Julia K4New for Fall 2014 — Half-day option: 8:15 to noon Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. Download an application and fee information  here!

One of the things we hear the most from our families is that they wish their children had started Cornerstone sooner. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to start your children’s Christ-centered, classical education in preschool. For more information, call or email Grammar Principal Erin Cook at 378-9337 / cook@cornerstone.st

A full-day option that meets from 8:15 to 3:10 is also available.


– Developing an understanding that Jesus Christ is our personal Savior
– Participate in daily devotions (listening to Bible stories and praying)
– Participate in discussions clarifying practical ways to bring God glory
– Memorize weekly Bible verses
– Participate in monthly Character/Virtue studies through stories, dramatic play and songs
– Integration of Biblical World throughout all disciplines

Language Arts
– Gains meaning by listening
– Follows 2 or 3-step directions
– Speaks clearly enough to be understood without contextual clues
– Uses increasingly complex phrases and sentences
– Shows an understanding of words and their meanings
– Uses an expanded vocabulary to describe many objects, actions, and events
Sentences and Structure
– Uses age-appropriate grammar in conversations
– Connects phrases and sentences to build ideas
Emergent Writing
– Exhibits motivation to engage in written expression
– Uses letter knowledge to convey meaning
– Demonstrates age-appropriate ability to form letters
– Exhibits knowledge of structure of written composition

Emergent Literacy/Reading

– Exhibits phonological and phonemic awareness
– Exhibits alphabetic knowledge
– Exhibits understanding of text read aloud

Mathematical Processes
– Begins to use simple strategies to solve mathematical problems
Patterns, Relationships, and Functions
– Sorts objects into subgroups that vary by one or two attributes
– Recognizes simple patterns and duplicates them
– Gathers and uses information to ask and answer questions
Numbers and Operations
– Demonstrates beginning understanding of number
– Demonstrates understanding of quantity (1 – 20)
Geometry and Spatial Relations
– Identifies and describes shapes
– Interprets and uses positional words
– Analyzes, compares, creates and composes shapes
– Orders, compares and describes objects according to a single attribute
– Demonstrates the ability to measure items using traditional and non-traditional measuring tools

Scientific Thinking
– Asks questions and uses senses to observe and explore materials and natural phenomena
– Uses simple tools and equipment for investigation
– Makes comparisons among objects
– Explore, discover and investigate God’s gifts of plants, animals and the universe

Social Studies
People Past and Present
– Identifies similarities and differences in personal and family characteristics
– Distinguishes between Christian and non-Christian character attributes
Citizenship and Government
– Demonstrates awareness of rules
– Exhibits awareness of leadership qualities
People and Where they Live
– Describes location of various environments
– Shows awareness of the environment

Motor Development
Gross Motor Development
– Moves with balance and control
– Coordinates movements to perform simple tasks
Fine Motor Development
– Uses strength and control to perform simple tasks
– Demonstrates eye-hand coordination to perform tasks
– Exhibits beginning control of writing, drawing and the use of art tools

Fine Arts
Expression and Representation
– Uses a variety of materials for tactile experiences and exploration
– Participates in group music experiences
– Participates in creative movement, dance, and drama
Understanding and Appreciation
– Responds to artistic creations or events