Stratford Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization supporting the Commonwealth Learning Center, Professional Training Institute, and Commonwealth Learning Online Institute. In 1986, the Stratford Foundation was formed with the goal of becoming an educational resource for the community. This goal was realized in 1988 when Stratford opened the Commonwealth Learning Center and began providing one-to-one teaching to students of all ages. By 1992, Stratford established the Professional Training Institute, which offers research-based teacher training. The Commonwealth Learning Online Institute was formed to create an online branch of teacher training. This division of Stratford recently developed a set of online reading courses designed to improve teacher effectiveness, streamline implementation of current State Standards, and increase the percentage of college- and career-ready students.

Our mission is to be a valuable educational resource for the community.

We enhance the academic skills of those who learn differently and those seeking to accelerate current performance through one-to-one, individualized instruction.

We increase student, teacher, and parent access to multisensory teaching methods by offering research-based teacher training to professionals on-site and online.


Commonwealth Learning Online Institute admits students of any race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, and age to its programs and does not discriminate in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, or other school-administered policies.

The following person has been designated to handle all inquires regarding the non-discrimination policy:

Stephanie Smith
220 Reservoir Street, Needham, MA 02494
(781) 444-5582