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Mission, Beliefs and Values

We’re building on a tradition that began 110 years ago, and today we serve students from 16 months through Grade 12. Cherished experiences of faith and community, excellence in education and attention to each individual student are the hallmarks of a Cotter education. From across the globe or down the street, our students represent all faiths. 

MISSION: Cotter Schools challenges students to achieve their full potential and use their lives in the service of others.

BELIEFS: As a Catholic learning community, we believe:

  • God is present in all creation.
  • Each person is valuable and deserves respect.
  • Education prepares people to build a better world.
  • In community, everyone grows.


  • Community
  • Faith
  • Service
  • Respect
Challenging you to be the difference