The Roeper Approach

Individualizing a lesson, a class, an entire curriculum isn’t easy. But it’s what we do.
In the 1940s, our visionary founders discovered the power of a student-centric, collaborative education. Creativity, choice, independence, and free thinking guide an organic exuberance in our curriculum that is thoughtfully and deliberately connected to academic and life goals.
Our approach offers the intellectual challenge gifted children crave and allows them to explore personal passions deeply and imaginatively.
Each path is different—and that’s what we love.

Start/End Times 2021-2022

Lower School
Stages I/II: 8:10 am–3:15 pm

Stages III/IV: 8:10 am–3:25 pm

Middle School
6th grade: 8:15 am–checkout from 3:15–3:25 pm

7th/8th grades: 8:15 am–3:10 pm

Upper School
8:15 am–3:10 pm

The Gift of Choice

Intellectual joy and motivation can only thrive when we respect and nurture the emotional complexity of our gifted children.

Whether teaching in person or via distance learning, our teachers connect deeply with their students and are masters at addressing the multiple—and often very different—levels of development within each child.

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  • Lower School Academics

    Our Lower School serves children ages 2½–11 years. Students thrive with a rich curriculum of core courses and electives, such as music, dance, art, world languages, science, and physical education taught by specialists in their fields. By the end of Stage IV, students have gained a strong sense of self and developed skills to work independently and think critically.

    Lower School student/teacher ratio

    Lower School Academics
  • Middle School Academics

    Our Middle School guides students through these challenging years with meaningful academics, a personalized understanding of each student’s needs, and increasing freedom and responsibility. Students’ curiosity and passions are fed with a wide range of electives, including art, music, theater, sports, forensics, robotics, world languages, Model UN, and more.

    students on average in each Middle and Upper School class

    Middle School Academics
  • Upper School Academics

    Our Upper School is an energetic community with advanced classes and remarkable freedom to make choices and learn from results. Students benefit from access to extensive AP courses, college-level Malone online courses, strong athletic teams, an exceptional arts program, robotics, debate, independent study, college counseling, and senior projects.

    of faculty hold master’s or doctoral degrees

    Upper School Academics

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