Cotting Breaks Ground on Gym Addition

Cotting Exterior Rendering 2020

A look at Cotting’s new campus center which is slated to open next year.


Unlike many schools nationwide, Cotting student learning never skipped a beat during COVID. Starting with fully remote learning from mid-March through June, we carefully added in-school time so thatstudents are now on campus four days a week. PPE notwithstanding, they love being with their peers and staff. At our school where students hate snow days, nothing beats being at Cotting! Simultaneously, we have moved ahead with our new addition, the first brick and mortar campaign in 30 years.





Senior Class President Ben W. welcomes attendees at the groundbreaking.

Steering Committee Co-Chair Ray Killian signs the beam.

The Campaign will enhance academic programs and the arts; build a full-size gym, two candlepin bowling lanes, and a fully accessible climbing wall; and make substantial renovations to occupational and physical therapy spaces as well as our medical center.

The groundbreaking ceremony on October 14 was a first opportunity to be together, albeit socially distancedand masked, for the first time since COVID. By the end of December, we will have a fully enclosed structure. Many students, alumni, staff, trustees, and donors to the project have signed the steel beam which will top off the gym. Cotting’s trustees challenged the community to match their $250,000 gift. That challenge has now been met.


Outgoing Board of Trustees Chair David Cushing leaves his inspiring message to all Falcons, “Dream Big!”



We just eclipsed $9 million toward our campaign goal of $10 million. Now is the perfect time to make a gift or think about making another one to help us reach the finish line! Every gift, including planned gifts, counts, no matter the size.

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