An independent Preschool through Grade 12 school for gifted students.
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College Counseling


Roeper’s College Counseling Department guides Upper School students on their journey to finding a college that best suits them academically, socially and financially- a place that challenges them and nurtures their love of learning and commitment to creating a better world.

Embedded in the Roeper education are a love of learning, challenging oneself and developing passions, building meaningful relationships with faculty, taking “safe risks” through participation in sports and the arts, and giving back to the community.  
Well on the way towards self-actualization, Roeper students are not only competitive in the college admissions process, they are sought after, and moreover prove to be highly successful students and leaders on college campuses.

Decision Making Process

When working through the college decision making process, we encourage students to approach it from this angle:

College Awareness

Just as students assess their needs and wants in a college, colleges are aware of the values and academic rigor that allow their programs to thrive and they search for students who will enhance and be successful within their environment. In assessing potential, college admissions officers evaluate applicants on more than grades and test scores. Colleges strive to understand students from a holistic perspective and consider:
Test Scores
Student Essay
Letters of Recommendation
Resume/List of Activities, Awards
Other Subjective Factors

Patricia Bostwick, Director of College Counseling

Patricia has over 32 years of experience, a Masters in Counseling, and is a licensed counselor in the State of Michigan. Before coming to Roeper, she worked with gifted students as the Director of Guidance at Dondero High School for 20 years, as the Director of College Counseling at the Frankel Jewish Academy for four years, has been an Adjunct Counselor at Oakland Community College for 25 years and is an Independent College Consultant. She is a member of the National Association of College Admissions Counseling (NACAC), a member and past officer of the Michigan Association of College Admissions Counseling (MACAC) and a founding member of the NACAC Metro Detroit College Fair Committee, the Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA) and is a faculty member of the William Glasser Institute.
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