Cornerstone Christian School
Mary Murphy, Principal
It is a great honor to serve as principal of Cornerstone Christian School. The faculty and staff are committed to the academic and spiritual success of every student. Our teachers meet every week to pray for one another, our school, and each of our students. I am blessed to be a part of such an outstanding community where everyone is dedicated to providing a learning environment that is safe, nurturing, and challenges each student to live up to their full God-given potential.
Let me be the first to welcome you to the home of Cornerstone Christian where faith and learning are core values and where you will quickly discover that you are part of more than just a school, but a family.
-Mary Murphy M.S. Ed.
“The mission of Cornerstone Christian School is the education of children through the development of mind, body, and spirit from a Christian perspective.”
Our school was formerly South Norfolk Christian School. The founding fathers’ intention was to establish a school that was affordable for the general public, based on God’s Word and where each child was seen as an individual. Academic excellence is very important, but we also recognize that each child learns at his or her own pace. We attempt to meet the children where they are and motivate them to reach their potential.
Statement of Purpose
The purpose of Cornerstone Christian School is to aid parents in fulfilling their responsibility under God to train their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. The school assumes first that each home being served is Christian in atmosphere and in lifestyle. The school purposes to reinforce the Godly training, which has already begun at home. Second, it expects each parent to exhibit a high level of involvement, interest, and responsibility for the school, and accountability for their child’s educational experience.
It is the purpose of Cornerstone Christian School to teach children that Jesus is preeminent in all of life, and that the world must be assessed according to Scriptural precepts. All instruction shall be integrated with the knowledge of God and His authorship of all truth.
It is the purpose of Cornerstone Christian School to help children develop their gifts and talents primarily through spiritual growth and academic opportunity. We will operate this school under the conviction that as the child learns the importance of being rightly related to God, his or her social and intellectual development will be firmly related to that which enables proper adjustment to the responsibilities and purpose of human life.
Statement of Basic Belief
I WE BELIEVE that the Bible is the inspired, infallible and authoritative source of Christian doctrine and precept.
II WE BELIEVE there is one God, the Creator and Upholder of all things, who is eternal as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
III WE BELIEVE God created man in His own image for the purpose of bringing pleasure and glory to Himself, but by sin man has rejected the glory of God and cannot, in his own power, regain God’s pleasure.
IV WE BELIEVE the only hope for man is to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, the virgin-born Son of God, who died to take upon Himself the punishment for the sin of mankind, who rose from the dead so that by receiving Him as Savior and Lord, man is redeemed by His blood.
V WE BELIEVE that Jesus Christ will personally return to earth in power and glory.
VI WE BELIEVE God’s Holy Spirit lives in all Christians and is available to reveal truth, produce spiritual fruit, and impart spiritual gifts.
VII WE BELIEVE the church is the body of Christ, and is composed of all those who through belief in Christ have been spiritually regenerated by the renewing of the Holy Spirit. The mission of the church is worldwide evangelism on the one hand, and the nurture and discipline of Christians on the other hand.