Elementary Program Overview

Hours of Operation

Elementary Hours
8:25am-2:55pm (M-F)

EDC Hours
7am-8:25am (M-F)
3pm-6pm (M-F)

Office Hours
8am-4pm (M-Th)
8am-3:30pm (F)
8am-1pm (Summer)

Contact

Phone
Office: (805) 987-8621
Fax: (805) 987-8208
EDC: (805) 889-5900 (after hours)

Email
Sharlyn McHenry, Office Assistant/Health Tech
smchenry@ccsed.org

Snack/Meals

Morning snacks are provided by students. For those staying through lunch, they can either bring a lunch or purchase one through the school's hot lunch program.

Health

Immunizations must be up-to-date before entry to the program.

Uniforms

We love our uniforms, and feel they play an important role in alleviating potential competition among students. We also don't want obtaining uniforms to be a hardship for any of our families. Click the link below for our 2016-2017 Uniform Policy, and for uniform purchasing options. 

2016-2017 Uniform Policy

Curriculum

The elementary program at Cornerstone Christian School consists of traditional elementary school classes taught from a Biblical worldview. The course of study includes: Bible, phonics, math, reading, spelling, science, P.E., health, safety, social studies, English, art, computers, music, and Spanish.

Standardized Achievement Tests indicate that the elementary school has historically scored one to two grades above the national norm in all subject areas. Credentialed/Certificated Christian teachers and quality curricular materials assure the continuation of this rating. Also, field trips, speakers, chapels, various videos and other enrichment materials support the regular classroom programs.

A child should be five years old by September 1st to be eligible for Kindergarten, however exceptions may be made if a child is developmentally and academically ready.

Our Educational Resource Program (ERP) is available for students who may have some specific learning needs.

(E)xtended (D)ay(C)are

Our Elementary School offers before-school care from 7am-8am and after-school care from 3pm-6pm. We want our elementary students to feel at home after a full day at school, and the EDC team is dedicated to providing a safe, welcoming environment for that to happen. Students are provided with snacks, a homework room and assistance, games, crafts and recreation time. We understand that the need for before- and after-school care is not always a family's first choice, so we make sure that the extra time at school is EXTRA special. 

Summer School

Summer School begins the week AFTER the regular school year ends. This program has an entirely different feel from the regular school year, offering a wide-range of field-trips, on campus theme days, weekly swim and city library visits, daily study and devotional time, and lots of opportunity for crafting creativity. Without a doubt, our Summer School students get a "summer vacation" experience. 

Accreditation

Since 1987, Cornerstone Christian Elementary School has been fully accredited by both the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), and the Western Association of Schools & Colleges (WASC). Accreditation is important in elementary school because it holds programs accountable to a higher set of standards, with verification from credible, trained professionals in our field. We commit to this process each school year and are visited by an accreditation team each term our accreditation is up for renewal. ACSI provides leadership seminars, teacher conferences, literature, and other opportunities for staff growth, and continued development. Christian schools are also represented by ACSI in state and national issues concerning Christian education.