The Cottage School’s athletic program is an integral part of our students’ educational experience. The program strives to provide opportunities to develop a positive competitive spirit, learn self-discipline, and foster teamwork and sportsmanship.
TCS offers a wide range of sports on the Varsity, JV, and Middle School levels. The school’s policy of “no cuts” for non-Varsity sports enables all students to participate in the sport(s) of their choice. Through participation in team sports, students not only learn the athletic skills necessary to play, they also learn fundamental life-skills that will remain with them throughout life.
The athletic department seeks to hire highly qualified coaches to teach these lifelong skills. TCS’ coaching staff pursues a commitment to excellence and encourages the student athlete to reach his or her personal potential. While primary emphasis is given to in-season competition, exceptional teams and individuals are given every opportunity to qualify for and excel in post-season playoffs and tournaments.
The level of participation is arranged for each athlete according to his or her age, development, ability, and interest. Competition and winning are important aspects of any athletic program, but does not control the scope of the TCS sports program. We believe that every student can contribute to any team or event, no matter the level of skill. The TCS Athletic Department is continually evaluating its program to ensure that it is within the goals and philosophy of The Cottage School.
The Cottage School is a member of the Atlanta Athletic Conference and the Georgia Independent Schools Association (GISA). It competes within The Atlanta Athletic Conference for all sports and is a dual competitor with GISA in Cross Country and Track and Field, Region 4AA.
What is the AAC?
Over twenty years ago a number of small, independent schools in the metro area joined to form an athletic league, The Atlanta Area Conference. The Cottage School chose to make the AAC our athletic home. Now, in an effort to help students, parents and fans to keep up with the latest sporting news, the AAC is rolling out its own website. Track the performance of your favorite Cougars while staying abreast of the latest standings, individual statistics and tournament developments. Visit the AAC’s official website: www.atlantaathleticconference.com or check the current league standings.
TCS Athletic Honors
Men: AAC Championship: 2012, 2010, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2003, 1998; AAC Second Place: 2009, 2005, 2004
1998 GCIS State Champs
2005 GISA Region 4AA Region Champions and 2nd Place in GISA State Competition
Women: 2010, 2009, 2007 & 2003—AAC 2nd Place
2nd Place—1999 & 1991
Varsity Men: 2010, 2009—AAC Champs
Junior Varsity Men: 2004—AAC 2nd Place
2000—AAC 2nd Place
2005, 1997, 1993—AAC 2nd Place.
Ryan Ford—2005 AAC Singles Champion
Track and Field
Varsity Men: AAC Championship: 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2004
AAC 2nd Place 2010, 2005, 2003, 2002
GISA 2006 4A Region—Champs
GISA 2009 4AA Region—2nd Place
Varsity Women: AAC Championship 2007, 2006, 2001, 2000
AAC 2nd Place 2008, 2003, 2002
GISA 2006 4AA Region—2nd Place
JV: AAC Championship
Summer Sports Camps
Sports Camps include competitive leagues for adults and skill-building camps for kids.
June 25-29: Girls Volleyball/Basketball
July 9-13: Soccer
July 16-20: Distance Runners
July 16-20: Boys Basketball
Cost varies per camp. Please call for details! 770.641.8688