Our History: Born in Prayer
The Cornerstone Christian School (CCS) was born in prayer. Over a number of years, God laid a burden upon individual hearts, and then upon the hearts of members of a Bible Study group. They shared the earnest conviction that their children should have a Christian Education. Then on September 18, 1980, the Church of the Nazarene formed a Christian School Search Committee.
March 13, 1981, marked the installation of the permanent School Board led by Chairwoman, Anneliese Roe. Marcia Kirby, our first Administrator/Principal, was recommended to the Church Board on May 28, 1981. God’s leading was evident each step of the way. It was with a deep sense of moving in rhythm with Him that the school opened on September 1, 1981, with 56 children in Grades K-6. Grade 7 was added in 1982; Grade 8 in 1983; Grade 9 in 1984; Grade 10 in 1987; Grade 11 in 1988; and Grade 12 in 1989.
Our K-8 program became accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) in June, 1988, after more than a year of self-study. In cooperation with ACSI, Cornerstone was recognized at the same time as an approved school by the Connecticut Department of Education. In 1995, Cornerstone applied for K-8 re-accreditation with ACSI, and was approved in June of 1996.
During the entire process, the inspiration of the Holy Spirit has been felt and the power of our Savior, Jesus Christ, has been made manifest. It is upon this FIRM FOUNDATION that The Cornerstone Christian School will continue to stand to the Glory of God.