Academic Outcomes

The Stratford Difference

Our advanced STEAM-based (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) curriculum is a sequenced and balanced approach to learning that prepares students to excel.

In nationwide standardized ERB testing, Stratford students outperform the independent school average by a widening margin as the grade level increases.

STEM Excellence

First California school to earn the Carnegie Science Seal of Excellence for STEM.

White House

Recognized by the White House as a leader in early childhood STEM education.


Full accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Giving Back

Stratford Cares is a core part of our curriculum that encourages students to support those in need within their communities and globally. Teachers guide them through the process of selecting a charitable organization and students work together to brainstorm, develop, and execute a plan to raise funds.


Middle School Honors Highlights


National American Mathematics Contest 8: 7 students earned distinguished Honor Roll (Top 1% nationwide)

Santa Clara Valley Math Association: 1st Place Award & 10 students place in the Top 15

Math Olympiad: Top 10% team & Lenchner Award for Perfect Score

Science & Engineering

National Broadcom MASTERS Science & Engineering Competition: 5 students placed Top 300 nationwide

Destination Imagination Global STEM Competition: Team placed 2nd statewide

Future City National Competition: 2 teams placed Top 5 in Northern California region

Orange County Science & Engineering Fair: 2 students received top honors in their category and qualified for state

Overall Academics

National Academic Quiz Tournaments - National Championship: Placed 8th out of 176 teams

Bay Area Spelling Bee (National Qualifier): 3 students qualified for 51 regional spots

National Geographic State Geography Bee: 4 students qualified for 100 statewide spots

State Middle School Debate Championships: State champions, 1st Place Public Forms, 2nd Place Lincoln Douglas Debate, 4th Place Storytelling

Next Stop, High School

Stratford Middle School students are accepted in honors and advanced courses at top-tier private and public high schools.

High School Grads

Bay Area

  • Archbishop Mitty High School
  • BASIS Independent
  • Bellarmine
  • Bay High School, San Francisco
  • Castilleja School
  • Cate School
  • College Preparatory
  • Harker High School
  • Lick-Wilmerding High School
  • Los Gatos High School
  • Menlo School
  • Notre Dame High School
  • Palo Alto High School
  • Pinewood Academy
  • Presentation High School
  • Sacred Heart San Francisco
  • St. Francis High School
  • St. Ignatius College Preparatory
  • Stanford Online High School
  • Urban School, San Francisco
  • Valley Christian School

Orange County

  • Crean Lutheran High School
  • JSerra Catholic High School
  • Sage Hill School
  • St. Margaret’s Episcopal School
  • Santa Margarita Catholic High School

College Acceptance

Stratford School alumni attend notable top-ranked colleges and universities throughout the country.

  • Brown University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Georgetown University
  • George Washington University
  • Harvard University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Purdue University
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Rhode Island School of Design
  • Rice University
  • Stanford University
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California, Davis
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • University of Illinois
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • University of San Diego
  • University of Southern California
  • Yale University
College Institution