There is a proverb we frequently use to describe the unique point at which we find ourselves in our journey to build Stratford Hall's legacy. The proverb reminds us that: one generation plants the trees, so that another may enjoy the shade. Today's Stratford Hall students are enjoying the shade created by two decades of dedicated families, but our work is far from over. There are many more "trees" that still need planting and we need every member of our community to contribute.
When it comes time to make your gift to the Annual Fund, we ask you to be mindful that your child is benefiting from the generosity of the parent community who came before you, and to consider a gift that will make a lasting impact. If everyone gives what they can, we will be more and more able to deliver an exceptional educational experience that helps every child reach their potential.
Financial gifts are held in our Annual Fund, from which any disbursement must first meet one critical criteria: will the project enhance our students' educational experience? These funds have been used to help send student's to international competitions, to enhance our technology offering, to fund a First Nation's Artist in Residence, to support financial assistance, to bolster the endowment, to add to our libraries, to hire specialist staff for our IDEA Lab and for tech-related infrastructure upgrades. Whether by donating funds, sharing specific skills or volunteering your time - it is our collective efforts that transform the student experience from ordinary to extraordinary.
If you are able to help enhance the student experience at Stratford Hall, please contact Isabel Sankaran-Wee, our Director of Community Development, or simply use the online form below. All donations over $25 are eligible for a tax receipt.
In just 17 years Stratford Hall has grown from 40 students to more than 500; and moved from a shared location in the Italian Cultural Centre to three purpose-built buildings on Commercial Drive. We possess more than 80,000 square feet of learning space and over $32 million in assets.
The growth and development of our school over such a short period of time is an incredible achievement. Together, the parents, students, faculty and staff of Stratford Hall have built an institution that is a model of educational excellence and innovation and we thank you for the difference you have made in the lives of our students.