What are the school day hours?

The school day officially begins at 8:30AM and concludes at 3:05PM. Students may be dropped off as early as 7:50AM at no additional cost to families. Students in Pre-K through Grade 8 are eligible to attend Growing Like Christ, our extended-day program, for an additional charge. This program is available until 5:30pm.
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What is the length of the school year?

All of our classes, including Pre-K, follow a school year calendar: August to June. For information on our scheduled breaks, please view our calendar.
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Is transportation provided?

Residents of Manchester (K-12) may qualify for bus transportation to and from school each day. This service is provided by the town of Manchester. For more information, please contact the school office.
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Is there a uniform?

Our students in Kindergarten to Grade 12 are required to follow a dress code. This simple and practical dress code is designed to promote modesty, uniformity, and safety. The dress code pieces do not need to be purchased at any specific retailer, nor do they require special embroidery. Additional information can be obtained from the school office.
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Is Cornerstone a "church school?"

Cornerstone is an evangelical Christian school. The school was founded by the Manchester Church of the Nazarene. While all of our courses are taught from a biblical perspective, we do not uphold any specific denominational teachings. Please read our Statement of Faith for more details.
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Is Cornerstone accredited?

The Cornerstone Christian School maintains dual accreditation through the Association of Christian Schools International and Middle States Association—Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools.
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What curriculum do you use?

Like all schools, our curriculum is a document written by our faculty and administration to reflect our mission and vision and to guide our instruction at each grade level. Our curriculum guide reflects our commitment to teaching from a Christian, biblical worldview, as well as reflecting national and state standards. Textbooks are one of the many tools used by teachers in all schools as they implement their school's curriculum. Our textbooks are carefully selected by our Curriculum Councils to support our classroom instruction and our school's mission. This eclectic approach allows us to use textbooks from a variety of publishers.
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Can CCS graduates get into college?

Yes! We have an excellent college admissions rate. Please refer to our High School Profile or view a list of colleges that have accepted our recent graduates.
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What is Cornerstone's tuition?

Cornerstone's tuition varies by grade level. The school board is committed to making a Christian education accessible to as many families as possible. You will find that our tuition may be lower than some schools or higher than others. We also offer income-based tuition assistance as well as multi-student discounts. Please contact the office for additional information.
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Are parents happy with the school?

Yes! We have a retention rate of approximately 90%! That means that, by far, the majority of our students return each year. You can read parent testimonies yourself throughout our website or read online reviews from sources like GreatSchools.org or on our Facebook page. You may also view our parent references and contact a parent directly for information about a certain grade level.
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