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The Cottage School

Private | 6-12 | 150 students

 
 

Living in Roswell

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $279,500. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $960.

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Posted 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


Posted 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.


Posted 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


Posted October 21, 2010

Small classes, great teachers and family atmosphere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2010

Hey were the only reason my son graduated from high school!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted October 21, 2010

They give alot of personal attention.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.


Posted 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.


Posted 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


Posted October 21, 2010

This school truly cares about the success of the attending students and alumni.


Posted October 21, 2010

A very caring staff and Faculty.


Posted October 21, 2010

The Cottage School helped my daughter regain confidence in an academic setting.
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Posted 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.
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Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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.
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Posted October 20, 2010

The structure and curriculm
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 69% 44%
Black 12% 37%
Hispanic 12% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Clubs
  • Gardening

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
Clubs
  • Gardening

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Honors track
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Summer college prep programs
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Jacque Digieso, Ph.D., Executive Director
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Nonsectarian
Associations
  • CEC
Fax number
  • (770) 641-9026

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Honors track
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special ed
  • Special education
  • Special eduction
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Resources

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Remediation
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Summer college prep programs
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer
  • Gym
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Gardening
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Parent involvement
  • The parent association (pac) and athletic booster club provide volunteer support to the academic and extracurricular programs at the cottage school. parents assist in community service activities with students, organize fundraising projects benefiting the school's tuition assistance and building funds, participate in &#34lunch and learn&#34 and &#34breakfast for dads&#34 educational gatherings.
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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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700 Grimes Bridge Road
Roswell, GA 30075
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Phone: (770) 641-8688

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