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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

“Will you, gentle reader, bring your friends to see the School?  They will be amply rewarded.”                                                                                                               – Cofounder Dr. Augustus Thorndike

Cotting School is forever grateful for 125 years of thoughtful, generous leadership that has made the school successful for over a century.  A spirit of giving lies in the fabric of our mission and history.  Donated basement space in Boston’s Back Bay enabled us to open our doors for the first time in 1894.  Mary Perry, the very first teacher and superintendent, was a volunteer.  Countless others have donated their time and treasure over the years, putting Cotting School at the forefront of special education.  Even today, tuition dollars simply do not cover the cost of a Cotting education, and we rely on that same generosity to carry out our mission: to enable students with special needs to achieve their highest learning potential and level of independence.

We welcome you learn more about our history, read about some of our outstanding teachers and students, and hopefully plan a visit today to see what Cotting School is all about.

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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. Read about some of the important members of community whom your gift supports. Learn More
Preparing students for the next step in their lifePlease join us in making a real difference in the lives of students
Joan and Doug Garron
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
Cotting has made a world of difference for our entire familyNot only is her experience in the classroom more inclusive, she has her therapeutic and medical needs met all in one place.
Paula and Michael Aschettino

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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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