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Academics

Below are the academic opportunities offered to families at Stradford Prep

  • Lower Academy (5th and 6th grade)
    Stradford Prep’s Lower Academy creates academic, literacy, and co-curricular opportunities that fit the interests, preferences, and learning styles of our students. This enables them to develop into young men that are able to realize their own potential. In 5th and 6th, grade our literacy program allows students to analyze characters, plot, and settings, as well as to recognize an author’s purpose for writing and his organizational strategies. Our mathematics program allows them the opportunity to solve complex problems with complex numbers. We will use science to teach our young men to observe, experiment, gather data and draw conclusions. We ground the work of our social studies curriculum around exposure to geography, religions and governacne systems to investigate early civilizations from around the globe.  

 

  • Upper Academy (7th and 8th grade)
    In the Upper Academy, students select an Experiential Learning Path (ELP) from several options, including STEM, the arts, and social justice. Students take specific courses in 7th and 8th grade to deepen their content knowledge in their ELP. At the end of 8th grade, students complete a Presentation of Learning that showcases research-based academic inquiry and highlights their potential career paths.

 

  • Experiential Learning Pathways
    Our Experiential Learning Pathway program allows our young men to dig deeper into specific self elected programs in 7th and 8th grade. This program allow students to develop the habits of deep engagement and gives them the opportunity to find joy in the work they do.

“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”

— Frederick Douglass