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Mission, Beliefs and Values

We’re building on a tradition that began 110 years ago, and today we serve infants 6 weeks 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