Education & Talmud Torah
Stratford Schools (Primary & Secondary)
The two educational institutions in the community are Stratford National School (www.stratfordns.ie) and Stratford College (www.stratfordcollege.ie) collectively known as Stratford Schools. We share a common ethos, campus, many facilities and some staff.
Stratford National School
Stratford National School Mission Statement
“Stratford National School commits itself to its constitutional responsibility of providing a thriving Jewish school, where children of all denominations and none, can together develop spiritually, intellectually, physically, creatively and socially.
Stratford National School furthermore commits itself to promoting an atmosphere of tolerance and celebration of difference, mutual respect and understanding, thus providing our pupils with a positive model for life in a pluralist society.
The School aims to always provide an atmosphere of warmth and understanding where pupils will be happy and enjoy learning in pleasant, supportive surroundings.
We welcome and encourage constructive communication between parents and teachers, in our shared commitment to our children’s welfare”.
Stratford National School is Ireland’s only Jewish Primary School and has a multi-denominational enrolment. We currently have four mainstream class teachers and a Learning Support Teacher. The present class arrangements see Junior and Senior Infants taught as a combined group, as are First and Second, Third and Fourth and Fifth and Sixth.
The secular programme followed by the school is the official curriculum of the Department of Education & Skills. A separate team of teachers teach Hebrew Studies to our Jewish pupils each day, while Catholic pupils can study the official Catholic Religious Programme before school commences at 10.05am. Mr Barry Murphy Principal
Patricia Gordon, Principal
Stratford College offers a broad academic curriculum over a six year period leading to the Leaving Certificate Examination.
Our mission is to provide a teaching and learning community committed to quality and excellence in education.
Student-Centred Teaching and Learning
We provide a vibrant learning environment for students which challenges them to reach their full potential academically.
Quality Learning Environment
Top class facilities and services including computer lab, staffed library, specialist subject rooms.
Read our subject blogs that are developed by both teachers and students.
Close Knit Community
“Stratford College has provided a warm friendly, inclusive environment for our children.” – Parent
1 Zion Road, Rathgar. Dublin 6. Ireland
Tel: +353 1 492 2315