Welcome to the Roeper School.
I hope you will find, as I have, that this is a school like no other. Founded over 80 years ago, the principles on which Annemarie and George Roeper based the school’s transformative philosophy of education are as relevant and alive today as they ever were.
Our students, from the very first time they enter the school, are called upon to be active participants in their own education, the life of the school, and of the whole world around it. This call to be committed to the “environment, the nation and the world” are not merely addenda to the curriculum, they are the curriculum at Roeper. Indeed, in the Roepers’ own words, “commitment to social responsibility, development of a social consciousness and contributing to the betterment of the world on the human level are to be the center around which student activities revolve.”
To lead the positive change we want to see in the world, we seek gifted students, those that have—again in the Roepers’ words—the ability and the passion “to solve problems, to enter into experiences, to engage in deep and advanced thought, to study intensively specific problems, to generalize, to explore widely among divergent problems, to observe processes at work, and to produce creative results.”
Through our innovative, challenging, and engaging program, we strive every day at Roeper both to embrace, celebrate, and amplify the voice of the thoughtful individual, and to bring those individuals together to collaborate to create a more compassionate global community.
As Head of School, I find excitement every day in the opportunity to interact with gifted students, faculty, and staff committed to the “cooperative adventure” of teaching and learning to change the world for the better. I hope you will find that here too.