At Cotting School accreditation and appreciation go hand in hand. In honor of teacher appreciation week please join us in celebrating the standard of excellence our highly specialized program has achieved thanks to our teachers, therapists, nurses, and staff serving our students and their families.

“The deep expertise of the Cotting School staff is obvious from the first moment when one enters the school’s lobby. Faculty deliver attention to each child with such a caring, unwavering commitment to the success of each student.” -NEASC Visiting Committee

“Cotting parents herald the social engagement that their children experience in classrooms, lunch, after school programs, Friday night basketball games, social events, and friendships. Parents are amazed that Cotting is constantly offering more services and more sophisticated interventions to help their children.” -NEASC Visiting Committee

Cotting School Accreditation

Cotting School holds full approval status from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. For the first time, in 2009, Cotting elected to pursue accreditation from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges as part of its ongoing commitment to excellence. In the 2019-2020 school year, after a previous year of self-study that engaged our entire community – students, parents, faculty, staff, trustees and school districts – NEASC re-accredited Cotting School. The extensive process of reflection provided validation of Cotting School’s mission as well as a strategic road map for the future of our school. Highlights from the NEASC re-accreditation visiting committee are as follows:
NEASC Visiting Committee Quote

Cotting School Commendations

The NEASC Commission commends Cotting for creating a community that seeks to meet the needs of every student and a School in which every student truly belongs.

The Commission recognizes that the Cotting School community: 

  • Provides a place to belong for each of its students
  • Makes “difference” a natural part of the school day
  • Seeks to meet the needs of each individual student
  • Builds an integrated system of services
  • Teaches skills at each student’s achievable level
  • Gives agency to each student regardless of any obstacles
  • Cares for students with intensive needs
  • Challenges students intellectually
  • Creates a School designed specifically for each student
  • Shows the world that “Cotting kids can”

Click the links to read the full report from NEASC as well as our approval from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Learn More

If you have questions about the students we serve or our individualized curriculum approach, please contact us at any time. We’d love to help you learn more about the continuum of services offered by Cotting School.

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