Principal's Message

Welcome to Cornerstone at Pedregal!


As a parent participation school, we come together with a common focus on the “whole child” with a strong academic foundation dedicated to the social emotional well-being of all students. Families, community, and staff partner to provide an outstanding school experience for our students.


We are an established leader in academic excellence with our innovative participation model 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 contribute to the message we hold near and dear to our hearts-- Cornerstone Cougars are able to learn and achieve whatever they set their minds to and we are here to support them. 


Cornerstone teachers are a dedicated and committed staff who care deeply for their students and their Cornerstone family.  You will see them often participating as teacher leaders in district professional learning opportunities. 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 environment. A sense of extended family grows quickly here on campus with both children and parents supported by the in-service trainings provided by the child’s teacher throughout the year, multiple parent meetings, and opportunities to connect through guest speakers and specialized events.


We take pride in the many programs and spaces we have worked so hard to build with our parents and community partners. Our state-of-the-art Library and Learning Technology Center (LTC) are only some of the wonderful spaces our students are able to thrive. Classrooms utilize technology as a tool for enhancing instruction, and our science program is supported by parent volunteers. Students engage in hands-on experiments including STEM opportunities in our fully-equipped science lab.


What sets Cornerstone at Pedregal Elementary School apart is the opportunity we  provide for parents to be actively involved on a regular basis in their child’s educational journey. Our dedicated parents support the art, drama, music and other parent-led activities to complement District programs.


Here, at Cornerstone, we work together with teachers, staff and parents in the best interest of the whole child to prepare our students for wherever their learning path takes them.


Come visit us at Cornerstone! We are excited to welcome you!


Amy Argento Ed.D., Principal

Cornerstone School at Pedregal