Academics

Upper School

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.

Course Descriptions

Upper School Director - Karen Johnson

Formerly a Latin teacher at Roeper, Karen Johnson has served as the Upper School Director since 2017. A proven leader and mentor, Karen has a thorough knowledge of our community and philosophy and has earned the deep respect of her colleagues, her students and their parents in the 9 years she has taught at Roeper. Her leadership skills have been evident in her work as a trustee on the Roeper Board of Trustees and as the Chair of the Board’s Education Committee.
 
Karen received a Bachelor of Arts in Classical Studies from Colgate University, a Master of Arts  in Latin from the University of Georgia, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Classical Art and Archaeology from the University of Michigan. Karen has published papers in many professional journals and has presented her work both on classical studies and gifted education.

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