We moved our child to Stratford because of the science, music, physical education, computers, Spanish class and rich after school activities. The culture at the school encourages students to support one another. There is a strong emphasis on writing and many opportunities in public speaking and musical performance. In one year the difference in my child's performance and confidence is very noticeable.
My child has been attending Stratford Fremont since 2004 and our experience has been extremely positive. The curriculum is excellent - challenging, but the kids seem to enjoy it very much. The teachers, administrative staff and principals are very friendly and approachable. Stratford takes the time to get to know each student and family. Even teachers who don't have my child in their class knows him by his first name. There are also many opportunities for parents to get involved in the classroom or its parent organization. My favorite part of Stratford is seeing how happy the children are and how excited they are to be challenged and their eagerness to keep learning. I attribute all of this to the wonderful teachers at Stratford.
My daughter has been in stratford for preschool and pre-k and we absolutely love it there. She enjoys going to school and loves her teachers. She was there in summer school, pre school and prek and ALL her teachers have been exceptional. There is a right balance of fun and education. She already learns things that I might have to look up and find out.. and at the same time it is not stressful. Her teachers are very caring. They even make sure she eats her lunch.. which was a big thing for me. The principal knows all children and most parents by name. She is involved in all and very helpful in activities even activities organized by parent committee. Stratford feels like one big family where the teachers , parents and administrative staff and students all come together and make this school to be a nice environment to be in.
My kids are in Stratford,Fremont. We LOVE the school. This is our fifith year at Stratford. Excellent statff, caring teachers and challenging, well rounded curriculam with art, music and spanish. We feel our kids are nurtured, loved and taught in a disciplined atmosphere. Absolutely no pressure on parents, but the kids are learning great stuff. I would highly recommend this school to anybody who wants a pleasant elementary school experience and individual attention to the kids. Expensive, but no regrets at all...
After 3 years at Stratford, we pulled our son out and moved him to one of the many good public schools in Fremont. To our surprise, we found that the public school was as challenging as Stratford, and the quality of the teachers at public schools far better. I would advise parents interested in Stratford to *) Ask for teacher credentials *) Compare extra-curricular activities *) Compare test scores *) Talk with parents of kids who went to Stratford in the past. All in all, Stratford was good for our son, but in retrospect a good public school would have been better, more challenging, not to mention cheaper :)
We are big fans of Stratford. My son has been at Stratford since pre-K and will be starting 2nd grade in a couple weeks. The curriculum is challenging but not overwhelming and my son enjoys the art and music programs as well. What we love most about the school is its teachers who are very nurturing and dedicated. We would recommend this school to anyone. It's worth every penny.
My daughter has attended this school from the 1st to 4th grade. I find the academics are very strong and the teaching method is excellent. The materials supporting the strong curriculum are very good. The teachers are very caring and kind, and it has been the most nurturing environment for my daughter. Especially the after school program. It has been great to have an easy elementary school experience. Although expensive, worth it.
This is a very wonderful school with a very positive and loving environment. My kids LOVE going to school and learning. They excel in academics and art activities are fun. I would HIGHLY recommend this school. We feel welcomed and enjoy the staff and teachers. This program is GREAT and excels above most other schools while still keeping that warmth and lovingness which the kids and parents love. The teachers are amazing and the training program and curriculum is wonderful.
My daughter has been in this school for one year in 1st grade. She loves and enjoys going to school everyday and that is so reassuring. The principle is very good and knows all kids by name. My daughter had the most wonderful teacher this year. Would like to see a more diversified after school activities then available today. Also would like there math curriculum to be a little harder then it is today. I would recommend this school for both pre school and elementary
My daughter completed an entire school year at Stratford. It was a very fulfilling year for her, the teachers, the principal and office staff were great, they had a caring and helpful attitude. We were very happy with the school, the only reason we did not enroll her for the next year is we found the fees a bit steep especially for the 5 day full day option. Overall, extremely happy with the school and thankful for the opportunity to spend a year at this school.
Overall very good, well run, kids very involved with academic and teacher & principal great activities and other areas of education. Very satified as a parent.
I think Stratford is a good school but being a fairly new school they do have some teething problems.If you are lucky enough to get a good teacher then its smooth sailing but if you dont get a good teacher than its all downhill......Very nice principal and office staff.
My kids went to this school for a year and then I withdrew and enrolled them in Challenger, since it was quite close to our house, but within a month I am planning to withdraw my kids from Challenger and move them back to Stratford, as I absolutely dislike Challenger. Stratford is a great school, with very friendly teachers, the curriculum is almost same as Challenger, but the techniques of teaching in Stratford is really good. The kids are very relaxed and happy as opposed to in Challenger, where the kids and the parents are both stressed out. The teachers are very pro-active in teaching and taking care of student's issues at individual level, open communication and very friendly teachers, principal and staff,
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