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Since 1893, Cotting School has been an innovator in educating students with special needs. We cannot fulfill our mission without your help, and every gift counts!

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Why Support Cotting School

The generosity and dedication of Cotting’s community of parents, alumni, and friends has been instrumental in continuing our tradition of innovation and excellence. Without your help, we could not fulfill our mission to enable students with special needs to achieve their highest learning potential and level of independence.

The cost of the high quality of a Cotting education exceeds what tuition provides. Gifts to Cotting empower us to hire the finest teachers and provide the critical wide range of services that focus on the whole child.

Annual gifts enable us to:

  • Create a Science curriculum based on the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks, including an accessible makerspace and hands-on learning lab
  • Continue to provide a daily, targeted, literacy intervention block
  • Apply daily living and academic skills through regular community inclusion experiences
  • Give students a choice of more than a dozen elective class offerings to match their interests and aspirations, such as playwriting and production, international cuisine, horticulture, movie-making, and photography to name a few
  • Remove barriers to learning through Physical, Occupational and Communication Therapies
  • Teach self-confidence and collaboration through Adaptive PE, basketball, track
  • Provide after school activities to foster friendships
  • Maintain the health of medically complex students in our communities so that they can participate in classrooms
  • Continue to offer robust professional development offerings to our staff which provide direct positive outcomes for our students and an overall contribution to the field of Special Education
  • Keep current with assistive and instructional technology (SmartBoards, iPads, ChromeBooks, and so forth) to enable our students to be as independent as possible

Ultimately, gifts to Cotting represent not only faith in our work, but also belief in our collective future.

I invite you to visit and meet our students in person. Their energy, passion, and perseverance are contagious!

Feel free to contact me with any questions at any time. And, as always, thank you for keeping Cotting School and all our students at the forefront of your philanthropic interests.

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Elizabeth C. Peters
Director of Advancement


How Does Cotting Use My Gift?

Creating a sense of community, belonging and comfort for students, Cotting provides the environment for optimal academics and independence. Cotting gives students the foundation they need to prepare for the next step in life. Gifts to Cotting support a variety of needs on campus that may not be immediately visible but that undergird our mission to serve students well. Learn More
Socializing Teenage BoysWith all boys in the Middle School years, a male teacher is important. I want to help them find out who they want to be.
Andy Lindblad
Ensuring Creativity in the ArtsMy vision for the Cotting performing arts program looks like a variety TV show…everyone is involved in some way.
Bill Ironfield
Promoting Proper NutritionThe students are amazing. They make me smile. And watching them grow up is awesome.
Tina Sousa

Support Cotting on Amazon

Purchase the Arcadia Press pictorial history of Cotting School

Amazon.com will donate a small percentage of your purchase to Cotting School if you make us your favorite charity.

Support our students by donating used books which they will re-sell on our Amazon Used Book Site during Work Skills.
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Cotting Corner Store

Cotting Corner Store

Shop the Cotting Corner Store for the latest selection of Cotting Falcons Fan Gear! Whether you’re a current student, parent, player, fan or alumni, you’ll find many products such as, t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, and more.

All proceeds of products purchased go toward Cotting's After School program. Orders are filled by students in our Work Skills Program.

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