President’s Message: Cotting Connection Summer 2022

President Bridget Irish

Now that the regular school year has ended, the second phase of construction on the main building has begun and we are gearing up for this summer’s five-week extended school year program. Our staff and faculty are looking forward to our students’ return to campus. But before we dive into summer, let’s take a moment to reflect on the accomplishments of the past few months.

The Cotting School calendar has been chock full of exciting events, including a fun-filled field day, an inspirational virtual transition fair, a successful senior trip to Cape Cod and a glamorous starry-themed prom. We even got to enjoy a few firsts, such as the long-awaited in-person alumni reunion at the new campus center, a parent get-together during prom in the Cotting Family Courtyard and a wonderfully moving graduation ceremony in the new gym.

While this year had its challenges, they were overshadowed by some of the most memorable and exhilarating moments in Cotting School’s history. From the record number of admission referrals we received to completing over 100 on-demand MCAS sessions to helping 84 students successfully get up on the brand new rock climbing wall, I am extremely proud of the work we have done.

Our staff and faculty have continuously achieved countless gains and made an impact on their students and fellow colleagues. Through collaboration, determination and a willingness to try new things, their work in and out of the classroom helped to make Cotting better today than it was in September. I couldn’t have asked for a more wonderful first year as President, and I hope that everyone in the Cotting community is looking forward to next year as much as I am.

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