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.
Stratford College - 60 Years A Growing
Our book, '60 Years A Growing' (2014) looks at Stratford through the eyes of some of our past students and staff.
Golden Jubilee: 2003
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.