Talking about Cornerstone


My son going to the opera? You have got to be kidding! What is really surprising is that he loved it! Thanks so much.
Parent, Cedar Grove, NJ


What could be better for dinner then fresh caught fish – and our son caught it! It has been two weeks now and he still has not stopped talking about the deep sea fishing trip. My fear was that his going to a therapeutic school would stigmatize him among his public school friends. It has done the opposite – at times they are jealous of him! I cannot thank our district enough for convincing us to send him to Cornerstone.
Parent, Paramus NJ


A huge thank you to all of you for all your hard work helping [our son] get better and transition to High School. We feel extraordinarily fortunate and truly know that Cornerstone helped him to survive and move on to be the best he can be (Of course the journey will continue!).  We appreciate all of the concern, expertise, and patience you have shown these last 18+ months. All best wishes to you.
Parent, Cranford NJ


When our son transitioned back to PS everyone was amazed at how ready he was to return, both emotionally and academically.
Parent, West Orange, NJ

At Cornerstone, my kid is finding the tools and strength that he needs to flourish and overcome problems that, left unchecked, I know would have further impaired his life.
Parent, Nutley, NJ

I always have said “hope springs eternal” but at times I am not sure I really believed it until this year.  I don’t know if most parents could really understand what it is like for us to go to a basketball game and see our son play, and doing well at that!  This was a kid who has been depressed most of his life and has had two major hospitalizations. To see him shooting hoops, laughing and enjoying being on a team brings tears to my eyes every game.
Parent, West Orange, NJ

The facility is beautiful and cheerful – characteristics that shine in comparison to many other therapeutic schools!  Knowing the history of some of the students makes it hard to believe that they are the same kids we sent you. Seeing them in this environment helps me to imagine them back in district. It was a pleasure to meet you and I am looking forward to working together in the future.
Morris County Case Manager

I want you all to know how much we appreciate what you have provided for our son during his two years here. He came to you scared and unsure of himself, but he is leaving confident with his ability to advocate for himself, sure of his ability to fit in and to help his peers, and with memories of strong relationships with the people who stood behind him, trusted and respected him, and most important, liked him.
Parent, Montclair, NJ

The staff, the teachers and the administrative team are not only caring individuals but they have high standards of excellence for the students, as well.
Parent, Springfield, NJ

Cornerstone meant a lot to me. It taught me how to cope. It has truly made me the person I am today, and I couldn’t be more grateful!
Student, Union, NJ

Cornerstone gave me the opportunity to get better, and to surround myself with people who could help make that happen. Student, Wayne, NJ

I wouldn’t be who or where I am today without the love and guidance (& fire under my butt) that CDS gave me.
Student, Sayreville, NJ

Because of the open and honest relationship between the staff and us, they were able to help us navigate through this very tough passage our family was going through.
Parent, Boonton, NJ

For the past Year Cornerstone Day School has provider my daughter with a safe nurturing environment. It’s like a family atmosphere, where everyone looks out for one another.
Parent, Lakewood, NJ

Our daughter started college this year. We can credit the excellent staff at Cornerstone Day School with helping to bring out the best in her.
Parent, Rutherford, NJ

All schools could learn much from the techniques employed at Cornerstone. They worked wonders both clinically and academically!
Case Manager, Essex County, NJ

At Cornerstone, my kid is finding the tools and strength that he needs to flourish and overcome problems that, left unchecked, I know would have further impaired his life.
Parent, Nutley, NJ

The 24 hour hot-line…. I may never use it, but just knowing that it’s there helps me to sleep nights.
Parent, Chester, NJ

Cornerstone allowed me to take a step back from the craziness of my life, and helped me rebuild myself in a healthy and constructive manner.
Student, Ridgewood, NJ

Cornerstone was my gasoline. I was the engine saying “STOP”, but the gas kept me running. I went in as an old El Camino and came out as a new Maserati!
Student, Westfield, NJ