My experience with Cornerstone was abismal. The director of the preschool is basically nothing more than a pageant queen looking for everyone that crosses her path to kiss her tiara. The principal of the elementary should have been retired a very long time ago - often can't put a complete sentence together.They raise the tuition every year, yet offer NOTHING more. The pastors drive VERY nice cars, yet put nothing into the school. The teachers are barely paid minimum wage, and well, you know what you get for that. They do have a commercial kitchen on-site which sounds really great, but the food that comes out of there is terrible and most definitely NOT healthy.They use and abuse parent volunteers. It doesn't seem to matter how many volunteer hours you give, they want more and then give absolutely nothing in return. The staff is a gossip circle, spending most of their days talking behind each others backs and the backs of the teachers and even the parents. They will all tell you how very "into" their Christianity they are. But the constant gossip-fest that goes on there speaks a very different tune.One of the selling points they tout in trying to get new students enrolled is that they have a very advanced curriculum, which in my experience is true. But what they neglect to tell you is that this only remains true for preschool thru 2nd grade. After that it quickly levels off and is no longer advanced. When I inquired as to why we are putting so much pressure on the kids when they were so young if we aren't going to keep up with it, the answer I received (straight from the mouth of the preschool director, Mrs Kaye) is: "I don't know - nobody knows really"!!!!!???In addition, the school is very lacking in extracurricular activities. The few sports/activities they have are mostly headed by parent volunteers rather than trained professionals. Pretty sad, especially in light of the high cost of tuition here. Even their uniform code continues to degrade. When we started there it was very nice, but now they wear t-shirts once a week and can pretty much wear whatever they want for shoes. Not what you want from a private chrisitian school!In this parents opinion: stay as far from this school as you can get.
Our child is in fourth grade at CornerStone and has been going there since pre-school. We are so happy with the education she is receiving in such a loving, Christian environment! Everyone - teachers, aides, office staff, pastors - are always helpful and available if you have a question or concern. If you are looking for a place that is warm, safe, and loving, that develops a child's spiritual character as well as the academic mind, CornerStone Christian Academy is the right school for you!
We have our children at Cornerstone Christian Academy & Tykes Preschool. We have one in the preschool program and one in 1st grade. We have been part of the Cornerstone family for 2 years now & we have been incredibly impressed with the passion & character the leadership and staff have for the kids! They are constantly striving to make the school an advanced & amazing place for our kids to grow in their education & spirituality! I am very proud to be part of this school and I look forward to watching my children continue to grow & flourish from the leadership, character & caliber of the teachers, staff & leaders.As I read the recent post that gave Cornerstone one star knowing the school like I do it sounds like there is much more to the story than what has been posted- they would not have taken such extreme measures unless there was a significant repeated delinquency. In order to pay the teachers that teach our children they have to collect tuition- needing to take measures to protect that is certainly not an abuse of a nonprofit organization nor does it show a lack of Christian character- that behavior is consistent with any business that is counted on to pay salaries & keep the lights on.
My son went to this school about 6 years ago. He had a grown man get in his face and the school did nothing. The principle was rude and nasty and it was my son's first experience of rejection.
This church is great! They are extremely welcoming, if you are late, they help you find a seat. They focus on grace and truth. Paster Shane is an exceptional speaker. They have a coffee shop and also serve free coffee. They make it very easy to join a small group. The music is like a contemporary Christian concert, really helps you open up to hear God's message