Calling Secondary School Students for Antigua Drama Mission - Toronto Montessori Prep School Organizes Academic Christian Mission Trip

Cornerstone Montessori Prep School, a private Christian school, is collaborating with CCSET International Academy in Antigua for "Antigua Drama Mission - Summer 2010." The school is requesting high school students to register for this summer mission in which they can earn credits for Grades 9, 10 and 11.

Toronto, Canada, February 17, 2010 --( Leading private Christian Toronto Montessori Prep School, Cornerstone, has announced its inaugural summer school course and mission for secondary school students. In collaboration with CCSET International Academy in Antigua, Cornerstone Montessori Prep School is inviting registrations to “Antigua Drama Mission – Summer 2010”. Participation is open to students of Cornerstone, as well as to other secondary school students. This academic Christian mission trip will gather students from all over Canada and various parts of the Caribbean for an international learning experience. The highlight of the trip will be a full length musical theatre production to be staged at the end of the mission trip by these summer school students along with young people from Antigua.

Cornerstone Montessori Prep School Administrator and Principal, Dr. Stephanie Ling says, “In following our Montessori philosophy during Cornerstone's Summer School programme, we are introducing a mission component. We see this is as a way of integrating a global experience for any student who wishes to participate in this combined missions and secondary school credit course. We hope to create a desire in our students to reach out to others not only in their immediate community, but to those in other parts of the world. Their experience by full immersion in another culture will give them a greater understanding and respect for the richness that cultural diversity can bring to one's life. The ultimate goal of this Antigua Drama Mission is to plant a growing desire for lifelong learning in our students’ minds and hearts."

Following Canadian and international academic standards, students will be offered a practical Christian ministry experience. The mission will seek to introduce students to the call of Christ and encourage Christ-followers through the arts, including drama and public speaking. Students will also carry out practical ministry through drama at various churches and open-air settings while in Antigua.

Courses will be offered in Grade 10 Leadership and Peer Development, and Open Drama for Grades 9, 10 and 11. All credit courses follow curriculum guidelines set by the Ontario Ministry of Education. Credits are recognized nationally and internationally and can be applied towards High School Diplomas throughout North America and the Caribbean. Canadian students will also be able to acquire 10 of the required 40 hours for Community Service in Antigua through hands-on projects with local Christian ministries. More information about the mission trip and application forms can be obtained on the Toronto Montessori Prep School’s website at The deadline for registration is March 10, 2010.

About Cornerstone Montessori Prep School:
Founded in 1990, Cornerstone Montessori Prep School (formerly Cornerstone Preparatory School) is sponsored by the Chinese Young Men's Christian Institution (CYMCI). It is registered and inspected by the Ministry of Education as a private school and is a member of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).

As an academically accelerated school, Cornerstone encourages students from Grades 1 to 12 to study and think beyond their own expectations. Using an eclectic approach in employing both the traditional and whole language style of teaching, this Toronto Montessori School provides a strong foundational curriculum with individualized, enriched programs. Daily core studies are supplemented by Music, French, and Mandarin classes as well as active participation in varsity sports. Cornerstone also offers daily English as a Second Language (ESL) classes for international students.

About CCSET International Academy:
The Caribbean Center for Sports Education and Training (CCSET) was established in 1985 as an Olympic training center. CCSET International Academy was incorporated in 2006. Today CCSET operates a primary and a secondary school as licensed by the Ministry of Education in Antigua and Barbuda.

CCSET’s mission is to enable individuals to achieve their potential by providing a unique educational system that incorporates academics, arts and athletics to train leaders and strengthen families.

Cornerstone Montessori Prep School
Dr. Stephanie Ling