Cornerstone Christian Preparatory Academy

  • Cornerstone Christian Preparatory Academy, also known as Cornerstone Prep is a private independent day school serving students from 4 year old preschool through 12th grade.
  • Our mission is equipping students through Biblical discipleship and authentic education, for meaningful work and life in this changing world.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Religious AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1977

Student Body

Total Students193 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade Cornerstone Christian Preparatory Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers34 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size11 students
Number of AP Courses12 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Average SAT score1190
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Business casual)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$7,300
Tuition Notes$7300 HS, $7100 MS, $6800 EL, Financial aid is available to qualifying students. Monthly payment plans are available.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$2,625
Admissions DirectorCindi McCall
Admissions AssociateMiriam Hantz


Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Soccer, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Best Robotics High School and Middle School Teams, Bible Quizzing Competition, First Lego League Robotics Middle School & Elem Teams

Arts and Music Programs:
Musical Theater Program

School Notes

  • What is Authentic Education?The goal of the education at Cornerstone Prep is for our students to be effectively prepared for life and work in the real world. We want them to thrive in whatever area they enter after high school: College/university, trade school, missions/ministry, or work that is meaningful. No matter which of these areas students may find themselves, a few key building blocks are necessary for success: 1) Academics (book leaning): Students have access to the best academic courses we can provide and teachers that are experts in the subject areas they teach. Our curriculum is designed to prepare students for the finest colleges/universities anywhere (even if they choose a different path after high school). Emphasis is placed on reading, writing, speaking, and creating content that is meaningful and important.2) Hands on, creative learning: The most important skills a person needs to thrive in the real world are what we call the "real skills." These skills include things like teamwork, leadership, empathy, critical thinking, problem solving, resourcefulness, and many more. These things are learned by "doing" and that`s why we create opportunities for students to get out of the traditional classroom routine. We want classes to have opportunities be more interactive with discussion, teamwork, and content creation being emphasized (not only note taking and testing). 3) Extra curricular: Extra curricular courses open up a world of possibilities for students to learn meaningful things that will contribute greatly to their success in life. Whether it is networking or marketing at a robotics event, coding or engineering at a major university in Pittsburgh, playing sports in surrounding states, or performing on stage in front of hundreds of people, these opportunities open doors for our students that they could not get anyplace else. 4) Service: A big part of why we exist is to disciple young men and women to be people of compassion and service. We build days into the school year that are dedicated specifically for students to go into the world and do something for someone that can do nothing for them in return. They write about their experiences and share them when they return to school. We have some of the smartest students anywhere, but being servants is one of the greatest things we can say about them. At Cornerstone, we create these opportunities throughout the year because this is some of the greatest learning any person can experience. Combining all of these areas is what makes an education truly authentic and is what will contribute to making our students effective in the world they are heading into.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • West Mifflin
    Grades: K-12 | 166 students
    0.9 miles
    1900 Clairton Rd
    West Mifflin, PA 15122
    0.9 K-12
  • Bethel Park
    Hillcrest Christian Academy
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    (Assembly of God)
    Grades: PK-12 | 239 students
    5.2 miles
    2500 Bethel Church Road
    Bethel Park, PA 15102
    5.2 PK-12
  • Burgettstown
    Grades: PK-11 | 95 students
    28.3 miles
    750 Steubenville Pike
    Burgettstown, PA 15021
    28.3 PK-11
  • Coraopolis
    Grades: PK-K | 38 students
    21.7 miles
    1627 Brodhead Rd
    Coraopolis, PA 15108
    21.7 PK-K
  • Hickory
    Grades: NS-K | 32 students
    19.9 miles
    210 Main Street
    Hickory, PA 15340
    19.9 NS-K

School Reviews

Our family loves Cornerstone. This is our third year and we can not say enough about the staff at Cornerstone. The administration and educators care about the entire student from their education to their spiritual well-being. We are receiving a quality education as well as food for the soul each day. Thank you so much for your investment in my son's future.
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