General Info

For more information, contact Jennifer Meister, Admissions Director at (916) 334-6236   or .

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Parent Education
For more information, contact Jennifer Meister, Admissions Director, at (916) 334-6236 or admissions@cornerstonechristian.orgWe have a number of different classes and seminars available to our parents. We ask that all families new to the school enroll in our Case for Kids class and our Peacemaker small group study.  These classes will allow parents to become familiar with our basic school philosophies and will better equip the home and school to work together.

The Case for Kids (class) – Encompasses both Age of Opportunity and Shepherding a Child’s Heart.

Tedd and Paul Tripp uncover the heart issues affecting parents, their children, and their teenagers.  They discuss parenting from before the “terrible twos” through the adolescent years.  We will cover topics like “What is family?”, and “Helping Kids see God’s Glory”.  Class discussion follows each week’s video presentation.  This 7-week class begins in September of each year.

The Peacemaker (small group study)

This study teaches people how to apply biblical peacemaking principles to resolve family, business, and church conflicts.  Topics addressed will include when and how to confront others effectively, how to achieve genuine reconciliation, and how to deal with unreasonable people.  The Young Peacemaker is for children ages 7-14 and will be taught at the same time as the parents’ study.

Courtship and Virtue Seminar (half-day seminar)
Note: This seminar is required for all new parents, and for junior high and senior high students.

Recommended Reading

Most of the following books are available to purchase in the school office:

Age of Opportunity by Ted Tripp

Competent to Counsel by Jay Adams

Christian Courtship vs. the Dating Game by Jim West

Shepherding A Child’s Heart by Tedd Tripp

The Peacemaker by Ken Sande


Tuition and Fees


ANNUAL REGISTRATION FEE: A registration fee of $200 per returning student and $250 per new student is due by April 1, 2019.  Once we receive your registration fee and all registration forms, Cornerstone Christian School (CCS) will reserve a seat for your child for the 2019-2020 school year.  Families accepted into the school after April 1, 2019, will have seven days to pay the registration fee.  During that time CCS will continue to hold a seat for your child.

Families who will be applying for financial aid are expected to pay registration fees to reserve a seat for their child.  The registration fee will be refunded if a family decides they cannot afford to enroll their child at CCS, based upon the amount of financial aid CCS offers them.

TUITION: Tuition for the 2019-2020 academic year is shown below: 

Kindergarten (a.m.)

1st – 6th Grade

7th – 8th Grade

9th-12th Grade





TUITION PAYMENT: The annual tuition is divided into ten equal payments, due by the first of each month, beginning June 1, 2019, and ending March 1, 2020.  If the first of the month falls on a weekend or holiday, payment will be due the following weekday.  Your check may be postdated for the 1st (bring it to our attention with a “post-it-note”) if you would like to send it in earlier.  CCS will not deposit your check before the first of the month.  Let the bookkeeper know if paying by the first of the month is a financial hardship for you.  Other payment plans can be requested.  Please contact the bookkeeper to request a change to your payment plan.

PAYMENT PROCESSING: Please note on the memo line of your check what you are paying for (such as: Tuition, Childcare, etc.).  Separate items may be paid with one check.  Please note that CCS does not accept cash payments. Cashier’s checks and/or money orders are acceptable.

LATE PAYMENT AND NSF FEES: A late fee of $10 will be charged if we do not receive your payment within 5 days of your due date.  Please note: If your account becomes sixty days delinquent, we may suspend your child(ren) until the account is paid.  Checks returned from the bank will result in a $15 handling fee plus any fees the bank charges CCS.  The school reserves the right to deny enrollment for the following year based upon recurring late payments.  CCS reserves the right to send delinquent accounts to a collection agency.

APPEALS: If you will have difficulty making a payment on time, please submit a written appeal to the headmaster prior to your due date, and we will do everything we can to work with you.  If we find out after the fact, you may be charged a late fee.

GIFT GIVING: We encourage parents to prayerfully consider giving above their tuition to help the school provide more services to you and those less able.  The State of California and the IRS recognize CCS as a 501(c)(3) religious non-profit corporation.  Any gifts to the school above your registration, tuition, and fees are tax deductible.

FINANCIAL AID: We have chosen not to offer multi-child or pre-payment discounts because the cost to the school for educating a child is the same regardless of these factors.  However, in the spirit of Galatians 6:2-5, we offer financial aid to help families with demonstrated need.  To be considered for financial aid, a family must file an application with FAST, an outside company that evaluates each family’s financial situation.  FAST takes the number of children into consideration (along with all of the other financial data) to determine a family’s ability to pay tuition.  We encourage all families for whom our tuition and fees are unduly burdensome to apply for financial aid through FAST.  Further information about applying for financial aid is available from our Registrar:

WITHDRAWAL FROM SCHOOL: When you enroll your child at CCS, we make financial decisions based on your commitment.  Should you withdraw your child prior to the end of the school year, the following policies apply in order for our school to remain fiscally responsible:

  1. We will use the total number of days your child was enrolled to calculate the tuition due (annual tuition ÷ number of days in the school year x days enrolled) and add a withdrawal penalty equal to three-tenths of a year’s tuition.  If you have not yet paid this total, it must be paid promptly.  If you have already paid more than this total, CCS will refund the difference.
  2. In the case of unusual circumstances beyond your control, you may submit a written appeal to the administration/Board requesting a relaxation of this withdrawal policy.

Registration fees are non-refundable.