Many first graders are familiar with computers and keyboards.

Stratford first graders have fun during computer science classes, but the curriculum is academically rigorous and intentional – teaching students the importance of using safe web sites, how to search for information effectively and how to document their online findings.

In a Stratford first grade life science class, first graders are exposed to the concept of scientific method, learning to hypothesize the outcome of experiments, and to plan then record each step in an experimental process.

The Stratford School math curriculum is based on Saxon math, and first graders work above grade level and outside of simple calculations – learning how to create and read bar charts and Venn diagrams – inspiring a love of research, discovery and presentation of results.