Stratford College is a co-educational fee-paying secondary school in Rathgar, Dublin 6. 

This is Us!

Our School Culture

Belonging Together

Originally founded by the Dublin Jewish Community in 1954, today the school 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, make our school truly unique.


The 'Lives Illuminated' Project .  An oral and local history project. See here for further details.

A special thank you to long serving Trustees, Alan Green, Carolyn Collins and Monty Ross who are stepping down after over forty years of service. As past pupils, parents, grandparents and Trustees they worked tirelessly to ensure the success of our schools.

'Lives Illuminated
' is dedicated to them.

                       ‘….the windows of a classroom always open to the future……’
Yehuda Amichai

History of our Building

The school was first located in a house called ‘Stratford’ on Terenure Road East. Some years later the opportunity to move the College to the present complex in Rathgar occurred. In 1981 a new building was erected. It was officially opened in 1983 as can be seen in a broadcast from the RTÉ Television Archives. Today only the elegant mid - Victorian facade remains of the original house.

'Glengyle, Rathgar: The History of a House and its Occupants', by Enda MacMahon (2016) explains in detail about the history of the building. View publication online.

And see Stratford in The Rare 'Ole Times! for archive photographs.

Golden Jubilee: 2003-2004

Stratford College celebrated its Golden Jubilee in 2003. The 50th Anniversary celebrations were centered on the theme of Art in Stratford. Earlier in the year, a commemorative assembly was held at which Mrs Elaine Feldman, one of the school’s founders, spoke eloquently, and a number of past pupils and prominent members of the Jewish community and the wider school community were in attendance.

Stratford is proud of its rich 60-year heritage but also embraces the future with a dynamic and diverse student population.

Golden Jubilee: President McAleese’s Visit

Golden Jubilee Art Exhibition: Artist-in-Residence - Christopher Banahan

Golden Jubilee Programme