Cornerstone excels in developing strong character traits and has 7 core virtues that are repeatedly taught in each grade's curriculum: compassion, giving, honesty, self-discipline, perseverance, respect, and responsibility
Teachers help students learn at a steady pace and are able to individualize instruction to avoid boring, overwhelming, or frustrating students. Detailed, multi-page progress reports are provided at the end of each trimester, and teachers are available to meet and quick to respond to email.
Teachers aim for approximately 10 minutes of homework per grade per day (example: 1st graders have an estimated 10 minutes of homework Monday through Thursday; 2nd graders get 20). Homework reinforces what is learned in the classroom, helps keep parents informed of what students are learning, and encourages good work habits.
Cornerstone exemplifies what a great learning environment is meant to be: engaging, nurturing, challenging, creative, peaceful, and fun. The teachers are smart, calm, patient, and caring, and are able to give the children what they need physically, emotionally, and mentally. We need more schools like Cornerstone, and our children deserve the kind of education Cornerstone is able to offer.
Totally amazing place! We say we can't really afford this school but we can't afford not to send our son there. He is in first grade now and attended K there. He absolutely LOVES going to school and even wishes there were no weekends so he could go to school more. The school fosters a love of learning and is focused on development if the entire individual not just the academics which are themselves incredible.
Cornerstone Learning Community is an amazing school. My daughter has been going since she was 3 and is now in kindergarten. Cornerstone is a community of parents, teachers, staff and administration working together for the best interest of the children. The children learn through hands-on projects and real life experiences! I highly recommend Cornerstone and honestly believe it's one of Tallahassee's hidden treasures!
This school is amazing. The whole community is warm and welcoming and the staff is outstanding with great leadership and people who are genuinely dedicated to the school and its success. My daughter attended kindergarten and 1st grades there and she would still be going there if we hadn't moved out of state. There was never a day that she did not come home happy and I loved seeing her show me the amazing things she had learned. Cornerstone students thrive and the parents are actively involved on a daily basis. I cannot say enough how much I love this school. It is also relatively inexpensive as far as private schools go and there is financial assistance available to promote a diverse community.
As a grandparent, I have always felt welcomed to participate in the 'Community'. I have had two grandsons there since 2005. CLC is a fabulous emotional, physical, and intellectural environment. My older grandson is now in high school and has made the honor role each term of his first year. My younger grandson loves learning and loves going to school each day.
My child is in K at Cornerstone, and it is an amazing learning environment. Students are taught to be good citizens by simply having them interact with their own vegetable gardens, their school community, and society. Weekly newsletters from each teacher describes what the class did, and community service is not a 'project' but a way of life.