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PK-8
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Vancouver, WA
Students enrolled: 374
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7708 NE 78th St
Vancouver, WA 98662

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(360) 256-9715
(360) 882-7614
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March 25, 2014
I am so proud to call Cornerstone Christian Academy the school of choice for my very precious kids. The return on investment pays dividends one cannot measure--academic excellence with God in the center of everything. The instruction is delivered by dynamic teachers who are passionate about what they do. Most view technology in the classroom as a distraction...not so here! I have witnessed the brilliant use of iPads, for example, to engage students in new and meaningful ways. Finally, as a parent, it feels so good refreshing that our children are "known". Yes, really known. Teachers and staff are keenly aware of where each child is at in their progression through life and academics. The feedback and communications parents receive is very healthy and regular...newsletters and personalized emails keep us apprised of current events and calls to action. Please consider a tour of the facilities and ask to meet with faculty and staff. You will see the "fruit" visibly on display. Armand S.

- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2014
We have been attending Cornerstone for 7 years and have been with them through the good times and the bad. Over the past 2 years with the current administrative staff I have witnessed such dramatic growth in achieving excellence in ALL area's of Cornerstone Christian Academy. The staff and parent volunteers clearly have such an amazing love for all the students and families they see everyday, and care so deeply for their academic, personal, and spiritual growth. We truly are a school who first and foremost loves our Lord, and because of that love, we are a strong community and family that walks through life together.

- submitted by a parent
March 12, 2014
The opportunity for my children to attend Cornerstone has been invaluable! The diversified academic teaching is outstanding, allowing my kids to grow beyond that which is "expected." The spiritual support, Biblical world view, and Jesus-centered lens through which each subject is taught shows them how to grow up to live Christ-centered lives...and is changing their hearts for eternity.

- submitted by a parent
March 12, 2014
Cornerstone Christian Academy has been a huge part of my family's life over the years! We are blessed daily with the encouragement, support and excellent teaching this school provides. Year after year we are engaging in relationship with our teachers and all of the faculty that is available to the students and to us as parents as well. The teachers are educated beyond any traditional degree and it shows! I would easily and without reservation recommend Cornerstone to any family that seeks to have a God based foundation for their children and who want only the highest quality of education that they provide.

- submitted by a parent
March 12, 2014
Cornerstone Christian is an outstanding school! My three kids attend Cornerstone, and I could not be happier. The community is like a family and the teachers are excellent. I love the biblical integration into every subject, and the love of Christ is evident in every classroom. I see my kids excelling spiritually and academically. I also like that the school has such high safety ratings. I can't imagine my kids going to any other school. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND CORNERSTONE CHRISTIAN!!

- submitted by a parent
March 12, 2014
My two daughters have received amazing education, have grown spiritually and have enjoyed great friendships while attending Cornerstone Christian Academy for the past 5 years. Most of the teachers here are truly passionate about teaching! In the last two years, the superintendent and the principles have been very approachable and willing to address any concerns that families have. I very much appreciate the school's focus on continually training the teachers to become better at what they do. More than anything, I appreciate all the teachers and staff of walking along our family and helping my husband and I to build Christ character in our children!

- submitted by a parent
March 12, 2014
Cornerstone Christian Academy is the school in Clark County for your child to experience an education that is Christ-centered, that far exceeds even the highest academic standards, and has a family environment where your child will be loved. We have been involved with the CCA staff for 10 years and have watched it grow into a mature, experienced, highly-trained community of professionals committed to excellence, to our children, and to Jesus. There is no other school in Clark County that we would want our kids to be at

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2013
i go here at cornerstone. and i love my school because my teachers always happy our teachers love us. i am in fourth grade my teacher is mrs.mumley she is my favorite teacher. because she loves each and every one of us the same she is always happy and she is adventures just like me! But my favorite thing about here is that she makes everything FUN!!!!!!!!!! she can even make a test fun! sincerely emily wood

- submitted by a community member
May 03, 2013
All three of my children attend Cornerstone Christian School. This school goes above and beyond my expectations. The superintendent and principals are incredible. Every question I've addressed with them has been handled immediately. My kids love going to school every day. It's the best feeling to drop off your kids at a place that they love. I couldn't be happier with this school. I plan on sending my kids here throughout their education. And now that they are building a high school, I will be able to send them to high school as well!

- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2013
We have been a Cornerstone family for 4 years. My daughter began in preschool and is now in the 3rd grade. My 3 year old son has attended since 3 months old. Each year the school continues to grow in positive ways. As a parent there are many opportunities for involvment and there is an open door policy with Cornerstone teachers and leadership. I can not imagine having my kids in any other school as they are receiving a high quality education and learning about the love of God and how to spread God's love to others. Cornerstone has a vision for the future and I look forward to many more years of being part of the Cornerstone family.

- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2012
This is our first year at Cornerstone Christian School and we are very happy! Teachers have been wonderful, administration has been easy to work with, the kids love the principal, there is strong parent involvement and my kids love the special classes such as computer, art, music, pe, etc. All and all we are very pleased.

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2011
Our family has had a wonderful start to a brand new school year at Cornerstone! Our kids love their teachers and already feel comfortable in their new settings. Thank you to our new superintendent and elementary principle for making us feel confident about our decision to choose Cornerstone.

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2011
Our daughter has attended three Christian schools. Our experiences at Centralia Christian and Portland Christian were overwhelmingly awesome, our brief exposure to Cornerstone delivered immeasurable grief and heartache for our child and my family. We were very disappointed in the administration s responses to bullying, theft, and disparate treatment between the teachers children and the rest of the kids. Every time we brought these things to staff's attention the problem escalated. Maybe it's a great school for those families who never experience problems requiring administrative intervention but the philosophy at that level sure wasn't working for our family.

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2011
My wife and I chose to send our 6 year-old daughter to Cornerstone. We found the school s philosophy to be very legalistic and rigid, and administrative staff to be idealess managers instead of age-appropriate, encouraging leaders. For example, on two occasions our daughter came home with a barrette that belonged to somebody else and a rock. In both cases, the principal accused her of stealing and moved to expel her. I had to reach out to the school s superintendent twice before finally throwing in the towel and moving our daughter to Portland Christian mid-year. Then the principal promised us a prorated refund within a week. In the second week it took three phone calls and two emails to finally secure it. In the end, we concluded that the principal was more interested in being right than he was in actually helping solve the problems we brought to his attention

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2011
Cornerstone is a really great school. My daughter began in the pre-k class in early education and is now in kindergarten. She absolutely loves it. The teachers are excellent and have great communication. My daughter has grown so much academically and socially and I couldn't imagine her going to school anywhere else!

- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2011
We have been attending Cornerstone for 3 years now... and are extremely happy! The emphasis on the Lord is what will bring us back year after year. Our 3rd grader is happy and doing well academically... but more importantly our 6th grader is experiencing a safe, fun, and Godly Middle School! I could not imagine sending either child anywhere else!

- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2011
We've had nothing but trouble with this school. My daughter's 1st grade class was reviewing Kindergarten work for the first 2 1/2 months. She was very bored and unchallenged. When I complained, I was told some of the other kids needed the refresher and my daughter would just have to "deal with it". We experienced many more problems that we had hoped to avoid by not enrolling in a public school. Very poor teacher relations and even worse with the principal. He seemed more interested in us not taking up his time then working with us. I would not recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2010
We chose Cornerstone Christian Preschool for our 4 year old after looking at several preschool/daycare's in the area. We have had nothing but a great experience. They have a great program, incorporating a structured learning environment, hands on opportunities, loving staff, and although we are not the typical church going family, the religious aspect is perfect for him, teaching him both about religion and compassion and kindness. He is extremely energetic, and is bright and very charismatic, we trully have found the perfect match for him. The teaching staff is extremely patient, they are safe and provide wonderful instruction. He started not being able to recognize letters or numbers and within a month, he is writing his name, and his letter and number recognition is astounding. We are very happy with Cornerstone.

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2010
This will be our third year at Cornerstone. We chose this school with great promise that our daughter who is above average would be challenged. During the Kindergarden year the school brought in an excelerated program that allowed the children to work at their own pace, while at the same time allowing the teachers to see were each child was individually. Many parents were very excited and happy with the program. The next year the program was gone. Since then there has been nothing challenging those who need to be challenged. Leaving quite a few children bored. This is not what we were promised and not what we expect from a private school. We love the staff and dont wish to pull our daughter away from an excellent christian based school. However, she or any other child should not be held back due to poor academic programs.

- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2010
I have had nothing but problems with staff short comings, excuse after excuse on issues that would make this statement way to long. One issue that kept happening is why my 4 year old child has been picked up soaking wet, so wet that he is soaked through a 'water proof' ski jacket to his t-shirt being wet, his pants and shoes soaked through to his skin. When it was only 40 degrees out, he and about 10 other children were let to ride tricycles and play out in the rain. When asked why the staff replied'they want too, the shoes will take them were they will take them...' This was one of over 6 occurances just with my child. This facility has a new director this year and we hoped this program would improve. It is all about money with cornerstone. Do yourself a favor and go

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 20, 2010
The visionaries that were there for this school have been driven out. The prevailing thought now is that the school is merely a ministry of the school that is expendable should it prove to not financially support itself. Ministers have been put in charge of academic endeavors which is not their forte. All cutting edge programs have gone by the wayside. If a parent is looking for an academically excellent school with a god-led curriculum taught by Christians they would need to look elsewhere. This school is not the complete package and is veering further and further from this direction. Their philosophy to put God first is more than admirable, but not at the expense of their academics which are suffering. Very sad.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 07, 2009
they do everything for their kids so they can grow to be some impressive kids.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 06, 2009
As this school is good in the religious aspect of learning, they need to offer the HOSTS program to students who have trouble earlier then 3rd grade. I was also very hurt and disappointed in their management skills before the 2008-2009 school year. Without proper planning or forseen consequences, a meeting was held for all families to inform them the Early Ed program was going to be terminated with little notice to find placement for their children for that school year. Over half the families left before the meeting was finished. Families were torn and good teachers I knew left the school. This is not the ideal environment I want my child in for a church or school to damage families who put their heart and soul into everything about it. They did extend the timeline, but the hurt was already done. My child will not be returning.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 09, 2009
My kids have been at Cornerstone for almost 3 years now. I have a preschooler and an elementary aged child. One thing that is so special about this place is the emphasis on the Lord. Chapel is my favorite part of the week, as it just puts a knot in my throat to watch these kids worship the Lord. The staff in the elementary and ECE are very friendly and helpful. The administrative assitant in the preschool is knowledgeable and very professional, and continues to provide great service to me & others. Even though there has been a change in the director recently, the place seems to be thriving, and the new director is making some great changes that are benefiting the program. They teach the kids to learn through play as well as guiding them with an academic approach. My child loves school and his teachers very much. Thank you.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 10, 2008
Parents, this is a great preschool for your kids, 12 months- 5years! The teachers are experienced, educated, and skilled at what they do. I have two children in the program (preschool with extended care) and my kids LOVE it. I feel safe leaving my children, and know that the environment is a moral one. The director is very educated, and has helped our family in many ways. The Early Ed director gives sound advice, and definitely has a passion for what she does. It's all about the kids. She has built relationships with the children and families in the program...not only the old ones carried over from a different program, but she has made new ones with my family, and others, that I can tell. Check that place out. It's busy, definitely busy with many children--but they are having fun and learning! Way to go, ECE! We are happy parents!

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2008
My son is 4 and attends this great school. They have good student teacher ratio's. Great Curriculum. I also volunteer w/ a great program called HOSTS.

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2008
Very good school. Warm, nurturing and safe. Significant paerntal involvement. A very hard working and dedicated principal who will listen to parents and make appropriate changes when necessary. Although they are working hard to improve the program to challenge gited students, currently it is not a great challenge for those advanced students. I do believe that is changing with some excellent new programs.

- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2008
My daughter has attended Cornerstone for the last 2.5 years. I have been very happy with the teachers and very pleased with their level of commitment to the children. The school is constantly striving for ways to improve and has some great programs in place. I only have two complaints. One, the Early Education department is very separate from the school itself in the way it is run and needs some work. The early education teachers though are exceptional. My other complaint is that while Cornerstone is excellent at helping students that are below grade level to catch up, they are below public schools when it comes to their ability to challenge accelerated kids.

- submitted by a parent
November 28, 2006
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November 14, 2006
We enrolled our son in the pre-k program in the fall of 2006 and have had nothing but a positive experience with the staff, teachers and the overall environment at Cornerstone. We have never been made to feel like a 'tuition check.' The atmosphere is always upbeat and supportive. The small class size really gives you a feeling of involvement with the other families. Bottom line- Cornerstone is a community of people who care about the success of your child!!!

- submitted by a parent
February 07, 2006
We've only been involved in this school for the current year for Pre-Kindergarten, but from everything I've experienced so far, it is a wonderful school. Even at the Pre-K level, the kids have regular homework and the quality of the academics is very high. Having friends with a teenager that went from 4th-8th grade at the school, I know that a lot is expected out of the students academically. They also start the children in preschool in music and start the children in band in the 4th grade-much earlier than many school districts. There are sports programs beginning in 6th grade I believe, but if extremely competitive school sports is what you're looking for, this wouldn't be the place for you. Being a private Christian school, the level of parent involvement is extremely high. The teachers are also highly involved and have regular contact with the parents.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2005
My daughter attends Cornerstone and every day is learning something new. It's amazing to me how much she has grown since begiing there!

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Cornerstone Christian Academy for Learning and Leadership
7708 NE 78th St, Vancouver, WA  98662
(360) 256-9715
Last modified Cornerstone Christian Academy for Learning and Leadership is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
Cornerstone Christian Academy for Learning and Leadership Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 32 reviews. Top