Stratford STEM Magnet School
Lower Campus

Exploring the world, inventing the future

Exploring the world,

inventing the future

At a Glance

  • Serves grades 5-8
  • Stratford Cluster
  • Open Enrollment
  • Offers bus transportation
  • Offers before or aftercare

Welcome From the Principal

Dr. Janet Wallace Principal

Dr. Janet Wallace

Welcome to the community of Stratford STEM School, Lower Campus. At Stratford STEM, we are committed to helping students achieve high standards through project-based learning, with many exciting opportunities for all students to achieve while focusing on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, The Arts, and Math). We expect our students to Be Prepared, Committed and Accountable.

We encourage parent involvement as an integral part of our scholars’ success. Expect to receive weekly newsletters and callouts to update you with upcoming events and student success stories. I encourage you to visit our school and become involved in our community. We achieve greatness by helping our students master the demands of a challenging curriculum through enrollment in Honors level courses while simultaneously creating a nurturing learning environment where inquiry, innovation and problem-solving are encouraged. We are partnering with Discovery Education and we will work together to develop high quality STEAM lessons, project based learning and parent and community involvement. Our students should expect homework, STEAM projects, after school activities and to have fun learning.

And remember, we are individuals of character, scholars for life and leaders now and tomorrow. 


Contact Information

1800 Stratford Avenue
Nashville, TN 37216 (map)

615-242-6730, opt1

Contact Emails:
Executive Principal: Dr. Janet Wallace
Assistant Principal: Bruce Jackson
Guidance Counselor: Dr. Kenya Newby
School Board Representative: Christiane Buggs

Stratford STEM School, Lower Campus



School Description

Formerly known as Bailey STEM Magnet Middle Prep, Stratford STEM School, Lower Campus prepares students to be high achieving, socially aware, scientifically and technologically literate, respectful and responsible citizens, and leaders in a global community.

The rigorous STEM-based focus is for students interested in exploring a curriculum enriched with a design process approach. Our STEM scholars partner with the top scientists, engineers, mathematicians and researchers in our region and utilize the most current technologies. Whether it’s the science of cooking or robotics, students have the chance to explore and learn in depth. STEM also helps them learn to think in unconventional ways to solve problems. The skills we teach prepare them for success in a number of different careers, and help them see and understand how subjects work together to help solve problem. Stratford STEM also offers arts programs, blended learning opportunities and Encore for its gifted and talented students. 

In summer 2016, the school moved into the Lower Campus wing of the Stratford High School building and became part of the Stratford STEM School. Lower Campus students now have access to upper campus facilities, such as the new sports stadium, science labs and a state-of-the-art media center. 


School Hours

8:55 a.m. - 3:55 p.m.

A Typical Day at School

  • 10-minute breakfast and daily morning video program
  • 45-minute Response to Intervention (RTI) time
  • 65-minute core academic blocks
  • 65-minute related arts block
  • 10-minute Social and Emotional Learning time
  • On Thursdays, each block is shortened to allow an additional STEM Elective block

School Details & Links


The dress code has changed to match the Stratford upper campus code.

Bottoms: Black or khaki 

Tops: Solid grey, white or black with a collar


  • Before and aftercare
  • Family Resource Center
  • Tutoring
  • Clothing Closet
  • STARS counseling
  • Social and Emotional Learning
  • Restorative Justice
  • Community Achieves
    Site Director Audrey Holloman, 615-262-6670
    Site Coordinator Kevin D. Haggard, LMSW: 615-262-6670 ext. 704136 (office); 615-589-8726 (cell)


  • Basketball
  • Boys' Soccer
  • Cheerleading / Dance
  • Football
  • Girls' Soccer
  • Girls' Volleyball
  • Track and Field

Extracurricular activities:

  • Art
  • Band
  • Book Club
  • Debate/Speech
  • Drama
  • Radio/Television
  • Robotics
  • Science Club
  • Yearbook

  • Lend Lease
  • NAZA
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Communities in Schools
  • Martha O'Bryan Center
  • Tennessee State University
  • Urban Green Lab