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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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    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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Division Re-entry Strategy

Read our COVID-19 Division Re-entry Strategy for information about how we’re welcoming students and staff back into schools this September.We’re preparing to welcome students and staff back into schools this September.



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 2020/2021 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.

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Principal's Message

Dear Parents,

Welcome to the 2019-2020 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