Stratford Academy is an independent, non-sectarian, college preparatory school for students in pre-kindergarten through grade twelve. Guided by the motto, "Freedom for Excellence," Stratford provides a superior education for students with diverse backgrounds and talents and develops responsible, ethical, life-long learners.
In partnership with families, students, and faculty, Stratford
- Provides opportunities for students to develop their individual abilities and skills within the context of a rigorous curriculum.
- Builds character and integrity by offering students a variety of ethical and cultural perspectives through the curriculum and service to the school and community.
- Encourages students to engage in a wide range of academic, athletic, fine arts, and service-related activities.
- Inspires leadership and prepares students for responsible stewardship and citizenship.
Since its founding in 1960 with 117 student and 17 teachers, excellence has been at the core of Stratford Academy. Now, through more than 50 years of academic leadership in middle Georgia, Stratford continues that tradition by providing superior preparation for our students to succeed at college and in life. This is borne out both anecdotally and statistically by our students’ achievements in their college careers. Being the best has its burdens, however, as we must remain vigilant against satisfaction and constantly challenge ourselves to ever improve or we will forfeit our position of leadership. Put another way, Excellence Never Rests.