School Details

Cornerstone Academy

3401 NW 34th Street, Gainesville, FL 32605
(352) 378-9337
NR

(out of 10)

Private Grades PK-12 250 students 7 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

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About this school

Cornerstone Academy is a private high school in Gainesville. 250 students go to Cornerstone Academy and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. The student to teacher ratio at Cornerstone Academy is 7:1. Westwood Hills Christian School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 93% %
Hispanic 4% %
Black, non-Hispanic 2% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1.0% %
Asian 0.5% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% %
Multiracial 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I have a very bright teenager who struggled socially at both public and private schools locally. The Cornerstone staff has been very nurturing and the students make every effort to include him both during school and in after school activities. Plus the curriculum is challenging and requires kids to think a lot on their own.

  • (1 year ago)

    Independent thinking is fostered here in a loving Christian environment. The quality of education is second to non in the area. The students here go on to Senior College many with scholarships.

  • (2 years ago)

    I currently have two children in Cornerstone - one in elementary school and one in high school. At elementary school level they are exposed to challenging hands-on curriculum in academics as well as art and music. The classical education model really proves it worth in high school. The students are taught to think through issues reason and write very well. I am extremely pleased with my high schooler's growth in maturity and attribute a large part of it to the classical Christian education he receives at Cornerstone. The teachers are highly committed and the administration have the students' best interest at heart. Overall a great school.

  • (2 years ago)

    Fantastic leadership team outstanding teachers and strong curriculum all in one school! Cornerstone is such a blessing to this community and we're so thankful for them! We would highly recommend this school to any family looking for a great Christian education.

  • (3 years ago)

    Cornerstone is a wonderful school. This is our first year and our child loves her teacher and the friends she is making. She is challenged by the work but we are thankful for that. The teachers are caring and the administration is responsive to parent concerns -- which isn't always easy with a large group of parents. They do a great job and are very committed to their Christian and academic mission.

  • (3 years ago)

    I have had horrible experiences at this school and they have consistently ignored any and all problems that have been brought up by students and parents. They think that their school is perfect just because it is a christian school and thus never shed any light on the multiple problems that are there.

  • (5 years ago)

    Being taught a Christian worldview with strong academics could stand alone as my reason for choosing Cornerstone but there are others. These include nourishment opportunity acceptance focus responsibility and friendship. I am so grateful for the opportunities my children have had through Cornerstone. Opportunities to include being able to participate in drama sports student government event planning even helping to prepare a new school! Being at Cornerstone teaches our kids that they matter are significant and have an effect on their community either positive or negative. They learn self-control because they are in the forefront. There is no background for them to slip into to be 'unnoticed'. Seeds of leadership and talent that God placed in my children have been nurtured by gifted and dedicated teachers and coaches at Cornerstone. God is using Cornerstone to shape and mold our children for the future that He has prepared for them.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love how Cornerstone not only teaches my children but teaches them to think critically and logically. The classical education approach focuses on teaching a biblical worldview something that is desparately needed today. My kids made friends so quickly too. It's like we've been here for years yet this is only our 2nd year.

  • (6 years ago)

    A truly awesome Godly school where the focus is a great classical education based on biblical principals. Restores my faith in the private sector where teacher education and classroom management is often lacking. Not so at Cornerstone . . . a dedicated board HeadMaster principals teachers parent support group extra curricular clubs too numerous to list -WOW what a great school! God Bless!

  • (6 years ago)

    Great education. Wonderful teachers. I love this school.

  • (7 years ago)

    Passionate teachers and leadership. none better. excellent academics sports. Christianity and ethics are foundational and lived out. For connected parents as it is a mix of campus school and home school

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is excellent!

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