Cornerstone Day School

Cornerstone Day School's accredited and clinically certified, has the goal of returning each student to the sending district private school for mainstream schooling or, if that is not possible, to recommend him or her to a less therapeutically intensive school upon leaving Cornerstone.
For those students who come to us toward the end of high school, our goal is to prepare them for either a work or college environment after graduation.
Cornerstone Day School is licensed by the department of health and human services as an out patient mental health center.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Independent Private Schools Association
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Grades Offered Grades 5-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported non-behavioral emotional problems
Year Founded 2006

Student Body

Total Students 89 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade Cornerstone Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 8 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Admissions Associate Jennifer Hayes


Total Sports Offered 6 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
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School Reviews

5.0 Stars   07/24/15
Cornerstone is a special place that brings together all the moving parts that a parent of a special needs student otherwise has to coordinate on their own (school, psychiatrist, therapist...). In this environment, you as a parent, should still strive to stay involved, and provide feedback and observations from the home-front. There is a balance in working with kids with such needs, prioritizing what CAN be done, in order to accomplish what SHOULD be done. Our experience is that this is a place whose practices encourages positive behaviors and allows development toward a sustainable state through sensitivity to and awareness of IEP aspects that can get lost in a more mainstream environment. They do look to return students to the mainstream when they are ready to handle it.
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