Middle School

    Middle School continues the Stratford tradition of excellence. Our goal is to prepare and mentor students for admission to private high schools, or advanced placement in public high schools. Building a strong academic curriculum is a major benefit of the Core Knowledge Sequence. This curriculum provides a solid, sequenced, and specific outline for the middle school program by delivering a broad base of knowledge that's rich in vocabulary, analytical thinking, and consistent instruction. Our high standards for this core curriculum are well-balanced with instruction in art, music, science, physical education, and Spanish.

    In addition, students are encouraged to actively participate in leadership and extracurricular activities, including student government, newspaper, yearbook, speech and debate clubs, and performing arts, among others. Sports include volleyball, soccer, flag football, and basketball. Our students take part in a variety of community service projects, including Second Harvest Food Drive and the annual Family Giving Tree.
    Our small class size ensures a safe, disciplined, and respectful learning environment for students. All students are provided the necessary tools to excel, including access to a full science lab, study hall, and laptops for each student.

    Classes are offered at our middle school campuses in San Jose, Santa Clara, and Fremont with weekday bus service available from select Stratford campuses. For information, please inquire at the campus.
    Stratford Middle School Graduates
    Since our pioneering class of graduating eighth graders in 2007, Stratford Middle School students continue to reach stunning levels of excellence in academics, performing arts, athletics, and leadership. This year, 95% of our students have been accepted to their top choice in private and public high schools -- it's an overwhelming confirmation that Bay Area high schools recognize Stratford Middle School students for their high academic achievements, and their talent as leaders, both inside and outside of the classroom.
    Stratford School proudly recognizes the Class of 2014 for their outstanding accomplishments. Our matriculating students have been accepted to exceptional public, private, and independent high schools throughout the Bay Area, including:
    • Archbishop Mitty
    • Athenian
    • Basis Independent
    • Bellarmine College Preparatory
    • Castilleja
    • College Preparatory School
    • Crystal Springs Uplands School
    • Cupertino High School
    • Evergreen
    • Head Royce
    • Homestead High School
    • Junipero Serra High School
    • Kehillah High School
    • King's Academy
    • Leigh High
    • Leland High School
    • Los Altos
    • Lynbrook
    • Menlo School
    • Monta Vista
    • Moreau Catholic High School
    • Mountain View High School
    • Notre Dame High School
    • Nueva High School
    • Pinewood Academy
    • Presentation High School
    • Saint Francis High School
    • Saint Lawrence High School
    • Santa Clara
    • Saratoga High School
    • The Harker School
    • Valley Christian High School
    • Westmont High School
    • Willow Glen
    We would like to extend a most sincere thank you to all who have helped guide, teach, and nurture our amazing students along the way to this success. Congratulations again to the Class of 2014!
    Stratford Middle School - It's More Than Academics!
    I recently went to Dallas with Harker's debate team for a tournament. I won the economic debate tournament there. I really feel that I got a solid foundation at Stratford for debating and wanted to thank my mentors at Stratford. My middle school experience continues to help me in high school.

    ~ Ayush Midha
    Stratford Class of 2011
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    Do you remember the first day of middle school?
    "Do you remember the excitement you felt after making your first new friends? That day was the beginning of a journey on which we expanded our horizons, learned new concepts, built new friendships, and grew together...Now, we will embark on a new journey, one that Stratford School has prepared us for."

    Vikram H.
    Class of 2014
    Stratford Middle School, San Jose
    Our daughter started in the beginning of this school year as a 7th grader and this has been the greatest experience for her ...
    As a parent, we had so many concerns ... But she loves going to school and enjoys every subject, especially the specialty classes and clubs (Drama, Speech & Debate, Computer, Math Club, Spanish, etc.). The teachers here are top-notch and very caring. Due to the smaller class sizes, teachers have more one-on-one quality time with students. I always look forward to picking her up just to hear about all of the exciting news that went on during her day...She has never been happier and we feel so blessed. We wish we had known about this school earlier. We strongly suggest other parents check it out.

    ~ Stratford Middle School Parent, San Jose