The Roeper School Grades 6 - 12

The Roeper School is open for the 2020-2021 school year both virtually and in person. To learn more about this new program go to the Roeper Learning website. To contact the school, please fill out this Inquiry Form. 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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School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS)
Association of Independent Michigan Schools (AIMS)
National Association for the Gifted
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Year Founded1941

Student Body

Total Students269 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
30%
State avg.: 16%
Students by Grade The Roeper School Grades 6 - 12 Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers41 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size12 students
Number of AP Courses12 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP 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. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$30,000
Tuition NotesTuition ranges from $28,900 (Middle School) to $31,350 (Upper School).
% on Financial Aid
43%
Average Financial Aid Grant$11,000
Admissions DirectorJason McIntosh
Admissions AssociateBrittney Yuille

Sports

Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryGolf,
SoccerTrack and Field,
Volleyball

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.
  • Our Middle School serves 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.
  • Our Upper 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.

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