New Hampshire Seacoast
Stratham is a small town, covering about 15 square miles, next door to Exeter and Hampton, and is just about 10 minutes from Portsmouth. The current population of Stratham is about 7,000 residents. Stratham was settled in 1631, and became its own incorporated town in 1716. At that time, it was the 6th town in New Hampshire to be incorporated.
Stratham is home to rural working farms, new and newer home subdivisions and condominium developments, some smaller shopping centers, and wonderful peaceful country scenery. The townspeople have done a very nice job of balancing quiet residential neighborhoods and commercial development. Right alongside all of that are bucolic rolling farmlands.
Stratham, NH Schools
Stratham is home to Stratham Memorial School, which covers pre-school through 5th grade. Students in 6th through 8th grade attend Exeter Regional Cooperative Middle School, and high school students attend Exeter Region Cooperative High School, located in Exeter NH.
An inclusion model of teaching is used in Stratham schools. All students are actively engaged in classroom activities. Challenged students work with typical students in the classroom using a variety of methods and techniques to solve problems and learn from one another. And in addition to being inclusive, teachers and staff use adaptive technologies to give all students equal opportunities for learning.
Stratham Memorial School has been a Blue Ribbon school for the past 5 years, and this is based upon NHPIE (New Hampshire Partners in Education). Parents are an integral part of the school community. Parent volunteers are often seen helping out in classrooms throughout the school. Activities before & after school are also conducted by parents and teachers as part of a variety of their enrichment programs.
Stratham has a strong Youth Activity Program which provides for great sports activities for kids of all ages. The Stratham Recreation Commission offers all kinds sporting activities that include: girls and boys basketball, baseball, softball, soccer and lacrosse. They also sponsor a summer soccer camp and a summer day camp.
Stratham is one of the few communities in the Seacoast area that provides a landing for access for boaters to Great Bay, and the Atlantic Ocean beyond that. Right on the shore of Great Bay you'll find The Great Bay Sandy Point Discovery Center. This center is a great educational experience, an opportunity to explore in a close-up manner, all the life of the ecosystem of the Great Bay area. This Discovery Center serves as home for the Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.
Stratham is perfectly located - Routes 33 and 101 are just minutes away, and these roads lead right to I-95 for heading south to Boston and Massachusetts points, and north to Portsmouth and beyond into Maine. Route 101 takes you to Hampton Beach in less than 10 minutes, and west to Manchester and Concord. Stratham is in a perfect location for commuters!
If you're looking for a scenic pastoral setting for your next home - Stratham may just be the perfect place for you
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