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  • School Philosophy

    School Philosophy

    Respect, Responsibility, Results

    Stratford School encourages and supports ALL CHILDREN in pursuit of their fullest learning potential. We are committed to providing opportunities for children to achieve at their highest level of academic, creative and life skills abilities. We believe this is best accomplished in an enriched environment that is safe, secure, stable and nurtures respect for each other and a love of learning. Success, in reaching each student's learning potential, requires the teamwork of students, staff, parents and community, and a committed partnership between home and school.


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  • CHESS CLUB

    CHESS CLUB

                                    On Monday, Thursday or Friday, chess club members in Grade 2-6 meet to outsmart, outwit and outplay each other.  Members are mentored by an individual from the Roving Chess Nuts organization and students participate in various tournaments throughout the city.

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  • Math Fair 2017/18

    Math Fair 2017/18

    On November 30th, 2017, Stratford junior high students hosted their annual math fair.  Over 61 projects were on display and the entire student body was given the opportunity and challenge to solve various math problems.




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  • OUTDOOR CO-ED SOCCER TEAM

    OUTDOOR CO-ED SOCCER TEAM

    Congratulations to the Junior High Outdoor Soccer team for placing fourth in their division this year!  Way to go, Eagles! 

    A big thank you goes to the coaches, Miss Jennifer Berringer and Mr. John Matthews.  As well, a special thank you goes to Edmonton's professional soccer team, FC Edmonton, for helping us reach this standing. Mr. Mallan Roberts from FC Edmonton assisted the team in practice, teaching the students key skills and tactics. 

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Welcome

Welcome to the website for Stratford School. Stratford is a learning community of over 700 students in Kindergarten through Grade 9. We house the Cogito Alternative Program.
Stratford School is currently full for the 2018/2019 school year.

Cogito is a knowledge-based program with clearly defined standards of achievement and measurable learning objectives. Cogito is dedicated to helping average students maximize their academic potential. Cogito (ko-gi-to) is Latin for I reason. The program provides a classic liberal arts education and is designed for the student who is willing to work to achieve a high level of academic excellence in a knowledge-based program, and in a teacher-directed atmosphere of structured and sequenced learning. Critical thinking is stressed. Students work in an environment that promotes self-discipline.

Please visit the Edmonton Public Schools Cogito Alternative Program website at: http://cogito.epsb.ca/ for helpful program information.

2019/2020 Registration Information

Pre-enrolment for the Stratford Cogito Program will begin on February 4, 2019 for students new to Edmonton Public Schools, and on March 11, 2019 for current Edmonton Public Schools students.

Beginning January 31, 2019, Cogito and EPSB Registration forms will be available online to be downloaded and printed. Registration forms may also be picked up at the school office beginning Monday, February 4, 2019.  Completed registration forms will be accepted at the school office beginning February 4, 2019.

Registration is not on a first-come, first-served basis.  All registrations received by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, April 15 will be considered. If we receive more registrations than we have spaces available, a centrally-administered electronic random selection will be conducted. We will notify all applicants by April 26, 2019 as to whether their child has been declined or accepted at Stratford School.

Requirements for Kindergarten registration are as follows:

  • Cogito Registration Form
  • Edmonton Public Schools Registration Form
  • Birth Certificate or Permanent Residency Card
  • Proof of current address; i.e., current utility bill, lease agreement, or property assessment.  We do not accept driver's licences.
  • Your child must be four years of age by March 1, 2019 in order to be eligible for Kindergarten during the 2019/2020 school year.
  • You can only register at one school.


Grades 1 - 9 Registration Information

Registrations open on February 4, 2019 for students not currently attending Edmonton Public Schools.

  • Requirements for out-of-district applicants are as follows:
  • Cogito Registration Form
  • Edmonton Public Schools Registration Form
  • Provide most recent progress report
  • Birth Certificate or Permanent Residency Card
  • Proof of current address; i.e., current utility bill, lease agreement, or property assessment.  We do not accept driver's licenses.


If your child is currently enrolled in an Edmonton Public school, pre-enrolment will begin on March 11, 2019 and end on April 15, 2019.

Requirements for Grades 1 - 9 students currently attending Edmonton Public Schools are as follows:

  • Cogito Registration Form
  • On SchoolZone, indicate Stratford School as the school you would like to attend next year
  • Provide the most recent progress report

Stratford School has a very high volume of registrations.  We will not know how many (if any) spaces are available at each grade level until April 15, 2019. If we receive more registrations than we have spaces available, a centrally-administered electronic random selection will be conducted. We will notify all applicants by April 26, 2019 as to whether their child has been declined or accepted at Stratford School.

REGISTRATION HOURS AT STRATFORD ARE:

Monday, Tuesday, Wendesday and Friday - 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Thursday - 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Registration Date and Time Exceptions

February 7, March 7 & 14 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. only

(Please note that school will be closed on:  February 18, 28, March 1, 11 and from 
March 25 - 29 inclusive for Spring Break)

 

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Principal's Message

Dear Parents,

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! I am honoured to be the principal of Stratford School, home of the Eagles and the Cogito Alternative Program. On behalf of all staff, I am pleased to welcome back all of our returning families, and extend a warm welcome to all who are new to Stratford this year. I look forward to getting to know our new families and working with all of our families over the coming year.

Respect. Responsibility. Results. At Stratford, these are the three Rs that guide our teaching and learning as we strive to realize the District's vision of transforming the learners of today into the leaders of tomorrow. Stratford is a school with an outstanding, well-deserved reputation for excellence in both academics and citizenship. Our strong professional staff offers high-quality learning opportunities for every student, within the context of the rigorous academic demands of the Cogito program. Cogito offers students learning possibilities that go beyond the Alberta Program of Studies, in a structured environment that fosters the growth of strong study habits and self-discipline.

A key component to the success of any educational program is committed parental support, and we highly value the strong partnership with parents we are privileged to enjoy at Stratford. Ongoing communication is the foundation of this partnership. I encourage all parents to be actively involved in regular communication with your children's teachers, and invite you also to share your questions, concerns and observations with me.

Best wishes for success as together we embark on a new learning adventure!

Renée McLaws

Principal