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Steppingstone School for Gifted Education
ISACS Membership status: Fully Accredited Member School

Address: 30250 Grand River
Farmington Hills, MI 48336
Telephone: (248) 957-8200
Fax: (248) 957-8203
Web site: www.steppingstoneschool.org
Grade Levels: K-8
Enrollment: 20
Boarding/Day: Day
Gender: Coed
School Description:
Steppingstone believes that every child deserves a challenging, satisfying and joyful learning experience.  In order to receive this, gifted children need a different program - faster paced with greater depth and breadth, individualized for academic skills at different levels independent of age and grade placement, intellectually matched peers, and integrated studies with an emphasis on application and creative problem-solving.  Steppingstone is an elementary and middle day school (Young-K through Grade-8) with a full academic and enrichment program dedicated to meeting the unique and individual needs required by many gifted children in order to reach their full potential as leaders in their chosen careers and as the problem solvers of the future.      Steppingstone School, the Center for Gifted Education, has served Michigan students since 1981 with the philosophy that every student, including the gifted student, deserves a satisfying, challenging and joyful educational experience. Gifted learners are an underserved and at-risk population when not provided with differentiated learning experiences in the classroom. Differentiated learning based on individual abilities keeps gifted students engaged, functioning well in school and able to maximize his/her potential contributions for self and society. Our school is committed to addressing the academic, intellectual, physical, social and emotional needs of gifted students, Young-K through Grade 8.   With an established track record of academic excellence, Steppingstone students are taught at their individual ability level and challenged with the next level of instruction as soon as they have reached mastery of any subject matter. As a result, our average student performs math two grades above level and reads 2 to 5 grades above level. Steppingstone has the only independent, educational program in southeast Michigan that is solely focused on serving the needs of students who have performed in the gifted range according to an individually administered IQ evaluation.   Providing a strong math and science curriculum, Steppingstone also provides a home for the Steppingstone MAgnetic Resonance Training (SMART) Center. The only one of its kind in the nation, the SMART Center provides training and access to an authentic research laboratory experience with Electron Spin Resonance instrumentation plus data collection and analysis equipment normally available only to graduate students at major universities. This educational experience is regularly provided for Steppingstone Pre-High School students, Grades 6-8, as part of their annual science curriculum.  









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