Stratham Memorial School
39 Gifford Farm Road
Stratham, NH 03885

phone: 603-772-5413
fax: 603-772-0021

"We exist to inspire every learner every day."

    We imagine SMS as a school where:
  • Every student is immersed in relevant, engaging and meaningful learning experiences 
  • Every administrator, teacher and staff member works interdependently and positively in a collaborative community to promote student growth
  • Every child and adult is empowered and enjoys his or her work

Reminder to SMS Visitors

Please remember to bring your driver's license when visiting our school during school hours (between 8am - 3:15pm). Our visitor scanning system requires us to check all visitors in with drivers licenses or another form of photo identification.

Summer Reading
We know that students who read over the summer do better in school in the fall and students who do not read over the summer demonstrate academic loss in the fall.  All of us at SMS encourage all of our students to read over the summer!  Wiggin Memorial Library has great summer reading programs for kids and teens.  Check out the tips and links below.  Happy reading! 

What Parents Can Do
• Stress the importance of summer reading with your child
• Make reading exciting; don’t think of it as a chore
• Create a reading list 
• Create a no TV or electronic game time during part of each day 
• Join a summer reading program at your local library
• Let your child choose his/her own books
• Keep a supply of reading materials around the house 
• Go to the library regularly 
• Ask your child questions about the books s/he is reading 
• Read a book to your child 
• Listen to your child read to you 
• Pick a favorite author or series and read all the books 
• Listen to books on tape while traveling 
• Model reading


What's New/Upcoming Events

School Board Vacancy:
The 5 member Stratham School Board currently has one open seat.
Any Stratham resident who would like more information on the opening should contact Board Chairman Eric von der Linden at

Monday, August 22nd -  Grades 1 - 5 - NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION

Monday, August 29th -  First Day of School for Grades 1 - 5

KINDERGARTEN -  Monday, August 29th -  Open House
                              (Assigned times are listed on teachers' letters)

                              Tuesday, August 30th & Wednesday, August 31st
                                    Fall Screening  (Assigned times are listed on                                                teachers' letters)

Thursday, September 1st -  First Day of School for KDG

Thursday, September 15th -  PICTURE DAY  

    Thursday, September 8th  @ 6:30 pm -  Grades 3 - 5
     Thursday, September 15th @ 6:30 pm - Grades Pre - 2

Wednesday, September 28th -  EARLY RELEASE  (12:50)