Mission & Philosophy

Mission Statement

The mission of the Stratford Middle School counseling program is to support the development of ALL students in the areas of academic success, personal/social growth, and career/vocational awareness.


The Stratford Middle School counseling program believes ALL students experience significant developmental stages during early adolescence. Each student develops, learns, and changes at a different rate. Our counseling program recognizes that students are faced with challenges, decisions and opportunities in an ever-changing society. The major function of our school counseling program is to prepare ALL students to meet their own specific needs-academic, vocational, personal and social.