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 530 students from Kindergarten to Grade 12.
In 2003, Stratford gained authorization for the 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 five schools in the lower mainland, one of 12 in Canada, and one of 185 in the world to offer the IB Continuum Programme.