Our Story

We are Stratford Hall

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  • The Beginnings

Stratford Hall was founded in the late 1990s by two Burnaby parents, Elaine Lee and Cindy Leung, who wanted a university preparatory option for their own children.
The school opened in 2000 with only 40 students, Kindergarten to Grade 12. Since then, we have added about 40 new students each year, making our current enrollment is 540 students from Kindergarten to Grade 12.

In 2003, Stratford gained authorization for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme: the first school in Western Canada to do so. That same year, Stratford Hall was accepted into the Independent Schools Association of BC, and later into the Canadian Association of Independent Schools in 2005.

In 2005, we achieved authorization for the IB Diploma Programme, ensuring that our first graduating class would be Diploma candidates. Four years later, Stratford attained full authorization for our Middle Years Programme. We are now one of eight schools in the Lower Mainland, and one of 20 in Canada, to offer the IB Continuum Programme.

Our Journey So Far...

Our Mission

Stratford Hall educates students to the highest global standards through the programmes of the International Baccalaureate. Excellence and confidence are developed through a challenging academic curriculum with further emphasis on creativity, action and service. We foster a strong pluralistic community built on integrity and respect.

Our Vision

Stratford Hall strives to be a global leader in the International Baccalaureate community. Our students will gain a deep understanding of the world around them, and they will act on their connections to the outside community. They will excel to the best of their abilities, and graduates will be equipped to achieve their chosen goals. This is accomplished by acquiring and retaining the best teachers, and by a commitment to a balanced and enriched curriculum. The success of Stratford Hall is deeply rooted in the establishment of a supportive, knowledgeable and committed community.

Our Commitment

Stratford Hall is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We value each other’s identity and well-being. Together, we learn and grow by embracing and respecting multiple perspectives, experiences, and cultures. 

Our differences are our strengths.