Cornerstone Christian Academy (CCA) was established in 1985 as First Christian Day School in the lower level of the First Christian Church in Wolfeboro, NH. Beginning with just one teacher and a handful of students ranging from grades 1 to 3, Cornerstone has grown to offer grades preschool through Grade 8. In the spring of 1996, First Christian Day School changed its name to Cornerstone Christian Academy. Over the years, the school outgrew its facility in Wolfeboro. In the spring of 1997, the school relocated to its present location at Mountainside on Route 28 in Ossipee, NH. In 1999, Cornerstone became an independent Christian school incorporated in the State of NH as a non-profit corporation. In August of 2000, we gained 501 (c) 3 (non-profit) status with the IRS. Throughout our history, our academic standards have manifested themselves in above average student achievement.
A core belief at Cornerstone Christian Academy is that each child has been created in the image of God. That truth carries with it some profound implications. Each and every child is endowed by God with unique potential. It is the goal of CCA to provide an opportunity to help that child realize his/her fullest potential. Cornerstone educates each child in the light of a Christian worldview.
We also follow the Classical Christian Education model. Classical Christian Education seeks to form well-rounded students by studying the liberal arts. It divides a child’s learning into three stages: grammar, logic and rhetoric. The grammar stage focuses on memorization of facts, chanting and singing. Children in grades K through 6 enjoy this greatly and it is the kind of learning to which their mind is well suited. The logic stage typically encompasses grades 7 through 9. Students at this age use the information they have gathered to argue and form logical conclusions. Finally, the rhetoric stage in grades 10 through 12 teaches students the art of persuasion and convincing others that their argument is correct in both oral and written format.
"The end, then, of learning is to repair the ruins of our first parents by regaining to know God aright, and out of that knowledge to love him, to imitate him, to be like him, as we may the nearest, by possessing our souls of true virtue, which, being united to the heavenly grace of faith, makes up the highest perfection." John Milton