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Farmington Hills, MI
Students enrolled: 72
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30250 Grand River
Farmington Hills, MI 48336

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(248) 957-8200
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July 23, 2014
As a parent of a Steppingstone student, I watch other student's come into the school and are transformed. Many have been traumatized in public school and within a few weeks are happy and productive students. I have witnessed other parents go from tears to smiles when they drop their child off to school at Steppingstone. It is truly a strong academic learning environment for the gifted. The reason the student body is small is because they have never comprised their standards for numbers or tuition as all of the gifted schools have done. They truly recognize a gifted student and educate them in an individualized setting like no other school in the state. They may not have all of the glitz and glamour as some of the larger schools, but the academic rigor is incomparable.

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2014
When do you decide that your child needs to have 'great education' and be challenged: when they are in elementary or middle or high school, or you do not worry about it until they (try to) get to the college? Steppingstone is small community on its own. Since our first child enrolled when he was 1st grade, we never looked back. Steppingstone provided encouraging, safe and stable environment for kids. The teachers and the school principal work with parents to help kids grow to be responsible, and confident

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2014
Enrolling our children here has transformed our lives individually and as a family by taking the boredom and struggle away and deeply engaging the kids as individuals. Stepping Stone is their extended 'family.' Every aspect of curriculum and instruction has been thoughtfully designed for quick learners, asynchronous or otherwise, addressing perfectionism and anxiety common in gifted kids. We are grateful that math here is not fuzzy- kids study a unit until they master it and only then move on. (Most Detroit-area private schools, including those for gifted, use Chicago/Everyday Math.) Teachers are firm AND fun. Learning is hands-on and experiential. They're also learning computer programming, how to design, conduct and interpret high level scientific research, as well as the challenging major world lamguages - Hindi, Chinese and Japanese. The kids are easily doing work a couple years advanced of what is being taught in most public and private schools. As parents we now feel confident our kids are learning what they need to be resourceful, happy and productive future leaders. Headmistress Kiyo Morse is a quiet educational pioneer. We love the school and faculty.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2014
The faculty has a real desire to have their students excel. The students are challenged daily and are expected to go above and beyond

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2014
They've taken the time to get my child motivated and successful. He has access to more subjects in more depth than my other two in public school.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2014
My kids love going to school, and miss it in the summer. The teachers work with the students to keep them challenged in every subject so that they don't get bored.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2014
Steppingstone School The school is working diligently to raise funds for a STEM Robotics lab for all of the students to take part in. Steppingstone School is a school for uniquely gifted children . There is no other school in Michigan that provides the individualized learning that his school does. It is a blessing for parents of gifted children. This lab will offer additional learning opportunities for all students. The funding would be used to complete a lab and purchase the necessary materials.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2014
Steppingstone has been a wonderful school for my son. He was having challenges conforming to the expectations for the large group teaching approach used in public schools. Steppingstone provides the right amount of challenge and individual attention that my son requires as a gifted child. They teach all of the students personal responsibility for their own actions. All of the standard subjects are covered in addition to advance science, computer programming and foreign languages for all ages.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2014
Steppingstone School has made our child love school. (For a tween that is hard to do!) At this school, students must complete all their work and achieve mastery of a subject. That means even if it is late, an assignment must be done which teaches children responsibility. I have also noticed that the teachers are extremely talented in relating to the students which helps the children achieve their potential and feel safe. Parents are extremely involved in the school and there is a great community. I have never encountered a school like this but I am sure glad I did.

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2014
Steppingstone School has challenged our son in the classroom while providing a supportive and safe environment. He is learning problem solving and critical thinking skills at a young age, which will definitely benefit him throughout his life. Students are friendly and supportive of each other.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2013
Steppingstone School is a school with a strong academic focus. My child had tried both public and private schools before we arrived at this great institution. My child is finally challenged and getting a wonderful education. Every day my child arrives and leaves each school day happy because each day he is actually learning something new. He especially enjoys the critical thinking class where they reinforce and teach logical thinking. This school reflects our values in that each student is held responsible to get their homework done and also correct any mistakes they've made in their work so that the child is truly learning the material and not just memorizing what they've read. If your child is bored in school and isn't learning anything new don't let them languish there to the point where they are losing their enthusiasm for learning. Do you child a favor and send them to a place that specializes in expanding their minds, building their confidence and accelerating their capabilities.

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2013
Steppingstone School not only offers a top notch education in math, science, literature and social studies, they also teach art, music,computer and foreign languages. So many schools have abandoned their art and music programs and it's wonderful to have our son at a school that still thinks these are important subjects for a well-rounded education. Bravo, Steppingstone!!

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2013
Steppingstone is an amazing school that provides wonderful opportunities for individual growth and exploration. The education my daughter received there is unparalleled.

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2013
Steppingstone school is a one of a kind school. Not only are they genuinely interested in your kid's education but they are also interested in the parents education. Parents are actively involved in their child's education.

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2013
Steppingstone is the best thing that happened to our family's education. All three of mine enjoy learning, not afraid to ask difficult questions, and expect themselves to do their best. All that without receiving a single grade! The amazing philosophy of steppingstone involves individual approach ,teaching children to learn and be engaged in their education.

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2013
You would be hard pressed to find a school where the teachers and staff care more about the students and there families than Steppingstone. It is truly a community.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2013
My son did not like school until he entered Steppingstone. No matter how hard he has to work; his new comment 'I love my school'.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2013
Steppingstone school teaches students one of the most important tools for success in schools. They help students realize how they themselves learn best and how to learn in any environment. They truly prepare the kids for High school and beyond.

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2013
Five stars to a great little school with a big heart. The school community (parents, teachers, administrators and office help) is amazing. Individualized curriculum with emphasis on a child's interests make the school experience enjoyable.

- submitted by a community member
August 12, 2013
Steppingstone is a resource for not only gifted students but their families and the regional gifted community. The teachers and administrators surround the students and their families with a supportive atmosphere that allows children who may have had horrific school experiences to excel academically and socially.

- submitted by a community member
June 11, 2012
Our kids started at Steppingstone 6 years ago. There were many changes (location, enrollment, etc) but there were few things that have stayed true the entire time: - quality of teachers - quality of teaching -safe environment for all kids -challenging academics for each child (based on their individual levels) - encouraging In addition to the academics they also provide unique approach to kids learning about basic life skills once they get to the middle school class.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2012
I attended this school back when it began in the 80's, and I feel that it really prepared me for the "real world." Because they focus on all aspects of development, not just academics or athletics, I felt that I graduated well-rounded in all areas - sports, art, music, academics, and interpersonal relationships. I was confident and capable, which was the greatest gift I could have received from my teachers and the environment. I was on the honor roll when I left, attended college and made honor roll there, and have just completed my master's.

- submitted by a community member
September 14, 2007
After having exhaustively researched area schools for a strong curriculum with lots of basics plus foreign languages, art, music and more, that is taught to the individual child's needs (definately not 'to the test'!), Steppingstone is the best, hands down. Small, safe environment where teachers know all the kids, a climate of mutual respect and understanding, and a very good tuition value given all the attention and several free afterschool programs that are fantastic. Haven't found the 'perfect' school, but this one gets 'A''s in all the areas important to us. There is no gym, they do a great job with physical education and recess with the kids outside a lot and use of area facilities for things like ice skating, swim lessons, etc. (all covered by tuition). The teachers are well trained, communicative, and team-oriented. They graduate really good kids that are good workers, nice people and ready for high school honors classes.

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2007
Steppingstone School is an outstanding school for gifted children. Sending my son to Steppingstone was one of the best decisions that I have made. He attended for 8 years and is now a very successful High School student. Steppingstone has outstanding teachers, flexible program that allows your child to progress academically at a pace that continues to challenge them.

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February 07, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2006
My two children have been at Steppingstone for 2 years. It has been a very good experience, especially for my son, who was having a lot of problems at his previous school (where they would call me at least twice a week to report his disruptive behavior). When he got to Steppingstone the problems melted away because he was no longer bored, frustrated, and angry. This made life in our home more peaceful too. The teachers are incredibly dedicated and available, and each of them welcomes phone calls in the evening for any issues that come up. The small size was appealing to us and helps to create a nice school community/environment where all of the teachers know all of the students.

- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2005
Fabulous environment for my gifted child. Lots of extracurricular activities and a curriculum geared to the needs of the gifted. I feel my child is getting exactly what she needs in a caring environment.

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2005
Excellent opportunities for gifted students to work to their full potential and create strong peer relationships with children of similar intellect. Caring, supportive staff and administration with a cozy, family atmosphere. Unique curriculum features foreign language, a variety of P.E. activities including swimming, ice skating, and cross-country skiing, computer programming and hands-on science. Each child is individually assessed and allowed to work at his/her own level. After-school activities include band, orchestra, Japanese, art, piano, guitar, and 4-H.

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2003
My son is currently enrolled at Steppingstone. I beleive it to be one of the best schools in the area. They let the children learn at their own pace. For example: My son is in kindergarten but is in first grade math, spelling and reading. They really work one on one with the students, and even let the older students work with the younger ones. There are only about 60 students in the school which means you get to know everyone, children and parents. They also welcome and encourage parent involvement.

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August 22, 2003
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Steppingstone MAgnetic Resonance Training (SMART) Ctr is the only known science lab research program for Gr 6-12 in the world. Graduating 8th graders typically score in the 99th+ percentile on nationally normed achievement tests. Aim is for well-rounded leaders as well as academically excellent students.

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Steppingstone School
30250 Grand River, Farmington Hills, MI  48336
(248) 957-8200
Last modified Steppingstone School is a Private school
Steppingstone School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 30 reviews. Top