Stratford School - Palo Alto

Nestled in a quiet neighborhood, our Palo Alto campus offers a balanced academic experience for students enrolled in preschool through elementary school.
Our dedicated teachers ensure that each child enjoys a positive early learning experience in a nurturing and safe environment.
At each grade level, our teachers are devoted to supporting your child`s social, cognitive and physical development.
For over ten years, we have provided an excellent academic education by offering a challenging curriculum focused on the core subjects and infused with fun and adventure! In addition, we complement our curriculum with music and art activities designed to spark imagination and creativity.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 330 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $20,124
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
330 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
Stratford School - Palo Alto Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
30 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
(Polo and navy pants)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition varies based on grade.
Admissions Director
Rachel Shanley


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
8 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Bollywood Dance, Food Explorers, Kids Zumba, Mad Science, Magic Masters, Yes for Chess

Arts and Music Programs:
Hidden Talent Art

Recreational Athletic Programs:

School Notes

  • It starts in Preschool
  • We start early. Our Preschool program lays the foundation for students to develop core competencies focused on collaboration, creativity, communication, and critical thinking. Our teachers create a warm and nurturing learning environment that allows students to flourish.Our program cultivates their natural curiosity and wonder by encouraging inquiry and by teaching lessons through hands-on learning. At the same time, we balance academic learning with socialization and lots of fun to inspire a love of learning at a young age.
  • Education takes off at the Elementary level
  • Our accelerated, sequential, and cross-disciplinary elementary curriculum builds upon the fundamentals that students learn during their Preschool years. In our Elementary program, we integrate critical thinking and collaborative projects so that students discover the value of both independent thinking and working together.We complement our academic instruction with a focus on developing every child`s potential through social, emotional, and personal character education to help each student become articulate and respectful.We inspire our students to ask big questions about the real world, we challenge them to think beyond our classroom walls, and we show them how to learn from these experiences.
  • Our Middle School program prepares students for high school and beyond
  • At the Middle School level, we accelerate our STEAM program with advanced instruction and project-based learning. Technology is integrated throughout our robust curriculum to further develop critical thinking and a deeper understanding of STEAM.Throughout the Middle School experience, our teachers build strong relationships with students that last beyond their time at Stratford. This unique approach empowers students to be self-reliant and to take responsibility for their own learning.
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 330 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $20,124
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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