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Our Approach

Our Approach


The Cottonwood School’s mission is to provide educational options including Montessori-based pathways and other personalized educational pathways that encompass many options to meet each student’s needs and interests. The Montessori-based pathways include both a homeschool program and a site-based personalized learning experience grounded in Montessori philosophy inspired by a deeper learning pedagogy in order to support the unique needs of each student in an environment where they can feel safe and experience academic success. a personalized environment that fosters successful achievement through quality, personalized, standards-based education, which could include online coursework, offline textbook work, and unique hands-on and experiential learning experiences facilitated in partnership with students, parents, staff, and community.


The vision of The Cottonwood School is to create a learning organization that prepares students for their tomorrow.

Schoolwide Learner Outcomes

College and Career Readiness has a very specific meaning at the Cottonwood School. When the Charter School says it is focused on getting students college, career, and civic life ready, it means that every Cottonwood School graduate leaves aware, eligible, and prepared to pursue postsecondary education or training.