Nike FlyEase Sneaker Has New Features!

Nike FlyEase Sneaker Has New Features!

In 2015, at the request of a young man with cerebral palsy, Nike designed a shoe meant for people with disabilities that used a wraparound zipper system and larger opening for the foot.  Matthew Walzer wrote the company, saying “At 16 years old, I am able to completely dress myself, but my parents still have to tie my shoes. As a teenager who is striving to become totally self-sufficient, I find this extremely frustrating, and at times, embarrassing. My dream is to go to the college of my choice without having to worry about someone coming to tie my shoes... Read More

Cotting Field Day, August 2010

Cotting Field Day, August 2010

Photos of Cotting’s Field Day in August 2010, with young adults from Nobles & Greenough’s Summer Service Program. Click here for the original news item.

Extended Year Program at Cotting is underway!

Extended Year Program at Cotting is underway!

Our students and staff are making the most of their time at Cotting this summer!  The extended year program typically includes some time for students to try new activities that enhance and complement the school-year curriculum.  See below for a few examples of the great things happening in our classrooms during week one! In the art room, Mr. Ironfield is currently teaching a lesson on “Perspective Self-Portraits.” Over in the auditorium, Ms. Hodson leads a class through a Yoga routine! In Home Ec, the students are mixing blueberry pancake ingredients with Ms. Hamilton! Ms. Etre’s class is constructing lava lamps... Read More

Cotting School and the Special Olympics!

Cotting School and the Special Olympics!

This past weekend, Cotting School partnered with the Special Olympics to offer refreshments during the Massachusetts Summer games!  Because of the generosity of many hard-working volunteers, local grocery stores, food wholesalers, and several other local businesses, Cotting was able to stock a hospitality tent full of fruit, granola bars, and ice-cold waters for the athletes and their friends and families. Hundreds of athletes and fans visited throughout the weekend to grab refreshments and hear a bit about Cotting School and the Special Olympics. We are so grateful to the folks at Special Olympics, MA for allowing us to partner with... Read More

Basketball Awards Banquet 2015

Basketball Awards Banquet 2015

This year’s Basketball Awards Banquet honored all middle and upper school students who participated in the 2014-2015 basketball program. Boosters, cheerleaders, and players gathered with their families in the dining room for dinner before the award ceremony, and were joined by the alumni team, the Road Runners! This year’s crowd was the largest ever, and the award ceremony was moved to the auditorium. All Falcons received a commemorative medal, and students with three and six years of service received Cotting jackets. Above, left to right: Mahoney, Ms. Birmingham, Megan, Ms. Haley, Ms. DeLuca, and Sam. Visit our Facebook Page see more... Read More

Cotting vs. Noble & Greenough Basketball

Cotting vs. Noble & Greenough Basketball

 Cotting vs. Nobles 2015   Cotting’s annual basketball games against the Junior Varsity “Nobles” team were held on Friday night in the Noble & Greenough gym in Dedham. Begun several years ago by the family of a Cotting alumna, this much anticipated event draws Nobles and Cotting students, parents, faculty, staff, alumni and parents, who cheered players to victory. For more photos of this year’s game, visit us on our Facebook Page.

Basketball Banquet

Basketball Banquet

Basketball Banquet 2013 This year’s Basketball Awards Banquet honored all middle and upper school students who participated in the 2012-2013 basketball program.  Boosters, cheerleaders, players and student referees gathered with their families in the dining room for dinner before the award ceremony. Booster Awards MVP:  Kayla Pigeon Co-Most Spirited:  Eric Benson and Dan Landers Cheerleading Co-Most Valuable:   Georgia Burns and Daisy Locke Most spirited:  Sara Young Basketball Co- MVP: William Fahey and Perrin Troiano Most Improved:  Julissa Dwyer Most Spirited:  Ryan Connelly Tanner Sportsmanship Award:  Nick Tsitos Watch the Awards Ceremony on our Youtube Channel.

Annual Noble & Greenough vs. Cotting School Basketball Game

Annual Noble & Greenough vs. Cotting School Basketball Game

  Noble & Greenough‘s Girls’ Basketball team once again took on the Falcons Friday night in the Nobles gymnasium in what has become a much-anticipated tradition. Family and friends cheered on the Falcons’ as they worked hard to successfully win the friendly Varsity and Junior Varsity games against the Nobles girls.  To see more photos, visit our Facebook page.

Cotting’s Real Field of Dreams

Cotting’s Real Field of Dreams

“Real Field of Dreams” Contest Winner October 2012 Cotting School was selected by an independent panel of judges as a Grand Prize Winner in the Synthetic Turf Council’s Search for the Real Field of Dreams contest! Read the full story here.  Here’s a news story, too!    

Special Olympics

Special Olympics

Cotting Students Compete at Special Olympics June 16, 2012 Seventeen students from Cotting School competed in the Special Olympics events this past weekend at Harvard Stadium, among 2,000 participants.  Several stayed over night on Friday to be up bright and early with fellow students and alumni.  Sam P., above right, was interviewed by NECN, and did a great job talking about his experience racing. Check out the interview here on NECN. Many thanks to Dan Cuddy, Director of Adaptive Physical Education, Ginny Birmingham, Director of Physical Therapy, Bill DeAngelis, Susan Hartnett, Kathy Kelly and Ed Reed, for their commitment and assistance... Read More

Nobles Field Day

Nobles Field Day

Young adults in Nobles and Greenough’s Summer Service Program joined Cotting students for Field Day on Tuesday as part of the schools’ ongoing connection. Offering encouragement and support and a lively spirit of friendly competition, both groups cheered each other on while running relay races over an obstacle course, and during baseball and soccer games. Above, Cotting’s Upper Students pose with the Nobles group after a exciting game of soccer in the cool gym. For more photos, see link below. For more photos, click here.

Baseball on Connelly Field

Baseball on Connelly Field

Students Take to Connelly Field for the first Challenger Little League Game of the Season Saturday, May 1, dawned clear and bright, an auspicious beginning for Cotting’s inaugural Challenger Little League. A grand total of 54 students and their families gathered in two shifts for the games, which pitted the Baltimore Orioles vs. the Oakland A’s, and the St. Louis Cardinals vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers. The excitement was palpable as pitches were tossed, bases run, and runs scored. Amid lots of cheers, Sara F. hit the first home run of the Little League season, bringing home runners on all... Read More

Cotting vs. Nobles Third Annual “Friendly Game”

Cotting vs. Nobles Third Annual “Friendly Game”

  Cotting’s annual basketball games against the Junior Varsity “Nobles” team were held on Friday night in the Noble & Greenough gym in Dedham. Begun several years ago by the family of a Cotting alumna, this much anticipated event draws Nobles and Cotting students, parents, faculty, staff, alumni and parents, who cheered players to victory. For more photos of this year’s game, visit us on Facebook.

Staff vs. Varsity Basketball Game

Staff vs. Varsity Basketball Game

Faculty and Staff vs. Falcons  Continuing a long-standing tradition, the faculty and staff challenged the basketball teams to invigorating, competitive, and high energy games on the day before February break. Check out our Facebook page for more photos.

Special Olympics

Special Olympics

Saturday morning, June 20th, dawned rain-free, and a group of eager Cotting students headed from their overnight quarters at Boston University to Harvard University for the annual marathon of the Special Olympics. Accompanied by Adaptive Phys Ed teacher Dan Cuddy and Physical Therapy Team Leader Ginny Birmingham, as well as faculty and staff members Cathy Mayo, Barbara DeLuca, Jennifer Knapp-Stumpp, Ed Reed, and volunteer Matt Cuddy, 19 students participated in track and field events for a good portion of the day. Jimmy Hui, Class of 2008, also volunteered at the track. “This is my first time volunteering at the Special... Read More