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.


Sixth Grade

Finally, lockers! 

Sixth grade students maintain a rigorous focus on the core curriculum of math, literature, and language arts with multiple teachers and multiple classrooms, but also enjoy after school clubs and competitive sports - where time with friends also offers opportunities to take on leadership roles.

Stratford School sixth graders are celebrated by their classmates when they propose a unique idea or solution in the classroom. They also know if they try and fail, that failure is simply part of a valuable process, and they’re in a safe place where it’s okay to make mistakes. Sixth grade at Stratford School is a brilliant combination of challenging, collaborative work with like-minded students, in classrooms where teachers truly care about their students, and help them to achieve at their highest level.

A Day in the Life: Stratford Middle School

Stratford School’s Middle School program continues to build a strong academic curriculum in core subjects to prepare and mentor students for high school. Middle school students also can choose electives in engineering, orchestra, French, computer science, and other specialty classes. Students are encouraged to participate in the extracurricular activities included in our Leadership Program. The schedule below offers a detailed look at what your middle school student will be learning and doing every day. 
S.H.E.G. History
Stratford School has partnered with Stanford to bring the Stanford History Education Group (S.H.E.G.) to life in our history curriculum. Taught with a global perspective and largely project based, our sixth graders use the four pillars of the program – sources, contextualization, corroboration, and connecting to one’s self – in their study of history. For instance, in the study of immigration, Stratford sixth graders use original sources and track their own immigration – connecting past to present. 
Sample Lessons
Grade 6
Design and Build a Water Rocket