“We define an “educated” person as one whose inborn love of learning is still intact (or has been reclaimed), and who chooses and has the skills to partake of the shared human creative endeavors of literature, science, and art.”

- Grace Llewellyn


ages 3-6


ages 7-18

We believe learning happens everywhere, all the time, and across all ages. Our objective in building a school was simple. We set out to create a space where kids are free to learn. Everyday we are working and reworking and changing and shifting to make that possible. The evidence that it’s working is on the faces of the kids who come through the door each morning and from the feedback of those who love them most.

“We instantly noticed a difference in the way she was approaching problems, her generosity and compassion, and overall interest in exploring new things.”

“She did things that she never would have tried before. She had a big decrease in her fear and anxiety. She actually wanted to go to school everyday.”

"He had the freedom to explore many areas of interest and there was so much support from everyone at Cottonwood!”

“I have my happy go lucky son back. He is a different child when he comes home.”

Cottonwood ALC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, or ethnic origin in administration, admission, or any associated activities.