Celebrating the Class of 2022

Celebrating the Class of 2022

[caption id="attachment_16184" align="alignleft" width="415"] Congratulations to this year’s graduates: (clockwise from left) Jamie D., Patrick D., Billy C., Liam M., Frankie V., Amadi G., M.E. L. and (not pictured) Zach L.![/caption] On a stunning Saturday morning in June, seven seniors took center stage at Cotting School’s 2022 graduation. Cheered on by family, friends and faculty, each graduating senior was personally celebrated with comments from President Bridget Irish and received a scholarship and award for their individual accomplishments. As is tradition, the graduating class was welcomed into the ceremony through an aisle of cheering faculty. Personalized keepsake banners, created by nursing… Read More

President’s Message: Cotting Connection Summer 2022

President’s Message: Cotting Connection Summer 2022

[caption id="attachment_14558" align="alignleft" width="171"] President Bridget Irish[/caption] 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… Read More

Paying it Forward

Paying it Forward

[caption id="attachment_15838" align="alignleft" width="250"] Elaine Burns (Cotting ‘68) and her husband, Jack Memishian[/caption] In just a few minutes of talking with alumna Elaine Burns (’68), you can’t help but hear her enthusiasm and passion for the Cotting mission. She attended school at the former Boston campus for twelve years and fondly reflects on her time there, noting the sense of a true community, close friendships and even getting called to the principal’s office for “trouble making”. After graduating from Cotting, Elaine got her bachelor’s degree and worked as a medical secretary. She then explored her creative side, designing and marketing… Read More

President’s Message: Cotting Connection Spring 2022

President’s Message: Cotting Connection Spring 2022

[caption id="attachment_14558" align="alignleft" width="171"] President Bridget Irish[/caption] It has been an auspicious year at Cotting School, marked by several exciting changes. I am honored and delighted to have been appointed the School’s seventh president, and even more proud to be the second woman to lead the school since Mary Perry served as superintendent over 100 years ago. We are busy working on our strategic initiatives throughout the organization, and have been glad to be back to in-person classes both last year and this year. Our staff members consistently strive to learn and improve the services we provide to our students,… Read More

Back on the Slopes

Back on the Slopes

[caption id="attachment_15828" align="alignleft" width="260"] Cotting students, staff and NEHSA instructors enjoying the view from the top of Mount Sunapee ski hill.[/caption] The annual Cotting School overnight ski trip is back! While we took a brief pause last year due to the pandemic, 14 Capstone students and eight staff members ventured to the mountains to resume the tradition in early February. Since its inception in 1995, the ski trip has slightly evolved, but some elements remain the same. Our students and staff consistently express joy and a sense of accomplishment throughout the experience. It serves as a wonderful opportunity for students… Read More