An independent Preschool through Grade 12 school for gifted students.

Our Founders: George & Annemarie Roeper

The roots of the Roeper Philosophy go back to Annemarie Roeper’s parents, Max and Gertrud Bondy, founders of the Marienau boarding school in Germany which was centered philosophically and psychologically around the idea of community. Max, an art historian, and Gertrud, a psychoanalyst trained by Sigmund Freud, were uniquely qualified to help their students learn to understand themselves and to understand their impact on the world around them. George Roeper met Annemarie when he became one of the Bondys’ early students.

The Nazi Era 1933

The Bondys, who were Jewish, were forced to sell their school and were at risk against the Nazi regime. George helped them escape from Germany. The family went first to Switzerland and then made its way to the United States in 1939. The Bondys opened Windsor Mountain School in Vermont, and George and Annemarie came to Detroit to found their own school. After these experiences, both generations of educators were even more passionate about teaching children how to understand themselves and to nurture their appreciation for democracy, tolerance and non-violence.
Lower School and Administrative Offices
41190 Woodward Ave
Bloomfield Hills MI 48304

PHONE 248 203 7300
Middle School and Upper School
1051 Oakland Avenue
Birmingham MI 48009

PHONE 248 203 7300