Mission - Cornerstone Schools

As Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. taught us, a Complete Life is a life of length (to live for a purpose born), breadth (to be a person for others), and height (to know God).

Our mission is built on three pillars that serve as the foundation for everything we do.


We offer a rigorous academic curriculum that prepares students for career and college. Learning takes place in a clean, safe and nurturing environment where our passionate faculty and staff help guide our students along every step of their educational journey.


Our well-rounded education emphasizes character development and striving for excellence in all things. We focus on ten attributes that constitute excellent character and build them into our lessons throughout the year. This consistent and continual focus helps our students grow into outstanding learners, employees, family members, team members, entrepreneurs, visionaries and leaders.


We expose students to career options from an early age to help them envision their future. We further inspire them with engaging opportunities such as high school internships, mentorships and learning experiences with top companies from Detroit and around the world. This is where goals and dreams blossom.

This foundation — this Cornerstone — works to develop the complete person, enabling our students to live rich, fulfilling lives.

Cornerstone Character Words


Positively impacts the lives of others in times of need


Gives of oneself so another may live a more abundant life


Manages the most difficult circumstances with grace


Models humility to resolve conflicts and establish healthy relationships


Responds appropriately with heart and mind in all situations


Brings to life our great country’s founding principles


Demonstrates integrity by honoring one’s commitments


Nurtures the endless unique potential of every human


Models the Golden Rule: treat others as you would like to be treated


Demonstrates appreciation for the work and growth of others


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A Friendship Reunited


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Meet Our Team

Wellness Warriors: The Important Role of School Nurses

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Meet some of our dynamic healthcare professionals who are playing a vital role in promoting healthy living among students.

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