A Message from the Head of School
Welcome to Steppingstone School. We invite you to explore the Steppingstone approach to teaching and developing gifted children from early Kindergarten through Grade 8.
Founded in 1981, Steppingstone has continually responded to gifted children and fine-tuned the school experience for them. Understanding their particular social and emotional perspectives, we provide individualized intellectual and academic challenges. The pace, structure and content are inherently different from what is commonly beneficial for the average child. Because gifted children display an ability to learn rapidly, retain information and understand deep complexities, they need an educational program that provides a rapid learning pace and continually challenges their intellect. We use a variety of teaching approaches as well as the in-depth study of a wide variety of subjects in order to bolster both their interest and motivation. We have found that this method helps them reach their full potential, something that is seldom possible in other schools.
Gifted children also benefit from a classroom filled with intellectual peers who understand their perspectives and jokes, providing friendship and emotional support that is difficult to achieve in a typical classroom. This may be the first time your child feels the satisfaction and joy that comes from being challenged by exceptional peers.
In general, our students graduate from the 8th grade performing in the 95- 99+ percentile for academic achievement, thus meeting our goal of facilitating the development of talented, well-balanced and motivated young adults who can take their place as the leaders and visionaries of tomorrow.
Again, we welcome you as partners in "Unlocking the Gifts" of your unique and special child.
Head of School