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Cornerstone Academy

801 Silver Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94134

Phone:
(415) 587-7256

Website:

Philosophy & Approach

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

From the Director:

"Cornerstone Academy provides a safe and conducive learning environment for preschool through high school students. The academic program emphasizes the mastery of reading, writing, oral communication, math and the cognitive skills as well as the disciplines of science, history, social studies, music, art, and physical education. The School seeks to help each student grow and develop in knowledge and appreciation of Christian principles, develop positive relationships with others, and improve confidence and self-esteem." Extracted from Cornerstone Academy's website.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"History: Cornerstone Academy (formerly Little Lights Preschool) was founded in 1975 and is sponsored by Cornerstone Evangelical Baptist Church. The goal of the School is to provide a loving environment for students to develop as total persons - intellectually, socially, physically, and spiritually. Cornerstone Academy provides a safe and conducive learning environment for preschool through high school students. We welcome your child to our School, and we are sure the learning experiences will be happy and wholesome. As parents, you are cordially invited to visit, ask questions, and make suggestions. The best assurance for the success of your child is the close cooperation and understanding of the School's expectations, procedures, and goals. The academic program emphasizes the mastery of reading, writing, oral communication, math and the cognitive skills as well as the disciplines of science, history, social studies, music, art, and physical education. The School seeks to help each student grow and develop in knowledge and appreciation of Christian principles, develop positive relationships with others, and improve confidence and self-esteem. The entire staff has taken this ministry as a way of serving our Lord Jesus Christ through service to the students.

Mission Statement: To guide students toward excellence in academic, social, physical, and spiritual development based on Christian principles. To prepare students for productive lives as responsible citizens in a free and competitive society. To create and develop a community of mutual support comprised of the School, the students' families, and Cornerstone Evangelical Baptist Church.

Educational Philosophy: Teacher expectations impact student learning. The instructional program not only sets high standards, but also recognizes student diversity in learning styles and rate of achievement. The goal of developing students to their highest potentials is achieved by making explicit intended outcomes of the course work, delineating the building blocks to reach those outcomes, consistently assessing student progress towards the outcomes, and giving assistance as needed. Our curriculum and recommended course of study exceed most minimum requirements of most major colleges and universities. We also provide a balanced education by exposing the students to the fine arts, such as drawing and music. Being a Christian school, we mandate that students take classes that would broaden their understanding of the Bible and the role it plays in their lives. We also require students to take computer classes to prepare them for the digital world. Physical fitness and health are essential to the students' well being and are mandatory classes for them. As you can see, the School wants to provide a 'comprehensive' education for the student."

Extracted from Cornerstone Academy's website

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

"We welcome your child to our School, and we are sure the learning experiences will be happy and wholesome. As parents, you are cordially invited to visit, ask questions, and make suggestions. The best assurance for the success of your child is the close cooperation and understanding of the School's expectations, procedures, and goals."

Extracted from Cornerstone Academy's website.