I know from personal experience how challenging it is to select the best school environment and academic approach for your child.
Saratoga, CA (PRWEB) June 29, 2016
Stratford School, an award-winning independent preschool through 8th grade private school founded in Silicon Valley, has launched a website that includes an innovative section that provides key curriculum details for each grade level. The new section called “Explore Programs” provides a unique overview for each grade level and includes key learning objectives, expected outcomes, sample lessons, art projects, sample student schedules, and key educators associated with each grade. https://www.stratfordschools.com/explore-programs
“Educating students for jobs in the 21st century economy requires a different approach,” says Sherry Adams, Stratford Founder. “Our goal with the Explore Programs section is to provide deeper content and context when it comes to curriculum, teaching, and educational outcomes. Now parents of prospective students and their children may fully understand how Stratford provides an enriched learning experience that prepares our students for jobs in the 21st century. We spotlight how our curriculum and educators develop the traits and skills necessary for success including: critical thinking, persistence/resilience, innovation/creativity, collaboration, problem solving, leadership development, and technological competency. We also focus on building the character traits of each child so they can thrive in a global economy.”
The Explore Programs feature provides a detailed look at Stratford for preschool though the 8th grade. For example, for preschoolers, Explore Programs includes:
- Spotlights of key STEM faculty members for math, science, music, and technology, and principals serving preschool levels at Stratford.
- Sample daily schedule complete with courses, times, and other activities such as Phonics, Art, Music and Movement, Science, Spanish, Math, Physical Education, and Cross-Curricular elements with STEM subjects.
- Special focus on how Stratford integrates STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) instruction and foundational coding skills with robotics, music, dance, and arts.
- Sample lessons enable preschool students to learn how to recognize patterns, match shapes, and make connections between groups of numbers.
In addition, Stratford’s website captures the joy of student learning in an innovative, program-specific, Day in the Life video series featuring Stratford’s educational goals in action. Now from the comfort of home, parents may preview what their child may experience during a typical day at Stratford School. Day in the Life videos spotlight the enriched learning experience in a more tangible, meaningful way designed to help parents navigate the abundant education options for their child!
“I know from personal experience how challenging it is to select the best school environment and academic approach for your child. An important focus of our new Explore Programs section is to demonstrate to parents how and why our curriculum builds from one grade to the next,” says Barbara Timm-Brock, Chief Operating Officer of Stratford School. “This building process is integral to accelerating student learning outcomes and increasing comprehension.” Timm-Brock continues, “We can describe what we do; but we don’t stop there. With our Day in the Life video series, we are answering the needs of parents by showing the joy of learning that happens each and every day at Stratford School!”
About Stratford School
Established in 1999, Stratford School is a leading independent private school founded on the belief that education is a significant influence in the life of a child. Stratford offers an accelerated curriculum from preschool through eighth grade with an emphasis in the areas of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) that incorporates music, physical education, foreign language, and social skills development. Stratford’s goal is to prepare and mentor students for admission to competitive high schools and colleges. All students are provided the necessary tools to excel, and are encouraged to participate actively in leadership, community service, and extracurricular activities. Visit http://www.stratfordschools.com for more information.