Admissions

The Cottage School admits students in Grades 6-12 (ages 11-20) on a rolling basis. The Admissions process begins by requesting admissions information either through the “Request Information Packet” link below or by telephone.  Prospective parents and students are welcome to attend a Middle and High School Information Session which begins each Thursday at 9:30 a.m. Please call to reserve your space at 770/641-8688. 

The Cottage School program has consistently been recognized for excellence by distinguished educators, counselors, and psychologists. Most significant is the recognition given the school by the most valued audience of all TCS students and their families. The Cottage School is accredited by SAIS, SACS, and The Georgia Accrediting Commission.

Initial Inquiry and Application Process

Step 1. Parent completes General Information Form on the TCS website or via phone call to Admissions Office.

Step 2. An information packet will be forwarded to your family upon completion of the information form.

Step 3. Parents schedule an Admissions interview with their respective School Administrator (MS- Principal, HS-Executive Director or HS Principal). If placement in The Cottage School is deemed appropriate, an Application will be issued at the time of the meeting or forwarded upon request from parents.

Step 4. The application and a $200 non-refundable application fee must be returned to the Admissions Office along with required documents. Upon return of application, a contract will be issued. After contract, fees and all other required documents are received and processed, the student will be enrolled.

Domestic Students SB10 & TADS Links

Tuition

The annual tuition schedule for the 2013-2014 school year: Middle School Tuition (grades 6-8): $23,450 High School Tuition (grades 9-12): $24,450 Tuition includes the cost of textbooks, yearbook, student fees, and Parent Association dues.

Tuition Assistance

Every effort is made to assist families who need financial assistance for tuition payments. Funds for tuition assistance are limited and are awarded on the basis of determined financial need. Financial aid is available through limited funds. Financial aid recommendations are made by the Financial Aid Committee which uses a third-party source that provides the School with a confidential financial needs-analysis report. Tuition Aid Data Services (TADS) provides a framework through which household need can be measured fairly and equitably. Recommendations from TADS are used by the Financial Aid Committee in accordance with its policies to determine the award amount. Financial aid requests are processed in the order of need and according to available funds. Financial aid applications can be completed online at: Click here to apply at tads.com The Cottage School ID for TADS is 10015.

SB-10

TCS has been approved for participation in the Georgia Special Needs Scholarship Program (SB-10). SB-10 Act (Georgia Special Needs Scholarship Act) was signed into law by the Governor in May, 2007. For information on SB-10 and applying for vouchers, please visit www.gadoe.org. Look for the “Georgia Special Needs Scholarship” Box on the left side of the page.

Parents now have three opportunities during a school year to transfer an eligible student from a public school to an authorized private school by the following dates for the 2013 – 2014 school year: September 16, December 16 and March 4.  For the December or March dates, a parent of an eligible student must file an Intent to File for Scholarship form with the GaDOE. This application form will be available on the GSNS web page beginning in October.For information on The Cottage School’s participation in the SB-10- Program, please email SB-10@cottageschool.org.

School Loan Programs:

1. Your Tuition Solution.
The Cottage School participates in “Your Tuition Solution.” Please feel free to contact Your Tuition Solution at 800-920-9777 or info@yourtuitionsolution.com if you have any questions.
Sallie Mae’s K–12 Family Education Loan can help you afford to send your child to a private primary or secondary
school. Get the money you need for tuition; you can borrow a minimum of $1,000 up to the total cost of education.1
Benefits
• Competitive interest rates that reward good credit
• Flexible repayment terms—you decide the repayment term that best fits your needs
• No application fee
• Easy online application for borrowers and cosigners—about 20 minutes is all it takes
• Fast credit decision while you’re online
• No prepayment penalty
Eligibility
The Sallie Mae K–12 Family Education Loan is available to parents, family members, or other creditworthy
individuals to assist students attending private elementary, middle, or high schools. These include preparatory
schools, Montessori schools, boarding schools and others.
1 Visit SallieMae.com/K12Terms for additional information. Terms, conditions and limitations apply.
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2. Sallie Mae’s K–12 Family Education Loan Program can help parents afford to send their child to a private primary or secondary school. Get the money needed for tuition; borrow a minimum of $1,000 up to the total cost of education.
Benefits
  • Competitive interest rates that reward good credit
  • Flexible repayment terms—you decide the repayment term that best fits your needs
  • No application fee
  • Easy online application for borrowers and cosigners—about 20 minutes is all it takes
  • Fast credit decision while you’re online
  • No prepayment penalty
Eligibility
The Sallie Mae K–12 Family Education Loan is available to parents, family members, or other creditworthy individuals to assist students attending private elementary, middle, or high schools. These include preparatory schools, Montessori schools, boarding schools and others.
Visit SallieMae.com/K12Terms for additional information. Terms, conditions and limitations apply.
TCS accepts (and is approved by) both of these student loan programs.

For additional information, contact TCS’ Office of Admission. Consideration for financial assistance is given only after a student is accepted for admission to The Cottage School.

International Students

To Be Submitted With Completed Application:

  • Application Fee – $200.00
  • Transcript Review Fee – $300.00

To Be Submitted with Enrollment Contract:

  • High School Tuition for 2013-2014 School Year: $27,050.00*
  • Middle School Tuition: $26,050.00**Includes Tuition, International Student Fee and Building Fund Fee.

Additional International Student Optional Fees:

  • Sports Fee: $450.00
  • P.E. Uniform Fee: $100.00
  • Student Activity Fee; $450.00
  • Lunch Program Fee: $1,250.00
  • Supervised After School Study Program Fee: $500.00

Request Information Packet

To Request an information packet please use the form below.

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If you have any questions regarding the form please contact (770) 641-8688.

An information package will be mailed immediately. Upon review of the information, please make an appointment to discuss admission of your student and to tour the school.

Middle School: Julie Crudginton, Principal, 770/640-8037

High School: Dr. Jacque Digieso, Executive Director, 770/641-8688 Laura Finnell, Principal: 770/641-8688