Our mission is to produce groundbreaking research, model programs and exceptional leaders in education to achieve equitable, accessible and effective learning for all.
Education was a founding department when Stanford opened in 1891, and its elevation to a school in 1917 expanded its mandate for service.
Our scholars have honed education’s power as change agent both here and around the globe. Peruse specific milestones from our past that inspire confidence for our future.
To understand our history best, we look to the stories of our community: the creators, the entrepreneurs, the activists and the helpers.
Our scholars and practitioners work with and learn from educators across the globe. Our graduates make a difference as policymakers, innovators, teachers and researchers.
Join us on the beautiful Stanford campus for a walking tour, to hear about our programs or to take part in our professional learning opportunities.