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By David Tarbert At NASA they are big into taking measure. We slept under Saturn V, the biggest rocket in the world. We learned about the first chimp in space (Ham), the first person in space (Yuri Gagarin), and the first person to step on the moon (Neil Armstrong). As I was enjoying chaperoning this [...]
“All About Book” Publishing Party by Jennifer Edgar, 2nd grade Lead Teacher What a sweet party! Calm company, healthy snacks, and the best of 2nd grade literati in our company! Last Friday, 2nd grade celebrated the recent publication of their non-fiction, “All About,” books by inviting parents and grandparents into our classroom to hear our [...]
By Leslie France Patterson I made a cool connection this week: Cornerstone and my son Oscar were born the same year: 1999. Oscar entered Miss Patty’s kindergarten class in 2004, and since then I’ve had the privilege of watching my son and his school grow, hit important milestones, [...]
by Alison Jackson-Wood, Upper School Director/IB Coordinator We have completed two weeks of school already. I have always been awed by schools. The fact that so many children, a large number of whom are very young, move through a day physically, intellectually, emotionally – guided by a sense of discovery and a few committed adult [...]
What makes our kindergarten unique? Look here at an excerpt from Ms. Patty’s Friday News from the second week of school: Our second week in Kindergarten has been a busy and productive one. We are continuing to build a class family by stressing the importance of being kind. We are also learning to better communicate [...]
What our community members say . . .
– Parent of a kindergartener and a 3rd grader
My children enjoy science and have opportunities to explore outdoors. I am overjoyed when they say, “I have a hypothesis . . .” and then test it.
– Parent of two CLC students
I love CLC because . . . my daughter is learning to speak and write in Spanish, and my son will often tell me how to say certain words in French.
– Parent of two graduates and two current students
Cornerstone has the long view in mind. They aren’t teaching students. They are raising thinkers. They aren’t teaching to a test. They are teaching a life-long love of learning. They know that the answers aren’t as important as the questions. They aren’t cordoning off the imagination. They bring it into the classroom. And they believe that education works best when it’s challenging and rigorous–not busy and time-consuming. The core virtues aren’t talking points. They are put into practice.
– Parent of two students at CLC
My children are treated as individuals and their thoughts are respected and celebrated.
– Parent of a middle schooler
Cornerstone has fostered my daughter’s love of learning and sense of community involvement. I simply cannot recommend Cornerstone highly enough.
– Parent of two CLC students
My oldest child came from a school where he was not doing any writing tasks, to Cornerstone, where within 2 months he’d won a writing competition.