Is My Child Gifted?
As a new parent some 30 years ago, Kiyo Morse didn't recognize her first child's extraordinary development as signs of giftedness. At 10-days-old, Morse's daughter was so unusually alert that a family friend said the way she was looking at him was "too weird." ...
Who We Are
Welcome to Steppingstone School. We invite you to explore the Steppingstone approach to teaching and developing gifted children from early Kindergarten through Grade 8 ...
Why We Are Different
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 ...
Stories from Steppingstone
Since moving our elementary-age son to Steppingstone about a year and a half ago, he has blossomed in ways that we as parents couldn't have imagined when we made that decision to move him. We moved him for purely academic reasons, and he has greatly benefitted by the ability to learn at his own academically appropriate level. What surprised us, however, is the extent to which he has benefitted emotionally as well.
I am a strong advocate for public school education, having gone through…
We knew from the moment that our son started public kindergarten, things would not go smoothly. We expected a call from the Principal. Truthfully, we expected a call within the first days of school and we weren't disappointed. Nor were we disappointed in the weeks that followed when I would sit at my desk, riddled with anxiety until school dismissed him at 3:30.
This pattern continued nauseatingly for weeks with an ever-increasing level of school contact culminating in a call from the…
My son is graduating from Steppingstone this year. He will be going to a High School that wants him, not just to a high school that he wants. He has been at Steppingstone School since 2nd grade, and in these years I have had my moments of doubt on whether I am doing the right thing for him. But just like we trust our loved one's life with a physician or surgeon, I trusted his education to Steppingstone. I came to realize that Kiyo and the team know what they are doing, and I need to trust them…
When I came to Steppingstone in the sixth grade I had numerous behavioral problems to work through. Also, I had not been challenged in academics for quite some time. Through Kiyo's and Keiko's (my pre high school teacher) encouragement, I overcame the challenge. Accelerated work has boosted my confidence, and is the key attribute for my success today.
I graduated from Steppingstone with an unbreakable will that POWERED me through the tough academic and social environment of high school…
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Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:17:44 +0100
A great review of last Saturday night's Michigan Philharmonic Concert at Steppingstone School. Congratulations to all the Steppingstone Parents, Faculty and Trustees who contributed their time, efforts and never-ending talents to this event. Even the bake sale got a mention! "The event included a bake sale, where hundreds of irresistible goodies were available for purchase. The chocolate covered brownies were beyond supreme!"BWW Reviews: Michigan Phil Triumphs with Twilight of a Dark Knight Halloween Pops
Every year, the Michigan Philharmonic presents a Halloween pops concert, and this year's was a triumphal success. Held at Steppingstone School for the Gifted, the symphony played in a 'haunted garage,' i.e. a large warehouse decorated by the gifted children. Patrons were invited to wear costumes, as…
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:13:09 +0100
Save the Date! Our 22nd Annual Benefit Auction is Saturday, February 28, 2015. Tickets are available now at http://www.steppingstoneschool.org/auction.html
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:40:01 +0100
If you like travel, electronics or an evening out with dinner and entertainment, then we have a raffle prize for you!! Our pre-auction raffle tickets are on sale, $5.00 each or 3 for $10.00. The drawing will be at Steppingstone School's Winterfest, on Friday, December 12. You do not need to be present to win!
Call the school at (248) 957-8200 to purchase your raffle tickets or contact a Steppingstone parent. Proceeds will be used for new school computers. Thank you!
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:39:37 +0100
The ticket window is open! Early bird pricing is available through December 31. We look forward to seeing you there! http://www.eventbrite.com/e/steppingstones-22nd-annual-benefit-auction-mardi-gras-night-tickets-13991319413Steppingstone's 22nd Annual Benefit Auction: Mardi Gras Night
Grab your feathers, beads and masks and let the good times roll! Purchase a ticket before December 31 to receive EARLY BIRD Pricing!! We are hosting our 22nd Annual Benefit Auction on Saturday, February 28, 2015. Our Mardi Gras themed evening begins at 5:30 p.m. and lasts until midnight. A compl…
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 17:19:26 +0100