Early Elementary Program
Our early education program (PreK-Grade 1) is committed to providing a developmentally appropriate program taught from a strong, biblical worldview. Such a commitment allows us to embrace the individual rates of growth (physically, academically, socially, spiritually, and emotionally) that God has placed into each child.
The program officially starts with two years of Pre-Kindergarten beginning with our 3-year-olds. The program is distinctly designed to prepare the children for entry into our Kindergarten program. Children who turn 5 years old by August 31st are eligible to apply for enrollment as a Kindergartener.
Our Kindergarten and Grade 1 classrooms provide the students with a literacy-rich environment that fosters the solid development of pre-reading and early reading skills necessary for upper elementary and beyond.
Upper Elementary Program
Our upper elementary program (Grades 2-5) is committed to providing a challenging program that continues to embrace the developmental needs of children nearing pre-adolescence. As students leave second grade and enter third grade, they begin to use their foundational reading skills to enter the world of novels that are carefully selected to emphasize grade-appropriate skills as well as strong Christian values. Students are also encouraged and supported in the development of study skills as they continue to master foundational mathematics skills, to understand God's use of history to reveal His plan for mankind, and to explore the vast and exciting world of science while they marvel at God's incredible creation.
Middle School Program
Our middle school program (Grades 6-8) emphasizes a biblically sound and deliberately integrated approach to the instruction of the language arts (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) with the content areas. Novel selections and writing assignments are made based on the social studies themes, and science themes are carefully designed to complement the social studies themes. The study of science is designed to look for God's "fingerprints" in all of Creation, and the study of the social studies reveals God's plan for mankind as revealed over time. Data shows that when subjects are taught in an integrated fashion, students are more apt to recall the information taught in one subject because it is also being used in another subject.
High School Program
Our high school program (Grades 9-12) is designed to provide each student with the prerequisite skills and necessary credits to be able to attend the college of one's choice. At the same time, all subjects are studied and applied through the lens of a biblical worldview. Students are encouraged to identify and evaluate the worldviews expressed within their own culture and within the various cultures around the world. It is Cornerstone's desire to equip Christian leaders who will have an impact for Christ on the world around them. During the junior and senior years, a student with a B-average or better qualifies for entry into the MCC Partnership Program. Students are able to enroll at the Manchester Community College (MCC) to take free courses not already offered at CCS that can also be used toward dual credit at the college and high school levels.