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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Learning Model Option #2

Fully Online
Stratford School Online Academy is an option designed for families reluctant to send their children back to an on-campus environment in the fall.

Introducing Our Fully Online Option: Stratford Online Academy

Stratford School Online Academy is an option designed for families reluctant to send their children back to an on-campus environment in the fall.

This entirely optional, FULLY ONLINE program will be offered for students in Grades K-8, and has been designed to fulfill two critical criteria:

  • Remain grounded in our school’s mission and values and

  • Incorporate additional Online School expertise



Our Guiding Principles

  • Act with commitment to our school’s mission and core values.

  • Prioritize student, faculty, and staff health, safety, and wellbeing.

  • Prefer traditional (face-to-face) learning over distance learning whenever it is safe to do so.

  • Develop lesson plans and learning activities that support our capacity to be flexible and nimble in responding to changes in health circumstances throughout the school year.

  • Provide school families with a high-quality, fully online option for next school year.


How will the Online Academy work?

First and foremost, the Stratford School Online Academy will be an extension of our school, our campus community, and our teachers. Children enrolled in this program will still feel a primary connection to Stratford School, as they will be taught primarily by Stratford School teachers, they will have the opportunity to take the same specialty courses, and they will participate in virtual campus events throughout the year.

The delivery of the fully online, year-long curriculum will combine our school’s teaching with the interactive learning platform supported and powered by our partner school, Laurel Springs School (LSS). Leveraging the Laurel Springs’ platform allows us to draw upon proven online curriculum content and teaching mechanisms, yet do so in a way that is tailored for our Stratford School students.

About Laurel Springs: 

Founded in 1991, Laurel Springs was the first online school in the U.S. The school holds two accreditations, WASC and AdvancEd, and currently serves more than 4000 students around the world. Every year, Laurel Springs School seniors matriculate to the most prestigious colleges in the country. More important for us, Laurel Springs’ curriculum meets our standard of academic challenge and excellence and is designed to be taught online. We have designed the joint courses to maximize flexibility for children learning from home.