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: Ms. Daphney Collins
Guidance Counselor: Dr. Kenya Newby
School Board Representative: Christiane Buggs

Stratford STEM School, Lower Campus



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School Description

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. We have a Computer Science class for all students which will include coding, and a return of honors level classes in 6th -8th grade. Please also read our student pledge here which outlines our commitment to our students.

Lower Campus students have access to all campus facilities including science labs, a state-of-the-art media center and a new sports stadium. Our rigorous STEAM-based focus will interest students in exploring a curriculum enriched with a design process approach. Our STEAM students 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. STEAM 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, Project Based Learning and Encore for its gifted and talented students.  On Thursdays we have set aside time to be known as “STEAM-TIME” when students will explore a topic related to STEAM on a nine-week rotational basis. Topics include: the science of sports, cooking, coding, and robotics to name a few options! Community business partners will also help during this time – bringing real-world expertise into our school.

Look for information coming soon regarding extra-curricular activities with STEAM family nights, STEAM Saturdays and STEAM summer camps!

School Hours

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

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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

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Stratford Magnet Middle School is one of our STEAM middle schools. At Stratford Magnet students use STEAM, science technology, engineering, arts and math as access points to the 4Cs (critical thinking, communication, creativity and collaboration). This empowers our students to better understand how their skills fit into our complex world. Learn more about STEAM in MNPS here:


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


  • Stratford PTSO – 615 242 6730

  • Before/After school

    • Before School - Tutoring from Stratford Faculty: Monday – Friday 7:40 – 8:40am

    • After School – 7th and 8th Grade “The Union” with tutors from the Martha O’Bryan Center 4:15 – 6:00pm with transportation

  • Tutoring – with teachers

  • Clothing Closet – available during school hours

  • STARS counseling – during school hours

  • Social and Emotional Learning

  • Restorative Justice


  • Basketball

  • Boys' Soccer

  • Cheerleading / Dance

  • Football

  • Girls' Soccer

  • Girls' Volleyball

  • Track and Field

Extracurricular activities:

  • High School band ( includes Lower Campus Students)

  • Battle of the Books

  • Robotics

  • Science Club

  • Yearbook

  • Science EXPO

  • NAZA

  • Vanderbilt University

  • Martha O'Bryan Center

  • Tennessee State University

  • Urban Green Lab