In support of The Cottage School mission, the Counseling Department is dedicated to serving the individual needs of each student. We invite you to visit our office to introduce yourself and get to know our counseling team.
Our staff offers guidance and counseling in three major areas: personal, academic, and post-secondary planning. Our goal is to help you make the most of your Cottage School education by providing support to help you reach your personal and education goals. We do this by discussing values, perspectives, and issues; providing information and strategies; and sharing your joy in achieving your goals while helping you with your concerns when you face challenges.
Each counselor focuses on one or more of these specific areas so that you can best benefit from their knowledge and develop consistent relationships. When you enter The Cottage School, you will be introduced to the counselor(s) who will help you address your personal and academic needs. You will work with the counselor(s) each year in grades 9-12, you will begin post-secondary planning with a focus on career exploration ending is post-secondary options to meet your specific goals. Our objective is to develop a partnership with you and other school departments that will encourage and support you in reaching your personal and academic goals.
Our doors are open to welcome you, and we look forward to visiting with you, sharing in your successes, addressing your questions, and offering you support. We hope that we can assist you in making this exciting period of your life meaningful, happy, and productive.