It's hard to write a less than positive review, because there are good aspects about the school and we try to be positive in our outlook. There is an underlying current in the school that is unsettling; almost a Stepford Wives Club, or a beautiful person's club. If your family is not part of the in-crowd, your child may be always second, no matter their ability. The teachers seem to be elitist at times without the substantiating evidence and there can be a smile and fib-to-your-face aspect. There is a lack of technology/STEM presented to the kids although there still is music, art, and PE. This is submitted anonymously because if we continue on with PRCA for 6-12th, we don’t want this held over our head; what does that say about the environment?
Cornerstone grants an education I wish I had as a child. It has a loving atmosphere, dedicated teachers, and a wonderful community. I know my child is cared for , challenged and respected. The biblical worldview is a must in this lost generation.
I am sad to see negative posts as what I read is simply untrue. I have three kids in the system and have never experienced anything like what was posted.
We have just completed a semester of kindergarten at Cornerstone and could not be more thrilled about how much our daughter has learned and how much she loves school. She is on Christmas break and is already asking when she can go to school again. The kindergarten teachers (all 4 of them) are absolutely amazing!! They are loving, patient, kind, gentle, fun, smart women and the kids adore them. If the rest of the teachers at Cornerstone are as terrific as the kindergarten teachers, we will be in for a terrific elementary education and experience!! Thank you kinder teachers, and thank you Cornerstone!
CCA represents what a K-6 school should be. There are rigorous academics, but the teachers are nurturing and care for the students while challenging them. CCA is committed to providing a classical education where students are taught according to a tried and true educational method that has been effective for centuries, rather than following educational fads (whole language, outcome based education, common core). The school is covenantal in its approach and does not seek to take the place of the church or the family. Rather it seeks to partner with the church and the family in educating children. We have been a part of the CCA community for over three years now and we have been blessed beyond measure.
We can not say enough about how happy we have been at Cornerstone Christian Academy. Our child has had an excellent learning experience every year for the last 5 years. The Administration and the teachers are outstanding. They really care about the students and their individual needs. They have small classrooms and they are able to give individual love and attention to each child. The teachers care and it shows, they create a loving, yet challenging environment and really allow the student to learn and grow. They teach them about the Bible, scripture and Jesus love for them. Our child loves the Lord and has thrived since being at this school. They study Latin and shakespeare and really offer a very well rounded education. We couldn't be happier with the Leadership and the entire experience.
Our family has been part of CCA for 8 years and we are more than pleased with this community. The teachers teach not only the excellerated academics but they also teach to the heart of the child! A love of learning is fostered here in a genuine way and it can be seen in all four of my children's educational pursuit. We chose this school because we believed they would care for our children most similarly to the way we do in our home! The partnership we, as parents, have with the staff and principal of the school is unprecedented! We love this school!
We loved Cornerstone. We loved the teachers. We loved the community. The culture can be a pretentious and money driven, but underneath, the families were wonderful. We were terribly disappointed in the school's leadership however, and chose to pull our children after it was clear that Biblical principals of leadership would not be followed. We chose a school that would foster Christian character, and that just isn't possible when the administration doesn't display it in their own actions. We sought reconciliation with the administration per Matthew 18:5-20 and our meetings were cancelled with an email telling us to go talk to the new head of schools if we had concerns. We were very disappointed with Mr. Jones's lack of character and willingness to speak to us in addressing our concerns.
My children have been at Cornerstone for 7 years now and we have loved every bit of it! This is not the kind of school where you pay your money, drop off your kids, expect the school to do it all & then complain when they don't. Cornerstone is very much about partnering with parents to raise children. If you are looking for the kind of school where you are welcome in your child's classroom, can call/text the teacher with questions, & take comfort in knowing that not only are they praying for your child, but for you, than this is the school for you. Classes are small and the teachers are an amazing group of godly men & women who are just as concerned about what s happening in my son s heart as they are with the info going into his head. As for the academics, my oldest is extremely smart (reading at age 3) and he was challenged all the way through Cornerstone. They use a classical approach - which means that they will learn how to write (even in cursive!) and how to think logically and critically. When my kids go out into the world, I want them to know how to think for themselves and defend their beliefs. That's the education they re getting at Cornerstone & Pusch Ridge!
Both my children have gone through this excellent school. My son is currently a sophomore at Pusch Ridge Christian Academy and my daughter attends the honor college at American University in D.C. The grounding in the classical ideals of truth, beauty and goodness has impacted their lives and ours. CCA spread a banquet before my children of excellence in their curricula, methodology and leadership. Thankfully the leadership represented today carries on the rich traditions of the founders and their ideals for glorifying God in all areas of education and partnering with the home in their God given responsibility in raising their children to be Disciples of Christ.