Cornerstone at Pedregal, an established leader in academic excellence, is a parent participation school with a common focus of teaching to the “whole child” which includes a strong academic program and an equally strong program that supports the social-emotional well-being of all students.
Our innovative participation model allows for the design of an ever-evolving program that is nationally recognized. A California Distinguished School in 2004 and 2010, Cornerstone had the honor of becoming a California Gold Ribbon School in 2016. In addition, Cornerstone was honored with the 21st Century Schools of Distinction award.
Our school-wide focus on Growth Mindset and our newly transformed Character Counts program reinforce the message delivered to all Cornerstone students that the sky is the limit as to what they will be able to learn and do.
Cornerstone teachers are a dedicated and committed staff engaged in ongoing professional learning at both the site and the district level, often participating as teacher leaders in district professional learning activities. They remain grounded in educational pedagogy and are constantly growing, refining their teaching practices, and seeking innovative ways to engage all students.
Since 1993, our parents and staff have worked in partnerships to create a dynamic and responsive campus. A sense of extended family grows quickly with both children and parents supported by the in-service trainings with the child’s teacher throughout the year, multiple parent meetings with the entire parent body, and opportunities for specialized guest speakers.
We take pride in our state-of-the-art Library and Technology Center (LTC). In addition, all classrooms utilize technology as a tool for enhancing instruction. Our science program is supported by parent volunteers utilizing our fully-equipped science lab for hands-on experiments including STEM opportunities for all 4th and 5th grade students.
Cornerstone at Pedregal Elementary School provides parents the opportunity to be actively involved on a regular basis in their child’s educational adventure. Additional art, drama, and music opportunities complement District programs and other parent-led activities make use of our knowledgeable mothers and fathers.
At Cornerstone, teachers, staff and parents work together to prepare our students for wherever their journeys may take them.
Come visit us at Cornerstone! We look forward to meeting you!
Michele Marcus, Principal
Cornerstone School at Pedregal