Reopening and Reuniting at Stratford in the Age of COVID-19

As California counties have begun to allow schools to reopen for in-person instruction, many of Stratford’s schools are in the process of welcoming K-8 students back to campus, with stringent health and safety protocols in place.  Prospective families are invited to schedule a tour and learn more.


Fifth Grade

Fifth graders are confident leaders at Stratford. 

By the time Stratford students reach fifth grade, they have developed strong friendships, effective study skills, and a self-confidence that’s rare even in much older students.

Our fifth grade students understand that to develop a thorough understanding of any subject, you must start with foundational elements, examine all aspects of a problem, ask questions to gain additional information, and work collaboratively to create a solution. When students leave fifth grade, they’re ready for the exciting academic and social challenges of middle school. 

A Day in the Life: Stratford Elementary School

Stratford School’s elementary program focuses on daily Core Knowledge sessions in math, vocabulary, grammar, reading, and writing. Students also explore specialty subjects several times each week, including music, physical education, art, and Spanish. The schedule below offers a detailed look at what your child will be learning and doing every day, and reflects the Stratford School commitment to providing an uplifting education for every child. 
Technology & Collaboration
In Stratford’s fifth grade classrooms, technology is used to enhance the instruction in all subjects. Students and teachers utilize Chrome books and Google Classroom to post assignments, take assessments, and collaborate. Computer Science topics range from Microsoft Office to Python. In fact, by fifth grade, students have learned many major aspects of coding normally taught in high school, including conditionals and looping. 
Sample Lessons
Grade 5
Geometric and Arithmetic Sequences
Defining Matter