Principal's Welcome

Dear families,


Welcome to Cornerstone Learning Foundation! My name is Helen Wong and I am the school’s principal. I am excited to meet you and understand how we can best help your child grow into a skilled and confident bilingual student.


I began my career as a Chinese teacher in Fujian, China, before moving to Yew Chung International School in Hong Kong. I then moved to the Bay Area in 2001 and worked for several years at Yew Chung’s Silicon Valley campus as a Chinese teacher, Chinese departmental director, and vice principal before deciding to open Cornerstone. Cornerstone began in August 2010 at a family home in Los Altos with three families and two teachers, including myself. Our programs quickly expanded and we moved to Palo Alto in October 2010. Today, we are a lively and diverse community of over 300 students and 30 staff.


At Cornerstone, our mission is to cultivate a learning environment where students are motivated to discover new ideas and gain new knowledge. Through the platform of bilingual education, we aim to help students grow into self-disciplined critical thinkers. We are proud to offer a range of programs that cater to all ages and levels of learners, from our Mandarin Kids preschool to our advanced Thursday Night Program. I welcome you to use the information on this site to explore which program(s) will best suit your child.



Principal Wong