Cornerstone Day School
5.00 (2 reviews)
- 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 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|
|Total Students||89 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 30%
|Students 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, VolleyballBaseball, Basketball,|
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Cherry HillGrades: K-12 | 240 students
1009 Haddonfield Berlin Rd
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
- ElizabethGrades: 9-12 | 168 students
840 N Broad St
Elizabeth, NJ 07208
- Jersey CityGrades: 7-12 | 230 students
2572 Kennedy Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ 07304
- Cedar KnollsGrades: PK-12 | 65 students
125 Ridgedale Ave
Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927
- ParamusGrades: NS-12 | 30 students
777 Paramus Rd
Paramus, NJ 07652
I've had a HORRIBLE experience. Most complain about the school daily but cry about leaving everyone behind and put the school on a pedestal. But not me. It was an abomination. The whole staff and administration plays favorites. Its evident and obvious.They are not consistent with rules.Its like no teacher is allowed to be mean (in terms of yelling, aggressiveness and putting down) so they're incredibly rude instead. Lunch is 6 dollars and 2 dollars for a drink. They order from outside, real places. So you get real food. The price seems cheap at first but after ordering everyday, it catches up with you. Unless you are definitely financially secure, this might be a problem for you. The therapy is mediocre in so many ways. You either get too much or too little. We have group, individual and family therapy. Group is everyday for an hour. Individual is typically weekly. But you can request to see your clinician if you please. Family...it says weekly but many get it every other week (whole family does not need to come in).The students are diverse in terms of therapeutic needs. Some look like they're going off the deep end, some look like they should be in a padded room and with some students, you wonder why they're even there because they appear to be perfect. Violence amongst students is not tolerated and results in expulsion. Students come and go so I cant generally speak on how they are. Its varies depending on who is currently in the school while you're there. (I did not have a positive social experience)!The population is about 100 and usually floats somewhere between 80 to 100. Therefore, there is A LOT of drama at some points (not all the time) because information gets around very, very quickly. The clinical staff is always sticking their noses inside you personal social life. I got treated very different and unfairly than everyone so for that alone, this is not an honest or good school. Everyone should be treated the same despite your personal feelings and opinions on the students. Keep it platonic and neutral. No favorites or kids you despise. I did not "grow" per say but regressed deeply, instead.2 STARS
- Posted by Student/Alumni - JP
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.
- Posted by Parent - erich
October 18, 2017
The Seattle area is home to many fine private schools as well as to major companies such as Microsoft, Boeing and Starbucks.
September 30, 2017
Scandals in private school are bound to raise questions for those of us thinking about sending our children to private school. Regardless of how sensational these scandals may appear, they are actually few and far between.
September 29, 2017
Parents have many reasons for deciding to take their children out of public school and enrolling them in private school. This circumstance is something which can happen at any stage of your child's education.