Why Cotter Schools?

Cotter Schools is an international learning community guided by faith since 1911 where character, personal development, and academic achievement inspire a world of possibilities. We believe that addressing the whole person is integral to learning. We attend to the intellectual, physical, emotional, interpersonal, and spiritual well-being of each student. We believe the world is our classroom and technology is a tool which expands horizons and empowers students in their learning.

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Applications for enrollment in the 2017-2018 school year are now open! Watch a video below on what students are saying about their time at Cotter!


Where standards matter.

To meet the challenges present in today’s increasingly competitive environment, it is crucial that students take their academic future seriously. Cotter’s academic programs will challenge you in unique and creative ways to help prepare you for the future.

We believe that students learn best by actively participating in meaningful and challenging activities in a safe environment that encourages success and fosters creativity. Through the encouragement and support you receive from teachers, coaches, and fellow classmates, you will create the foundations for learning that prepare you for the challenges of an ever-changing world.

Where values matter.

We are very proud of our Catholic heritage, and our faith-based learning environment provides a solid ethical foundation essential to the development of character and leadership in life. At Cotter, we believe that teachers, staff, coaches, parents, and students share in the responsibility of providing a meaningful education grounded in a belief in the common good, compassionate service to others, and learning that assists students in making good decisions based on Christian values. Cotter Schools offers you the freedom to express your faith, explore and develop your spirituality, and nurture a sense of hope and purpose.

Where YOU matter.

Discover your personal best through the rigors of college preparatory courses, including advanced science and mathematics. Define yourself in the thrill of performance in the arts, in the team spirit shared in athletic competition, and in the spiritual satisfaction of service to others. The dedication of our faculty is demonstrated as we get to know and care about you. We’ll help you develop your talents to achieve your potential and discover the best in you.

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