About Us


Reimagining Community.
Reshaping Education.

The Cottonwood High School is a Site-Based FREE public charter school located in the Buckeye Union School District in beautiful El Dorado Hills. At Cottonwood, we prepare students for the 21st century using a very different approach and methodology from traditional schools. We use project-based learning, interdisciplinary studies, coupled with Montessori principles of teaching and learning.

At Cottonwood students lead their own education by choosing topics that interest them, creating a love of learning.

Testimonials


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Reshaping Education


Reimagining Community


When you enroll in The Cottonwood School, you become part of a community where student’s voice is valued and student agency encouraged. Inspired by the Montessori approach, we understand that to thrive, students need a safe and supportive environment, rich with opportunities to explore their interests.

The Cottonwood teachers work together with students to provide a stimulating education that keeps pace with each individual learner’s personality, needs, and goals. We strive to support students’ academic, social, and emotional development because a well-rounded education creates responsible, successful adults who contribute to our diverse world.

Upcoming Events

September
6

Labor Day

  • 12:00 am - 11:30 pm

November
11

Thanksgiving Vacation

  • 12:00 am - 11:30 pm

November
11

Veteran's Day

  • 12:00 am - 11:30 pm
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College and Career Readiness


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