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About Us

Education that Echoes the Gospel

Thank you for choosing Cornerstone Community Schoolhouse, where students will receive a biblical world view of learning through classical education (how to order things rightly and judge them well) as well as learn life skills. Classical Education teaches students wisdom and virtue in order train our ears to hear echoes of the gospel in Literature, Math, Science, History, and Geography to God's Word. We will be teaching the classical core subjects using Memoria Press curriculum. Please go to  www.memoriapress.com for more information regarding this curriculum. ​Classical Education is, in other words, a traditional education. It includes the three stages of development in the Trivium, which is Latin for, "where three paths meet". The first stage of development is the grammar stage which is the foundational stage of learning which includes memorization, recitation, and repetition. Children between the ages of birth to 12 are naturally good at.
Then comes the dialectic or "logic" stage, which consists of children who are generally between the ages12-15. In this stage, students are learning to think critically and logically, through asking clarifying questions to make sense of what they have learned up to this point. ​The rhetoric stage is typically students 15-18. At this stage, students beginning to form their own ideas and share the knowledge that they have learned in the previous stages.​Cornerstone Community was created to meet the needs of families in our community who are not sure about homeschooling and need extra support or they are looking outside of public schools for their children's needs. Currently, Cornerstone Community Schoolhouse is only accepting students in the grammar stage. However, as we grow, we hope to add on the dialectic and rhetoric stages.  With an ever-changing society, our intention is to provide an environment where students learn God's word, listen to how to apply it to the world around them through literature, and live their lives with the truth in their hearts and minds. 

Celeste Mays

Teacher & Director

About Me

My husband and I are High School Sweethearts; we started dating my senior year of high school. We have been married for 13 years. We have faced many challenges in our lives, but Glory be to our heavenly Father because He has always worked it out for our good. School, a love of music, and a desire to have a family of our own is what brought us together. 

 

We are so excited to be able to share what we believe God's vision is for our community in supporting Godly marriages, families, and our community through an impactful educational experience that is trustworthy, reliable, and fun.

We hope to grow and fellowship with like minded families and also reach out to others whose desire is to know God alongside believers who want to do the same. 

Qualifications
I am a mama of two children, but my love of teaching originally stemmed from being the oldest of 9 children. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from The College of Idaho. I hold a current certification in Idaho to teach K-8 and Literacy Education K-12. I am also a native Spanish speaker. 

Experience

  • Homeschooling my children 2022-2023

  • Kindergarten Teacher for Greenleaf Friends Academy for the 2021-2022.

  • Early Learning Advisory Committee Member of the Notus-Parma Preschool Development Grant (PDG) collaborative for Notus Elementary School in Notus, ID in 2021.

  • Pre-K teacher at Grace Lutheran Church in Caldwell, ID during the 2019-2020​ school year. During Covid, I opened my home to family and friends one day a week to "do school" for preschoolers. 

  • 1st grade teacher at Notus Elementary in Notus, ID from 2015-2017.​

 

Interests and Hobbies​

  • Faith

  • Family

  • Community

  • Outdoors

  • ​Music/Art/Dance

  • Education

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