Partnering with Families
Parents have the God-given responsibility for educating their children. It is a privilege for Cornerstone to partner with parents as they fulfill this tremendous responsibility.
School Day Hours & Transportation
School Day Hours
The school day officially begins at 8:30AM and concludes at 3:00PM (elementary) and 3:05PM (secondary).
Students may be dropped off as early as 7:50AM at no additional cost to families.
Students in Pre-K through Grade 8 who are not picked up at dismissal time will be sent to our Extended Day Program for an additional charge. (Please contact the school office for more information.)
Residents of Manchester may qualify for bus transportation to and from school each day. This service is provided by the town of Manchester. For more information, please call the school office.
The Cornerstone Christian School is a non-denominational school built upon non-denominational Christian principles. (See our Statement of Faith.) The following churches are some of those that have been represented by the families and faculty of school.
Mt. Zion Christian Fellowship
Iglisia Cristiane Diciples of Christ
Manchester Church of the Nazarene (Host Church)
Evening Dove Ministry
General Opportunities – Open to the Public
The homeschooling community is encouraged to join us each Wednesday for chapels. The standard times for these chapels (which are subject to change due to unique needs and opportunities that come up throughout the course of the school year) are as follows:
- Elementary Chapel (K-5) from 10:00 - 10:30 am
- Middle & High School Chapel (6-12) from 8:30 – 9:15 am
Likewise, homeschooling families are welcome to attend our full-school assemblies throughout the school year.
Select Courses Available for Grades 1-12 Enrollment
We also offer the opportunity for homeschool families to enroll in a special selection of elementary and middle school classes and all high school courses (based on the availability of seats). For more information and a list of registration fees, you are encouraged to make an appointment with the school principal.
Elementary & Middle School Courses
- Elementary Music Program
- Elementary Art
- Elementary Physical Education
- Middle School Music Program
- Grades 6-12 Concert Band
- Middle School Physical Education
- Middle School Math
High School Courses - All high school courses are available to homeschoolers (basedon the availability of seats).
Varsity Athletics Program - High school students may participate in our varsity sports program. Playing time and admission onto the team is based on the same criterion applied to full-time students.
Online Communication Site
Because we highly value communication between school and home, Cornerstone subscribes to a secured, password protected web portal for communicating with our families. Once enrolled, each family and student is issued a unique username and password to be able to access their account at www.sycamoreeducation.com. Users can send Pass-A-Notes to the teachers, academic progress can be tracked for students in Grades 6-12, daily news updates are available, and more!
Each Wednesday we publish our weekly newsletter called The Crusader Shield. This newsletter is sent home with the students and is emailed directly to parents.
Our elementary and middle school teachers also commit to communicating regularly with families through newsletters and updates to their Sycamore pages online.
Parent, Teachers, and Friends Association
The Parent, Teacher and Friends Association (PTFA) of The Cornerstone Christian School exists to foster community spirit among the families of CCS and support the educational goals of the school through the coordination of a variety of activities, prayer and fundraising. The PTFA also holds a seat on the School Board to share the thoughts and ideas representative of the PTFA in a decision-making capacity.
The PTFA motto is “Working Together to Make a Difference.” CCS believes that the input and involvement of each parent, teacher and friend of CCS is vitally important to the overall success of the school. It is always exciting to hear new ideas while working together to enrich the school environment.