In July of 2001, approximately forty Christians from the Bryan / College Station, Texas communities met for the express purpose of discussing the possibilities of establishing a new Christian school in the area.
The reactions of this group were very positive and planning for a new school began. The group determined that the school would surround the children over, under, around and through with the love of God and love for other people in the community, the state, and the world. Of secondary, but almost equal importance was the equipping of the children with the necessary tools of excellence that would enable them to become whatever God intends for them to be.
Plans included adding a grade every year though the twelfth grade while continuing to infuse each child with the love of God, and fellow man. After much planning and preparation, Cornerstone Christian Academy opened its doors on August 18, 2002. Eleven kindergarten and pre-kindergarten students. By the 2004-2005 school year, the kindergarten students ranked among the top 3% in the nation in TOTAL READING. We became the smallest school ever to become accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and School. In 2006, we established the first and only Science Academy in Brazos County. In May of 2015, we celebrated our first graduating class! Our graduates have gone on to further their educations at institutions such as Texas A&M, Harding University and Blinn College.
We are currently located in the Cavitt Church of Christ in Bryan, Texas. We have just under a hundred students enrolled and we are looking to expand the size of our school by getting our own building. It is our mission for our students to “grow in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.” (Luke 2:52) We want the opportunity to train more students in the nurture and admonition of The Lord in this community.
Our first principal, serving from 2002 to 2010, was Mrs. Linda Ligon, former principal of Tropical Christian School in Miami. Ligon had worked for five schools associated with the Churches of Christ during her husband’s military career. She believed that the Bryan/College Station area would benefit greatly from another choice in Christian education. “It seemed obvious to me, it was a strong Christian town in need of another Christian school. I just felt lost without one in the town,” said Ligon.
Since 2010, we have benefited from the leadership of Principal Rebecca Curry, a former colleague of Mrs. Ligon’s from Miami. We have experienced growth and development in high school offerings as well as our sports program under Mrs. Curry’s guidance.