At Cornerstone Christian School, we strive to help each child develop spiritually, morally, socially, physically and academically. We welcome Christian families interested in a quality Christian education for their children. We encourage you to get to know Cornerstone Christian School -- we believe you'll be pleased by what you find and that your child will receive an excellent education and be blessed by attending here.
Are you looking for a Christian education for your children? Are you new to the area? Listed below are some of our main features here at Cornerstone Christian School. Continue to explore our website to learn more about our school and our educational vision. We encourage you to take a school tour and meet our staff. Call or email us to schedule a visit or to request an information packet.
Cornerstone Christian School provides educational opportunities during the regular school year to assist parents who homeschool their children. Along with these available class options listed below, homeschooled students will enjoy building relationships with the full-time CCS students.
Each child is made in God's image, a work of art by God Himself. We take our responsibility very seriously, and we will work to provide the optimal environment for maximum growth and development. We recognize that our students must engage in various activities to encourage development physically, socially, emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually. Therefore, our program is structured as a balance between play-based and academic-based philosophies.
We know that children learn through play -- play is children's work! We do not incorporate play into our schedule to pass the time or take a break, but rather, we see playtime (whether student-directed or teacher-directed) as learning time. Students understand their world, develop large motor and small motor skills and grow socially through play.
We also know that the demands of later schooling require that students be prepared for Kindergarten. Therefore, our program includes time for early literacy, writing, pre-math, and science exploration. Our topics in each area will connect with and be taught through themes.
Cornerstone Preschool is a ministry of Cornerstone Evangelical Presbyterian Church. Our students will be taught that Jesus loves them and that they can have a relationship with Him. They will also be taught stories from God's Word, and we will always have prayer as part of our day.
If you'd like to know more about the preschool program or have questions or concerns, call Sandra Nettleingham at 810-494-4047 or email her.
Elementary children have an eagerness to learn and excitement about life -- everything they are presented with is a new experience! The lessons they learn lay a foundation for everything they will learn later in life, so, just as a strong foundation is important in a building, it's vital in education as well.
This strong foundation can be found at Cornerstone Christian School and enables our students to develop and use the gifts that God has bestowed upon them. CCS provides a framework of an academically challenging elementary school education and a strong spiritual base, preparing our students to meet the requirements of middle school. Education here at Cornerstone Christian School isn't limited to the intellectual aspect of the individual but incorporates the moral and spiritual dimension as well. The core program is comprised of Bible, Language Arts, Reading & Literature, Mathematics, Science, and History. Art, Music & Physical Education classes help create a balanced program. Teachers design lessons that allow children to experience learning through various activities and reach different learning styles.
We believe that all subjects should be taught as God’s truth and are integrated with Biblical truths.
Elementary students participate in other academic events throughout the year, such as Science Fair, Speech Meet, etc. Field trips extend and enrich classroom learning with, each grade experiencing several outings each year.
Musical programs, plays, and chapel presentations allow students the opportunity to develop and share with classmates, parents, and guests several times during the year. Success Night in the spring celebrates and highlights what all students have learned.
Our Elementary students also participate in service projects such as: collecting food and funds for Gleaners, items and funds for the Pregnancy Helpline, decorating Christmas gift bags and cards for the Livingston County Jail inmates, donating funds for missionaries, filling boxes for Samaritan's Purse, singing and visiting at local Nursing Homes, making cards for the military, etc.
Middle School students find themselves in a state of transition between the simplicity of childhood and the more challenging choices of the high school years. These young people have active minds and growing faiths and must establish themselves as faithful Christian young people in the midst of an ever-more-secular world. Here at Cornerstone Christian School, we're aware of the challenges of the young teen years and have developed a curriculum that addresses the particular needs of middle school students.
Students in grades 6 through 8 rotate classes for Bible, Language Arts, Literature & Writing, Mathematics, Science, Technology, Genius Hour, History, Physical Education, Foreign Language, exploratories (discipleship, study skills, life skills, computers), and electives each quarter. Middle School students develop leadership skills by mentoring elementary students in activities such as Reading Buddies, tutoring, and special activities.
We want our middle school students to be aware and sensitive to the needs of others, sharing the love of Christ in practical ways, so outreach is an important part of their CCS experience. Service projects include Gleaners Food Bank, Samaritan's Purse, helping with Love INC (Love In The Name of Christ) projects, Salvation Army homeless shelter meals, and clean-up on campus and off. Enrichment continues with field trips (science & other museums, plays, visits to newspapers), quarterly outings and activities, as well as a special end-of-year trip. Year-end trips to Washington D.C., Michigan’s Upper Penninsula/Mackinac Island, and to Wisconsin Dells are rotated on a three-year basis.
Middle School students create and present chapel services to the elementary students, which helps them learn the importance of worship while fostering planning and creativity. Science Fair and Speech Meet also provide academic competition for middle school.