The Cornerstone School

  • The Cornerstone School is deeply committed to laying the foundation upon which each child can build in order to become the architect of his or her own future.
  • The foundation consists of an open, inquiring mind, a loving heart, and a solid inner confidence that permits respect for our earth and its inhabitants.
  • The groundwork is laid in an environment of intellectual challenge, and close, supportive relationships among students, teachers, and parents.

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School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.American Montessori Society (AMS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1985

Student Body

Total Students198 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
12%
State avg.: 16%
Students by Grade The Cornerstone School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers29 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling

School Notes

  • The Cornerstone School is deeply committed to laying the foundation upon which each child can build in order to become the architect of his or her own future. The foundation consists of an open, inquiring mind, a loving heart, and a solid inner confidence that permits respect for our earth and its inhabitants. The groundwork is laid in an environment of intellectual challenge, and close, supportive relationships among students, teachers, and parents.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Hampstead
    Hampstead Academy
    Hampstead Academy Photo - Students begin learning Spanish and Chinese in Pre-Kindergarten and elementary grades through song, fingerplays, and fun activities like puppet shows.
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: PK-8 | 25 students
    18 miles
    320 East Road
    Hampstead, NH 03841
    (603) 329-4406
    18 PK-8
    25
  • Dover
    Grades: PK-12
    9.4 miles
    20 Seaborne Dr
    Dover, NH 03820
    (603) 742-3617
    9.4 PK-12
    n/a
  • Dover
    St Mary Academy
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: NS-8 | 336 students
    11.5 miles
    222 Central Ave
    Dover, NH 03820
    (603) 742-3299
    11.5 NS-8
    336
  • Exeter
    Building Block School
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: PK-6 | 84 students
    7.7 miles
    125 Kingston Rd
    Exeter, NH 03833
    (603) 778-1383
    7.7 PK-6
    84
  • Hampton
    Sacred Heart School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 221 students
    6.2 miles
    289 Lafayette Rd
    Hampton, NH 03842
    (603) 926-3254
    6.2 PK-8
    221

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I have three children at this school. Each one of my kids has unique strengths and challenges with respect to their educational needs. I have loved the way this school has catered to these needs. The kids are with the same pair of caring teachers for 3 years, allowing them to develop a strong relationship and to be understood. We have had a wonderful experience at every classroom level.
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The average private school tuition in New Hampshire is $8,511 for elementary schools and $28,220 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in New Hampshire is 75% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).