Stradford Prep Academics

Lower Academy (5th & 6th grade)

Stradford Prep’s Lower Academy creates an academic and co-curricular opportunities that fit the interest, preferences, and learning styles of our students, enabling them to develop into young men that understand their full 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 how to observe, experiment, gather data and draw conclusions. We ground the work of our social studies curriculum around American History and give students a chance to compare stories of the past to their present day experiences. 

Upper Academy (7th & 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 to their potential career paths.

Experiential Learning Pathways 

This program allows students 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