Our History

1991

A Vision Is Unveiled

Heeding a call from Archbishop Adam Maida to help Detroit “make all things new again,” Cornerstone opens its doors to 167 students.

1996

Cornerstone expands to three campuses, including the now flagship Nevada campus. Cornerstone launches its first capital campaign for new facilities, expanded enrollment, and an enhanced curriculum.

2001

Cornerstone completes a $22 million capital campaign and inaugurates its classroom sponsor program, along with celebrating its 10 year anniversary.

2006

Two new campuses are added: the Grove street campus in Detroit, and Appleton campus in Redford.

2009

Two campuses – Grove and Appleton – are converted from private to charter, becoming public school academies. They are now known as Lincoln-King Academy and Washington-Parks Academy, respectively, and bring Cornerstone’s rigorous academic standards to the public school arena.

2012

Cornerstone Nevada, the flagship private campus, opens its high school. In this same year, two new charter schools in Detroit – Madison-Carver Academy and Cornerstone Health + Technology High School – are opened.

2015

The Deloitte Career Pathways Program is launched, providing internships and career immersion to high school students across the network. More companies are added across industries.

2016

Cornerstone Education Group is established. Celebrating its second year of high school graduates, Cornerstone has been living the vision to “make all things new again.”