The Roeper School Grades 6 - 12

Founded in 1941 and designated a school for gifted children in 1956, Roeper is a highly individualized, inquiry-based coed program, with students from diverse ethnicities, races, and economic backgrounds. Roeper is located on two campuses, the Lower School (Pre-K/5) in Bloomfield Hills and the Middle (6-8) and Upper (9-12) schools in Birmingham. Highlights:Extensive Roeper Home Learning Program with opportunities in academics, the arts, and athletics
AP classes and college preparatory program Community Center, gymnasium, library, and playgrounds
Middle and Upper School campus featuring state-of-the art science and technology labs, black-box theatre, dance studio, Learning Commons, and full-service kitchen and cafe
Integrated college counseling and academic advising program built around each student`s goals Extensive parent involvement, including parent educational seminars and workshops

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The Roeper School Grades 6 - 12 ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Michigan for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 6-12
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded
1941

Student Body

Total Students
260 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
26%
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade
The Roeper School Grades 6 - 12 Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
42 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size
14 students
Number of AP Courses
20 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Comparative Government Politics, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP French Language and Culture, AP Latin, AP Music Theory, AP Physics 1, AP Spanish Language and Culture
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition ranges from $31,480 (Middle School) to $34,030 (Upper School).
% on Financial Aid
43%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$11,000
Admissions Director
Jason McIntosh
Admissions Associate
Brittney Yuille

Sports

Total Sports Offered
7 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Many

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir and Band

School Notes

  • The structure of Roeper's curriculum emphasizes conceptual and experiential learning opportunities that facilitate specific goals for individuals in response to their intellectual and personal/social characteristics, needs and interests. The Roeper School`s mission is to maximize the whole potential of gifted students. By providing our educational program, by creating understanding of the needs of gifted students, and by promoting forums for educational research and leadership, we seek to produce graduates who are interested, effective learners, actively involved in understanding their world.
  • OurMiddle Schoolserves grades 6-8 and guides students through these challenging years with meaningful academic work, a personalized understanding of each student`s needs, and a steady increase in freedom and responsibility. Students` curiosity and passion are fed with a wide range of electives, including art, music, theatre, sports, forensics, journalism, robotics, world languages, Model UN, and more.
  • OurUpper School,serving grades 9-12, is an energetic community with advanced classes and remarkable freedom to make choices and learn from results. Students benefit from access to extensive AP courses, college-level Malone online courses, strong athletic teams, an exceptional arts program, robotics, debate, independent study, college counseling, and senior projects.
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Kristin Clark Taylor '74 - A former White House communications strategist and the White House Director of Media Relations, is the author of four books published by Random House/Doubleday and Penguin/Berkley.
    • Charlie White '05 - Competitive Ice Dancer - Couples: 2014 Olympic Champion, the 2010 Olympic silver medalist, a two-time (2011, 2013) World champion, five-time Grand Prix Final champion (2009–2013), three-time Four Continents champion (2009, 2011, 2013) and six-time U.S. national champion (2009–2014)
    • Tiffany Cunningham '94 - United States circuit judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does The Roeper School Grades 6 - 12 cost?
The Roeper School Grades 6 - 12's tuition is approximately $34,030 for private students.
What schools are The Roeper School Grades 6 - 12 often compared to?
The Roeper School Grades 6 - 12is often viewed alongside schools like Cranbrook Schools by visitors of our site.
Who are famous alumni from The Roeper School Grades 6 - 12?
The Roeper School Grades 6 - 12 famous alumni include: Kristin Clark Taylor '74, Charlie White '05 and Tiffany Cunningham '94.
What sports does The Roeper School Grades 6 - 12 offer?
The Roeper School Grades 6 - 12 offers 7 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Track and Field and Volleyball.
What is The Roeper School Grades 6 - 12's ranking?
The Roeper School Grades 6 - 12 ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Michigan for: Largest student body and Most AP courses offered.
When is the application deadline for The Roeper School Grades 6 - 12?
The application deadline for The Roeper School Grades 6 - 12 is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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