Steppingstone School
30250 Grand River
Farmington Hills, MI 48336
phone: 248-957-8200


Day School

"As a current college student, I am able to look back and appreciate all that Steppingstone did for me. To this day, I attribute my time-management skills and strong work ethic to this school. Steppingstone truly teaches students how to think, instead of creating a learning environment that is standardized to each child. This allows for flexibility not only in teaching styles, but also gives students a unique learning opportunity. The teachers have a real knack for encouraging their students to strive for their best work. These skill sets have allowed my success in higher education." - Alumnae

"I am so happy that my son's classmates and the staff loved the authentic Indian ethnic birthday luncheon, and needless to say, he was on "Cloud Nine”; this was, no doubt, one of his best birthdays. In addition, we need to thank you for allowing us this opportunity. We could not have done this in any other school. This speaks volumes about the program at Steppingstone and illustrates the kind of diversity and respect for other cultures that you are teaching the students. I was amazed at the thank you notes we received and the heartfelt joy that his classmates expressed to us. This is one memory that our family will carry throughout his life." - Parent of current student

"Just wanted to let you know that Dan was inducted into the Cum Laude Society today. We are very proud of him. I also wanted to thank you and everyone at Steppingstone for helping to make this possible. We are so grateful that Dan had the opportunity to attend Steppingstone. Please know that the work you do there really does impact the world at both a personal and public level. I believe that Daniel is testimony to that impact being a positive one. Thanks again and we love and miss you all." - Alumni Parent

"After having exhaustively researched area schools for a strong curriculum with lots of basics plus foreign languages, art, music, and more that are taught to the individual child's needs (definitely not 'to the test'!), Steppingstone is the best, hands down. [It is a] small, safe environment where teachers know all the kids; [there is] a climate of mutual respect and understanding, and a very good tuition value, given all the attention and several after school programs that are fantastic. Haven't found the 'perfect' school, but this one gets A’s in all the areas important to us. …[T]hey do a great job with physical education and recess with the kids going outside a lot and the use of area facilities for activities like ice skating, swim lessons, etc. (all covered by tuition). The teachers are well-trained, communicative, and team-oriented. They graduate really good kids that are good workers, nice people and ready for high school honors classes." - Submitted by a parent

"Don't forget that it was Steppingstone that showed him it was OK to be Jack. Thanks for all that you and everyone else at Steppingstone did for Jack." - Alumni Parent

"My son is currently enrolled at Steppingstone. I believe it to be one of the best schools in the area. They [allow] the children learn at their own pace. For example: My son is in kindergarten, but is in first grade math, spelling, and reading. They really work one-on-one with the students, and even let the older students work with the younger ones. There are only about 68 students in the school which means you get to know everyone—children and parents. They also welcome and encourage parent involvement." - Submitted by Michelle, a parent

"I love this school so much. I have never been so sad to see a school year end. Looking forward to next year. (I am) very grateful parent." - Parent of a current student

"Steppingstone School is an outstanding school for gifted children. Sending my son to Steppingstone was one of the best decisions that I have made. He attended for 8 years and is now a very successful high school student. Steppingstone has outstanding teachers and flexible program that allows your child to progress academically at a pace that continues to challenge them." - Submitted by an alumni parent

"Excellent opportunities for gifted students to work to their full potential and create strong peer relationships with children of similar intellect. [It provides a] caring, supportive staff and administration with a cozy, family atmosphere. [The] unique curriculum features: foreign language, computer programming, hands-on science, and variety of P.E. activities, which include: swimming, ice skating, and cross-country skiing. Each child is individually assessed and allowed to work at his/her own level." - Submitted by a parent

Summer Camp

"Friendly, outgoing counselors, fun activities, and other activities that allow my children to get to know other children and make some new friends." - Karen K. Coden, Parent

"I love teaching at the Steppingstone Summer Day Camp because it’s an opportunity to present science to younger minds and begin training potential scientists for the future." - Philip D. Morse II, PhD Steppingstone Middle School Teacher & Biophysics Professor Emeritus, Illinois State University

"What I like best about Steppingstone is the people staffing Steppingstone. They showed that they like kids and care for what they are capable of accomplishing or becoming. The staff are so helpful and accommodating. I am even learning something every time I drop off my son or pick him up." - Maryjoy Mamuyac, Parent

"Friendly staff, emphasis on fun activities, and a good mix of different types of projects." - Jennifer Garland, Parent

"Counselors are attentive and caring to children." - Firouz Rostamzadeh, Parent

"It is a lot of fun, and my favorite thing to do is art, everyone is so nice, and we do so many kinds of things." - Mackenzie Coden, 8 yrs

"Steppingstone is different from other summer camps that I have attended because there is a different theme every week. Other camps they just let you run around, and they don’t care about what you do. I like this one the best." - Chrissy Pelton, camper

"It has many more activities and is more mentally and physically challenging than other camps." - Tom Johnson, camper and Steppingstone student

"It is exciting and fun and it’s very educational. I am also able to make more friends." - Devin, camper and Steppingstone student

"Sarah and Zoe have had a great time this week. They have both developed a sense of what can be achieved using teamwork and cooperation. Thank you!" - Deborah Evans, parent

"What I like best about Steppingstone is: once my daughter made friends, she was excited about going to camp in the morning, and she wanted to continue making things when she got home." - Sharon Resnick, parent