Job Openings

Some of the most caring and qualified educators and professionals work at Cotting School. Job openings are posted via SchoolSpring. We are most often hiring Special Education teachers and Program Assistants (teacher’s aides). The culture at Cotting is what makes us unique.  We focus on hiring people who want to make a difference and have passion for working with students of various abilities.  At Cotting not only do we have the resources available to help you and your students be successful, but you will work with a team of dedicated people and help shape the lives of our students.  

Burr Family Conference

Each year, thanks to a generous donation from the Burr Family, Cotting School offers a free, full day of learning for professionals, parents, and caregivers of students with disabilities.  Through the support of a generous donor, attendees can participate in sessions, visit with vendors and network over a light lunch free of charge. The Conference focuses on a different theme each year and offers a variety of evidence-based, practical strategies to attendees via presentations, hands-on sessions and discussions throughout the day. In addition, vendors’ exhibits provide the opportunity...


Cotting Consulting currently provides services in multiple assistive technology domains including:

  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Math
  • Executive Functioning
  • Positioning and Access


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Cotting School History

This page was designed to be a resource for former, current and prospective students and their families who want to learn more about the history of Cotting School, and for scholars and friends of the school who want to research the history of special education in America. In 1893, two pioneering orthopedic surgeons from Children’s Hospital in Boston, Dr. Augustus Thorndike and Dr. Edward Bradford, saw the need to educate children whose physical challenges prevented them from attending school. As an experiment, they founded The Industrial School for Crippled and Deformed Children in Boston.  Modeled after 19th-century European...

Group and Corporation Volunteer Opportunities

Cotting School has been honored to have members of the following groups and corporations contributing their time to us as volunteers: Buckingham Browne & Nichols School Lexington Youth Commission Noble and Greenough School Shire Thermo Fisher If your group or Corporation would be interested in volunteering at Cotting School, our Volunteer Liaison will work with you to find a project to align with the needs of Cotting School. Read about Shire’s Global Day of Service Visit to Cotting School!