Welcome from the Head of School

Welcome to Cornerstone Schools of Alabama!

We sincerely hope that as you spend time getting to know us, you will see concrete examples of God at work.

For more than three decades, we have partnered with families and the community striving towards our Kingdom Purpose: Empowering students to glorify God.

At Cornerstone, you will find the perfect balance of rigorous academics, character development and spiritual formation. Our pillars are at the heart of every decision:

Excellence for God
Excellence in Education
Excellence for Students
Excellence in Character

We recognize and appreciate that each student and family arrives with a distinct background and history that enhances our culture and blesses our school community. From students to staff and faculty, we are committed to honoring God at all times.

It is a true privilege to watch our students grow in academics, character and faith. I welcome you to visit Cornerstone in person and see all that God continues to do! If I can be of any assistance, I am just an email away.

May God richly bless you,

Dr. Nita Carr

About Dr. Carr

Dr. Nita Carr has served as President for the past 16 years. During this time, she has furthered Cornerstone’s success through a unique model of excellence that includes academics, spiritual formation and character development. Her diverse experience as a teacher, administrator, professor, and nonprofit leader, as well as her involvement in international education, has helped Cornerstone not only become the 2nd largest private school in the Birmingham-metro area, but also an internationally-recognized school providing excellence for inner-city students.

Under Dr. Carr’s leadership, Cornerstone received dual accreditation with COGNIA and the Association of Christian Schools International, became the first International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary School in Birmingham, and was recognized as a State School of Character by the international organization, Character.org. Dr. Carr attributes Cornerstone’s academic success to mission-driven faculty, parent and community support, and a Board that gives the school freedom to dream.

Dr. Carr has received many recognitions. She recently received the prestigious Brother Bryan Award recognizing her commitment to serving low-income children in Birmingham. She remains passionate about school choice and regularly meets with other educators and leaders as they come to her for leadership and to assist them as they pursue educational freedom in their cities and states.