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Middle School

Our Middle School program prepares students for high school and beyond

At the Middle School level, we accelerate our STEAM program with advanced instruction and project-based learning. Technology is integrated throughout our robust curriculum to further develop critical thinking and a deeper understanding of STEAM.

Throughout the Middle School experience, our teachers build strong relationships with students that last beyond their time at Stratford. This unique approach empowers students to be self-reliant and to take responsibility for their own learning.

Stratford’s Middle School program includes robust science and mathematics, along with an emphasis on critical thinking and problem solving. 

Middle School students delve deeply into complex problems, and work together to develop solutions. They learn to ask questions, and to always look for more information to inform their decisions and answers.

Stratford’s intentional approach to educating the whole child results in young adults who are gifted communicators, skilled and generous collaborators, and creative problem solvers.

Stratford Middle School students graduate prepared to excel at outstanding high schools and beyond.

Explore our Middle School Program and STEAM Curriculum

6th Grade
6th Grade

Sixth grade students focus on a rigorous, core curriculum of math, literature, and language arts. They work collaboratively with their peers and further develop important life skills, such as creativity, collaboration and communication. Teachers provide a safe, nurturing learning environment where students are celebrated for their successes and encouraged to try again when they make mistakes.
Students also enjoy after-school clubs and competitive sports, where time with friends offers opportunities to take on leadership roles.

7th Grade
7th Grade

Stratford students “find their feet” in seventh grade. For the first time, they are able to choose specialty classes, including speech and debate, fine and performing arts, or Spanish. As they discover their individual interests and passions, students understand what they enjoy most about school, and begin thinking about what they will pursue in high school, college, and as a career.
Students use 21st century skills, such as communication, creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking, in every class.

8th Grade
8th Grade

Our eighth graders exhibit remarkable depth of character, respect for their school community, and the “sparkling intelligence” that characterizes all Stratford students.
The integration of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) into all aspects of our curriculum allows students to explore areas requiring core knowledge, as well as their individual passions such as musical theater, foreign language, and creative writing.
Students graduate ready to excel in high school, as gifted communicators, skilled collaborators, and creative problem solvers.

Leadership Program
Leadership Program

The Middle School Leadership program at Stratford School helps middle school students discover their passion. Activities in the program are largely run by students, with a faculty advisor to help guide and develop students’ leadership skills. Girls can discover a love of coding in our She ++ coding club, and athletes can practice their skills on sports teams. Students use skills they’ve learned in language arts, writing, and technology to create the school newspaper and yearbook. Middle school theatrical productions are polished and professional, and Stratford students practice speaking in public in Speech and Debate.

Find Your Middle School Campus

We have Middle School campuses located in both Northern and Southern California.

  • Northern California: 8 schools
  • Southern California: 2 schools
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