Where we inspire and empower compassionate, global learners.

Admissions at CLC

Welcome to CLC!

We are continuing to move admissions to Cornerstone forward for the 2021-2022 school year. To book a tour or for more information, please contact our Admissions Director, Patty Backes at:  pbackes@cornerstonelc.com  Be safe, be well!

Thank you for your interest in our Community!

We are a Preschool through Eighth grade local school with a global mission:  To inspire and empower compassionate, global learners. We are committed to staying that small school that values small class size, one class per grade level, and building community with parents as partners and teachers as leaders. Our admissions process aims to balance the needs of the individual student with the needs of the class as a whole. Come see what creativity in education looks like first hand.

The first step in our admissions process is to take a tour of our school.  The best way to understand how we inspire and empower compassionate, global learners is to see it first hand with a tour of our classrooms and beautiful outdoor setting. Come see for yourself how learning can be challenging, complex, and joyful.  CLICK HERE to request a tour of our school.

About Admissions at CLC

All applications for admission are reviewed by our Admissions Committee. Completed applications are forwarded to the committee for review once the application, all supporting documentation and the application fee are received by the Admissions Office. See the grade level/levels you are interested in below for more specific admissions information for that class.

For The Current School Year

PK-7th Grade:  Once the school year begins, we continue to accept completed applications for PK-7th Grade classes through January 15th of each academic year.  Completed Applications (including ALL supporting documentation) must be received no later than January 15 to be considered for admission in the current school year.  Any completed Applications received after this date will be considered for the following school year.  We cannot accept applications for 8th Grade students for the current school year.

For Next School Year


2021-2022 **

Please contact our Admissions Director, Patty Backes at (850)386-5550 or pbackes@cornerstonelc.com
for more information about availability for the 2022-2023 school year.

1st-8th Grade:  Admissions season for the next school year begins October 15th.  1st-8th Grade Applications (including ALL supporting documentation) for next school year are accepted from October 15-April 15 each year.  Kindergarten-7th Grade applications started after April 15th will be held until admissions resume in August.  8th Grade Applications cannot be accepted after April 15th.

Kindergarten:  The application window opens October 15th and runs through the end of the first week in January.  The Admissions Committee will then issue invitations to a “Kindergarten Play Day” to be held in early February.  Completed application packets (including ALL supporting documentation) must be received by the first week of January in order to be considered for an invitation to the Kindergarten Play Day.  Kindergarten applications received after the first week of January will continue to be processed for consideration for any available spaces and/or the Wait Pool.

K-8th Applications Received After April 15th:  CLC does not extend admissions decisions over the summer break.  Applications received after April 15th cannot be considered for admission to start on the first day of school.  ALL supporting documentation must also be received by April 15th in order for your application to be considered complete and forwarded to the Admissions Committee.  Any Kindergarten-7th Grade completed applications received after this date will be held until the Admissions Committee resumes the end of August.  8th Grade Applications cannot be accepted after April 15th for the following school year.

Preschool:  Applications for preschool have a more flexible window for submission.  Please contact Patty Backes, our Admissions Director at (850)386-5550 or pbackes@cornerstonelc.com.

Are you ready to request a tour or would you like more information?

We book tours Monday – Friday at either 9:30 or 10:00 AM. Tours last approximately one hour and are designed to allow you to see our teachers and our students interacting in their environment.  Would you like to request a tour or do you have some specific questions you would like answered?

CLICK HERE to request your tour.

CLICK HERE to request more information.

Application Information by Grade

Choose the grade level/levels you are applying for below. The documents necessary for a completed application packet and specific grade level information are contained within each link below:

Preschool 3 and 4


1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade

6th-8th Grade

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance options are available for students in grades K-8th.  CLICK HERE for more information about financial assistance.

Student Services at CLC

The office of Student Services oversees services for students with special needs and collaborates with families to create an optimal learning environment for every student.  CLICK HERE for more information on the services offered at CLC.

Cornerstone Learning Community is dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive community in which members of all backgrounds can live, learn and thrive. In compliance with state and federal law, CLC does not discriminate in admission, employment, or administration of its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ancestry, or military service.

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