Admissions at Cornerstone Schools of Alabama

A Private Christian School Committed to Our Community

You are welcome at Cornerstone Schools of Alabama. As a private Christian school, our mission — first and foremost — is to show God’s love and grace to our community in Birmingham, Alabama. One of the ways we do that is by providing a faith-based, college preparatory education to families of all income levels.

Why do families choose Cornerstone Schools?

The pressure is on in high school as teens begin to understand the long-term impact their actions will have on future goals. We guide our students through this time by:


International Baccalaureate (IB) framework used K through Grade 8. Dual Accreditations throughout all grade levels.

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5,742 community service hours in 2022-23 school year

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High School recognized as a State School of Character; 100% of students self-assess progress in character three times per year.

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As you consider Cornerstone, we invite you to discover more about our admission process.

Let’s talk about how we can help.

We’re happy to answer any questions you might have. Please call (205) 624-5030 to reach our Admissions team.

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Admission Process

We are excited that you’re applying. Let’s get this simple, five-step process started for you:

Step 1: Download an application

You will find applications for all grade levels in one convenient location. You can even print the application if that works better for you.

Step 2: Complete the form

PreK enrollment is handled through the Alabama First Class Lottery, but for all other grades, fill out the application and submit a $25 application fee per child.

Step 3: Submit supporting documents

We will need to see final report cards, attendance records, and standardized test scores. Once students reach Grade 6, we’ll also need letters of recommendation.

Step 4: Schedule testing

We will reach out to you to find a time that works best for your family.

Step 5: Send in final documents

Once your student is accepted, we will need immunization records, family financial information, and the student’s birth certificate and Social Security card. At that time, you’ll pay a $35 enrollment fee per child. (No family pays more than $100.)

“After much prayer and consideration,

 I made the choice to transfer my daughter to Cornerstone Elementary in the second grade. Initially, I was nervous and excited about this transition. My nervousness was put at ease within minutes of speaking to the front desk administrative staff. I felt welcomed and valued throughout our onboarding process. After our arrival, the welcoming spirit continued. The principal, staff, and teachers all provided the comfort and insight needed to help both myself and my daughter adjust to this new environment. Cornerstone has been the best educational decision I have made for my beautiful girl!”

— Lakia White, Cornerstone parent

Meet Our Admissions Team

Jay Whitted


Miles College, BS in Child Development

Columbia Southern University, MS in Organizational Leadership

Columbia Southern University, MPA in Public Administration

“I’ve worked in education for over eight years.

My career started at Virginia College as an Online Admissions Representative. After a few years, I transitioned to Miles College as an Online Admissions Coordinator and served as the Assistant Director of Admissions & Recruitment for the past 3 years.

Frequently Asked Questions

Tuition is based on a sliding scale, so it fits every family’s budget. Find all of that information — and more — on our Tuition page.

Enrollment begins in December, and families begin to be notified of their acceptance in February. (Applications are accepted throughout the year, but spaces are limited.)

Our academic program exceeds state requirements. In fact, we use the International Baccalaureate (IB) framework throughout all grade levels. We offer Dual Enrollment for our students in Grades 10-12, so students can graduate from Cornerstone with up to 36 college credits. Plus, our Class of 2023 graduated were offered close to $1.5 million in scholarships. That’s an average of $75,000 per student.

Ready to secure a spot for your family?