Hello, my name is Steve Palmer and I am extremely honored to be the head of school for The Cottage School. I am passionate about education and I look forward to partnering with you to provide your students with a comprehensive, engaging and successful elementary, middle and high school experience. Parents are every child’s first teacher and I believe that by working together, we can make sure your child’s academic, social and emotional needs are met, and they emerge from TCS as confident, productive and independent adults.
Fully accredited by AdvanceEd, for SAIS and SACS, TCS was founded in 1985 as an alternative to traditional academic models. For over 30 years, TCS has offered the unique combination of small class sizes, a business place model, along with the implementation of study skill techniques to provide an unique educational experience. This combination along with the outstanding faculty and staff work together to provide an opportunity for students with mild to moderate learning differences, where they can achieve academic and social success. TCS has been recognized for excellence by distinguished educators, counselors and psychologists and was named by the Masters in Special Education Resource Guide as one of their Top 50 Best Private Special Needs Schools in the United States. Of significant importance, the school is recognized for its results by the most valued audience of all – our students and their families.