Hope and Academic Excellence in the Nation's Capital
Through a partnership of family, school, and community, Cornerstone provides a Christ-centered, nurturing, and academically rigorous education to the children of Washington DC, equipping them with the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to become leaders who serve others in light of Christ and His Truth.
Who we serve:
Cornerstone was founded in 1998 with 23 students in 2 grades, and now serves over 180 students in grades Pre K through 12th grade. Over 95% of Cornerstone's students are African-American and almost half come from families with less than $25,000 in family income. In fact, over 60% of the students come from households that qualify for free or reduced lunches -- a key benchmark of poverty in public education.
Most if not all of Cornerstone's students come from families who could not afford an elite, private education but who desire an alternative to the failing D.C. public school system. These families seek not only a solid foundation in academics but also in moral instruction.
Cornerstone seeks to provide an affordable education for all students regardless of financial background. 98% of Cornerstone students receive some type of financial aid and work with our staff and faculty so that their child is able to be a part of a school that does more than educate. Year after year, parents are choosing to send their children to Cornerstone because of the close relationships with the teachers and administrators who genuinely care about each student’s success.