Metro Detroit parents have many excellent options for schools, but for gifted children, none matches the education offered by The Roeper School. Founded in 1941, the school has an international reputation for its approach to educating gifted children.
The approach pioneered by the Roepers, which continues today, focuses on the whole child while uniquely accommodating the complexity of gifted children. Educationally, it offers the intellectual rigor gifted children crave and allows them to explore personal passions deeply and imaginatively. Emotionally, it embraces the complicated path gifted children travel to maturity as they juggle cognitive and emotional stages that are frequently out of sync. Developmentally, it teaches gifted children, who have a fierce desire to control their own learning, how to do so constructively and responsibly.
The Roeper School is an independent, co-educational day school for gifted students, pre-kindergarten through grade 12, with campuses in Bloomfield Hills (pre-K through 5th grade) and Birmingham (grades 6-12). Decision-making, problem-solving, social responsibility and leadership are interwoven throughout the school’s curriculum. Roeper students receive local and national recognition on a regular basis. Roeper has a strong college preparatory program, with early access to many advanced placement courses, as well as highly regarded fine arts, drama, robotics and athletic departments.