Our Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

The health and safety of our school community continues to be our top priority.  While we have prepared our schools with all the appropriate safeguards for in-person instruction, Stratford School will begin its 2020/2021 school year on August 24 in Distance Learning. For prospective families, we continue to offer personalized virtual tours.

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Health and Safety

The health and safety of our children and families is always our highest priority. To mitigate the risks of COVID-19 while children are in our care, we have adopted additional health and safety measures based on CDC guidelines, state and local regulations, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Given the evolving situation, we will continue to update these protocols as necessary; please contact your school administration if you have any questions. For our re-opening procedures, please see our guide here. Last updated 5/26/2020.

Facial Coverings

Staff members wear facial coverings while caring for children. Guidance regarding children wearing facial coverings is evolving and we will update parents accordingly.

Health Checks

We screen temperatures of staff and children and anyone with a temperature over 100.4 degrees is not permitted to enter the facility. If a child becomes ill during the day, they will stay in a separate area while awaiting pickup.

Safe Distancing

Staff members are the only adults permitted to enter the building. Pick up and drop off take place outside the facility. Seating areas are spaced a minimum of 6 feet apart and swimming and field trips are suspended.


Meal safety varies by state and may involve serving individual portions instead of family style or requiring that food be brought from home.


We continue our focus on handwashing and disinfecting throughout the day. Staff will wear disposable gloves for serving food, etc.