Better Together: Back to School

$148,148
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Be entered into a drawing for a $1,000 school account credit with your gift of $250+

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All donors contributing $1,000+ receive a phone call from our head of school

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All donors contributing $1,000 receive a hand-written note of thanks from a Stratford student

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Everyone who supports our Day of Giving efforts receives a car decal
About


We don't have to tell you that this school year is starting like no other as COVID19 continues to create new and persistent challenges. This new normal is hard. But we find comfort in knowing that we are tackling this together, as a community. Our commitment to you is to approach this school year with strength, purpose, and care, and to seek joy and laughter in every challenging moment. Whether we are near or far, we know things are better when we're together. Courage and confidence will get us through!

As we settle into the first few weeks of classes, we ask our community to join together in supporting the school, our deserving students, and our dedicated faculty and staff with a gift of any size to the annual fund. Here's why your gift this year is more important than ever: 

  • Our school needs to be nimble and able to respond quickly to the evolving needs of our students and teachers as COVID19 continues. Your gift to the annual fund provides us with the flexibility to do that, keeping our community safe, whole, and happy as we face new challenges.
  • So far this year, gifts to the annual fund have provided additional financial aid to our families, PPE for on-campus learning and classrooms, and advanced technology and faculty professional development to elevate out virtual learning. These dollars are critical.
  • Stratford has also been able to improve its IT infrastructure, purchase additional iPads/devices for students and staff, update flooring in the Prentice Robinson Cafeteria and preschool, renovate room 128, increase outdoor seating, and add a nurse practitioner to our staff.
  • We have also created a student group called the DEI Alliance (Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion Alliance) to lead our school with efforts to make the best experiences possible for our students and families.

Make a gift of any size today, or consider making a small monthly contribution to provide sustained support to our school.

For our current parents, here's a helpful chart to determine your student(s) class year:

CLASS OF

CURRENT GRADE

2035

Beginners

2034

Pre-Kindergarten

2033

Kindergarten

2032

1st Grade

2031

2nd Grade

2030

3rd Grade

2029

4th Grade

2028

5th Grade

2027

6th Grade

2026

7th Grade

2025

8th Grade

2024

9th Grade

2023

10th Grade

2022

11th Grade

2021

12th Grade

Updates
Help Us Meet This $20 K Challenge!

What an exciting 18 hours it’s been and it’s only getting better! We have reached our Day of Giving goal of $125,000 and an anonymous donor has given us a challenge. Until 10 PM tonight, they will match the next $20,000 that comes in dollar for dollar. We have the opportunity to bring in another $40,000 for Stratford. Wow...we really are #bettertogether! Join us as we make this happen at www.stratford.org/dayofgiving


17 days ago by Kathleen Medlin
Look What Happens When We Work Together

What's that saying, "Teamwork makes the dream work"? Well, that's exactly what's happened with our 2020 Day of Giving. Everyone has pitched in and we're closing in on our goal. Thank you!


17 days ago by Kathleen Medlin
Why Does A School Like Stratford Ask For Donations

Tuition does not cover all the expenses of educating our students. The annual fund and Stratford's Day of Giving helps us bridge that gap.

18 days ago by Kathleen Medlin
What Better Together Means To Us

It's our 2020 Day of Giving and we're celebrating being back to school and "Better Together." We've got some familiar Stratford faces to share with you why supporting Stratford's annual giving campaign impacts everyone in our community.

18 days ago by Kathleen Medlin
Stratford Faculty, Staff, And Students Share What We Can Accomplish Together

Stratford's third annual Day of Giving celebrates our return to campus this school year. Hear from some of your favorite students and staff why supporting the school is so important.


19 days ago by Kathleen Medlin
Why We're Better Together

Mr. Bowlds shares some of the challenges of opening the school year amidst COVID-19, but there’s plenty to celebrate during our upcoming Day of Giving.



21 days ago by Kathleen Medlin

Class LeaderboardThe Class Leaderboard reflects giving from Current Parents, Alumni(ae)
AffiliationDonors$ Raised
19621$1,000
19661$250
19702$300
19711$200
19721$1,000
19733$1,100
19743$400
19755$1,975
19762$400
19774$1,075
19782$125
19797$325
19803$475
19811$25
19822$300
19832$525
198511$1,100
19862$525
19873$610
19885$2,625
19894$2,750
19903$550
19917$2,125
19924$925
19938$2,866
19946$1,625
19959$825
19964$900
19975$925
19983$5,284
19992$750
20003$325
20016$3,045
20026$3,300
20036$3,833
20046$320
20052$200
20064$1,010
20079$605
20086$215
20096$295
20101$50
20112$50
20123$70
20132$75
20142$70
20152$43
20171$5
20191$10
20202$2,510
202148$12,495
202230$9,345
202335$11,988
202435$8,912
202542$14,725
202625$6,829
202747$16,760
202832$8,327
202925$8,793
203020$11,187
203118$8,585
203231$7,452
203318$9,143
203414$4,675
203511$2,125
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