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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Steppingstone School teaches the gifted child.

Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:13:40 +0100

Parents, we need clean gallon plastic jugs to use for ghostly luminaries at our...

Parents, we need clean gallon plastic jugs to use for ghostly luminaries at our upcoming Halloween event, Saturday, October 25. Please drop them off at the school. Thank you!


Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:36:44 +0100

Parents, if you'd like to carpool, please contact the school. Please share this...

Parents, if you'd like to carpool, please contact the school. Please share this information to spread the word about the upcoming conference. Thank you!!


MAGC Annual Conference Registration
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If you are a parent, educator, or friend of gifted children, this conference is for you! Register now and share this information with others!

Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:31:21 +0100

Our SPARCler event is next Thursday, September 25. This is an opportunity to ha...

Our SPARCler event is next Thursday, September 25. This is an opportunity to have all your questions re: IQ Tests answered in a supportive setting. Chat with an experienced group of educators, parents and our guest expert, psychologist Pat LaPat.

There is still time to register for our Parent Support Seminar, "Interpreting IQ Tests". Purchase one ticket for $10 and bring your spouse for free! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/interpreting-iq-tests-tickets-12881554075


Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:46:45 +0100

Friday, September 5 was our annual Field Day at Maybury State Park. Students, p...

Friday, September 5 was our annual Field Day at Maybury State Park. Students, parents, faculty and staff spent the day playing games, hiking, biking, sharing good food and socializing. It was a great opportunity for all to kick off the new school year! Many thanks to all the parents who volunteered, we couldn't do it without you!

A special thanks to Steppingstone Parent Photographer George Ames.


Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:15:57 +0100