The Cornerstone Christian School

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Established in 1981, The Cornerstone Christian School is a PreK-12th grade school serving the greater Hartford area for over 30 years and is located in Manchester, CT. At Cornerstone we seek to educate the whole child, recognizing each student as a unique child who is growing not only academically, but also spiritually, physically, and socially.
It is our desire that our graduates will possess a solid spiritual foundation, be academically prepared, and will leave our doors to engage the world as Christ's ambassadors.
We seek to accomplish this goal through a quality program that includes high academic standards built upon the unshakable foundation of a biblical worldview, and opportunities for students to participate in leadership training and service opportunities.
Here at Cornerstone our purpose is simple--we are ....Teaching Truth...Training Minds...Transforming Lives!.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Religious AffiliationChurch of the Nazarene
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded1981

Student Body

Total Students135 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade The Cornerstone Christian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size11 students
Average SAT score1109
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Dress Code In Place)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesTuition rates vary with grade levels. We offer tuition assistance based on need. Please contact us for more information.
Admissions DirectorDawn Snellenberger


Total Sports Offered2 sports
SportsBasketball, SoccerBasketballSoccer,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Recreational Athletic Programs:
Soccer Club, Varsity Basketball

School Notes

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (16 reviews)
Our family has had a wonderful experience @ CCS, and the Lord has provided all we need to make it possible. The staff and faculty are full of authentic Christian faith, and they have encouraged and equipped our children to live biblically and to strive academically. We are thankful for CCS and its holistic impact on our kiddos!
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We are so happy to have our son attend Cornerstone. We are regularly reminded of the impact a Christian environment has on our son's educational experience. The entire staff is focused on incorporating a Christian perspective throughout all experiences. In addition to the academic element, he is also learning about Christian character, leadership, and friendship. The administration and teachers really know the students and are equipping them for all aspects of life.
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My husband and I selected CCS for our children over 17 years ago and we couldn't be happier with our decision! The school has partnered with us in every aspect of our children's development- academically, spiritually, socially and emotionally. Two of our children have successfully launched to college and were well prepared for the rigors of higher education thanks to their training at CCS. We highly recommend CCS to other families who are looking for a solid academic and Biblically-based program!
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We love Cornerstone Christian School! Our two boys have been attending this school since 2019. The teachers and staff instill faith and values that align with our family, truly care about our children and have gone above and beyond with continuing to provide top of the line instruction even through the pandemic. We are so appreciative and blessed to have CCS in our lives.
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I had all four of my children go to cornerstone. What we like is that everything is biblically based. We feel fortunate to have a school that believes in the same things as we try to teach at home.
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We love Cornerstone because the classes are smaller, and the teachers really care about the students. I am so glad that my children attend this school!!
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I have had all 4 of my children at CCS and our family has been blessed by the care, support, and values of the staff and leadership at Cornerstone. Coming from a homeschool background, I prayed that we would find a school that could help my kids to transition smoothly into a school setting and maintain the Christian values and education that I firmly believe in. We found that at CCS. I would recommend CCS to anyone looking for a private Christian school that is supportive of the students and families, strives to maintain academic excellence, and values the continual development of Christian character in the staff and student body.
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We are so blessed and thankful with CCS for all these years of education. My daughter is a senior and has been at Cornerstone since kindergarten, she always loved her school. We love the environment, curriculum, staff and families. Our son is in third grade and has been there since prekindergarten. It is the best investment we made so far!
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Our family history with Cornerstone dates back to its inception. I am an alumnus from the first day it opened its doors. Our daughter has been attending here now for 12 years. The teachers and faculty are all authentic fully devoted Christian leaders of integrity. They always have gone above and beyond their call of "duty" out of love for Christ and the students God has entrusted to them. They are dedicated to truth and QUALITY education (surpassing the requirements of the public school system by far). When my wife became a teacher 8 years ago here, I was able to witness first-hand the inner workings of this truly God-centered place. I passionately recommend this school.
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I love this school and it is a Christ centered facility. During this pandemic, the school has handled all aspects very well. The class size is small and the teachers are awesome.
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Great school! Enrolling my son at Cornerstone was the best decision. Love the small classroom setting and compassionate staff. My son is thriving!
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This is the 2nd year that our children have attended Cornerstone and we couldn't be happier! (They are in pre k4 and 2nd grade) The teachers & faculty are fantastic, they truly care about your children and their development. The communication is great and the teachers build relationships with you. (Unlike our public school where we only received feedback at the few parent teacher conferences) The school provides them with a quality education with an emphasis on the word of God. There is a strong sense of community and most importantly, our children love it!
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My four youngest children will be graduates of Cornerstone as of June 2015. I am blessed to have found a school that has steadily been committed to teaching my children from a biblical worldview. The teachers and administrators genuinely care for each and every student, and they have encouraged each of the students to be all that God designed him/her to be. The faculty and staff are always willing to go the extra mile. It is an incredible privilege to be a part of God's work at Cornerstone!
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I love this school and feel so blessed to be able to send my three children here. Not only are they receiving a solid academic education but, more importantly, they''re learning to find their way in their own individual faith walk. They''re witnessing the school's leadership truly living out their faith. It is clear the staff at this school love The Lord by the way they demonstrate love and grace to the students. It's a beautiful thing to know that your child's teacher is praying for and with your child during challenging times. My experience has been that this school accomplishes its mission of "training minds, teaching truth and transforming lives". I''m comforted to watch my children, including a teenager, grow up feeling good about who they are and how our Lord created them, in part because the community is so loving and accepting. I recommend this school to anyone who loves The Lord and wants a school to partner with in the facilitating of their child's relationship with his or her Creator.
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We have been sending our children to this school for the past seven years and plan on continuing there through the graduation of my youngest child. In addition to the wonderful Christian education this school provides, the teachers and staff also provide a safe and loving community for my children to belong to. I highly recommend this school!
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Our family is SO thankful for CCS! Both of our children have attended the school since they were very young (they are in the secondary program now) and I believe that both their academic minds and spiritual lives have been richly developed through the school. Teachers are loving and committed to bringing out the very best in each student, administration is fair and attentive to the needs of students and the other students are a delight to know! The servant-leadership program, cross-grade service projects and annual school-wide themes are unique to Cornerstone and in my opinion make it stand out from the rest - CCS is truly the best!
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