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The University-Model and Cornerstone

Cornerstone Preparatory Academy is a University-Model® school, a private, parent-based Christian school whose purpose is to provide its students with a comprehensive, college-preparatory education from a biblical perspective. This holistic approach is accomplished through an education format that makes provision for both trained classroom instruction and individualized parent mentoring at home.

What is the University-Model?

The University-Model® combines the best attributes of traditional schooling with the best attributes of homeschooling and integrates them into one model. The result is quality, cost-effective, college-preparatory education that gives parents more time for imparting their own faith and values to their children. In partnership with one another, parents and the school work together toward a mutual goal; at Cornerstone, that goal is to build within children a firm foundation of academic excellence and Christian discipleship.

Key Elements of a University-Model School:


What Makes Cornerstone a Unique University-Model School?

  • Our elementary school includes kindergarten through grade 6, while our secondary school includes grades 7 through 12.
  • Elementary students (K-6) meet on campus Tue/Thu, with home days being Mon/Wed/Fri.
  • Secondary students (7-12) meet on campus Mon/Wed/Fri, with home days being Tue/Thu (except for students taking certain science, foreign language, and AP classes).
  • Students may choose to attend Cornerstone full time or part time.
  • All students attend regularly-scheduled chapel programs.
  • A wide range of athletic, arts, and student life groups are available for students to enjoy.
  • Because parent involvement is essential and a vital spiritual element, parents must be in agreement with the school’s doctrinal position as a condition of acceptance to Cornerstone.


Cornerstone Preparatory Academy is a University-Model® school, certified by the National Association of University-Model® Schools (also known as University-Model® Schools International). Cornerstone Prep is accredited by Cognia (formerly known as AdvancEd). We are also a member of the Association of Christian Schools International.

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