A Lower School student laughs and claps as she sings with her classmates.
A teacher and student are outside, wearing coats and smiling together.
A Capstone students smiles at the camera as he waits outside in a coat for the school bus to take him home.
Two Upper School students smile and chat with each other as the walk back to their classroom together after lunch.
A Lower School student wearing glasses looks over his shoulder at the camera, as if he's about to say something.
A Middle School student laughs and chats with her teacher as she helps her put her classmates' corrected work away.
President Irish smiles and poses with three of the senior class officers in front of the rock climbing wall.

Prospective Families

Cotting School creates an inclusive community which fosters academic achievement, skill development and social-emotional maturity. We meet the unique needs of students with a broad spectrum of learning and communication disabilities, physical challenges and complex medical conditions by providing an array of integrated services. We value partnerships among students and families, staff, public funding agencies, donors, and volunteers.

Rolling Admissions Information
8:1:1 Small classroom size (Students:Teacher:Aide)
3,000 Hours of experience gained through community work experiences
12+ Electives offered to students each quarter
13,500 Miles driven by Cotting vans on 388 community inclusion trips per year
93 iPads deployed to classrooms for student use
Learn more about other Cotting options such as boarding at HOPEhouse and Consulting with Cotting specialists.


Cotting Consulting offers individualized solutions for access and independence for even the most complex students using high tech and low tech solutions.

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HOPEhouse is a 5-day a week boarding program for young adults with an IEP, ages 17-22, who want to practice independent living skills in a supportive community setting.

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Our Mission

To enable students with special needs to achieve their highest learning potential and level of independence.

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