Elementary: Grades K-6
Elementary Academic Highlights
- All subjects taught from a biblical worldview
- Rigorous standards for producing quality work
- Individual attention, with an average student-teacher ratio of 16:1
- Academic competitions:
- ACSI Spelling Bees
- Math Olympics
- Creative Writing
- Zaner-Bloser Handwriting Contest
- Technology integration in most lessons: Chromebooks are provided for in-class work for grades 5-6
- Standardized testing annually in grades 3-6
- A wide array of electives, including fine arts, available for all grades
On-Campus vs. Off-Campus Days
Elementary students are on campus on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Off campus days are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
- On-campus days involve more hands-on, interactive learning with teachers and classmates.
- Off-campus days are more “pencil and paper” type tasks that parents can easily oversee.
From the inception of the school, the decision was made to keep 6th grade as part of elementary.
This was done from years of experience, especially with boys, who do not yet have the skills needed to navigate all the different teachers and organization needed for entering middle school.
Having 6th graders with our elementary students also allows them to feel like leaders rather than the youngest in middle school. It gives our students the time to mature so that grades 7-8 and the new pressures that come with that are more manageable.
The success of Cornerstone's Crisis Management Plan depends upon teachers, staff, and students understanding how to respond in an emergency situation. Read more about why we feel it is important that our school practices safety protocols and our upcoming safety drill for elementary.