George and Annemarie Roeper arrived in the United States in 1939, refugees from the Nazi regime in Germany. As educators, they aspired to a humanistic, ethical, and joyful “philosophy for life” that would nurture children to become discerning, humane, and engaged adults. On this site you can find the history of these two remarkable people and the school they founded, and you can explore their ideas on education, human nature, giftedness, morality, and our complicated, profound interconnectedness.
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Annemarie taught me to listen, to dig deep, to dig really deep. But she also stood back. She never told you you made a mistake, but instead said, "Hey, let’s have a cup of tea. How do you think that went?" She’d help you find those pieces. There was never a judgment; everyone was a community and had your back. Annemarie was courageous and bright and – one thing people often don’t realize – she was very funny.