Stratford School Mission Viejo

  • Stratford School. founded in 1999, is a leading independent, co-educational private school located in Northern and Southern California. Stratford provides an unparalleled education that inspires children to be creative problem solvers, innovators, and leaders.
  • Stratford founder Sherry Adam`s vision includes providing outstanding academic achievement in a safe, nurturing environment where children are seen and heard. Please go to https://www.stratfordschools.com/find-your-campus/mission-viejo for more information.

School Overview

Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded1999
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students194 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by Grade Stratford School Mission Viejo Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers29 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size16 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeFormal

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Admissions DirectorKathy Angioli

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Chess, Running, Science, Student

Arts and Music Programs:
Computer, Musical

School Notes

  • Please go to https://stratford.secure.force.com/application/ to apply online.

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Aliso Viejo
    St. Mary's School
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    (Christian)
    Grades: NS-8 | 702 students
    4.6 miles
    7 Pursuit
    Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
    (949)448-9027
    4.6 NS-8
    702
  • Aliso Viejo
    Grades: K-8 | 139 students
    4.2 miles
    2A Liberty
    Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
    (949)510-4861
    4.2 K-8
    139
  • Aliso Viejo
    Grades: K-8 | 378 students
    43.1 miles
    1 Orion
    Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
    (949)389-0300
    43.1 K-8
    378
  • Laguna Niguel
    Grades: PK-5 | 141 students
    4.4 miles
    29028 Aloma Avenue
    Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
    (949)495-5162
    4.4 PK-5
    141
  • Lake Forest
    Montessori On The Lake
    Montessori On The Lake Photo
    Montessori School
    Grades: K-8 | 100 students
    3.4 miles
    23311 Muirlands Blvd
    Lake Forest, CA 92630
    (949)855-5630
    3.4 K-8
    100

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
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My daughter is in third grade and this is our third year at Carden Academy. We LOVE this school! When we had to make a decision between Carden and public school, it was very clear to us that for about the same amount of money that we would spend on after school program at public school, we were getting SO much more in every aspect at Carden. It was really a no-brainer. Carden Academy not only offers superb education, but also puts emphases on building children's character, their confidence and self esteem, which I believe, are such important qualities. I know these qualities combined with great education will help my daughter make right decisions and not being influence by peer pressure when she goes out to the "big world". We also love all the experiences my daughter and we, as parents, get to have at Carden. It truly feels like a big family. We are looking forward to several more years at Carden.
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We have had our children at Carden Academy for 13 yrs. We expect to be there for many more. There is not a better school in Orange Cnty for developing great students w/ strong character & honorable ethics! Students learn excellent study habits in core academics & the arts (& a plus for parents, NO homework for students until 6th grade when they can actually do their own)... Children are taught to find joy in learning. Students enjoy daily PE, music, & Spanish classes, w/ wkly art class. Older student enjoy advanced math & in-depth science with "hand-on" labs. The teachers are dedicated to providing a comfortable learning environment & truly love their students. They go out of their way in & out of school to support students. The administrators are extraordinary--they really care about students & families--in & out of school. Many staff members have attended my children's important events outside of school. A definite plus is the outdoor play area, Pioneer Park--students actually can play in the dirt in a truly natural setting if they desire. I am not an employee of the school, I am not related to any anyone there--I am a completely unbiased parent who adores this school!
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I can't say enough about this incredible school. Whether by watching assemblies and programs, observing in the classrooms, or through the happy words from the mouths of my children, my husband I have witnessed the amazing experience that is Carden Academy. We find it is incredibly refreshing to have found a school that places such an importance on excellence in education--all the while, instilling a passion for learning. Everyday, our children are eager and excited to go to school. And why wouldn't they be? Each morning they are greeted by name and enter into a warm and nurturing classroom for a full day of learning. Carden Academy has been a lifeline for our children. Not only have they transitioned from their previous school, they have transitioned and are flourishing--and that is because of the amazing staff and community of Carden Academy!
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Carden Academy is a "one of a kind" school!!! Every teacher there is solely there due to the love of teaching, and it shows. Between the unsurpassed teaching method of Mae Carden combined with the new contemporary versions of Math & Science implemented, it is my opinion, this school is definitely the best in Orange County. With all that being said, I find the most valuable asset for my children in this school, has been the confirmation of honor, respect and core values being taught in a loving practical way. It becomes second nature for the children because it is learned thru example, and as a parent, it is nice for your children to witness other people striving for this besides just their parents. It has been a complete rounding experience from kindergarten all the way thru 8th grade. My 1st one so far to enter high school has been fully prepared. Thank you to ALL the staff @ Carden Academy
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