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Stratford Academy is the oldest independent, non-sectarian, college preparatory school in Middle Georgia. It opened its doors in September 1960 in the antebellum Overlook Mansion (now the Woodruff House) on Coleman Hill in historic downtown Macon. Now located on a beautiful, 107-acre campus on Peake Road, the school provides a challenging and supportive learning environment. Among the school’s founding principles is intellectual independence — teaching young people how to think instead of what to think, where to look instead of what to see.
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Stratford prides itself on diversity and places strong values on academic, religious and personal freedom. The school welcomes and embraces students of all faiths, backgrounds and talents. Stratford has an enrollment of 830 students, age 3 through grade 12, and attracts a student population from 13 counties in Middle Georgia. There are 4,044 Stratford graduates now living in 44 states and 17 countries.
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Building on more than a half-century tradition of academic excellence, scholastic performance and college preparation, Stratford graduates have a 100 percent college matriculation. They also outperform their peers in GPA (3.1 vs. 2.6) and HOPE scholarship retention (89 percent vs. 35 percent). The school’s Advanced Placement (AP) program offers 21 courses. Since 1997, Stratford had had more AP Scholars (696) than any independent school in Middle Georgia. Since 1999, Stratford has had 24 National Merit Semifinalists.
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Stratford offers 23 varsity athletic teams, and approximately 85 percent of upper and middle school students participate on a school-sponsored team. There is at least one “no-cut” sport available to student-athletes each season. The Eagles and Eaglettes have combined to win 195 state championships. Since returning to the GHSA in 2014, Stratford has finished each year in the top 10 for the Regions Bank Director's Cup for best overall athletic program in Class A Public/Private. Two of the three years the Eagles have finished first in Region 7-A.
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Students of all interests and ability levels are encouraged to participate in the school’s fine arts program. The 400-seat Henry Harding Tift Fine Arts Center and Auditorium provides young people with opportunities to develop and showcase their talents in theatre productions, choir, marching and symphonic band and literary competitions. In the visual arts, students have opportunities to display their paintings, drawings and photography in the Virginia Parker Buzzell Gallery in the main entrance to the school.
Learn. Experience. Celebrate.
Celebrating ART is a week-long event celebrating the visual arts in the Middle Georgia community. Whether you are a casual art lover or a serious aficionado, there is a part of Celebrating ART to pique your interest.
our visiting artists-in-residence who are on-site throughout the week demonstrating their own unique trades and art forms.
about relevant current art topics with our Artistically Speaking and Lunch and Learn speaker series.
the arts at our Gallery 6010 artist marketplace and other special events. This event is open to the public and for all art enthusiasts in our community.
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Camp Eagle has been providing summer enrichment programs for Stratford families for more than 45 years. Each year, there are offerings in fine arts, academics, athletics and cheerleading for ages preschool through adult from May 31 to July 29.
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