Welcome to Cornerstone Prep School!

Cornerstone Prep School opened in the Fall of 2022 and is the fourth school in the Capstone Education Group family of schools. CPS is a public, tuition-free, college-prep charter school located in Parkway Village and serving families in Parkway Village, Sherwood and surrounding communities. Our school location is at 5221 Cottonwood Rd. Memphis, TN 38118. We are serving students in Kindergarten and 1st Grade for the 2023-24 school year and applications are now open. 


As a continuation of the CEG mission, we believe that every child in Memphis deserves access to a high-quality, college preparation neighborhood school. Dr. Dandridge has built a staff that is caring and dedicated, with an unwavering belief that all students matter and can learn at a high level. CPS will have a key focus on literacy and will partner with MTR's Memphis Literacy Institute.


  • High Quality Instruction and Curriculum
  • Two Teacher Model
  • Gifted Education 
  • Prioritized Family Partnerships
  • Character Development
  • Afterschool Programs

Capstone Education Group prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, ancestry, disability or need for special education services and gladly welcomes and serves students regardless of English language proficiency, disability, or need for special education services.

All Capstone Education Group schools joyfully serve all interested scholars
and offer a full continuum of supports to meet the needs of students with disabilities and our English learners enjoy full participation and support through our sheltered content model with additional push-in services. Contact our Director of Special Education Donna Brigham at [email protected] or call at 901-416-3640 for more information.


Click here to view the CPS School Brochure.


School Hours:

Monday - Thursday 7:20 AM - 3:30 PM

Friday 7:20 AM - 2:30 PM

Afterschool Program available Monday - Friday through partnership with McFarland Community Center. 

Serving grades K-1.


We believe college prep begins in Kindergarten! Our curriculum serves as the foundation for high-quality instruction and is anchored in the Tennessee State Standards. Each component is structured, allows for various learning styles, and fostered individualized learning. 

Reading - Core Knowledge Language Arts (CKLA)

Foundational Literacy Plan 

Math - Eureka Math Squared (Eureka Math²)

Science and Social Studies - Studies Weekly

contact us

For questions or to request a campus visit, please contact our one of our staff members:

  • Director of Public Relations and Student Recruitment, Herbert Dickens: [email protected], (901) 416-2355
  • Principal Dr. Yolanda Dandridge: 
    [email protected], (901) 468-3059
  • Dean of Instruction, Deborah O'Neal, (901) 416-3625
  • Operations and Administrative Specialist, Stephenie Washington: 
    [email protected], (901) 416-3645

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