Board Opportunities

Cornerstone Montessori Elementary School

History/Background

Cornerstone Montessori Elementary School is a tuition-free, public charter school and is the only public charter school in Minnesota recognized by the Association Montessori Internationale. Cornerstone serves a diverse community of children, empowering them to achieve at high levels and excel as leaders in the 21st century.

Cornerstone is succeeding in transforming the lives of children in under-resourced communities. The school’s curriculum intentionally fosters the collaborative skills children need in today’s increasingly global world, empowering them to make positive decisions, develop self-discipline, and create a true sense of responsibility for themselves and others in their community.

Cornerstone opened in the fall of 2011 serving children in grades K-2 and added a grade each successive year and now serves children in grades K-6. Cornerstone was founded due to a recognized need for an authentic, AMI Montessori elementary program on St. Paul’s East Side.

Strategic Priories

Our new strategic plan focuses on four areas: Access to provide more families the opportunity to experience an environment that celebrates and embraces diversity, creating an intentional community both for our families as well as integrating within the community surrounding the school, transitioning from a mindset of equality to one of equity, and sustainability to ensure financial and organizational health.

Annual budget: $2 million – Foundations, Government Grants or Contracts, Other

Skills

Cornerstone Montessori Elementary School is seeking board members with skills in the following areas:

  • Financial Management
  • Fundraising
  • Management and Leadership
  • Marketing and Communications

Information

  • Number of members currently: 6
  • Meeting time and frequency: 10 meetings annually
  • Meeting location: St. Paul

Expectations

  • Time Expectation: Up to 10 hours/month
  • Financial Contribution Required: No
  • Service on Committee Required: No
  • Length of Term: 3 Years
  • Renewable: Yes
  • Does nonprofit carry liability insurance? Yes

Questions about this board opportunity?

Email boardconnector@propelnonprofits.org

Address

1611 Ames Avenue St. Paul, MN 55106

Mission

Support children from culturally and economically diverse backgrounds living in or near St. Paul's East Side through a rigorous and high-impact Montessori program that empowers them to make positive decisions, develop self-discipline, and create a true sense of responsibility for themselves and others in their community.