Cornerstone Academy is a classical Christian school. We have returned to the time honored, proven method of education used for centuries with great success, which gives students the tools for learning and systematic thinking. We, therefore, emphasize the basics: Bible, reading, writing, arithmetic, English grammar, Latin and logic. We also teach science, worldviews, rhetoric, and more. A Physical Education program for each grade is offered as well, and the State of Florida requires one PE credit in 9th-12 grades for graduation. Additionally, all Grammar School students will have recess every school day and PE once a week.
After very careful review of all the options available, we have chosen the very best curriculum for each of the subject areas and for each grade. Attention was given to continuity between grades and between the Grammar and Secondary schools. In line with the educational philosophy of classical Christian schools, curriculum has been chosen that utilizes the tools of each educational phase. We are training students to be thinkers and to be able to reason well from biblical principles in every area.
Teacher Quality and Class Size
Cornerstone teachers are very carefully selected on the basis of Christian faith and character, experience, a gifting by God in teaching, and degrees and certifications. In K4 through 2nd Grade, we try to keep to a 10:1 ratio with students and teachers. There is an average of 18 -20 students per classroom in 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grades.
Is Cornerstone Academy Accredited?
YES! Cornerstone Academy is accredited through the the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Christian Schools of Florida (CSF).
What is Home Study and what are my responsibilities as a parent?
Many families of grammar students choose home study on Monday and Thursday, instead of a normal 5-day program. As your support and guide in the educational process, Cornerstone teachers will assign lessons for students on home study days in order to achieve appropriate benchmarks for each grade each year. The lessons must be completed at home and turned in the next classroom day. On home study days, parents of Grammar students should expect several hours of engagement that will include the teaching of basic concepts, the review of concepts covered in class, discussing readings or lessons to aid comprehension, checking work using teacher provided answer keys, and memory drills. Home study assignments for Logic and Rhetoric students are more self-directed but require supervision and some assistance. To support parents, teachers are available on home study days during prescribed office hours via phone or email.
Parent Service Hours
Parents will be required to participate in assisting Cornerstone Academy in some capacity through the year. Thirty-Five (35) Service Hours are required per family per year.