Welcome, from the Head of School
"I HAVE NO GREATER JOY THAN TO HEAR MY CHILDREN WALK IN TRUTH."
-3 JOHN 4
What joy there is in being a part of a Christian school! When a school is able to recognize God as central to everything in our lives—including and particularly education—the school community becomes the blessing it was designed to be. The Christian school is able to partner with parents as they approach instruction, discipline, conflict-resolution, and daily life from a biblical perspective. Our nation’s public schools are simply no longer equipped to do that. We welcome you to The Cornerstone Christian School!
Most essentially, Cornerstone recognizes the biblical mandate for parents to educate their children…to train them up in the way of the Lord (Deuteronomy 11:19). For this reason, Cornerstone works closely with each child’s parents to understand each student’s individual needs and strengths. Ongoing, open communication between school and home are essential for maximum learning to take place.
Secondly, it’s important for us to understand that all instructors in the world teach from a particular worldview. Every human being on the planet has a view of the world and what s/he believes is important to know and understand. At Cornerstone, we specifically teach from a biblical worldview. For instance, we know that God’s fingerprints are intentionally left throughout all of Creation for the express purpose of discovering Him as our loving Creator, which is the study of science. We know that throughout all of history, God is intentionally revealing to mankind His plan of redemption through Jesus Christ; this is the study of history and the social studies. Additionally, our students need to know how to study and use the written and spoken word with expertise, because God clearly has a high value of words; after all, He refers to Himself as the Word (John 1:1). There is no greater privilege than to be able to boldly and enthusiastically recognize and highlight God and His eternal truths through all of our instruction.
In the same way, we are able to work with parents as they train their children to do all things as unto the Lord (Colossians 3:23-24), to be kind to others, to consider others more highly than we consider ourselves, and more. Likewise, we are able to jointly approach conflict-resolution, which occurs in every arena of life, from a biblical perspective. Consistency of goals and expectations between home and school makes the learning process far more effective and valuable. Learning how to think critically from a biblical worldview is absolutely necessary for our students to be able to make an impact on the world as Christian leaders.
It’s just not realistic for us to expect the public schools to approach instruction in this way at this point in time. Our society at large no longer believes that God is intimately interested in each of our lives or that each of us is accountable to Him. Admittedly, the sacrifices associated with choosing Christian education are numerous, but the sacrifices are worth far more than their face value. The opportunity to instruct and learn “the whole truth and nothing but the truth” is worth vastly more than the 35 years of sacrifices made by Cornerstone parents, teachers, and administrators since 1981.
It is with great joy that we are able to partner with Cornerstone families to instruct our children to walk in truth!
Sincerely in Christ,
Tonya D. Snyder
Head of School