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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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!
We love Cornerstone! After being here for 3 years, my kids have had nothing but spectacular teachers. They care about my kids and desire for them to be brought up to know the Lord as well as grow academically. My kids are allowed to reach beyond "the norm," so they can continue to be stretched, which is very important to me. After very poor experiences in the public school system, I would heartily recommend Cornerstone to any family!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
they do everything for their kids so they can grow to be some impressive kids.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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