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The Upper School at Roeper offers a unique opportunity for its students. The humanistic values of Roeper’s founders continue to be the driving force behind the school. Respect for the individual rights and the human dignity of all people encourages cooperation and mutual acceptance among students and staff. Roeper is a place where the ideas and feelings of students are important to the adults in their lives. The result is an environment in which students are free to take educational risks and participate in decision making, an environment in which it is okay to be smart and okay to be committed to learning. Students are encouraged to become increasingly self-directed and independent. They are helped to develop an understanding of and control over their learning process as they develop skills, form concepts, and define ethical and moral issues.
Roeper students in the Upper School are surrounded by peers and adults who value and celebrate their individuality and expect the best from them. They are empowered and expected to make sound, educated decisions. With this freedom comes a greater responsibility to themselves and to the community. Their days are filled with challenging course work, intense study, laughter, friendship, and support. Faculty and students alike are passionate about their study and the relationships they forge at Roeper School. As one student told me this summer, “Coming back to school feels like coming back to family. Roeper is my second family.” Our faculty has found that grounding ourselves in strong personal relationships based on mutual respect allows us to guide students as they strive to understand, appreciate, and embrace the challenges that face us everyday. When students graduate from The Roeper School they are prepared to take an active and educated role in our ever-changing, diverse world. Our graduates prove this everyday. We look forward to working with you as we continue to live our founders’ vision.
Sincerely,Lisa BakerUpper School DirectorThe Roeper School