The Cottage School senior Ellie Rappoport received an academic and leadership scholarship from Dean College of Franklin, Massachusetts and also committed to the women’s basketball program. She plans to pursue studies in early childhood development and plans to open a child care facility.
Rappoport, who played at the varsity level since the seventh grade, established herself as one of the most consequential student-athletes in the school’s 32 year history. She currently holds records for the most career rebounds, games played, and career starts. Additionally, fellow coaches and Athletic Directors in the Atlanta Athletic Conference recognized her efforts and skill by selecting her four-time Conference All Star, two-time All-Conference Team Player, AAC 2017 Best All-Around Basketball Athlete.
Rappoport’s other accomplishments include the Presidential Award, Yearbook editor, Interact president, highest leadership status at TCS, honor roll (3.7 GPA), service as a school ambassador, as well as an All-Conference volleyball athlete and track & field participant, which earned her this year’s Cougar Sportswoman of the Year award. Outside of TCS, Ellie is a part of Friendship Circle and the Roswell Rotary Youth Leadership Club.
Head Coach Grahm Smith of Dean College enthused “Ellie comes from a great family and is a dedicated student-athlete. With her drive, dedication and desire to be successful, she will help continue to build and solidify the Dean College Women's Basketball program and our winning tradition. She will have the opportunity to make an immediate impact and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to coach Ellie and help her to continue to develop and grow academically, socially and athletically during her next 4 years at Dean College.”
ABOUT THE COTTAGE SCHOOL
The Cottage School (TCS) has provided a comprehensive educational program for middle and high school students with learning differences for 32 years, adding 4th and 5th grades this school year. TCS offers a unique program focused on small class sizes, a collaborative student/teacher environment and a work-based model that promotes self-advocacy and fosters self-confidence. Accredited by AdvancEd for SAIS and SACS, TCS provides a college preparatory curriculum that meets Georgia Performance Standards and HOPE scholarship requirements. A wide range of experiential classes and clubs provide hands-on learning that cultivates life skills. The 23-acre campus includes labs, athletics and performing arts facilities, indoor/outdoor classrooms, and trails for outdoor activities. TCS also offers a variety of year-round sports.