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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The truly gifted person is one who is capable of revising what is known, exploring the unknown and constructing new forms.