About Roeper

The Roeper School brings internationally renowned expertise to the Detroit area and beyond.  
As the oldest preschool through grade 12 school for the gifted in the nation, we have always prepared children, not for the next grade, but for the world. We seek to serve as many students as possible through generous financial assistance.

At Roeper, students come to understand and embrace all they are, learn to use their voices, and gain the confidence to reach out compassionately to others. 


  • Founded in 1941 and designated a school for gifted children in 1956
  • First integrated independent school in the nation
  • Highly individualized, inquiry-based program
  • Coed with students from diverse ethnicities, races, and socio-economic backgrounds
  • 13-acre Lower School campus with creek, Community Center, gymnasium, library, and playgrounds
  • Middle & Upper School campus featuring science and technology labs, black-box theater, dance studio, learning commons, and cafe
  • Integrated college counseling and academic advising program built around each student’s goals

  • Accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States
  • Member: National Association of Independent Schools, Association of Independent Michigan Schools, National Association for Gifted Children, and Malone Schools Online Network

At A Glance

Begin Your Journey at Roeper

An independent Preschool through Grade 12 school for gifted students.
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