Cornerstone Academy


We are a small, private Christian high school on the Near North Side of Chicago, serving students whose needs have not been met by other high schools, and whose dreams and talents are in danger of being wasted.  Our primary aim is to work with students who began high school elsewhere, but now need a fresh start.

The school’s purpose is to advance the intellectual, vocational, and spiritual experiences of these students. 

Founded in 1994, we created a model that provides an old-fashion, one-room-school-house-like education for students desiring an educational setting that is more personalized.

Finally, somewhat uniquely, we also require students to hold a job for three months (averaging 12 hours of work a week) before graduation.


Benefit Dinner at the Chicago Cultural Center

Benefit Dinner at the Chicago Cultural Center

Annual Benefit Dinner

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Chicago Cultural Center

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Visit our Benefit 2014 page for more information or contact our office to register.

Visit our Admissions Page

Visit our Admissions Page

Written by Teacher Kevin Erington

Written by Teacher Kevin Erington

Prospective Students

Cornerstone Academy accepts students for enrollment at the start of each quarter.

Please contact our office to schedule an appointment and visit our Admissions Page for more information.

Finishing: A Senior Year Haunted By the Past

All proceeds from this book benefit the mission of Cornerstone Academy.

Visit our our Buy Our Book Page to purchase a hardcopy or e-book version.