Cornerstone Christian School, located in Abbotsford, BC, is accredited and certified with the provincial Ministry of Education and serves students from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 8.
Pastor McElhoes and the board of what is now HillCity Church had the vision for a school that would teach children from a biblical perspective. In 1978, Cornerstone Christian School began in the basement of Glad Tidings Tabernacle Church near the corner of Dahlstrom and Gladwin.
The school was then called Glad Tidings Christian Academy. It was started as an alternative to members of the congregation desiring a type of Christian education not available in Abbotsford. After a few years of offering this service to its congregation members, the school decided to open its doors to members of other churches and the public as per their requests.
Having moved to its current location in the early 1980s, the school continued using Accelerated Christian Education curriculum until 1986 when it became obvious that our students would not fare well on the newly re-instituted provincial examinations. Knowing this, the school applied to the provincial Ministry of Education and shortly thereafter, became Cornerstone Christian School, a government certified school, able to offer its students a BC Dogwood Diploma and a better chance to succeed on the provincial exams.
After years of providing education from K-12, Cornerstone Christian School decided to focus on the primary through middle school grades and presently offers Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten through Grade 9 classes.
Today Cornerstone Christian School maintains its government certification without wavering from its foundational vision “to teach students spiritually and academically, preparing them for work in the church and the world”.
Our Future and Continuing Goals:
To excel in all areas from Junior Kindergarten through Grade 9, catering to the academic and spiritual needs of our students. Cornerstone Christian School sees the eternal benefits of “Building Into Your Child’s Future”.