School Details

Stratford Academy

6010 Peake Rd, Macon, GA 31220
(478) 477-8073
NR

(out of 10)

Private Grades PK-12 897 students 13 students/teacher (GA avg is 14)

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About this school

Stratford Academy is a private high school in Macon. 897 students attend Stratford Academy and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. The student to teacher ratio at Stratford Academy is 13:1. Tattnall Square Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 90% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% %
Asian 5% %
Black, non-Hispanic 4% %
Multiracial 1% %
Hispanic 0.2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I am a current senior at Stratford and couldn't have asked for a better place to attend school for 14 years. Stratford Academy is by far the best school in Macon. The academics are unbeatable- and the faculty and staff provide an atmosphere that although extremely rigorous makes you WANT to succeed. The athletics are outstanding and each sports team becomes like a family throughout their season. Although I am not a member of the band or arts department I absolutely wish I was! They have so much fun and always do so well whether it's pumping up the football fans on Friday nights or putting on the Winter Musical. Socially- some reviews say that it's so hard to fit in at Stratford but I have to completely disagree. There's a place for everyone. It may take time but everyone finds their niche here. Students that come to SA from other private schools in Macon always tell me that they're so surprised at how kind loving and accepting the Stratford community is. Sure there are "mean girls and guys" but you'll find those at any school. I would feel comfortable having a conversation with anyone in the school because everyone just gets along. It's SO great to be a Stratford Eagle!

  • (1 year ago)

    Academically Stratford is by far the best school in middle Georgia. Socially it is great but the girls are very cliquey as a guy I don't have to deal with this and have I have friends that are athletic and somewhat nerdy and they all have many friends in and outside of their groups. However every year there is always an new antisocial student with overbearing parents that blame everything on the school and other children. Due to this those particular students being antisocial and their parents trying to be involved in everything they are shunned because if any student accidentally hurts there feelings the child will go home and tell their parents who will start something entirely to big. Usually these students only attend Stratford for only one or two years. The teachers are mostly great and want to test you while making sure you succeed. There are a couple of teachers that shouldn't be teaching at the level that they are and should be moved to a lower grade while others should do the opposite. The college office should be expanded my brother recently finished with a 3.7 GPA and 1290 SAT and struggled to get into UGA while friends from other schools got in with 3.5 1120

  • (2 years ago)

    Stratford has great academics but the only students who do well are the ones that have the social connections and have been attending for most of their life. There is no diversity here and if you don't fit the standards of what the students believe to be acceptable you will be bullied. As a student here I do well academically but since I don't fit the social standards I am considering transferring to Howard. It also seems as if the administrative staff care more about the color socks someone is wearing or dress code violations and choose to let bullying occur. Even though this school has virtually no violence the students are relentless if there's something about you that they don't like and the staff ignores this and instead focuses on the most nitpicky things. This school is only good for those who have been attending for a long time and who fit the standards of other students. The school has a terrible atmosphere.

  • (2 years ago)

    Great academics- loving caring and dedicated teachers. My child has had great experiences with them.Students are really pushed to excel. The social atmosphere can be rough mainly for newcomers and minorities. And yes kids can be brutal! However in the past few years there has been a remarkable positive shift in administrative efforts at integration- a lot more awareness and efforts to discuss global cultures. The Global Forum has done wonderful things. The Internationa Dinners and the multi-cultural holiday celebrations have been fabulous! What is adding strength to the school community is the increasing number of culturally diverse students and parents being welcomed into the Stratford family. The dynamics are slow to shift but change is now very obvious. Also it is not always the school's job to to mend everything that is wrong. It is equally important for all parents to enlighten their children of the vast and culturally diverse world around them that is waiting to be explored! Narrowmindedness will persist as long as parents don't educate themselves first in order to teach their children about the beautiful world around them. We all have a responsibility towards that.

  • (3 years ago)

    As a Stratford graduate I can easily say it is the best private school in Georgia outside of Atlanta. Student placement in colleges exceeds that of any other school in the area. In my grade alone we had students attend Harvard Brown Northwestern Vanderbilt and Columbia along with many major state universities. Our academics are extremely vigorous the teachers very caring experienced and intelligent. Our sports program is excellent as well with many brand new top notch facilities. The campus feels like a college campus and is spacious and beautiful. While many say it's socially hard here I came to this school not knowing anyone right before middle school and made many great lifelong friends. Not being affiliated with any church/religion means it IS actually more diverse than other schools in the area as I had friends who practiced Judaism Hinduism and many different denominations of the Christian faith. Very proud to be a Stratford alum!

  • (4 years ago)

    Although this school preforms wonderfully in the academic and athletic arenas it is an all too true example of how narrow mindedness and lack of diversity in the student body can effect inter-student relationships. As a previous student at Stratford Academy I can personally vouch for the brutal cliques that form at private schools more importantly Stratford. If you as a student or your parents are not friends with the right families families mind you not people you will find yourself ostracized and left out of many opportunities and events. I transfered to the academy in first grade and by fourth grade had learned which people had which connections and that i lacked them. Fortunately I transfered to a public school during high school and received an equal education in the Honors/AP program there. The only thing it lacked from Stratford was the standoffish attitude possessed by the administration students and alumni parents. I would fully reccomend this school if you have the right social connections; otherwise expect your child to be ostracized.

  • (4 years ago)

    A school should be reviewed relative to its local competition. There are several good private schools in Macon but when you looks at the balance of staff quality staff commitment to student /family extra curricular activities and family/alumni involvement this is an excellent school. The school produces the highest number of AP Scholars in the area and places more students in the top 25 colleges than all the others combined. The school is commited to student opportunity/inclusion and this policy is enforced from the highest levels of the administration. We have two children who graduated from another Macon private school and our youngest is at Stratford and the academic quality and nurturing environment are remarkably superior here.

  • (5 years ago)

    Very close minded community. Students who are not athletic or come to the school as a transfer will find it hard to get by. The teachers are wonderful but the social atmosphere is horrid. Diversity does not exist here.

  • (5 years ago)

    My experience with Stratford has been 50/50. Academically the school is supreme and for the most part the teachers seem to really 'care' and be very involved with the student(s). I would advise parents seeking for a Macon private school not to make a hasty decision. Stratford has a great reputation but 'buyer beware'....do your research before enrolling your precious ones.

  • (6 years ago)

    Stratford is the best school on the planet earth. You may not fit in at first but as you go along if you know the right people you will! There are a few girls who think they're better than everyone else but that is no reason to mislead your judgement into thinking everyone is like that. We're good in athletics and academics. We're sweet and welcoming. ) Ten years at the academy and i love it!

  • (6 years ago)

    There is no better learning institution south of Atlanta. 41 AP Scholars this year.

  • (6 years ago)

    Stratford is a great academic school. I have been attending the school for a very long time and this school really does push you to your limits as far as academics are concerned. However the social life at Stratford is something different. Since Stratford is such a small school it is very hard to fit in. If you're not a certain type of person then you'll probably find it hard to fit in. I recommend this school for kids that are strictly looking to succeed academically. If I were to rate this school on academics alone I would give it a five. If I were to rate Stratford on its social life I would give it a two.

  • (7 years ago)

    It is really hard to fit in at Stratford. This is my first year and I am not impressed by the family enviroment that this school is said to have. The academics are wonderful but most girls here are stuck up and believe that they decide if you are worthy enough to be accepted to this school. Don't be mislead by the friendliness at first because it won't last long.

  • (7 years ago)

    Stratford Academy is a wonderful learning school but a harsh social environment in which you have to change your self to fit in. The girls are absolutley brutal and so are the parents. The academics are fab. but beware of the cliques.

  • (9 years ago)

    Stratford Academy has been a great experience for my daughter. She has attended for two years pre-K and now kindergarten. Stratford Academy is a pre-K through 12th school. The use of older students to become reading buddies and special helpers for the younger classes has worked well to create a family atmosphere. School pride is instilled almost immediately. The curriculum is appropriate and the teachers are very experienced. Their love of teaching shows. Parental involvement is high. A parent volunteer actually teaches Spanish to all Pre-K and kindergarten students. Parents enjoy watching their child perform several times throughout the year. The tuition is slightly higher than surrounding schools. It is SACS accredited while others may not be. All religions are respected and prayer is still in this school. Overall it has been a great experience for my child and will find it hard to replace as we move.

  • (9 years ago)

    I am a long term babysitter of two Stratford students. Over the past five years I have watched these kids develop academically and socially. Stratford is to be commended for the positive learning eniironment that is always employed. The teachers really care about the students and it shows. The boys I keep love their teachers and peers. Stratford students are taught to have pride and respect for thier school themselves and others. The cost is higher than that of some schools but it is money well spent.

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