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.

High expectations lead to extraordinary results

Founded in 1999, Stratford’s advanced and intentionally balanced Preschool through 8th Grade curriculum challenges students, accelerates their achievement, and prepares them to become tomorrow’s creative problem-solvers, innovators, and confident leaders.

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California school

to earn the Carnegie Science Seal of Excellence in STEM, 2015!

Steam-based curriculum

(Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) is a sequenced and balanced approach to learning that starts in Preschool and progresses through Middle School.

WASC Accredited

Western Association of Schools and Colleges, (WASC)

As a WASC accredited school, families may have confidence in Stratford’s purpose, mission, and educational goals through a visionary program.

Charitable Activity

Character matters at Stratford School, and community service is a cornerstone of citizenship. Each year, our student-run Stratford Cares program gives back to the communities in which Stratford students live and learn.


  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society $60k+
  • American Heart Association $62k+
  • American Cancer Society $15k+
  • St. Jude Children’s Hospital $15k+

ERB Exam Performance
(Educational Records Bureau)

In nationwide ERB testing, Stratford students outperform the independent school average by a widening margin as the grade level increases.

ERB Exam Outperformance of Independent School Averages

  • 0% is the Baseline Independent School Performance
  • Stratford 3rd grade students perform 11% better on average
  • Stratford 8th grade students perform 22% better on average

2016-2017 Middle School Honors Highlights


National American Mathematics Contest 8 (8th Grade & under)
  • 27 Stratford students placed Top 5% nationwide

Science & Engineering

National Broadcom MASTERS Science & Engineering Competition
  • 2 Stratford students placed Top 30 nationwide
    Stratford student — 1st Place Technology Award
Destination Imagination Global STEM Competition
  • Stratford team placed 2nd statewide
Synopsys Science & Technology Championship (Santa Clara Valley)
  • Students from 3 Stratford schools received
    56 of 317 total awards (47 schools represented)
Future City National Competition
  • 2 Stratford teams placed Top 5 in the Northern California region

Overall Academics

National Academic Quiz Tournaments — National Championship
  • Stratford team placed
    16 of 160 schools nationwide
Bay Area Spelling Bee
(Qualifier for National Spelling Bee)
  • 3 Stratford students qualified for 51 regional spots
National Geographic State Geography Bee
  • 3 Stratford students qualified for 100 statewide spots

Next Stop, High School

Stratford Middle School students are accepted in honors and advanced courses at top-tier private and public high schools.

Bay Area

  • Archbishop Mitty High School
  • Basis Independent
  • Bellarmine
  • Castilleja School
  • Cate School
  • College Preparatory
  • Harker High School
  • Lick-Wilmerding High School
  • Los Gatos High School
  • Menlo School
  • Notre Dame High School
  • Palo Alto High School
  • Pinewood Academy
  • Presentation High School
  • Sacred Heart San Francisco
  • St. Francis High School
  • St. Ignatius College Preparatory
  • Stanford Online High School
  • Valley Christian School

Orange County

  • JSerra Catholic High School
  • Sage Hill School
  • St. Margaret’s
  • Episcopal School
  • Santa Margarita
  • Catholic High School

Off to College

Stratford School alumni attend notable top-ranked colleges and universities throughout the country.

  • Brown University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Georgetown University
  • George Washington University
  • Harvard University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Purdue University
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Rhode Island School of Design
  • Rice University
  • Stanford University
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California, Davis
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • University of Illinois
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • University of San Diego
  • University of Southern California
  • Yale University