Stratford Academy

Tel: (478)477-8073
  • Since its founding in 1960, Stratford Academy's core purpose has been to provide superior preparation for our students to excel at college and in life.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1960

Student Body

Total Students 935 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade Stratford Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 85 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 17 students
Number of AP Courses 21 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Economics, AP French, AP Geography, AP Latin, AP Modern European History, AP Music Theory, AP Spanish, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art, AP U.S. History, Comparative Government and Politics, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Language and Composition, Language and Literature, U.S. Government and Politics,

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Tuition varies from $4,975 to $12,158 depending on the chosen payment plan and the grade of the student.
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director Lori Palmer
Admissions Associate Marilyn Holton-Walker


Total Sports Offered 15 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Riflery, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 28 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Beta Club, Community Service Clubs, Debate Team, Drama Club, Ecology Club, Film Club, Foreign Language Club, French Club, French Honor Society, Global and Community Awareness Club, Journalism Club, Junior Beta Club, Key Club, Latin Club, Latin Honor Society, Literary Magazine, Literary Teams, Math Teams, Pep Club, Personal Finance and Investment Club, Quiz Bowl Teams, SALSA, Spanish Club, Spanish Honor Society, Student Activities Board, Student Issues Board, Writers' Guild, Yearbook Beta Club, Debate Team, Drama Club, Ecology Club, Film Club, French Club, Key Club, Latin Club, Literary Teams, Math Teams, Pep Club, SALSA, Spanish Club, Writers' Guild, Yearbook, Community Service Clubs,
Foreign Language Club,
French Honor Society,
Global and Community Awareness Club,
Journalism Club,
Junior Beta Club,
Latin Honor Society,
Literary Magazine,
Personal Finance and Investment Club,
Quiz Bowl Teams,
Spanish Honor Society,
Student Activities Board,
Student Issues Board,

School Notes

  • Stratford History
  • Stratford Academy was founded in 1960 by a group of Macon parents who felt that the Middle Georgia area needed an independent college preparatory school. In September of 1960, the school opened its doors to 117 students and 17 faculty members in the antebellum Overlook Mansion on Coleman Hill in Macon's historic district. Thirteen students became Stratford's first alumni in 1962, and since that time more than 3,200 young people have been graduated from the school.
  • Today
  • The current facilities were built in 1974 on more than seventy acres of wooded land in northwest Bibb County. The school completed its move when the Lower School and Kindergarten came to the campus in 1978. The new buildings represent a contemporary contrast to Overlook Mansion and house the four school divisions: Preschool, Lower School, Middle School, and Upper School.  Completed in August 2000, the 17,500 square foot Olson Library continues the tradition of excellence by providing a state-of-the-art facility that creates a superior learning environment and provides the best in education experience for Stratford students. In 2011, Stratford opened its state-of-the-art Science Center for students in grades 6-12. The final piece to the campus master plan is the 28,000-square-foot Cantrell Lower School which will open in the fall of 2016.
  • Today, Stratford is a school community of 920 students and more than 100 faculty and staff. Graduating classes boast 100 percent matriculation at colleges and universities in Georgia and across the U.S. 
  • The school is a member of the NAIS, SACS, GHSA, GISA, SAIS, and the College Board. In 1982, Stratford earned accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Profile last updated: 08/18/2015

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