Our Approach

There Is Nothing Ordinary About Us

Cornerstone Prep is a very unique elementary school. The school structure, perspective, methods and systems are based on the best practices from high performing school across the country. These best practices, infused with intentional character development that make Cornerstone Prep a distinctive institution. The following are some of the distinguishing characteristics of Cornerstone Prep:


College preparation begins in kindergarten.
High expectations support high achievement.
Every minute counts.
Leadership matters.

Urban Students deserve the best.


College preparation begins in kindergarten.

As noted by the National Research Council, “academic success….can be predicted with reasonable accuracy by knowing someone’s reading skill at the end of 3rd grade.” Cornerstone Prep understands the importance of college preparation at an early age and therefore provides students with the foundation of knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in college.

 

High expectations support high achievement.

Cornerstone Prep believes that all students can learn at a high level when provided access to an achievement-oriented, structured, disciplined environment beginning in kindergarten. The school demands excellence from students and faculty alike, seeking the highest level of achievement from every individual.

 

Every minute counts.

The work of educating urban students is of utmost importance. The future of our community and country depends on it. Therefore, Cornerstone Prep values every minute of the school day. Every system, process, and procedure is designed to maximize the learning time for students.

Leadership matters.

The world needs educated leaders with character. Cornerstone Prep students are equipped and challenged each day to grow in their ability to lead. This leadership focus prepares students not only to be leaders in their school but to become life-changing leaders in their community after leaving school.

 

Urban students deserve the best.

Urban students consistently attend under resourced schools when compared to their suburban counterparts. Urban students also consistently perform poorly on standardized tests when compared to their suburban counterparts. Cornerstone Prep believes all students, regardless of their zip code, can perform at high levels when provided great teachers, proven instructional methods, adequate facilities and the opportunity to achieve. Cornerstone Prep, located in an urban community, gives urban students the opportunities they deserve.