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Message From Our President

In a southwest Philadelphia neighborhood where poverty, crime, and violence abound, Cornerstone Christian Academy stands as a beacon of hope for families who want a promising future for their children. Since 1988, Cornerstone has been educating children in an environment that provides the highest standards for academic achievement and spiritual development.

As a successful inner-city private school, serving over 200 children in Kindergarten through 8th grade, Cornerstone is a model of excellence for urban education. As evidence of its success, approximately 95% of Cornerstone's graduates earn a high school diploma in four years, and roughly 66% go on to pursue a post-secondary education.

Cornerstone's approach to education works! By providing a safe, disciplined, and positive educational environment, Cornerstone inspires youth to rise above their surroundings and achieve their highest potential. With the support of hundreds of individuals, churches, and organizations from around the country, Cornerstone is helping to break the cycle of poverty, crime, and violence in Philadelphia by offering children a superior education that prepares them for successful high school enrollment, higher educational pursuits, and eventually productive careers and leadership roles in society.

I invite you to visit Cornerstone and see for yourself the amazing grace, power, and love of God at work here.

Richard R. Ollinger
President/CEO