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Student Learner Outcomes (SLOs)

Student Learner Outcomes (SLOs)

The Cottonwood School (TCS) strives to develop students who are prepared to be part of an increasingly complex, demanding and competitive 21st century. In addition to being influenced by Montessori principles, TCS values the skills highlighted by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P-21): Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Creativity.


Students will engage in constructive, critical conversations by listening, responding, questioning and conveying ideas in diverse settings.


Students will engage with fellow classmates, staff and consult with community experts to increase innovation and to achieve a common goal through shared responsibility.

Critical Thinking

Students will engage in conceptualizing, analyzing and synthesizing to draw conclusions.


Students will move beyond comprehension to innovate in and outside the classroom setting.