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This piece was written by Karen Metcalf, CLC’s IB Coordinator and Middle School Science Teacher. Last week we took our next step in the journey to becoming an International Baccalaureate World School for the Middle Years Program. Tom Bronson, our as-signed IB consultant, visited to simulate the authorization visit that happens once candidate schools have […]
The below post was written by CLC’s Founding Director, Tony Brown. This week Cornerstone’s first grade lead teacher, Elizabeth Fravel, is attending and presenting at the Association for Childhood Education International’s (ACEI) Global Summit on Childhood. The conference is being held in Van-couver, British Columbia, and we are delighted that ACEI accepted Elizabeth’s proposal for […]
A moment in time: One of the butterflies the kindergarteners have been eagerly awaiting to emerge from their chrysalises finally did. Even after warming up, it wasn’t quite ready to head to Mexico just yet, giving Ms. Patty one more teachable moment with the students. As part of the ongoing study of butterflies the teachers […]
Below is a “Slide Share” from last week’s Cafe Cornerstone titled “The Red Thread of Arts at CLC” during which we explored the integrated nature of the arts throughout the learning environment from pre-k through 8th grade. (Editor’s note: Some videos were embedded in the presentation that could not be uploaded to slide share. I […]
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.