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6-12
Private
Roswell, GA
Students enrolled: 128
Before care: No
After care: Yes

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700 Grimes Bridge Road
Roswell, GA 30075

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(770) 641-8688
(770) 641-9026
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March 13, 2014
If your child/teen is in an EAP in a public school and struggling, this is the place for you child/teen. If your child's/teen's grades have gone south and yet you know they can do the work, this is the place for your child/teen. If they are having trouble fitting in or no longer enjoy sports because they're considered - not good enough - this is the school for your child/teen. If they want confidence, to enjoy learning from their teachers, and to participate with other kids/teens in a small classroom structure - this is the school. In addition, the learn accountability - they might not always grasp it but the school has a big focus on this. They have reward trips and activities for those that fulfill their obligations. I can't say enough good things about The Cottage School. The middle-school & teen years are a challenge and The Cottage School is focused on this age group. They have a mix of female and male teachers - great for this age group. We receive a weekly status call from our kids' homeroom teacher not only updating how our kids are doing and upcoming events but answer any questions we might have. This school has been a life-changer for our family of teens!

- submitted by a parent
March 12, 2014
My son has been at TCS now for almost two years. We came from a public charter school where he was bullied consistently. He was so unhappy socially. And academically with the large size of the class and one teacher he was not getting anything he needed. He never knew what to expect day to day. He felt sad and alone. At TCS he has turned into a very different child. He is organized, responsible and is making great grades. Because of this he is happy and self confident. I could not be more happy with the turnaround we have seen in him. No school is without flaws but I am so thrilled with the close, caring environment he is in. He actually told me one day "mom, the teachers here actually like us!" To top it off the athletic dept is amazing. They have given my son the team experience he has never been able to experience.

- submitted by a parent
March 12, 2014
The approach draws the most out of my son. The opportunity to be involved in a variety of extra curricular activities, while also getting a specialized education is wonderful. School is not easy for my son, but they work with him to help him succeed.

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2014
The Cottage School is exactly what our daughter needed! We are thrilled to have found such a loving, caring and supportive learning environment. We tried public school and another private school close by but they were not good fits for my daughter. She struggles with executive function issues, memory challenges, processing issues and social interactions. Just yesterday she informed me that she was excited to participate in class because 'the teachers see her'. She loves going to school now! That is huge! TCS teaches so much more than the curriculum - they teach lifelong lessons... such as cause/effect, budgeting, social interactions, conflict management/resolution, self advocating, and much more. I would highly recommend TCS - especially if your child seems to 'fall between the cracks' in other learning environments. Tuition is high but right in line with other private schools in the area. But we have found it worth every penny and are glad to reenroll for 2014-2015.

- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2014
The Cottage School has changed our son's life. The teachers and staff are the best around, and the sports program is top-notch. Worth every dollar spent.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2013
We are so delighted in our second year at The Cottage School. The teachers (are there long term) and really care about their students. Their revolutionary system (where they treat school like a job) empowers students to do their best and to work independently. My child is happy, learning and thriving in middle shool.

- submitted by a parent
July 18, 2012
Staff very friendly, however tuition is unjustifiably expensive @ ($24,000/yr)....and lunch is extra! My biggest concern academically... that graduates from TCS can perform well at college level in their freshman year at a good 4 year institution. Most graduates go on to Reinhardt Univ., community college and the like, not too many upper tier state institutions. My feeling is that for severely challenged students this school could be a solution, albeit an expensive one!

- submitted by a parent
July 11, 2012
I was sent here from public school in the 9th grade. My experiences here were nothing but a joke. Sometimes I look back and feel I learned little in my high school career. Half of the kids are 'special needs' and are spoon fed the A's, and the other half are behavioral problems and arent in an environment where they can succeed. The whole levels thing is a joke as well. Preparing a child for the real world does NOT mean teaching them that they can get whatever thay wan't with minimal effort because theyre 'special needs'.

- submitted by a community member
March 28, 2012
The Cottage School provided just what our daughter needed to get through the difficult middle and high school years. The teachers and staff were always willing to go above and beyond the basic requirements to get her the help she needed. Probably the most important thing they gave her was the ability to see herself as "normal" and the self-respect that went with that. Their structured approach seems to work very well with students needing special education. Even after graduation they have been a continuing help to her in finding a path to independence. Their sports program was an important part of the experience and it was very well-managed.

- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2012
The Cottage School represents a unique niche in education that heretofore was left sadly empty. Their dedication to each and every individual student is unmatched, and their staff is always willing to go above and beyond at every opportunity. If a student finds themselves struggling in their coursework, every teacher makes sure they find the time to help that student achieve success. The faculty often forsake their off-lunches and morning planning times to make sure students are accommodated. They give liberally of their own free time and ask nothing in return. There is no charge for any extra help. Each step in the TCS process builds on the last. No student is issued a diploma without a concrete post-secondary plan in place, monitored and approved by the administration and discussed extensively with the student and his/her parents. What each student chooses to do once they have left TCS with their diploma and post-secondary plan is out of the hands of the school at that point, but the Cottage School does everything it can within its doors to ensure that no student ever walks away without having had every possible opportunity to find their own flavor of success!

- submitted by a teacher
February 17, 2012
My daughter was sent to this school by other family members. As her mother, I needed help with behavioral issues. I was promised I would be kept in the loop from the school, but that didn't happen. I was also disappointed to discover teachers were charging very large sums for tutoring of subjects that were to be taught at school. Oh - I am a teacher. Bottom-line, my daughter is now 18. All the "planning for the future" was worthless. She is not doing what we all thought would happen. I would NOT recommend parents spend such outrageous sums of money for a school that doesn't deliver what they claim. It took 3 years and the aftermath to realize how much the school failed all of us, but especially my daughter. The "sound" good, but don't deliver. One positive.... they have a fabulous sports program for all the students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 12, 2010
The Cottage has provided an environment from which our child could gain social ground and experience academia without the distinction of a label. The founders and staff alike are dedicated and driven professionals who unite for one purpose, the growth and development of our children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 10, 2010
Because it prepares the students to enter life, not just make time and grades.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 08, 2010
Cottage has top quality staff, which is a key element responsible for their success.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 03, 2010
The best place in the world for children with learning disa!bilities. It has made my daughter what she is today

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 02, 2010
Young students who otherwise would have been forgotten along with their amazing talents, are redeemed and given their deserving place in society

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 29, 2010
It gives children a chance when no other school can! What a wonderful school to support!!

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 29, 2010
The Cottage School is Outstanding! My son now loves school...

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 29, 2010
It is a great school thathelps special children

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 29, 2010
The amazing and gifted faculty and staff are the almost "magical" force behind the numerous success stories to come from The Cottage School - our son is one among many. This incredibly dedicated and talented group educates, guides, mentors, counsels and coaches our underperforming and discouraged youngsters and leads them into confident and productive adulthood. My family will always be grateful for what The Cottage School does.

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2010
It's been great for my 9th grader who has been in public school until now. He is now getting the attention he needs and I am seeing a huge difference in his attitude, self esteem, grades, etc. He also played a school sport for the first time. I didn't imagine it would be this great--money well spent.

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2010
I love the care and concern the staff shows for the students. I love the small classrooms and the positive interaction. I love the owners and their obvious love of children. I love that The Cottage School has saved so many lives of children who do not learn in a traditional school setting. I am so grateful my grandson has been able to thrive at The Cottage School.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 28, 2010
It is a structured school with small classes

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 28, 2010
Our daughter loves this school & it has helped her in so many ways. Socially, academically, self esteem & through athletics being part of a team.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 28, 2010
The Cottage School is simply Outstanding! Jacque and Joe Digieso are doing a wonderful job educating and inspiring young people with disabilities in their school. Their staff are highly educated, motivated, compassionate and tough! The entire faculty not only motivated their students, but hold them accountable for doing their part in getting an excellent education. The Cottage School have the state-of-the art computers, books and curriculum. Students can enjoy horse back riding to basketball on their breath taking campus. My nephew received and outstanding education and has been given a chance to succeed in life! Our family truly admire and love The Cottage School!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 28, 2010
The Cottage School is a very special place for students who learn differently. The focus is on teaching the students not only academics but also interpersonal skills in a safe environment. The young people develop self-confidence under the guidance of the wonderful teachers and staff. My son is in his fourth year at The Cottage School. I have seen tremendous growth in him and attribute this to the exceptional values, standards and techniques which are exemplified by the school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 27, 2010
Cottage addresses each child and their learning needs as if that particular child was the only student in the school. Every child has individual attention and every need is met. Absolutely outstanding help and encouragement.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 27, 2010
I love the cottage school because my child use to be an aggressive student. The cottage school has improved his critical thinking skills as well as his self confidence. I believe the fundamental that are being presented at the cottage school allows students to understand their self worth as human beings that are not typically performing on the standard level at a regular high school and/or middle school. Just because there are some children who learn different do not mean they are any different than you and me who perhaps have a learning curve.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 27, 2010
The Cottage School provides an ideal learning experience for that child who learns differently than those in the masses and greatly benefits from a structured, loving and uplifting environment.

- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2010
I love the Cottage School because the staff really loves the kids they serve and do their best to bring out the best in each student.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 27, 2010
It is the most amazing school experience we have ever had! We are so excited to be able to attend! The teachers actually care about each and every child and want them to do well and succeed in everything they do.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 26, 2010
TCS supports the goals of maturity, development and growth for every single student!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 26, 2010
Wonderful environment. Teachers and staff are great at working with children and bringing out their best.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 26, 2010
My grandson went to this school. I saw him happy for the first time.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 26, 2010
The people that work at this school are angels in human bodies.

- submitted by a parent
October 26, 2010
When the Atl. public school system gave up on helping my daughter to succeed, I found open arms at the Cottage School. My daughter regained her confidence and blossomed while at the school. The teachers, staff and curriculum proved to be a winning combination.I am forever grateful to The Cottage School for helping my daughter succeed and become the young woman she is today!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 26, 2010
Because they do a great job with my nephew

- submitted by a community member
October 25, 2010
It was perfect for my son!

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2010
Dedicated and skillful staff; stellar leadership; supportive parents; interested community; perceptive board

- submitted by a community member
October 25, 2010
This school has really helped my son! He went from failing to excelling! The school has the appropriate curriculum for children with special learning needs.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 25, 2010
The Cottage School has done remarkable things for my niece- she loves evrything about it.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 25, 2010
The Cottage School has had a tremendous impact on my son. Their individual attention, and emphasis on teaching the students to be responsibe for themselves have taught him essential life skills, and he has become a proud and confident student.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 25, 2010
They offer a great educational experience.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 25, 2010
It gavemy childrne a chance. They are productive adults wiht college degrees.Without Cottageschoolthey would not have graduated HS

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 25, 2010
I love the individual attention each student receives.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 25, 2010
TCS is the place for our child. Among the list of things emphasized are 1) helping the student (and family) to understand the best learning style for them and implement that style in daily work, 2) personal responsibility - I love the "student as employee" set up with pay in TCS money for successful completion of contracted schoolwork , core values and principles, 3) individualized attention and instruction in life skills and academics,and 4) inclusiveness

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2010
Great school, will never send my kids anywhere else!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 24, 2010
The Cottage is school is phenomenal. My son Omari spent 4yrs there and graduated from the Cottage School. Before the Cottage School, I had become lost and frustrated with the whole education system. I ve tried many avenues, including homeschooling my child. My son almost had pretty much given up on Education until he was enrolled into the Cottage School. I ve never met so many loving and caring people that genuinely care about educating children. My son went from a depressed individual to a happy and proud young man. Not only do they educate, but they also cultivate each and every student into responsible young men and women. My son went from a child that could have eventually dropped out of school; to transforming into a Young College Bound Man... I have the staff at Cottage School to thank for that. Because of that, I m forever indebted to them all.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 24, 2010
the staff are dedicated to the students.the soccer & track coach is awesome & she may even coach basketballin addition to teaching & club activities.this schoolprovides a need for all students to succeed socially.

- submitted by a community member
October 24, 2010
The Cottage School looks at EVERY student as an individual. They teach to the student's strengths while understanding that learning is not always measured in a test.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 24, 2010
It has the best teachers!

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 24, 2010
Everyone who works at the school wears their hearts on their sleeves with a smile

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 24, 2010
My daughter is truely living her dream as a teacher at the Cottage School. She is making a difference in her life by enriching the lives of young teens academically and socially. The tightly bound culture, support and structure of the Cottage School is exceptional and unique. A win/win environment for students and staff.

- submitted by a community member
October 23, 2010
My God Son loves it. They have found a better way to teach and it shows in the kids.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 23, 2010
Great school with small classes and patient instructors and staff.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 22, 2010
This school is unique in its approach toward educating and preparing students for life after High School.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 22, 2010
My daughter was in and out of schools for years. Public and private. She had depression and ADD and didn't fit in. Her teachers were threatened by her intelligence and couldn't deal with her other issues. Cottage gave her a place where she was celebrated for her uniqueness and was finally not the "odd girl out". She thrived there.

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2010
The Cottage School has given my son a place to thrive and regain his confidence.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 22, 2010
My daughter is no longer being bullied, & now wakes me up in the morning to go to school. Also A's & B's now which have really boosted her confidence level. The teachers actually care!

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2010
Thery are so helpful to kids who simply learn differently.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 22, 2010
The Cottage School is unique in its ability to recognize the importance of teaching to stuents strengths, honoring and celebrating their differences and fostering self confidence. There simply is not a school that does this better than The Cottage School.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 22, 2010
The Cottage School changed my son's life. Without the nurturing staff and leadership of TCS I don't know what would have become of my son. It was a life changing experience for our family.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 22, 2010
It serves a worthwhile need in Education

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 22, 2010
A truly remarkable school that enables students to receive a superb education that prepares them for real life.

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2010
They have great teachers/coaches

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 22, 2010
An amazing school that teaches children to love learning for life. The school's unique learning strategies encourage students to achieve exceptional things !

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 22, 2010
helps so many children that could so easily be left behind, and not educated

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2010
I love the school's small classes and attention to learning details.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2010
I know from friends the fine work they do to help students become productive and responsible adults.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2010
Because they help children learn by thinking outside the box. They teach them that they are not "supposed" to learn a certain way and they can succeed at school.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 21, 2010
because of there no nonsense attitude toward those who do not follow the rules. They are kind but do not tolerate rule breakers There leaders are top of the education wheel. The most progressive school for those that need some extra help. They meet the needs of all who attend.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 21, 2010
We help young people become successful at life.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2010
because they work so hard to help their students.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 21, 2010
Two of my siblings would NOT have gradauted high school if it werent for The Cottage School. I now work there to help with fundraising because I also would not have graduated high school if it werent for a school like TCS. They help kids who have given up and think they are stupid to re-gain their confidence and learn what they need to to move to the next step.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2010
This school gives my child the tools he needs to learn the way he is successful at. This is a school that highlights the fact that children do not learn the same way.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2010
I have seen children come in crying and have seen them laughing after a week of being at TCS......

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2010
In the 5 years that I worked at The Cottage School I saw many amazing student transformations. Students who would begin the school year, head down not speaking to anyone would transform into these beautiful butterfies!!!

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 21, 2010
The kids there are great and well rounded and the parents are so appreciative of the staff who take such an investment in those kids.

- submitted by a community member
October 21, 2010
The teachers are amazing! The administration continually looks out for the best interest of the children. They truly want the students to succeed in school as well as in life.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 21, 2010
This school has helped my nephew tremendously in just a short amount of time. His self-esteem alone has improved 120%. Up until this year he has been in a public school and was struggling, now he is learning to deal with his austism and moving forward.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 21, 2010
I have never seen a more dedicated and caring staff. Empowering those who have a truly challenging path.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2010
The Cottage School does a wonderful job in educating their students with the required curriculum while at the same time building self esteem and helping students see the "possibilities" that await them.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 21, 2010
The Cottage School has done so much to develop my daughters self esteem. She has CAP and would have not gotten to this point in a public school setting.

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2010
Small classes, great teachers and family atmosphere.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2010
Hey were the only reason my son graduated from high school!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2010
I like the cottage school because it focuses on supporting alternative learning children to be self-reliant, independent, and personal leaders. It is importatnt to me that my child learn from his experiences and grow to be a healthy citizen. The Cottage School sees the possibilities in the child and not the limitations. They support the learning and hold the child accountable.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 21, 2010
My son is dyslexic. He entered 7th grade in public school reading on a 2nd grade level. TCS improved his reading, restored his sanity and gave him and opportunity not only to learn and catch up, but to excel.

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2010
The Cottage School believes in teaching to the child, not the crowd. Learning the skill, not just getting the grade. Learning to live in the real world, not just how to pass a test. All this while teaching respect and caring for themselves and those around them. This school has changed our lives and given my son an opportunity to be the best he can be. .

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2010
They give alot of personal attention.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2010
TCS provides a caring and nurturing environment for kids with special learning disabilities. Their small group focus and one on one engagement help youth who make get lost in larger settings to excel.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 21, 2010
This school is impressive in that it provides for the individual needs of every students who enters its program. The strong curriculum and structured program challenge students at their level, while maintaining a personal, hands-on approach to education. Each student is different, and The Cottage School celebrates these differences while providing a strong education.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 21, 2010
The Cottage School provides a learning environment filled with trust, respect, authentic concern, and individual accountability. The diverse student body fosters a school culture of the acceptance of differences that is inherent in all of us. The Cottage School continually helps my son realize his potential by jointly setting personal and academic goals, and developing a plan to met those goals. There are weekly assessments with all of those involved in my son's education, and he is constantly provided with any assistance necessary for him to achieve his goals. He is responsible for his actions, his behavior, and his success as it should be. This commitment to nurturing the individual student in becoming a responsible, self motivated, adult makes The Cottage School the great learning institution that it is.

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2010
This school truly cares about the success of the attending students and alumni.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 21, 2010
A very caring staff and Faculty.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 21, 2010
The Cottage School helped my daughter regain confidence in an academic setting.

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2010
The Cottage School is a safe place for my son to explore his interests and learn how to be self-sufficient. The teachers are very encouraging and supportive. Their "way of doing things" promotes responsibility and creates a structured environment so he can thrive.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2010
The Cottage School has proven to be the best alternative for my daughter. My wife and I are so please with the progress that she's making and the job they are doing. They are truly an asset to the community and to the children attending.

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2010
The Cottage School is an educational experience tailored to each student; no one falls inside the cracks. The communication, energy and positive atmosphere lats throughout the entire school year. This is what parents are looking for. The Cottage School is also what every student needs. I am thankful we found this school; it was the exhale I finally allowed myself to take. So many important life lessons are taught. The sports and clubs are phenomenal and the trophies are numerous. The Cottage School was not only our choice, but also our sons. Please take the time to see this school. You will be thrilled.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2010
Small class size, able to allow kids to shine in areas they don't normally in a typical large, public school setting. Since teachers get to know them, and classes are small enough to allow flexibility.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2010
The structure and curriculm

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2010
I love this school because it provides opportunities for students to achieve success, realize their individual strengths and rekindle their dreams.

- submitted by a teacher
October 20, 2010
My son attended TCS Middle School for grades 6-9 until a move to AL. This wonderful school helped tremendously with being responsible, being social, writing, creativity, organization, and leadership. Highly recommend this school for students needing it!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2010
My child has a learning disability and was told he would never go to college. After 7 years of nurturing at The Cottage School not only did my son attend college, but he has an Associates Degree and is one year away from receiving a 4-year degree. Thanks to The Cottage School!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2010
The Cottage School has been the perfect match for our daughter. She is now in the eleventh grade - her sixth year at Cottage. We are so thankful for the nurturing environment this school has provided to help our daughter flower and grow. We now have great hopes for the future.

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2010
Small classes; the teachers are really dedicated; great technology.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2010
There isn't another school who takes care of their kids as well as The Cottage School: academically, socially, emotionally and prevocationally! Each child is encouraged to expand their strengths and work on areas for growth with an amazing team of teachers and a community family who fosters trust and security. Kids who have a tough time in school are nurtured through adolescence and find success...it doesn't get any better than that!!

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 20, 2010
i love the cottage school because it takes kids who can't learn anywhere else and not only teaches them but let's them realize that learning is fun and important. they also teach kids to be respectful of each other and to take responsibility for the actions of not only themselves but others.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2010
The Cottage School has made such a difference in my daughter's life. The environment is nurturing and caters to her educational needs. It also teaches her social and life skills that she wouldn't get in public schools. She loves the small class size and the extracurricular activities that she can get involved in that she would normally be excluded from in public schools.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2010
My son went there for 6 years and he was happy, safe and played in sports. Thanks to the cottage school he is now in college @ Clemson Life.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2010
Over the years, I have learned as much if not more from the students than they have learned from me. I love it!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2010
The Cottage School believes in educating on an individual basis.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 20, 2010
Great kids, great faculty and staff, great environment simply GREAT school!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2010
They have such a great mission, wonderful people, and they do a terrific job.

- submitted by a community member
October 20, 2010
Because it is a school where my son can succeed and be a leader!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2010
We are so lucky to have this wonderful school in Roswell. If you have ever attended a graduation from The Cottage School you have seen a very moving and emotional day. The success stories are a true testimony to the schools commitment to the students.

- submitted by a community member
October 20, 2010
It is a great "fit" for my daughter with learning disabilities. They have helped her blossom into a leader with high goals for herself.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2010
TCS turns failure into success....teaches accountability and builds self esteem......it's a place where dreams can come true!

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 20, 2010
The Cottage School meets the needs of every student and makes each student feel confident. In public school last year, my son had a horrible year. He felt worthless. The Cottage School has changed his attitude toward school. He enjoys getting up and going to school now.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2010
Great support from teachers, class size is small and teachers are there to ensure complete understanding of the lesson. Campus life is great; having fun while learning, what more could you ask for?

- submitted by a community member
October 20, 2010
My child has gone there for 2 years and loves it. What makes a parent more happy than their child wanting to go to school every day. The staff is GREAT!

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2010
It sounds corney but it has literaly changed my sons life. He struggled in public and other private schools and and it changed his personality and he was a mess. He since has thrived at The Cottage School. Expensive but worth every penny.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2010
They are helping my son tremendously. He has never had time to play sports before because homework took so long to complete. He has just finished up with the soccer season and is looking forward to basketball in a couple of weeks.

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2010
The Cottage School is a place where children grow into adults. With love and care and a great deal of support- the students are encouraged to be independant learners, curious students and to plan for and find their place in the community at large .

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2010
I love The Cottage School because it is dedicated to helping children with special needs be able to better comprehend the world around them. They give extra special attention to each student so that no one falls behind or feels left out. Public School Teachers could learn a lot from Cottage School Teachers.

- submitted by a community member
October 20, 2010
The Cottage School has a staff dedicated to the children they teach.

- submitted by a community member
October 19, 2010
TCS did wonders with my kids and I see them continuing to do the same for others.

- submitted by a community member
October 19, 2010
It's the perfect environment for children who need flexibility in terms of learning styles and support. The kids are all accepted and motivated to achieve using real life incentive models. Children who may have struggled in a public school will find a school home here and truly come into their own. It's a great place for kids with special learning needs.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 19, 2010
Wonderful accepting atmosphere of all students. Students learn the reward of working hard, through support and real life incentives. Different learning styles are embraced. Great school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 19, 2010
The Cottage School understands how to teach to student's strengths and bring our their best abilities increasing self concept and worth.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 19, 2010
It's absolutely the best place to turn struggling students into independent success stories.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 19, 2010
It caters to students who cannot survive in large classroom settings and need more persnal attention.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 19, 2010
The Cottage School helps students that may not be recognized shine. Their unique way of teaching really empowers the students and allows all students the opportunity to succeed.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 19, 2010
Because TCS builds a sense of self no matter the disability and obsticles one has to overcome. The sports environment is amazing too.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 19, 2010
TCS is a small caring community where students learn the tools to success under the guidance of outstanding faculty and staff. Different learning styles are embraced and students' lives are turned around, yielding positive, productive, young adults.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 19, 2010
provides an opportunity for students that normally don't get a chance in public school to learn and achieve goals that they set for themselves.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 19, 2010
If your child has learning issues and needs teachers who are flexible and caring, this is a great school. Their "pay off" system for rewarding good academic work and responsible behavior teaches important job readiness skills. And unlike other small schools that serve special needs students, the Cottage School offers the full array of extracurricular activities that make high school and middle school fun: prom, sports teams, visual and performing arts, field trips, and more.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 19, 2010
This school allows children who are "outside of the box" to complete their education. The Cottage School has dedicated staff, numerous activities, and embraces parental involvement. I would highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 19, 2010
The Cottage School allows the proper fit for all "square pegs"......and teaches students how to cope with and manage their learning disabilities.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 19, 2010
It helps students in real need for help. It supports and encourages it's students with a compassionate but firm atmosphere.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 19, 2010
This school no doubt helps students reach their true potential and beyond.I have visited the campus several times and speak from personal observations.

- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2010
My nephew was lucky to have attended this innovative and academically challenging high school. With small classes, he received instruction in the manner in which he best learns, and with the business skills integrated throughout the school day, he was prepared for real life. He graduated eligible for the HOPE scholarship and continues his education today.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 18, 2010
Opportunities for kids who normally do not get one!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 18, 2010
Because the caring staff loves the students and their job is really a vocation!

- submitted by a community member
October 17, 2010
I am an alum of TCS. This school gave me more than a college prep academic education--it taught me the business skills necessary to be successful in college and work life.

- submitted by a community member
May 20, 2010
My son has attended The Cottage School since his freshman year. After several years in public schools as an exemplary student, he began to have social/learning issues and it became obvious that public schools were not the answer. Cottage became a safe haven where my son was accepted and loved. The school offers opportunities (sports, clubs, awesome field trips, solid academics) that he couldn t have participated in elsewhere. My son needed the low teacher-student ratio and the one-on-one help. The Cottage system works; students learn workplace skills, accountability and self-advocation. Cottage teachers prepare students for college AND the workplace. My son is about to graduate and we re confident that the foundation here got will help him forge his path. Cottage isn t for everyone, but for many students it s a lifeline that saves them from drowning in schools where they re NOT accepted. I m grateful Cottage was there when we needed it.

- submitted by a parent
January 05, 2010
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- submitted by a teacher
November 19, 2009
My son is in his 2nd year at TCS and doing great. He attended public and private schools before TCS. The other private school was a very highly recommeded school and advertises educating LD kids. At re-enrollment time, we were surprised to be told our child would not be comming back. Later, we found out that the school, while advertising LD education, is really commited to college enrollment. That's not a bad thing in itself, but I felt like my son was cut off since he could potentially skew their numbers. We found our options are more open at TCS and he is respected as an individual - and more than just post graduation college placement numbers.

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
November 23, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
November 20, 2008
This school is mismanaged from the top down! Might be a solution for some but one of our primary goals was to be kept informed on our child's progress and areas in which they need to work harder. Total failure in that regard. They are very defensive when you question their organizational skills. We went back to the public schools.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2008
The Cottage School is an excellent solution for many kids. There are 3 types of students there: kids with diagnosed disabilities (physical, mental, emotional), kids that need a smaller classroom environment, and kids that have failed in other environments. The school has an innovative structure that teaches practical life skills like personal responsibility, meeting job requirements, balancing a checkbook; and is organized similar to a work environment. A very high percentage of students that graduate from TCS go on to college, and successfully graduate from college after having been told they could not even finish high school. The environment also has a lot of freedoms, but it is most challenging for students that have failed in other schools due to their never being held accountable for obeying rules (by their parents or school. TCS does that, and provides an environment where they can, if they choose, succeed.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2008
As an observer from Cambridge College this school is a great good compared to public schools. The students at the Cottage School give you a whole lot of respect. And the Cottage School is a friendly atmosphere!

- submitted by a community member
no rating March 28, 2008
My daughter attends Cottage School. We were desperate because she was failing in the public high school she was attending. She is ADHD. We thought Cottage School was going to be our salvation. Well, it's not. The home room teacher is to call the parents every week and give you a report on how your child is doing. Well, we would talk to the homeroom teacher one day and he would state there were no problems and find out the next day our child had been missing many assignments. They do not allow the kids to use the refrigeratior anymore because their lunches were being stolen. The staff took their lunch period away to lecture them because of all the pink slips. They are not qualified to teach children with behavior problems. There are teachers there that have cussed at the students. Why pay for this???!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2008
We had nothing but good experiences with the teachers and staff at the Cottage School. I wonder why a parent would keep sending their child to a school that they do not consider 'safe'? We found the curriculum challenging, yet accommodating to students' varied needs. My child flourished and developed leadership and self-esteem skills and to self-advocate. This is a fabulous school, especially when parents, teachers, and student work together as a team.

- submitted by a parent
February 16, 2008
We sent our son here from public school and the cottage school administration staff promised us that he would be academically challenged. This has not been the case. Our son has regressed so significantly since he has attended the cottage school. We have asked for help and to increase his academia but the school tells you one thing but does whatever they want. We have had numerous mishaps while i son has been at this school and i am truly concerned every time I drop him off for his safety. If you want your child to get a good education look elsewhere! this school is for the severely learning delayed! you know there is something wrong when your 6th grader tells you that they are bored at school and would like to be challenged more on tests.

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2007
If your child has problems, they are sure to meet other kids with many problems also. Not a good environment.

- submitted by a parent
July 03, 2007
Unfortunately, I've had the pleasure of sending my student to TCS and after only one year, I pulled my child out. First, let me outline the basic problems: 1) There is no challenge in academics. 2) Students can avoid doing any schoolwork by complaining about his or her illnesses. 3) The environment is unsanitary.

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2007
We were also led to believe TCS would challenge our child in academics and still keep our child in a safe, drug free environment. We became uneasy about the organizational skills of the administration staff when we were sent a copy of an enrollment contract of another family. It had been signed and had the social security number of the student, name and address of the parents and amounts the family owed for that child for that year. The principal of the high school was not straight forward with us when we asked for answers about situations with our child. We had to go to the director of the school to get the truth.

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2006
My child needed a safe environ., w/o bullying, but high academics. We were lead to believe TCS could challenge him in academics and still keep him in a safe, basically drug free environ. Well he felt secure, but he was not challenged in academics at all. Even after approaching the principal with our concern regarding the easy academics, they assured us that he would be challenged on a 'honors' type of teaching. This never happened, and we now realize this school is for the learning challenged child.

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2005
Like other schools, The cottage school has good and bad things about it. After reading some of the other reviews on here I was in shock. As a memeber of the student body I would have to say that some of the things said were blown way out of proportion. Yes, the school has problems like some of the administation and some teachers about one teacher out of all of them. Only two things bad is a pretty good school when they have some much more going for them. The Principal is great just like his wife who helps develop the school! Almost every teacher is willing to help you with anything. It is a great school!

- submitted by a student
August 01, 2005
i was actually a student at the cottage school, and i found the teachers were very unorganized. When i first started i was told teachers were to call home once a week, my homeroom teacher called adn thats it! The sports are well, lets leave it at that. The academics are way to easy for a student that just doesnt try in a normal school. If you want you high schoolers hand to be held, then this school has plenty of counslers ready with open hands. the faculty can be a real problem to deal with if you need to get sometihng done in an alloted period of time. And the levels thing is a joke, and a waste of my time.

- submitted by a student
June 13, 2005
I have been attending The Cottage School sense 2000 (6th grade). This school has been exceptionally great for me due to it's low student to teacher ratio and the great teachers that it hires. Middle School: The Middle School is a great place to learn for students with Learning Disabilities. The Principal is absolutely awesome at her job and is involved in the day-to-day activities in the school. High School: High School has been the best for me so far!!! I have loved the high school! All the teachers are willing to help me out at any cost to get me through the school year.

- submitted by a student
April 13, 2005
My child graduated from the Cottage School with a Hope Scholarship and an academic scholarship to a Georgia college. He was well-prepared for post-secondary pursuits, not only academically, but in the areas of work skills and self-advocacy as well. The Cottage School curriculum does not expect each child to learn in the same way. Instruction is varied and tailored to the way in which a student learns. The small size of the school allows teachers and students to become a true community, and teachers take an active interest in each student. My child was given the opportunity to become a leader, to develop self-confidence, to participate in Varsity-level sports, and to discover his unique talents. He will tell anyone who asks that attending the Cottage School was the best decision he ever made. We are grateful to the dedicated teachers and staff who gave him this opportunity.

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2005
The Cottage School changed our son's life. The school's mission is true and the students not only receive excellent adademics...they are taught responsibility and value of self. Students are given the opportunity to make choices and they are at the staff's disposal. The parents are given every opportunity to be as involved as they wish to be and are encouraged to do so. We are very pleased with the Cottage School and highly recommend it. The students are first and foremost and the number one goal is to lead and guide students of the Cottage School to success!

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2005
Poor discipline. Administrators tell you one thing one day and change their mind the next. Our child was no angel and he had some issues but he was treated very poorly. If you want to pay for a diploma with little learning, this is the school for you.

- submitted by a parent
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Since 1985, The Cottage School has provided a challenging college prep academic curriculum tailored to the needs of individual students. Small classes, varied instructional methods, enhanced technology, and a workplace atmosphere not only prepare students for post-secondary education, but also provide the real-life skills needed to be successful in the workplace.

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The Cottage School
700 Grimes Bridge Road, Roswell, GA  30075
(770) 641-8688
Last modified The Cottage School is a Private school that serves grades 6-12
The Cottage School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 165 reviews. Top