During the 2012/2013 school year the Cottage community came together to design a strategic plan to guide our work for the next four years. Through collaborative dialogue over two days a team of school and community members developed the foundation of our plan. Over the following months a larger group of Cottage School community members met to design action steps to bring our tactics to life and to fulfill our three measurable objectives. In May 2013 the plan, including detailed actions and next steps, was finalized. In the 2014/2015 school year we will continue the work we have started. We encourage all Cottage Community members to participate in this exciting journey.
Inspired by the Montessori philosophy, the mission of Cottage is to guide and empower each child to think critically while becoming an intrinsically motivated, 21st century learner who understands their responsibility within the diverse planet, through the delivery of personalized instruction, in a child-centered environment supported by a nurturing community
- By 2017, through multiple measures, we will reduce the number of students in all groups who are not performing at proficient or advanced levels in English language arts and math by 50%.
- Each child will develop and demonstrate the character traits needed to become caring, responsible stewards contributing to our diverse planet through inner discipline and perseverance.
- By 2017, all students will demonstrate intrinsic motivation while applying skills of a 21st century learner in a Montessori environment.