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Christ The Cornerstone Lutheran Academy

Private | K-5 | 98 students


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Posted May 16, 2013

I have two children in Christ the Cornerstone; one in preschool and one in Kindergarten. Being a military family, we are constantly on the move and it is usually our children that have the most difficulty coping with the change. With that being said, finding a warm, loving, understanding environment for my children is always my highest priority, second to none. I researched schools all over the area before settling on Christ the Cornerstone and I couldn't be any happier. The education that my boys are getting is top notch and only second to the amount of love and attention that they receive here. When my current Kindergartener first started school I was extremely apprehensive. He is a VERY rambunctious child who often has the attention span of a butterfly, but he already tests past a first grade level for public school and my preschooler would already test out of a public school Kindergarten! The Preschool rivals the grade school in every way and my youngest ADORES all of the preschool teachers, (Who often help one another). Everyone at CTC is wonderful and we are going to be sad to have to leave this school when the time comes as it has become part of our family!
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Posted February 7, 2012

CTCA is a great school! The teachers are compassionate and attentive to my kids. My kids are currently are in preschool and I plan to have them attend CTCA for kindergarten. I have seem my kids develop and learn much more that most preschoolers. My kids love school very much, they even want to go on the weekends. The curriculum is extremely high and they flourish in the warm and loving environment. It is extremely important to shape and guide the young minds at an early age. This learning experience is the backbone for their future education!
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Posted March 23, 2011

We made the right choice. When looking for an elementary school for our daughter we looked around at several schools. We finally decided on CTCA. When it was time for our son to start preschool we knew to send him to the attached preschool. The teachers are all wonderful and more then willing to help you when you have questions. The class size are small and the kids get the attention they need. I'm very pleased with the progress both of my kids have made at this school. My son already has a love for reading and will be starting kindergarten next year. My daughter loves going to school and I never here her complain about school. Can't say enough good things about CTCA.
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Posted September 22, 2010

The teachers are this school are very compassionate. My son made phenomenal improvements both academically and socially since going to this wonderful school.
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Posted September 26, 2008

All my three kids goes to CTC, both preschool and elementary programs. All the teachers that my children have are all experienced, loving, dedication and passion to teach. Small class size. Affordable tuition. Fun learning environment. My kids love to go to school everyday! What can you ask for more!
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Posted September 3, 2008

I removed my child from this school and put her in public school because of the lack of training her instructer had. She was not progressing and learning well.
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Posted August 20, 2008

Excellent school. Our daughter just completed the 3 year old pre-school program at CTCA. She has made great strides in her academic, social, and emotional development, since beginning at CTCA. It is a safe, nurturing environment, which allowed us to feel confident and comfortable in her enrollment there. The small student-teacher ratios ensured more individualized attention to each student. It is a wonderful, Christian, school community in which practically all of the teachers know all of the students, and all of the students know each other. If we had not relocated to another area in San Diego County, we would have absolutely kept her at CTCA. I have highly recommended CTCA to several friends who look forward to enrolling their children into CTCA.
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Posted August 5, 2008

My first kid has learnt a lot from the teachers and the school. My second son will go to preschool this fall,too. No doubt we still choose Christ the Cornerstone. because it is really a great preschool and all our family love it.
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Posted July 7, 2008

Both of my children attend CTC. They started there in pre-school and are now entering Kindergarden and 4th Grade. As a military spouse, their security and stability is very important to me. I feel comfortable and assured that my children are well taken care of at CTC. Their care has also helped instill in them, values and confidence. I continue to be very pleased with the curriculum, staff, and teachers. Thanks to CTC, my children will have the solid educational foundation that they will need as they grow and continue through the higher levels.
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Posted June 18, 2008

I love CTC. My son has been there since pre-school and will entering 2nd grade. My nephew is the same age and my sons reading skills and math abilities are way beyond, fully attributable to the curriculum and teachers and staff at CTC.
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Posted June 12, 2008

Great school. Small class size offers great individual help for the students. Teachers and Teacher Assistant are very courteous and caring. They all truly care about our son's well being. Great academic program
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Posted June 12, 2008

My daughter has been at CTC since pre-school and she loves it. She is now going into 1st grade. All the kids are more advanced, the academics are advanced. I can't say enough about the teachers. The class sizes are smaller and no child gets left out. There is one on one mentoring which you will not get in a larger school. The teachers truly care about every last one of their students. Leadership skills and student involvement starts as early as 1st grade. I believe that students that attend CTC will grow to be leaders in our communities and nation.
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Posted June 11, 2008

Christ The Cornerstone Academy is, without a doubt, one of the best Private Schools in Southern California. The Student to Teacher Ratio is small, the academic instruction is excellent, and the children actually look forward to going to school. My son has friends that go to public schools, and even his friends wish their parents would send them to Christ The Cornerstone. That says it all. Chilren who attend this school are light years ahead of their public school counterparts.
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Posted June 11, 2008

This school is wonderful. All children love each other and teachers are great!
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Posted June 11, 2008

My son and my daughter attend CTC. This is an excellent christian school with a strong emphasis on academic performance. The teachers are very caring and are readily available. The class size is small, about 15 to 20 students per class, which is essential for good teacher-student interaction.
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Posted June 11, 2008

I send my three boys to this school. I can't say enough great things about it!!! I feel they are getting the best education out there.
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Posted November 29, 2007

My daughter is in this school since preschool. She been to 3 different preschools, this is the best for academic, nurturing environment, and family oriented. She was learning her ABCs, numbers, basic math, and art activities. Furthermore, every teachers in this school know my daughter name, very impressive.
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Posted August 4, 2007

This is a great school - small class size and great teachers! It has a very caring and happy feeling though out the school.
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Posted November 30, 2006

i like this school, they are just like a family school. if you compare to other school, this school is ok.
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Posted February 15, 2006

We hare truly blessed to be apart of CTC, both of our boys now 4 and 6 yrs old have attended since 3 years of age. Pre-Kinder curriculum is very caring and christian based. Kinder & 1st grade teachers are skilled in their teaching. My 1st grader is reading well above is grade and thoroughly enjoys math. School is well organized and focused on christian behavior.
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Ethnicity This school State average
Asian or Pacific Islander 52% 11%
Two or more races 20% 3%
White 16% 26%
Black 6% 6%
Hispanic 4% 52%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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9028 Westmore Road
San Diego, CA 92126
Phone: (858) 566-1741


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