Educators Jacque and Joe Digieso founded The Cottage School
Building a sense of self for students with special learning needs through academic and experiential programming, The Cottage School (TCS) prepares individuals for fulfillment of their true potential as confident, productive, and independent adults.
Dr. Steven Palmer, Head of School
I am Dr. Steve Palmer and I am extremely honored to be the Head of School for The Cottage School (TCS). I am passionate about education and here at TCS we provide our 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 our students’ academic, social and emotional needs are met, and they emerge from TCS as confident, productive and independent adults.
We are fully accredited by AdvanceEd, Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). TCS was founded in 1985 as an alternative to the traditional academic model. For over 35 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 a individualized educational experience. This unique combination along with our outstanding TCS faculty and staff, together provide an opportunity for students with mild to moderate learning differences to 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.
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Dr. Steve Palmer