Affording Cornerstone

Tuition to attend Cornerstone Christian Academy for the 2022-2023 academic year is $12,500. (However Cornerstone provides $10,000 in financial aid, bringing the average tuition cost for parents to $2,500.) Our small class sizes, rigorous curriculum, commitment to Christian education, and caring staff make Cornerstone a great place for learning. We are grateful to those families who remit their tuition payments on time, which allow the school to both meet its financial obligations and maintain a safe and joyful learning environment for its students. Tuition can be paid in the following ways:

  1. Payment in Full

    Full payment can be made directly to Cornerstone on or before the first day of school, entitling families to a 3% discount off the total tuition amount. Payments can be made in the school office by money order or credit/debit card. Personal checks are not accepted.

  2. Monthly payments through Smart Tuition

    All student tuition payments are done through Smart Tuition. Families have the option of paying monthly using their credit/debit card, checking or savings account, or pay by cash using one of the optional cash payment vendors. Parents can set up for automatic payments or login to their accounts and pay monthly online. There is a one-time $50.00 Smart Tuition management fee that will be added to your tuition statement, and due with your first payment.

  3. Financial Aid

    We seek to make a Cornerstone education accessible and affordable for families by providing generous financial aid for qualifying students. 100% of our students receive financial aid from the school. Students are eligible to receive up to $10,000 in aid by completing the Cornerstone Scholarship Application and submitting the required financial information.

    Additionally, families are encouraged to find other scholarship organizations to help cover the cost of tuition to Cornerstone, such as the Children’s Scholarship Fund of Philadelphia.



New Student Application and Testing Fee

$75 (per family)

Current Student Re-enrollment Fee

$100 (per family before May 1st)

$150 (per family after May 1st)

SMART TUITION Management Fee


Breakfast & Lunch Fee


Field Trips, Events, Projects

Fees vary

Past due balances of over one month jeopardize student attendance. Families will lose enrollment status if their entire balance is not paid prior to the last day of school. After the last day of school, families may only re-enroll when this balance is resolved. A seat is only guaranteed when a student is actively enrolled. New families may not enroll if they owe money to a previous school.