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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Eighth graders use a hands-on approach to learn electricity and magnetism. 

In this lesson, Stratford eighth graders design, build, and demonstrate a basic game board using the essential 21st century skills of creativity, communication, critical thinking, and collaboration. 

Because collaboration is key to the success of this project each member of student groups sign a team contract outlining what they promise each other.

Students also practice project management as they plan for different phases of the project (design, build, demonstrate), and have regular check-ins with teachers. A daily log is used during the build phase to keep the project on track. 

Finally, student groups do a final demonstration to their classmates, to celebrate their success and practice presentation skills.