Special and After School Programs

Fall 2013 / Winter 2014 Program Schedule
The first Winter Term Class begins September 10, 2013

All offerings are open to the public. Please note the specific class dates listed along with each class, since they may vary.

6 - 14+ years (please note specific ages for each class).
One hour (60 minutes) unless otherwise noted
Private Instrumental Music Lessons
One hour (60 minutes) or 2 half-hour sessions per week

Western Martial Arts Heather Gutterman
Tuesdays, 4:15 pm to 5:30 pm
Grades 4 - 8
One-hour classes
Fall Program: 15 Weeks
Dates: Sept. 10, 17, 24, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26, Dec. 3, 10, 17
Winter Program: 19 Weeks
Dates: Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28, Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25, Mar 4, 18, 25, Apr. 1, 8, 15, 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27

Learn to use medieval swords and shields! This martial arts class teaches students historical European traditions of self defense. Students, 10-14 years of age, have fun learning techniques used against targets and in padded sparring. Students also work together in group games and activities, building focus, confidence, teamwork, and awareness. All activities use training equipment which provides a safe, fun and effective way of learning. Instructor has 14 years experience with both western martial arts and instructing children.

Price: $375 (Fall); $475 (Winter)
SMART Training Sessions Dr. Phillip Morse
Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 4:15 pm to 5:30 pm
Ages 14+ or by permission of the instructor
One-hour classes
Fall Program: 15 Weeks, Tuesday or Wednesday
Tuesday Dates: Sept. 10, 17, 24, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26, Dec. 3, 10, 17
Wednesday Dates: Sept. 11, 18, 25, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27, Dec. 4, 11, 18

The Steppingstone MAgnetic Resonance Training (SMART) Centerís purpose is to bring a research-based science experience to young, science-oriented students in order to meet our mission of "Exciting the next generation of scientists." It offers middle school, high school, and undergraduate college students the opportunity to engage in research experiences that are usually only available to college graduate students.

Students will learn how to design experiments while utilizing a $250,000 electron para-magnetic resonance (EPR) spectrometer, developing a hypothesis to test, designing an experimental protocol to test their hypothesis, learning to collect and analyze data and forming valid conclusions.

There are two components to the program. The first are these training sessions, where students will:

  • Learn to use the instruments
  • Learn what kind of information they can get from the instruments
  • Learn to design experiments which will make use of the instrumentation and data collection & analysis software
Read the SMART Center Brochure and see the SMART Center website for more information.

Price: $400

Steppingstone is an independent state-approved 501(c)(3) non-profit elementary school (K-8) for gifted students. Steppingstone does not discriminate based on race, color, creed, gender, religion, national, or ethnic origin in the administration of its policies in regard to education, admissions, hiring, or any other school-administered program.


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Steppingstone School for Gifted Education
30250 Grand River
Farmington Hills
Michigan 48336
FAX 248-957-8203

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