Steppingstone School
30250 Grand River
Farmington Hills, MI 48336
phone: 248-957-8200

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 ...

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Stories from Steppingstone

Comfortable in His Own Skin

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…

My Son is Changed for the Better

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…

Fulfilling His Dream and Promise

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…

Empowering Environment

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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Rohan and Adhrit in PHS Science, identifying whether each substance was a mixtur...

Rohan and Adhrit in PHS Science, identifying whether each substance was a mixture or pure substance.


Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 21:46:16 +0000

Ozan and Jackson fencing - the goal of this game is to pop your opponents balloon!

Ozan and Jackson fencing - the goal of this game is to pop your opponents balloon!


Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 21:42:42 +0000

To our Steppingstone Alumni: We'd love to hear from you! Whether you are in s...

To our Steppingstone Alumni: We'd love to hear from you! Whether you are in school, working, creating, inventing or just having fun, tell us what you are doing these days. We'd love to feature you in our school newsletter and share your accomplishments with current students, family and faculty.
Contact the school at email@steppingstoneschool.org.

Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:44:46 +0000

Does your child like to create things? Here's an amazing opportunity for your s...

Does your child like to create things? Here's an amazing opportunity for your students to share their inventions.


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Do you have an invention that you would like to have featured on @[543921059046933:274:The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation with Mo Rocca]? Send us your submission TODAY at THFInnovation@gmail.com! We can’t wait to see your creative inventions!

Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2014 19:12:28 +0000

Here's a helpful chart comparing a bright student with a gifted learner. http:/...

Here's a helpful chart comparing a bright student with a gifted learner. http://presentlygifted.org/2012/08/26/bright-student-or-gifted-learner/


Bright student or gifted learner?
presentlygifted.org
It is often quite hard to determine whether a student is gifted or just very bright. This chart is helpful: I'm not sure who to credit for this chart, as I have seen it from many sources. This one...

Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2014 17:39:06 +0000