moving to country radio,” said Lynn Haas, Career Counselor and Coordinator of Career Café. “He really brought home the realities of the job like waking up at 3am to do a show then...read more
Senior Benjamin Hartman brought the 2013 Gwynn Cup Chess Tournament to a dramatic conclusion, capturing his third consecutive title by outlasting freshman upstart Daniel Felner. For the past six years, student and staff chess aficionados gathered during Wednesday lunch for friendly games. “Our club includes students of all experience and ability levels,” commented Club president Zak Kitzler (class of 2015) “but every spring we like to spice things up with a competitive tournament.” The competition, named after David Gwynn (class...read more
MS Summer School Summer School for Middle School students offers an a three-week opportunity to sharpen academic skills before school starts. Mon-Fri., 8 a.m. to 12:30. June 10-June 28; $300 week. $75 application fee for students not currently enrolled at TCS. Focus is to reiterate and enhance Math and English skills. In addition a one-week enrichment session focusing on English and Math review is scheduled for July 29-August 2. For more information, please contact Julie Crudgington. Middle School Classes must have a minimum of four students...read more
My Alpharetta featured TCS as its cover feature in the April, 2012 edition. Check out what makes this school and campus so extraordinary! Open publication – Free publishing – More...read more