Mission Statement

BUILDING A FIRM FOUNDATION FOR CHRISTIAN LEADERS


  • We aim to graduate young men and women who think clearly and listen carefully with discernment and understanding; who reason persuasively and articulate precisely; who are capable of evaluating their entire range of experience in the light of the Scriptures; and who do so with eagerness in joyful submission to God. 
  • We desire them to recognize cultural influences as distinct from biblical, and to be unswayed towards evil by the former. We aim to find them well prepared in all situations, possessing both information and the knowledge of how to use it. 
  • We desire they be socially graceful and spiritually gracious; equipped with and understanding the tools of learning; desiring to grow in understanding, yet fully realizing the limitations and foolishness of the wisdom of this world. 
  • We desire they have a heart for the lost and the courage to seek to dissuade those who are stumbling towards destruction; that they distinguish real religion from religion in form only; and that they possess the former, knowing and loving the Lord Jesus Christ. 
  • And all these we desire them to possess with humility and gratitude to God. 
  • We likewise aim to cultivate these same qualities in our staff and to see them well paid so that they may make a career at Cornerstone Classical School. We desire them to be professional and diligent in their work, gifted in teaching, loving their students and their subjects. 
  • We desire they clearly understand classical education, how it works in their classroom and how their work fits into the whole; that they possess a lifelong hunger to learn and grow; and that they have opportunity to be refreshed and renewed. 
  • We desire to see them coach and nurture new staff and to serve as academic mentors to students. We look to see them mature in Christ, growing in the knowledge of God, their own children walking with the Lord. 
  • We aim to cultivate in our parents a sense of responsibility for the school; to see them well informed about the goals of our classical and Christ-centered approach. We desire them to grow with the school, involved in and excited about the journey. 
  • We aim to help them to follow biblical principles in addressing concerns, to be inclined to hearing both sides of a story before rendering a verdict, and to embrace the Scripture's injunctions to encourage and stir up one another to love and good works. 
  • Finally, in our relationship with our community, we aim to be above reproach in our business dealings and supportive of the local business community. We further seek to exemplify the unity of the body of Christ, to develop greater fellowship and understanding with the churches, and to bring honor to our Lord in all our endeavors.


Vision Statement


As a Christ-centered school, Cornerstone Classical passionately embraces the Word of God as the primary authority for life and teaching. Education is never neutral, and more than simply engaging in a dialogue of religious rhetoric, Cornerstone values Christian character and the communication of truth both through integrated teaching and through the godly example of faculty members who daily model a Christian walk through their lives and demeanor. A Cornerstone education equips the students to love God with all their minds [Matthew 22:37], to ask evocative and probing questions, and to boldly explore the various nuances of knowledge from the conviction that all truth is God’s truth. Cornerstone Classical seeks to integrate faith and learning so that our students may walk with a stronger, deeper faith, ready to glorify God in service to all.


Cornerstone students are expected to adhere to the school rules and to show respect and kindness to all students, parents, faculty and guests. The older students are trained and expected to model excellent character since our campus includes young children who learn by watching them.  We train and expect our students to look people in the eye and greet them cordially.  


Cornerstone Classical intentionally and strategically maintains a low student-teacher ratio and is committed to maintaining a small overall student population which will encourage strong relationships, honesty, integrity, and community. In all this, the atmosphere at Cornerstone Classical is one of “firmness with freedom” and is a community full of life.













STATEMENT OF FAITH

The following is the foundation of beliefs on which CCS is based. They are also the key elements all-orthodox Christian churches that will be unapologetically taught in various ways through all grade levels. The substance of these statements is that which will be considered primary doctrine at CCS. Secondary or divisive doctrines and issues will not be presented as primary doctrine. When these types of doctrine or issues arise, they will be referred back to the family and local churches for final authority (see Secondary Doctrine Policy).


1. We believe the Bible alone to be the Word of God, the ultimate and infallible authority for faith and practice.


2. We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He is omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent.


3. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.


4. We believe that, for the salvation of lost and sinful men, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely necessary.


5. We believe that salvation is by grace through faith alone.


6. We believe that faith without works is dead.


7. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.


8. We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved to the resurrection of life, and they that are lost to the resurrection of damnation.


9. We believe in the spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.