Cornerstone Student Success!

As the chart and commentary below shows, Cornerstone Classical School standardized testing results beat national averages by grade and by subject almost across the board!  As you consider education options for your child, we hope these results and the info below helps!

The Cornerstone Advantage--a Year in Review

As one begins to explore and navigate the educational options that are available here in the valley, it becomes clear very quickly that the Classical (Trivium) Christian (cC)approach far exceeds parents’ expectations and appears to work extremely well! The usual comment after the first year in a school like Cornerstone Classical is, ‘I wish I would have had this education when I was a kid!’


For the last several years, the Association of Classical Christian Schools (ACCS), our accrediting body, have put out reports detailing how cC trained students score significantly higher on both the ACT and SAT when compared to the nation. These charts also reveal that cC trained students meet and exceed college benchmarks of success; that students that have received a classical Christian education are better prepared for the rigors of college and are more likely to succeed and do well.


In just one year of an intentional and strategic program of study which challenges each student academically and spiritually, Cornerstone students stand as a testimony that the classical Christian model not only works well but equips students with the tools that they need to succeed.


Comparing our CTP-4 (Comprehensive Testing Program Edition 4) standardized testing scores from 2014-15 with our 2015-16 scores reveals incredible and significant increases-in just one year-prompting an “Excellent” from our CTP-4 rep who explained that these significant increases usually are only seen after several years of testing. It begs the question, what are the scores going to look like next year?


Here is a breakdown of the scores:

  • 100% of students increased by a stanine in at least one area over one year
  • 70% of students increased by 2 stanines in at least one area over one year
  • 35% of students increased by 3 stanines in at least one area over one year
  • 10% of students increased by 4 stanines in at least one area over one year


Also….In February 2015:

  • 8 of our students sat the National Latin Exam for the first time. 
  • Of the 8 students, 7 were nationally recognized and we brought home 2 gold and 2 silver medals!


And….CCS students are scholar athletes displaying an incredible ability to transfer what they know from their studies to their play. Teaming up with another local school, our Track and Field team took second out of 20 teams in the annual Lutheran Invitational Track Meet held in Grand Junction. Second place while maintaining a high GPA!


Cornerstone Classical School is now enrolling Pre-K through 12th grade for the 2016-2017 school year. With our promise to keep class sizes down, space is limited and now is the time to act to avoid disappointment.


For more information please contact Headmaster, Steve Marshall at 970.927.9106


National Latin Exam Awards!

In February 2015, 8 of our students sat for the National Latin Exam for the first time. Of the 8 students, 7 were nationally recognized and we brought home

2 gold and 2 silver medals!