Cornerstone School Of Summit

  • "Building a foundation for life," Cornerstone School believes that early childhood education is so much more than learning letters and numbers.
  • The Cornerstone experience promotes the social, emotional, and cognitive development of the whole child through an engaging curriculum that ignites curiosity, inspires creativity, and promotes character.
  • All programs follow the New Jersey Teaching and Learning Expectations for pre-schools.
  • Cornerstone's bright and lively classrooms create a space where children experiment with an array of developmentally appropriate and open-ended materials that inspire creativity and collaboration.
  • An experienced staff of teacher's promote individual student learning in academic areas, but also know that children's social/emotional and physical development are important for later school success.
  • A low teacher-student ratio allows for just the right amount of individual instruction during the class day.
  • Cornerstone also strives to strengthen and support the home-school connection through social events, flexible program options, and a variety of other ways to keep families involved.
  • Full and half day programs are available for your convenience, as well as program and tuition options designed to meet your financial needs.
  • Early drop-off and aftercare are offered as well.  Call or visit them online today to discover the cornerstone of your child's early learning experiences.

School Overview

School TypeAlternative School
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
Year Founded2009
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students78 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Cornerstone School Of Summit Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size14 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 18
Tuition NotesTuition rates depend on program and the number of days a student attends.


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Arts and Music Programs:
acting and foreign language are among them., Cornerstone offers several enrichment programs on site. Dance and movement

School Notes

  • Cornerstone provides program and tuition options that meet families' needs.  In addition to the times listed below, we also offer early drop-off beginning at 8:00am. Children enrolled after 3:00 pm enjoy our multi-age aftercare program. All of our programs follow the New Jersey Teaching & Learning Expectations for pre-schools. We offer a play-based curriculum that inspires children to become lifelong learners.
  •  NurseryChildren must be two years old by March 30th.
  • The Nursery class is perfect for children just starting school or for families who want a part-time program.  A play-based curriculum lets children explore various interest areas. Art, music, literature, blocks, along with sensory and dramatic play are part of our curriculum. A full-time option is also available.
  • Choose 2, 3, 4 or 5 days per week: M T W Th F
  • (Our youngest students benefit from consecutive days if possible)
  • 9:00-11:30, 9:00-1:00, 9:00-3:00, or 9:00-5:30 
  • PreK
  • The Pre-K class is geared toward children who are ready for "a little more". Open-ended materials, walking field trips, and an interactive curriculum bring learning to life for inquisitive minds. Increasing language development and social skills are a focus in this class. Children must be three years old by September 30th.  Our Pre-K consists of mixed-age classes for three- and four-year-olds.
  • Choose 3, 4 or 5 days:  M  T  W  Th  F
  •  9:00-1:00, 9:00-3:00, or 9:00-5:30
  •  Kindergarten Prep
  • Children must be four years old by September 30th. Our Kindergarten Prep class fosters student creativity, independence and social development. This is accomplished through age-appropriate opportunities to practice self-reliance and self-regulation skills. The class day is structure to include activities geared toward independent learning, as well as, small and large group instruction. In K-Prep we believe that a socially prepared student will flourish in kindergarten having benefited from our balance of thematic instruction, open-ended exploration, academic exposure, and positive social interactions.
  • Choose 4 or 5 days: M  T  W  Th  F
  • 9:00-1:00, 9:00-3:00, or 9:00-5:30 
  •  Kindergarten
  • Children must be five years old by September 30th.. 
  • The Kindergarten class provides a foundation in the skills children need to succeed in a formal school setting. Certified teachers guide children in an engaging curriculum that follows New Jersey state standards. Project based learning and year long themes determined by student interest, bring all area of the curriculum together for our students. Literacy, numeracy, science and social studies are presented through interactive activities.
  • Monday to Friday
  • After School Care is available until 5:30pm.
  • 9:00-3:00 or 9:00-5:30

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