Learning Model Option #1
Stratford School is resolved to do everything it can to safely reopen our campus.
While distance learning is an effective methodology when done well and when health and safety conditions leave no other option, it is not an ideal long-term substitute for the interpersonal, social and emotional benefits of traditional school.
This position is supported by numerous child-advocacy organizations, among them the American Academy of Pediatrics, which recently issued the following guidance:
"...the AAP strongly advocates that all policy considerations for the coming school year should start with a goal of having students physically present in school."
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.