Our Core Values


Our core values of Brotherhood, Leadership, Adaptability, Self-Efficacy, and Excellence (BLASE) are central to our approach:

  • Brotherhood

    At Stradford Prep, brotherhood means creating “Brotherly Ties” by working together to accomplish goals and create learning communities. Brotherhood is built upon mutual respect for classmates and love for the Stradford Prep community. As brothers, our students will share common interests or qualities and act with respect, warmth, and equality toward one another, regardless of differences of race, nationality, age and/or economic status. Brotherhood at Stradford Prep is an unbreakable unity between young men to reach their full potential


  • Leadership

    At Stradford Prep, leadership is a privilege. Leadership at Stradford Prep carries with it the responsibility to inspire others, and to direct them to attain the vision and goals of Stradford Prep. Our young men will guide and facilitate others through community service projects, mentorship program discussions and a sense of personal and professional pride to make a positive difference in their own lives and to contribute to the greater good of our school community.


  • Adaptability

    Stradford’s young men are flexible and have the ability to adapt to the changing society in which we live. Stradford students will not fold under pressure when something changes or a problem occurs. We will teach our young men to develop solutions when there is a problem. Students will learn to adjust, adapt and evolve as they navigate their way through high school and beyond.


  • Self-Efficacy

    At Stradford Prep, young men will assume personal responsibility for their learning and development. Students understand that effort and persistence are vital to the outcomes of any task or assignment. Our young men will believe in their ability to succeed in any situation.


  • Excellence

    The young men of Stradford Prep will pursue excellence in all that they do. Good is never good enough for a Stradford student. At Stradford, our young men will be innovative and improve each day, model positive actions as they achieve high expectations, and work as a team to guide each other towards common goals.

“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.”

— Booker T. Washington