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About TCS Athletics

The Cottage School’s athletic program is an integral part of our students’ educational experience. The program strives to provide opportunities to develop a positive competitive spirit, learn self-discipline, and foster teamwork and sportsmanship.

TCS offers a wide range of sports on the Varsity, JV, and Middle School levels. The school’s policy of “no cuts” for non-Varsity sports enables all students to participate in the sport(s) of their choice. Through participation in team sports, students not only learn the athletic skills necessary to play, they also learn fundamental life-skills that will remain with them throughout life.

TCS’ coaching staff pursues a commitment to excellence and encourages student athletes to reach his or her personal potential. The level of participation is determined according to the athlete’s strengths, skills, and interest, and it is our belief that every student can contribute to any team or sports event. Competition and winning are important aspects of any athletic program, but does not dictate the scope of the TCS program.  While primary emphasis is given to in-season competition, exceptional teams and individuals are given every opportunity to qualify for and excel in post-season playoffs and tournaments.

The Cottage School is a member of the Atlanta Athletic Conference and the Georgia Independent Schools Association (GISA). It competes within The Atlanta Athletic Conference for all sports and is a dual competitor with GISA in Cross Country, Tennis, and Track and Field in Region 1AA. 

What is the AAC?

Over twenty years ago a number of small, independent schools in the metro area joined to form an athletic league, The Atlanta Area Conference. The Cottage School chose to make the AAC our athletic home. Now, in an effort to help students, parents and fans to keep up with the latest sporting news, the AAC is rolling out its own website. Track the performance of your favorite Cougars while staying abreast of the latest standings, individual statistics and tournament developments. Visit the AAC’s official website:

What is the APAC? 

Five years ago The Cottage School, along with Cumberland Academy, Sophia Academy, The Swift School, and the Waldorf School came together to create a middle school league called the Atlanta Private Athletic Conference (APAC). It was designed with similar attributes to the AAC. This league has grown and now includes Atlanta Area School for the Deaf and Mills Springs Academy.