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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Parents, faculty, staff & friends: Please Sponsor a Minion for our October 25 H...

Parents, faculty, staff & friends: Please Sponsor a Minion for our October 25 Halloween Concert! They're not creepy, kooky, mysterious or spooky, they are simply CUTE. Your child's (or your) name goes on each one you sponsor.

Other needs for our concert include baked goods, carved pumpkins and tea lights - see our list on Sign Up Genius and thank you for your support! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e44acad2baa8-halloween


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Thank you for getting involved! It is only with your continued efforts and support that the school will grow. Let's make this a concert to remember-- Please Note: There will be a separate 'jobs' sign up for the concert. Make your commitments ASAP but certainly before the 15th so we can actively plu…

Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:53:57 +0100

Parents, $15 tickets are available through Steppingstone School! This is a 50% d...

Parents, $15 tickets are available through Steppingstone School! This is a 50% discount. Student tickets are $10 and available on-line.

Bring your friends and family to Steppingstone School on Saturday, October 25 at 7:30 p.m. for "Twilight of a Dark Knight". From Gounod's "The Funeral March of the Marionette" to O'Brien's "Time Warp" from the Rocky Horror Picture Show, the program promises to be diverse, entertaining and just a little bit spooky. Tickets are already available online! http://www.michiganphil.org/Events/October25.html


Michigan Philharmonic-Oct 25
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Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:36:40 +0100

News from Steppingstone School

News from Steppingstone School


News from Steppingstone School
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Steppingstone School teaches the gifted child.

Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 20:35:34 +0100

Steppingstone students are Learning to Fence in Physical Education! Fencing by...

Steppingstone students are Learning to Fence in Physical Education!

Fencing by Katarina Jevtic

Recently, the PHS class has been learning to fence for gym. Fencing is a sport in the Olympics where you can use one of three different weapons. We are learning to use one of those weapons, the sabre.

In our first lesson, we did some exercises to see our reaction time and work on our footwork. For example, one person would face the wall and another person would stand behind him. The person with the ball would throw it over the other person's head and that person would try and catch it. This exercise measures a person's response time. It was very hard!

When we actually fence, we will wear a helmet, a protective jacket, a glove, and have a sabre. I am extremely excited to fence!


Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 18:34:24 +0100

DOING THE TWIST! The Upper Elementary students are studying Catastrophic Events...

DOING THE TWIST!

The Upper Elementary students are studying Catastrophic Events in their science lessons. This week they built crowd-pleasing tornado tubes! They certainly enjoyed watching the formation of the vortex, but also noted how "debris" moved around it.


Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 17:59:05 +0100