Cornerstone Academy opened in 2000 as the result of its founders’ search for innovative solutions that would meet the academic needs of today’s families. We explored the natural connection between church, school, and home, and discovered a way to weave these ancient pillars of community together. Our combination of home study and classroom study comprises an educational model that allows parents a high level of responsibility for their children’s education through partnership with seasoned professionals. Thus, each child’s individual needs are met, and parents enjoy greater support and accountability in the process.
Who We Are
Cornerstone Academy's mission is to assist parents in providing an excellent classical education and in building godly character founded on a biblical worldview resulting in passionate disciples of Christ.
We want to further impact this community and the world with well-educated Christian leaders who think clearly and listen carefully with discernment and understanding; who reason and articulate precisely; who are capable of evaluating their range of experience in light of the Scriptures; and who do so with eagerness in joyful submission to God.
Cornerstone Academy is dedicated to the classical model of education. A classical education creates a well-rounded student with a logical mind and a virtuous heart. It is built upon the best of the Western traditional canon through curriculum and philosophy which acknowledges current understanding of child development and growth. Classical education instills in students a large body of factual knowledge, trains them to logically organize and analyze these facts, and gives them the tools to put forth a reasoned and persuasive argument. Classically educated students are coherent, thoughtful and eloquent writers and speakers who are grounded in virtue.
At Cornerstone Academy, we believe the Scriptures call us to be holy - set apart.We encourage our students to hold fast to Romans 12:2 - "Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect."
Our desire is to grow Christian leaders who think clearly and listen carefully with discernment and understanding; who reason and articulate precisely; who ae capable of evaluating their range of experience in the light of the Scriptures; and who do so with eagerness in joyful submission to God.
What We Offer
At Cornerstone Academy, our highest goal is to graduate young men and women who think clearly and listen carefully with discernment and understanding, who reason persuasively and articulate precisely, who are capable of evaluating their entire range of experience in the light of Scripture and who do so with eagerness, in joyful submission to God. We also aspire to graduate students who recognize cultural influences as distinct from Biblical and who are well-prepared in all situations, possessing both information and knowledge of how to use it for God's glory and kingdom. We desire that they be socially graceful and spiritually gracious, strive for excellence in all things, and be equipped with and understanding the tools of life-long learning.
Cornerstone Academy offers a variety of extracurricular activities for students. We recognize the positive benefits of student involvement in both competitive and non-competitive clubs and teams that link academic learning with real-world, hands-on activities. Through participation in clubs and sports, students will build strong relationships and gain a deeper understanding of how to apply academic and spiritual knowledge to everyday life.
Current athletics offerings include football, volleyball, golf, basketball, soccer, and track and field for our students.
At Cornerstone Academy, we are dedicated to the pursuit of Biblical worldview discipleship. In light of that dedication, students have weekly chapels, apologetics and Biblical worldview courses, and annual leadership trips. Desiring that our students be doers of the Word and not hearers only, students at Cornerstone are also challenged to make Him known through local and international outreaches.
Students are also encouraged to develop community at Cornerstone. This is accomplished through variety of clubs, activities, and outreaches. As students share and serve together, they challenge and strengthen each other, forging lifelong friendships and creating unforgettable community.
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We encourage families to apply online as it simplifies submission and provides parents the ability to track the status of their child's application. To begin the online application process, click here to create an account.Once your account is verified, log in to create a new student application.
A non-refundable fee of $60 must be submitted with each application.
We appreciate your interest and hope to assist you any way we can. If you have questions, please feel free to contact us at 352-378-9337.
We believe that a solid education prepares our students to live a full and abundant life in Christ. Programs at Cornerstone Academy are designed to bring together opportunities for leadership development, academic growth and advancing a Biblical worldview.
Cornerstone Academy seeks to recruit and retain the very best candidates to join our exceptional faculty and team in serving the needs of our students and our school. We believe that every employee plays a critical role in educating our students, whether they work inside or outside of the classroom.
If you share our vision, download an application today!
As an independent Classical Christian school, we do not receive any outside funding from the government or any churches, therefore each student's education is financed solely by tuition and annual giving support. We rely on current and alumni parents, grandparents, faculty, staff, and friends to help us build a school on the foundation of faith.
Cornerstone Academy is registered in the State of Florida as a charitable organization with 501(c)(3) nonprofit status.For all forms of payment including Credit Card, ACH Transfer, Checks, and Money Orders, please contact us at Liana.Kinsman@ca.school.
What our families are saying...
"We have always appreciated the community of families who want to raise their children with a Biblical worldview, a saving faith in Jesus, and a desire to impact the world around them."
"We love classical education and the teachers at the school. I love how involved parents were in the classroom. I love that my kids got to perform on stage. The flexibility with partial home school is amazing."
"This is an incredible community of people to raise your kids with and the teachers truly care for my children."