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                                                                                                         The Cornerstone School circa 1982


The Cornerstone School is an independent, 501(c)3 non-profit school located in Ocala, Florida where innovative methods of instruction have been inspiring creative thinkers for over 35 years. The Cornerstone School is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools and is credited by The Florida Council of Independent Schools. Founded in 1982, Cornerstone began as a small, independent preschool and early elementary school that provided an alternative learning option for students in Ocala. As the demand for educational innovation grew, so did the school. From two quaint cottage homes divided into classrooms, today The Cornerstone School supports 250 students in grades Pre-K3 through 8th grade on a 3-acre campus.

Our faculty, staff, students and their families have built an atmosphere of creativity, innovation, mutual respect and high educational achievement that has become synonymous with Cornerstone. The small community of learners is supported by highly qualified educators who collaborate with students to understand their unique intellectual abilities.We offer an accelerated and enriched program where varied and individualized approaches to learning invite and sustain curiosity, building a lifelong love of learning. Our program focuses on the individual child and their cognitive, social, emotional and physical growth and well-being.

Students are engaged in an experiential and stimulating learning environment. Emphasis on S.T.E.A.M. disciplines promotes the critical thinking and problem solving skills that are essential for success in the 21st century. The core values of tolerance, integrity, and mutual respect are instilled throughout the curriculum. Cornerstone students distinguish themselves as proficient citizens prepared for challenges, opportunities and the responsibilities they will encounter over their lifetime. We are committed to developing and growing the transformative leaders of tomorrow.