Our Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Stratford School is currently planning for the 2020/21 school year. We are confident that we are well-prepared to open school with agile plans carefully designed to address almost every conceivable scenario. For prospective families, we continue to offer personalized virtual tours and virtual open house events. We have made adjustments to accommodate all of the necessary COVID-19 precautions and continue to monitor local health and safety guidelines.

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Transitional Kindergarten

Give your child the confidence to succeed in kindergarten.

Stratford offers a Transitional Kindergarten program for children who may be age-appropriate for kindergarten, but need the gift of time to further enhance their developmental, social and emotional skills. The curriculum is designed to accustom your child to a full day of learning and activity.

While emphasizing reading, writing, and mathematics skills, Stratford Transitional Kindergarten teachers also foster independence and autonomy in their young students by providing a warm, family-like atmosphere in the classroom. Students learn to form friendships, gain confidence in their new-found academic skills, and look forward to returning to class each day.

A Day in the Life: Stratford Kindergarten

Stratford School offers Transitional Kindergarten programs at select campuses, including Danville Sycamore Valley, Palo Alto, Pleasanton, San Jose, Santa Clara Pomeroy, Santa Clara Winchester, and Sunnyvale De Anza Park. The schedule below offers a detailed look at the Transitional Kindergarten curriculum.
S.T.E.P. Time
Students come to Stratford School’s Transitional Kindergarten program with individual strengths in the core subjects of reading, writing, math, and fine motor development. Specific and targeted educational practice (S.T.E.P.) is one way that Stratford School teachers customize the Transitional Kindergarten experience for each student. Teachers use observation and assessment to find and develop a plan based on the child’s areas of development, and those where the child needs more of a challenge.