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Roeper’s Diversity Film Series Features Nicky’s Family
Roeper’s Diversity Film Series presents Nicky’s Family, a nearly forgotten story of Nicholas Winton. Winton was an English stockbroker who masterminded a series of rail-sea transports to save 669 Czech and Slovak refugees, most of them Jewish and in imminent danger of deportation. Not even Winton’s wife knew of his noble acts until a scrapbook detailing the mission was uncovered in 1988. Nicky’s Family combines newsreels and archival photos with dramatic reenactments narrated by rescued children and Sir Winton himself. The film gains added immediacy as grandchildren of the rescues and others describe the resulting humanitarian feats Winton inspired.
More About Roeper School - Middle/Upper School Campus
Founded in 1941 by educational pioneers George and Annemarie Roeper, the Roeper School provides an innovative, educational program for gifted children across Detroit.
The middle and upper school campuses moved to Birmingham in 1981, occupying into the old Adams Elementary building off Adams Road. The schools rely on a challenging curriculum based on conceptual and experiential learning. While the middle school caters to students in transition, providing individualized instruction, the upper school focues on core academic subjects, independent study and advanced placement classes.
The Roeper School is a member of the Michigan Independent Athletic Conference, and almost 60 percent of middle and upper school students are involved in sports.
Admission is granted based on IQ tests, strong academic performance and letters of recommendation. The school is tuition based, although financial aid options are available.