We are excited to support you on this journey! Our goal is to provide many opportunities for you to learn more about our unique program and vibrant community.

We can't wait to meet your learner and welcome you to the CLC Community!

We are committed to staying a 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 firsthand. Thank you for your interest in our community!

Admissions Process

We invite you to begin your CLC journey by getting familiar with our Mission, Curriculum, and our Portrait of Our Graduates.

Fill out an online Inquiry Form for more information. 
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Applying is easy using our Online Application. To begin the Online Application process, Create an Account. Then, login to your account and “Create a New Student Application” for your child. 
Please request that your child’s current school fill out the Confidential Teacher Evaluation appropriate to the grade you are applying to. 
Preschool – 1st Grade Teacher Evaluation Form
2nd Grade – 8th Grade Teacher Evaluation Form
The Confidential Report must be filled out by your child’s teacher and must be submitted directly by them to CLC.
After you have submitted your application and supporting materials, our Admissions Office will contact you to schedule a shadow day or play date. 
A shadow day/play date allows us the opportunity to engage with your child, get to know them, ascertain school readiness, and provide your child an opportunity to make sure they enjoy and can thrive in the CLC way, too! 
The Admissions Committee will review applications and offer enrollment agreements for the following school year beginning in March for new families. 
If a family has been offered admission, the Enrollment Agreement and enrollment fee are due within 10 days of the offer.
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Admissions Director, Patty Backes with Director, Jason Flom
We are here to support you and your family as you choose a partner in your family’s educational journey. CLC Admissions Director, Patty Backes will be your liaison and advocate throughout the admissions process, and will be with you every step of the way.

School Year Admissions Timeline

Admissions season for the next school year begins on October 15th.
  • 1st-8th Grade Applications (including ALL supporting documentation) for next school year are accepted from October 15th through April 15th 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. 
  • Preschool and Kindergarten: The Admissions Committee will review applications received through January and issue invitations to a Play Day to be held in early February. Completed application packets (including ALL supporting documentation) must be received in order to be considered for an invitation to the Kindergarten Play Day. 
Preschool and 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.
  • Preschool and Kindergarten applicants will be notified via email of admission decisions.
  • Enrollment Agreements are due 10 days after notification of decision.
Applications from new families will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee on a rolling basis pending open seats in each grade level. 
  • 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. 
  • Applications received after April 15th cannot be considered for admission to start on the first day of school. 
  • CLC does not extend admissions decisions over the summer break. 
  • Any Kindergarten – 7th Grade completed applications received after this date will be held until the Admissions Committee resumes at the end of August. 
  • 8th Grade Applications cannot be accepted after April 15th for the following school year.
  • For current year availability, please contact our Admissions Director, Patty Backes, at pbackes@cornerstonelc.com. 
  • Applications submitted after April 15th will be reviewed starting in October.
  • Applications will be considered on a rolling basis pending available spaces. 
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. 
Cornerstone Learning Community complies with F.S. 1006.061 regarding mandatory reporting of misconduct by an instructional personnel member or school administrator.