Stradford Preparatory Charter School for Boys
Inspiring Excellence. Striving for Greatness.

Student Life

Advisory House System

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” President Obama


In the fall of each year, students will also be grouped into advisory houses.Stradford Prep student body will be divided into subunits called 'houses' and each student will be allocated to one house at the moment of enrollment. The advisory house system will allow students to receive peer to peer mentoring as well as guidance from teacher leaders and male members of the community. Living and learning with the same group a people over an extended period of time will help shape a student’s character development. Using the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring Standards, published by My Brother’s Keeper Alliance’s and MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership and our school’s core values, our program will provide students with experiences that leads to social and emotional growth that will allow them to reach their full potential.

          There are four houses at Stradford Prep:                                                                         

                              Greenwood House, Archer House , Pine House and the Detroit House                                                                                                                                                                                                          

School Hours and Community Meetings

                                            Stradford Prep students attend school from 7:30am to 4:00pm.

At Stradford Prep, the day starts out with a Community Meeting led by the School Leader. Community Meeting is when our school community comes together to celebrate students, announce school events, discuss current events, and to highlight common school wide trends. Most importantly, it provides a daily opportunity for us to connect with one another as a school community.

Stradford Prep Uniform Policy:

Uniform Policy In order to teach our young men the importance of professionalism. Stradford Prep has a strict uniform code that must be adhered to.  The following items are required dress for our young men every day:

5th Grade - Navy blue polo with school logo, grey pants, black shoes, and black belt.                 

6th Grade - Hunter Green polo with school logo, grey pants, black shoes, and black belt         

7th Grade  - Navy blue blazer with school logo, tie, grey pants, black shoes, and black belt

8th Grade - Navy blue blazer with school logo, tie, grey pants, black shoes, and black belt                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

For GYM CLASS ONLY student are required to wear the Stradford Prep Gym Uniform or Stradford Prep athletic clothing if they participate on a sports team.

Family Engagement

Stradford Prep families are encouraged to be involved in their child’s learning experiences. We maintain an open-door policy that encourages parents to visit during classes and confer with teachers. Family activities within the school community will also occur throughout the year to help us connect with families.