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From the Head of School

Since our humble beginnings over 40 years ago as Little Lights Preschool to our development into one of the largest private schools in San Francisco, our goal at Cornerstone Academy has always been to provide a safe and loving learning environment for students to develop as total persons - intellectually, socially, physically, and spiritually.

Our academic program emphasizes the mastery of reading, writing, oral communication, math and the cognitive skills as well as the disciplines of science, history, social studies, music, art, and physical education. On the spiritual side, we seek to help each student grow and develop in knowledge and appreciation of Christian principles, develop positive relationships with others, and improve confidence and self-esteem.

Whether you are a current or prospective parent, we welcome your child to Cornerstone and want to do everything we can to ensure that the learning experiences will be happy and wholesome. Education is a partnership between parents and the school. We invite you to visit the school, ask questions, and make suggestions. Experience has proven that the best assurance for the success of your child is close cooperation with the school and an understanding of our expectations, procedures, and goals.

Derrick Wong

Mr. Wong has a B.A. in Liberal Studies and a M.A. in Education from San Francisco State University. He also holds a California Teaching Credential and a California Administrative Credential. He has been employed by Cornerstone Academy since 1989 when he first started as an afterschool teacher. He felt called by God to serve at Cornerstone Academy and became a full-time math teacher in 1993. Over the years as the need for administration grew, he served as assistant principal, principal of the middle and high school and eventually principal of the entire school operations starting in 2008. His interests include basketball, anything with technology, and improving his relationship with Jesus Christ.

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