Admission Standards

Admission Standards

Cornerstone Classical School believes that parents have the biblical responsibility to educate and train their children. Cornerstone serves families by providing an academically challenging, Classical education based on a Christian worldview with the intentional goal of building the academic knowledge and personal faith of each individual student. Cornerstone seeks likeminded families with academically able children who demonstrate the ability to succeed in its rigorous academic environment. Parents should carefully examine the Cornerstone Statement of Faith, established by the board of directors. This document forms the foundation of Cornerstone’s spiritual and educational programs.

Admission Requirements

Preschool Three

Students entering Preschool Three must be at least three years old on or before September 1 of the school year they wish to enter. Students must be fully toilet trained and may not wear diapers or pull-ups to school. Students will be in class for one-half of the school day for three days each week: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. As part of the admissions evaluation, the school requires potential Preschool and Kindergarten students to attend an Observation Day. These are scheduled each year. Make up Observation Days will be scheduled if necessary.

Preschool Four

Students entering Preschool Four must be at least four years old on or before September 1 of the school year they wish to enter. Students must be fully toilet trained and may not wear diapers or pull-ups to school. Students will be in class for one-half of the school day each day of the school week. As part of the admissions evaluation, the school requires potential Preschool and Kindergarten students to attend an Observation Day. These are scheduled each year. Make up Observation Days will be scheduled if necessary.

Kindergarten

Students entering Kindergarten must be at least five years old on or before September 1 of the school year they wish to enter. After completion of the application, a Kindergarten readiness assessment will be conducted. Students will be evaluated for basic knowledge of items such as shapes, colors, the alphabet, writing their name, counting, and following simple directions. As part of the admissions evaluation, the school requires potential Preschool and Kindergarten students to attend an Observation Day. These are scheduled each year. Make up Observation Days will be scheduled if necessary.

Grammar School (Grades One through Eight)

Students entering the first grade must be at least six years old on or before September 1 of the school year they wish to enter. Complete grade cards from previous schools attended, and standardized test scores, where available, will be reviewed by Cornerstone. All students will be given a preparedness test and an interview to ensure they are academically prepared to succeed in the grade for which they are seeking entrance. Students will be accepted based on their academic standing, desire to excel academically, and their goal to grow in their understanding of Christ. To successfully learn and benefit from the challenging academic environment at Cornerstone, students should have no learning disabilities or prior behavior concerns.

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