Our unique Open House experience allows prospective parents to view our school in action. After an introduction session from our Head of School, Kiyo Morse, parents are brought to observe lessons in the classrooms. We believe that this lets parents really witness the Steppingstone Difference. Our next open house is on February 23, 2018.
Our next SPARCler, “Educating the Gifted Child”, is on January 25, 2018, and features presenter Dr. Adam Plotnik, a psychologist specializing in gifted children and learning disabilities.
Who We Are
The Steppingstone Difference
In our educational philosophy and teaching methods, we recognize that gifted children are wonderfully made, are diverse and complex, and are on a unique developmental cycle. Therefore, we nurture and educate them in a way that unlocks their special qualities.
The Akaba Model
We deliver our course material using the Akaba model of differentiated education. Named after the founder’s father, Kenji Akaba, this method of curriculum design and course delivery has evolved over the last 27 years of teaching gifted learners at Steppingstone. This model provides maximum flexibility for teachers by accommodating the unique cognitive, physical, social and emotional aspects of the gifted learner.
Greetings and Welcome to Steppingstone School!
With a primary focus on the development and well being of each student and the goal of helping each child realize and embrace their gifts, Steppingstone enters their 36th year with continued enthusiasm and passion.
Steppingstone is a private nonprofit institution that relies not only on tuition to support its mission, but on community support through our Annual Giving Campaign, capital campaigns and other fundraising activities. You will find information in this section about how to help Steppingstone continue to serve the gifted community for another 36 years.