Stratford School was founded in 1999 by Sherry Adams and Joe Wagner when it opened its first campus in Danville, CA, with only four classrooms and a small, dedicated team of educators. Word spread quickly, and the school was soon full….
Year Founded: 1999 (first opened in Northern California) Grades Served: Preschool – 5th Grade Current Enrollment Number: 450 in Southern California
Welcome to Stratford School
Stratford School was founded in 1999 by Sherry Adams and Joe Wagner when it opened its first campus in Danville, CA, with only four classrooms and a small, dedicated team of educators. Word spread quickly, and the school was soon full. The following year, Stratford added a second campus in Sunnyvale, CA, which also filled quickly. After numerous requests from parents, Stratford has continued to open new campuses throughout Northern and Southern California.
Each year Stratford has continued to support more students and families, to enhance its academic programs, and to explore new opportunities that will allow the Stratford community to continue to grow and thrive. Growth plans include bringing Stratford’s vision of academic excellence to more communities in the Northern and Southern California, and beyond. We are committed to offering a challenging curriculum where tradition meets 21st century learning that is focused on core subjects, creating a safe and nurturing school environment, and motivating students through high expectations in a collaborative and fun learning environment. Our steadfast commitment to this vision continues to guide us in our growth each year.
Year Founded: 1999 (first opened in Northern California) Grades Served: Preschool – 5th Grade Current Enrollment Number: 450 in Southern California Student-Faculty Ratio: Ratios may varies dependent on what the new education/classroom requirements are for the opening of school this fall Uniforms Required: Yes Tuition: Varies depending on grade level and full/half-day program – $4380 – $22680 Enrollment: Ongoing Top Awards/Recognitions: Stratford was the first California school to earn the Carnegie Science Seal of Excellence for STEM in 2015. Stratford School was recognized by the White House as a leader in early childhood STEM education. Accreditations: Stratford is a Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) accredited school, so you can be confident in our education mission and its implementation.
At Stratford School, high expectations lead to extraordinary results. Our advanced, innovative, and intentionally balanced curriculum inspires, challenges, and nurtures the minds and hearts of every student. It also produces impressive results. Stratford students outscore independent school students, are recognized for academic achievement, and contribute to their communities.
Our curriculum is created in a thoughtful and deliberate way to provoke curiosity, nurture exploration, and encourage inquiry. Students develop a love of learning, study above grade level, and prepare themselves for the future.
We infuse our broad liberal arts curriculum with Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM). We combine traditional teaching styles with 21st century learning principles. We integrate technology with careful intention. We provide a variety of extracurricular pursuits, personal development activities, physical education, and play time. Our passionate teachers cultivate a physically and emotionally secure classroom environment. And we both welcome and listen to the feedback of our students’ parents.
The result is a rich spectrum of hands-on learning opportunities — provided in an energized classroom atmosphere where students are mentally focused and highly engaged — that enable students to learn, question, collaborate, and develop the diverse skills and talents they need to compete in today’s world.
Harnessing the collective power of students, teachers, administrators, and classrooms, Stratford School is able to explore and rapidly implement new teaching practices to achieve our ultimate goal of preparing students to become the next generation of creative problem-solvers, imaginative innovators, and confident, insightful leaders.