Private Christian School Tuition

Investing in Education

It is no secret that students who receive an excellent education are better prepared for college, careers, and more. So, an investment in private Christian school tuition at Cornerstone Schools of Alabama benefits our students and strengthens our community for generations to come.

At our affordable private school, we go beyond challenging academics. We provide true character development, biblically based faith formation, competitive athletics, and enrichment opportunities — all at the largest private school in Birmingham.

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Ready to apply?

We’re looking forward to getting to know your family better, so please take these four easy steps for us:


Complete an application to attend Cornerstone.


Contact admissions at (205) 624-5030 to schedule academic testing.


Sign up for a school tour with Jay Whitted, Student Advancement Manager, at


Keep the conversation going by reaching out any time you have a question.

Cornerstone By the Numbers

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“Cornerstone is very affordable for me and my family.

I have never felt like I couldn’t pay tuition. I have seen major changes in my daughter’s school work and her improvements in reading. I’m thankful we can send her to Cornerstone!

— Shaquoiya, Mother of a Cornerstone 2nd Grader

How much does it cost?

All of our students receive scholarships that cover the majority of tuition.

As you consider Cornerstone Schools of Alabama, we welcome your questions about tuition, financial aid, and payment plans. Our admissions team is here to help you, so you can decide which learning environment is best for your student and walk with you through applying for scholarships.

Before scholarships, our tuition is:

Tuition 2023-2024
Grade LevelTuition
Elementary School$11,000 per year
Middle School$11,000 per year
High School$12,000 per year

For students who attend Cornerstone for Grades 9-12, we provide a $1,000 scholarship to the college of their choice.

Included in Tuition

  • All curriculum
  • Books
  • Facility fees
  • Lab fees
  • 1:1 electronic device (starting in grade K5) 
  • Up to 3 dual enrollment courses per year (grades 10-12) 
  • Assessment Fees
  • Athletic team uniforms and regional travel 
  • ACT Preparation Course
  • Student admission to all on-campus plays, concerts, and regular season athletic events

Frequently Asked Questions

All families are eligible for scholarships. Your portion of tuition is set on a sliding scale, based on your income from last year.

Yes. Families can pay each month from August to May, or they can pay in two installments and receive a 5% discount. Families who pay in full benefit from a 10% discount.

  • A one-time application fee ($25/student)
  • A one-time enrollment fee ($35/student, maximum of $100/family)
  • Yearly supply fee for elementary students ($25)
  • Elementary Aftercare from 3 to 6 p.m. ($150/month)
  • Some athletic fees
  • Some field trip fees
  • Yearbook
  • Lost books
  • Some Spiritual Retreat fees

Cornerstone works with each family individually to determine affordability. Call (205) 206-7933 and ask to speak with Alicia Underwood.

Schedule a Tour

If you’ve already applied for enrollment, join us for a group tour to see how students thrive academically, socially and spiritually at Cornerstone Schools of Alabama. Please reach out to Jay Whitted, Student Advancement Manager, at (205) 624-5030 or at