Founded in 1954 by the Dublin Jewish Community, today Stratford College welcomes students of all faiths and none. This commitment to cultural and religious diversity, while at the same time being committed to the religious education and formation of our Jewish students, makes our school truly unique in an Irish context.  

We are very proud of our rich heritage which informs our spirit of inclusiveness and collaboration helping us provide a vibrant and academically challenging learning environment. Committed teachers, an intimate campus, progressive student centred learning and strong home-school relationships are the corner stones of our school.

We hope our website gives you an insight into the spirit of our school through the many activities and learning opportunities that take place. Please take some time to look at it and keep in touch with life in Stratford. We also welcome visits from prospective parents to our annual Open Day in September.

Patricia Gordon

Principal, Stratford College

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Ms. Patricia Gordon, Secretary to the Board

Patricia Gordon was born in Dublin and attended St. Joseph of Cluny Secondary School, Killiney, and University College Dublin (UCD) where she studied English, History and Philosophy. Following qualification as a teacher, she went on to teach English and History in Colaiste Eanna, Cabra, St. Joseph of Cluny and Stratford College. Her post-graduate studies included Catechetics Education (UCD) and Guidance and Counselling in University College Cork (UCC). She was awarded her Masters in Education from UCD in 2001. She was Transition Year Co-ordinator and Guidance Counsellor before her appointment as Principal in 1999.

Patricia Gordon is a member of the Association of Managers of Catholic Secondary Schools (AMCSS), the Irish School Heads’ Association (ISA); the Institute of Guidance Counsellors (IGC), the National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals (NAPD), Chair of the National Curriculum Advisory Group of the Joint Managerial Board (JMB) and Associate on the Leadership Team of Junior Cycle for Teachers (JCT).

Patricia was re- appointed to the incoming National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) for a four year period from April 2022. She is currently Chair of the Management Committee of Blackrock Education Centre.