Steppingstone School

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Steppingstone School for Gifted Education is dedicated to providing a superior learning environment for gifted children Young-K (< 5 years) through grade 8.
For over 25 years we have addressed and supported all areas of a child's development including academic, intellectual, social and emotional.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: School with Special Program Emphasis
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 15 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $18,850
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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Steppingstone School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Michigan for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Gifted
Year Founded
1981
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
15 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
44%
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade
Steppingstone School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
1 teacher
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
66%
Average Class Size
15 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Neat & Clean

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Application Fee, (New Applicants Only) $50.00 Annual Tuition, Full-Time $15,750.00* Annual Tuition, Part-Time $11,800.00** Tuition must be paid in-full prior to attendance. Information from the Tuition Loan Program or Bank One
Summer Program Cost Notes
Costs vary by camp session
Admissions Director
Kiyo A. Morse

Sports

Total Sports Offered
1 sport
Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
MI Philharmonic Youth Orchestra for qualified musicians, SMART Ctr Science Research Lab

School Notes

  • Developed over 25 years, our curriculum provides integrated in-depth studies and enrichment as well as opportunities for students to develop strong problem solving and critical thinking skills. Supplementing the basic curriculum, our school also offers fine arts, world languages, discovery science, computer education, and physical fitness. In addition to cognitive and academic needs, gifted children have social and emotional needs that are often overlooked. We squarely address this issue by recognizing that each student is a unique individual. Our teachers combine compassion and understanding with the best instructional techniques, technology and practices. They take into account all aspects of giftedness to help each child reach his or her potential. As a result of their effort, our teaching team provides a creative, highly interactive, cooperative, and individualized environment. For our teachers and staff, teaching gifted children is more than just a profession. It is a calling in which they firmly believe. Our teachers feel they can profoundly and positively impact gifted students, their families and the world. It is estimated that two to five percent of the population is gifted, crossing all ethnic, racial and gender lines. Sadly because of myths and misconceptions, too many educational institutions fail to identify and to develop these children.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Steppingstone School cost?
Steppingstone School's tuition is approximately $18,850 for private students.
What sports does Steppingstone School offer?
Steppingstone School offers 1 interscholastic sports: Fencing.
When is the application deadline for Steppingstone School?
The application deadline for Steppingstone School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
A great school that really knows how to educate gifted kids. As an alum, I know firsthand that their method not only challenges students in the right ways, it also provides long-term preparation for how to handle challenges later in life. Absolutely wonderful and highly dedicated faculty!
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5  
Has a one-of-a-kind science lab research program for middle school through undergraduate students, using Electron Spin Spectroscopy equipment and data collection and analysis software.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: School with Special Program Emphasis
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 15 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $18,850
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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