Academics

Cornerstone School takes pride in their advanced academic program.  We believe that every child is capable of academic success and intellectual fulfillment.

The curriculum is designed to stimulate the interest of students and awaken their sense of wonder and amazement, setting the stage for meaningful education.  We incorporate the learning objectives set out by the B.C. Government and offer additional curriculum to challenge and excite students.

Teachers set high standards and expect every student to be working at their highest potential.  Cornerstone students consistently score above average on provincial academic assessments, with particularly high success in the area of mathematics.  In an effort to establish a love of literature and a life-long habit of reading, every class has a home-reading program.  Children are encouraged to read and enjoy a wide range of literature.  Neat work and a strong work ethic are emphasized in all subject areas.

DIFFERENTIATED LEARNING

Teachers at Cornerstone respect the individual developmental needs of each and every student and consciously assess the different learning styles that exist within the classroom. The teachers incorporate many modes of conveying information (i.e. visual, auditory, etc.) and are sensitive to the fact that students will often differ in their learning preferences.  At Cornerstone we realize that the medium is the message, and that finding creative, new ways of conveying material is as important as the material itself.

LOW STUDENT TEACH RATIO

By maintaining classes with a low student teacher ratio, Cornerstone children receive significant individual attention.  Student teacher ratios

  • Preschool – 10 students per teacher
  • Kindergarten – 12 students per teacher
  • Elementary – 15 students per teacher