Stratford school

A classroom of collaborators can change the world.

Stratford School offers an unparalleled education where tradition meets 21st century learning. Our unique and nurturing school environment motivates students through high expectations in a collaborative and fun learning environment.

Extraordinary Results

Warm & Fun Environment

Balanced & Intentional Curriculum

Passionate Teachers

Coming up at Stratford School

Northern California Open House - March

March 24, 2018

Digital Middle School Parenting Workshop - Fremont

February 27, 2018 at 08:00am

Dr. Seuss Birthday - Los Angeles Melrose

February 27, 2018 at 10:00am

Mommy and Me Gardening Playdate - Santa Clara Pomeroy

February 28, 2018 at 10:00am

Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration - Mission Viejo

March 01, 2018 at 10:00am

Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration - Altadena Allen

March 08, 2018 at 10:00am

Fostering Emotional IQ Parenting Workshop with Vicki Chiang - Altadena Allen

March 21, 2018 at 09:00am
Snapshots from Stratford School
Programs

Summer Camp

Discover where the extraordinary begins. Stratford School infuses its STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) curriculum into an innovative and enriching summer camp experience. Younger campers learn, explore, and engage in hands-on learning projects, while Elementary-age students collaborate to tackle real-world problems by utilizing academic principles and concepts in a fun and engaging way. The Middle School level offers subject-based enrichment, plus test prep for High School entrance exams and more.

Blog

Introducing Jeanne Huybrechts, Stratford's Head of School for High School!

We are thrilled to announce the appointment of of Dr. Jeanne Huybrechts as the Head of School for Stratford's first High School! Read the letter she wrote to families expressing her vision for the high school and her excitement for joining the Stratford family.

News

Construction Update - Fremont Osgood!

Foundation poured. Walls up. Support beams in place. Make way for the roof! It's hard to believe that just a couple of months ago, there was nothing but dirt and a foundation slab at 43077 Osgood Road in Fremont. Take a sneak peek at construction progress at the Fremont Osgood campus!

Programs

Tutoring & Enrichment

Stratford’s Tutoring and Enrichment program is a highly effective individualized enrichment program designed to encourage intellectual curiosity, thereby fostering passionate, lifelong learners.

Student Blog

Reflections from Yosemite

Did you know that Stratford seventh graders take a trip to Yosemite every year? Read two reflections from our San Jose Middle School students about their experiences on this memorable trip! 

Blog

Stratford is Opening a High School!

In our 20th year, Stratford plans to fulfill the long-awaited promise of offering a High School! Read the announcement letter from our Founder, Sherry Adams. 

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Meet Our

Neena Bhave

Head of School

“Today’s children are tomorrow’s future.” 

Neena Bhave brings over three decades of leadership experience in the field of education to her role as Head of School at Stratford School’s Palo Alto campus.

Vidya Janardhanan

Computer Science Teacher

“"I strive to create a safe environment where my students can explore, learn, and grow." ”

Vidya Janardhanan teaches computer science to at Stratford School’s Sunnyvale Raynor Middle School campus, and has over a decade of experience in the field of education.

George McAusland

“"I try to engage my students through insightful, Socratic questions." ”

George McAusland has been in elementary education since 2011, and currently teaches at Stratford School's Sunyvale Raynor campus.

Lisa Weiss

“"Every morning I wake up with a true excitement for the day's lessons." ”

Lisa Weiss teaches transitional kindergarten at Stratford School’s Santa Clara Winchester campus. She has over 30 years of teaching experience, and currently serves as the curricular lead for Stratford School’s transitional kindergarten program.

Benjamin Guansing

"At Stratford, I've grown more as an educator than anywhere else to date." 

Benjamin Guansing teaches math and engineering at Stratford School’s San Jose Middle School campus, and also serves as the curricular lead for the engineering program.

Laura Morgan

Head of School

“"Stratford has allowed me the opportunity to share my love of learning with students and staff." ”

Laura Morgan has been a part of the Stratford School family for over 16 years. Before taking on her current role as the Head of School at Stratford’s Washington Park and De Anza Park campuses, Laura served as a principal, vice principal, and taught preschool and elementary grades.

Sanny Figueroa

Head of School

"Education is about leading people into the light, giving them the opportunitity to change their lives for the better."

Sanny Figueroa has over 30 years of experience in the field of education, with experience teaching elementary through high school students. Currently, Sanny is the Head of School at Stratford School’s Pleasanton campus.

Mary Kiely

Director of Lower School

“"My job is to be a humble servant to our Stratford students, employees, and families." ”

Mary Kiely has been a part of the Stratford School family for over a decade, a place where she feels at home. Before taking on her current role as the Director of Lower School at Stratford School's Sunnyvale Washington Park campus, Mary taught preschool through kindergarten, as well as served as a vice principal and preschool principal.

Kristi Chung

"I focus on helping students learn skills and reinforce values that will be helpful in their unique futures." 

Kristi Chung teaches science at Stratford School’s San Jose Middle School campus, and has over a decade of experience in the field of education. She also serves as the curricular lead for the science program.

Dalhi Sanko

Spanish Teacher

“"I hope to instill a love of learning in my students, as I share my own passion for learning with them."”

Dalhi Sanko has over 25 years of experience in the field of education, and 12 years of experience teaching Spanish. She currently teaches Spanish to preschool students at Stratford School’s Santa Clara Pomeroy campus.

Michael Rosenberg

“"My personal philosophy has always matched Stratford's of high hopes." ”

Michael Rosenberg has been a part of the Stratford School family for 11 years. He currently teaches fourth grade, and serves as a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) lead at Stratford School’s Washington Park Campus.

Aleatha Alston

Vice Principal

"At Stratford, we foster growth for the whole child."

Aleatha Alston has been a part of the Stratford School family for four years, and has 15 years of experience in the field of education. She currently is a teacher and leader in training at Stratford School’s Fremont Boulevard campus.

Rachel Altreuter

KG-3rd Grade Principal

"I aim to provide a safe space for intellectual and emotional growth." 

Rachel Altreuter has been part of the Stratford School family for over six years. Before taking on her current role as a kindergarten through third grade principal at Stratford School’s San Francisco campus, Rachel taught first grade for five years, served as a first grade mentor teacher, and as a vice principal. 

Kyle Lou

“I aspire to develop a new type of operating system that will be more popular than Windows. ”

Athlete, politician, accomplished student, future entrepreneur – Kyle Lou does it all! From the moment he got to Stratford School in seventh grade, Kyle immersed himself in the community and ran for class representative. This year, he is representing the entire school as President of the Student Council.  Student Council is not his only hobby, however, as Kyle is also an avid swimmer and plays on the school basketball team. In school, Kyle enjoys science and his favorite teacher is his science teacher, Ms. Braun, who makes difficult science concepts easier to understand. In the future, Kyle hopes to go to a top university and become a software engineer and entrepreneur. 

Herin Kang

Eighth Grade

“At Stratford, teachers don't just teach you and leave at the end of the day - they truly care about you and your individual passion for learning.”

A Stratford student since kindergarten, Herin’s loves the challenging, yet caring environment at Stratford. Her favorite subject has been biology since second grade, but enjoys geometry as well. She feels an abundance of support from her teachers and mentors at Stratford, especially Mr. Guansing, Mr. Takemoto, and Ms. Chung. When Herin is not strategizing on how to solve complex world problems, she enjoys playing ukulele, reading, watching documentaries, and playing badminton. She also enjoys conducting mini experiments at home, especially when they involve looking through a microscope and collecting data to analyze. After Stratford, Herin is interested in attending a STEM school and wishes to study biomedical engineering in college. Herin plans to use her prize money to invest in a new microscope and other science equipment so that she can continue learning and exploring the world. 

Leynah Nguyen

Eighth Grade

“Without Stratford, I would have never found my true passion.”

Before Stratford, Leynah Nguyen had never been on stage - an experience that has been nothing if not life-changing. In fact, the drama program at Stratford has inspired Leynah to dream of a future pursuing her passion for performing arts. Drama is not Leynah’s only talent, however, as she also enjoys exploring her more logical and analytical side in Math class as well as the challenging literature concepts in Ms. Datta’s Language Arts class. When she is not studying or on stage, Leynah enjoys video editing, graphic design, composing and writing songs, playing piano and ukulele, acting, and golf. 

Erik Rulkens

“I love science because of the fun, hands-on projects we get to do.”

Erik Rulkens is an eighth grade student at Stratford’s Milpitas campus. A lover of science, Erik’s favorite teacher is naturally his math and science teacher, Mrs. Braun. Mrs. Braun helps bring lessons to life with fun and interactive hands-on activities. Stratford has also encouraged Erik to try new things. For instance, Erik decided to join the basketball team when he came to Stratford, even though he had never been a part of a sports team. Flashforward to this year, where he led the Stratford Milpitas basketball team to an undefeated season as captain. Not only does he love the sport, but he enjoys the expereince of being a part of a team and the strong bond of friendship that he has developed with his teammates. In the future, Erik hopes to pursue a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) career because he feels that they are fun and worthwhile careers. He also hopes to travel the world to learn more about other cultures. 

Nikki Agrawal

Eighth Grade

“I hope to become a writer or work in marketing, because I love writing and have always wanted to create my own world.”

Nikki Agrawal has been a Stratford student for seven years. Nikki loves that she can explore both her creative and analytical side at Stratford. She solves complex problems in Computer Science class with Mrs. Dastur and demonstrates her creativity through art in Mrs. Vasquez's art class. Outside of school, Nikki enjoys reading, writing, and skiing. A recent project involving propoganda prompted her interest in marketing, which she sees as a potentially exciting career path. 

Ashton Liu

Eighth Grade

“I enjoy a plethora of hobbies in my spare time such as playing the piano and violin, reading, and playing badminton.”

Driven and hardworking – two of the best ways to describe Ashton Liu, an eighth grader at Stratford San Jose Middle School. Ashton, who has been a student at Stratford since third grade, always has his eyes on his next goal. His favorite subject is Math, as he believes it will provide the foundational skills needed for a successful future career, and he also enjoys the challenging curriculum of Ms. Datta’s language arts class because she encourages him to think critically. Overall, Ashton feels that Stratford’s advanced curriculum has prepared him well for the challenges he will face in the coming years of high school. After High School, Ashton aspires to go to an excellent college so that he can continue working hard and study Computer Science or Pediatrics. Someday, he hopes to be a pediatrician or a software engineer at a major Silicon Valley company such as Google or Apple. 

Camilla Lindh

Eighth Grade

“For a future job, my aspirations include a horse trainer, an astrophysicist, a biomedical engineer, a vet, a marine biologist, or a National Geographic photographer. ”

If Stratford has taught Camilla Lindh anything in her eight years as a student, it is that she can accomplish amazing things with hard work and the right support. An eighth grader at our San Jose campus, Camilla’s proudest moment was achieving a perfect score on the National Spanish exam – a feat not possible without her favorite teacher, Ms. Sanchez. Ms. Sanchez “makes learning extremely exciting” with her animated and fun personality and makes learning a new language more accessible. Camilla also has a passion for the arts, as she feels that she can express her creativity through a variety of mediums without a set format or formula to follow. Her diverse set of hobbies include baking, playing volleyball, making and editing videos, swimming, horseback riding, singing, and more! 

Twesha Ghosh

“"I want to build a career in product design and chase my passion in accessibility awareness." ”

Twesha Ghosh is an eighth grader at Stratford’s Fremont Middle School campus. History is Twesha’s favorite subject in school, and naturally her favorite teacher is her history teacher, Mr. Fox. Out of her eleven years at Stratford, Twesha’s best experience was when she was cast as Rafiki in Stratford’s production of Lion King, Jr. She worked very hard to prepare for the production and felt proud that she was one of the only younger students cast in a major role. When she is not studying history or practicing for musicals, Twesha enjoys arts and crafts, reading, blogging, and singing. After Stratford, Twesha wants to build her career in product design and chase her passion for accessibility awareness.