The Roeper School is an independent day school for gifted children in preschool through grade 12 with campuses in Bloomfield Hills and Birmingham, MI. Founded in 1941 by George and Annemarie Roeper, the Roepers believed that all human beings have two central tasks: to come to understand themselves and to discover how they will contribute to the world. Roeper plays a formative role in the pursuit of these lifelong goals and offers a whole-child education that guides students to becoming discerning, humane, engaged adults.
A leader in gifted education, The Roeper School supports students’ academic, intellectual, emotional, and social growth. Roeper students pursue a challenging curriculum in math, sciences, arts, and technology that prepares them for college and life. Our curriculum is purposefully structured around the needs and input of students and encourages collaborative learning through peer and multi-age groupings and interactions. Students discover and pursue their passions through a variety of academic courses, including creative, compelling offerings such as Intro to Bioethics, Russian Novelists, 3-D Printing, and Constitutional Law, as well as numerous Advanced Placement and independent study opportunities.
A Roeper education is characterized by outstanding and profound student-teacher relationships that foster mutual respect. Students enjoy the freedom to engage in open intellectual exchanges, which allow them to build authentic and energetic relationships with their peers and teachers. The Roeper philosophy emphasizes the importance of critical thinking and decision making both in and out of the classroom, so that students become active stakeholders in their education and in their communities.
Award-winning athletics, forensics, chess, robotics, MUN, and theater programs are outlets available for students to explore their passions. With a dedication to diversity, social justice, and community service that dates to its founding, Roeper students, faculty and alumni aim to fulfill the Roeper mission: Educating and inspiring gifted students to think as individuals and to engage as a community with compassion for each other and this world.
An affiliate of The Roeper School, the Roeper Institute publishes The Roeper Review, a quarterly, peer-reviewed journal. Its mission is to publish thought-provoking, informative articles based on research, observation, experience, theory and practice as they relate to the growth, emotions, and education of gifted and talented learners and to the cultures in which they live.