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.


Our innovative, challenging, and ever-evolving curriculum is where tradition meets 21st century learning. 

Stratford students graduate with an unparalleled academic education infused with a true appreciation of the arts. 

The Stratford School curriculum focuses on core subjects and the development of 21st century learning skills to prepare students for success in high school, college, and as future citizens of the 21st century.

Life & Career Skills

Stratford integrates the Character Counts! Character education, which focuses on the six pillars of character – trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship.

Our teachers also use non-cognitive and non-academic assessments to evaluate each child individually. 

Learning & Innovation Skills

Stratford School introduces learning and innovation skills through STEM based learning. Anchored in science and math, the STEM classroom emphasizes critical thinking, authentic problem solving, creativity, and innovation.

Instead of focusing solely on the answer, teachers strive to get students to ask the right questions. In literature classes, students are pushed to not only think and analyze the literature, but also to think about the context, time, and place in which it was written.

Through effective learning environments, collaboration and communication are also key in Stratford classrooms. Most science projects are done in groups, and are largely lab or project-based.

Our frequent and formative assessments are given to drive individual student results that align with our standards, Common Core, and NGSS.

Information, Media & Technology Skills

Stratford firmly believes in incorporating technology into the classroom with intention. We want students to not only understand how to use devices, but also to understand how they work, and ultimately, question how they could work better.

Stratford begins teaching the fundamentals of coding in preschool, fostering curiosity in students to become future creators of technology rather than just consumers. Elementary students continue to develop their coding skills, progressively programming from Tynker to Python. By the time students reach middle school, they have a high school level understanding of Computer Science.  

Students who graduate from Stratford have the 21st century skills to prepare them for careers that don’t exist…yet.