What our community members say . . .

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 a kindergartener and a 3rd grader

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 CLC 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 graduates and two current students

My children are treated as individuals and their thoughts are respected and celebrated.

– Parent of two students at CLC

Cornerstone has fostered my daughter’s love of learning and sense of community involvement. I simply cannot recommend Cornerstone highly enough.

– Parent of a middle schooler

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.

– Parent of two CLC students

Grandparents and Grandfriends Day 2014

What a wonderful turn out of grandfriends during today’s 2nd annual Grandparents Day. While the day included a coffee & bagel social, tour, classroom visits, and a slide show (which you can see by clicking here or scrolling to bottom of the page), the images below are mostly from the Community Sing that culminated the morning. […]

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A School Designed with Your Child In Mind

Today on CLC’s campus I saw middle school students choosing their History Fair topics, first graders making connections between different fairy tales, and kids in our after school program jumping rope to age-old rhymes. In teacher-speak I saw students making choices and demonstrating their learning in multiple ways. In the past we talked about “individualizing” […]

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Invitation to Fail

This post was originally published in CLC’s Friday News last winter.   I am not afraid to admit it: I am the sap who tears up during every heartfelt Olympic story. I am the target audience who cannot watch commercials of parents caring for their children-who-become-Olympians without getting watery eyes. However, it isn’t the success […]

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Preschool — Building Blocks of Life Long Learning

A recent op-ed in the New York Times pulled on its smock and ventured into the world of preschool, looking at the “Building Blocks of  a Good Pre-K.” And none too soon. The high stakes, test-it-if-it-moves approach proliferating in schools these days has inadvertently push developmentally inappropriate skill development into the worlds of younger and […]

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The Power of Sleep

This post was written by Laura Young, our Middle School Coordinator.   It can be hard — really, really hard — to usher an adolescent into dreamland each night. Instinctively we know how important enough sleep is, but many obstacles can thwart our best efforts to arrive on time at that quiet, lights-out, games-away phase […]

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