|Students choose Cranbrook because they want to acquire a superb education. They develop independence and a knack for making sensible decisions. They share daily life with classmates and resident faculty, easily and naturally continuing class discussions at dinner or over pizza after study hall. They embrace new cultural experiences, take on new kinds of leadership roles, and make lifelong friends.|
Faculty members, their families, and senior students oversee each dorm, serving as resident advisors and confidantes.
Boarding school students begin their day with breakfast from 7 to 8:00 AM, and then join day student friends for classes from 8 AM to 3:20 PM. After school, all students participate in sports, extracurriculars, and community service activities until about 5:30 PM, followed by dinner and the daily check-in for a two hour evening study period.
Students' weekends are filled with possibilities: a touring show or pro basketball game, a camping expedition,ski trip, or a movie on campus. They attend concerts, lectures, and films at the nearby Silverdome, Fox Theater, and the Palace of Auburn Hills, watch television, shop in neighboring Birmingham, hang out with friends, have dinner with a teacher, or spend the night with a day student friend.
For more information about the benefits of boarding schools, please view The Truth About Boarding School.
|Q. ||Why Boarding School?|
|A. ||To find out more about why boarding school might be a good fit for you or your child, please read The Truth About Boarding School.|
|Q. ||How do I send a letter or package to my son or daughter?|
|A. ||It’s easy to stay in touch through the mail, and students love to
receive and share packages from home. If you are sending something
through the United States Post Office, address it in the following
Cranbrook Campus (boys)
Kingswood Campus (girls)
PO Box 801
Bloomfield Hills MI 48303-0801
United Parcel Service, Federal Express, or DHL:
Bloomfield Hills MI 48304-3368
|Q. ||What should I bring with me to the residence hall?|
students should bring their own linens, blankets, pillows, comforter,
mattress cover for a twin bed, laundry supplies, toiletries, and
seasonal and dress-up clothing. Students may also choose to bring a
desk lamp, radio, stereo, computer, posters, plants, or rugs. Girls can
also bring window treatments if they like, though the basic window size
varies by floor (usually 54”wide X 64” long).
|Q. ||What can’t I bring with me to the residence hall?|
cannot have cooking appliances, hot plates, coffee pots, refrigerators,
or microwaves. Likewise, no VCRs, televisions, DVD players, irons,
halogen lamps, candles, or space heaters. There are no pets allowed.
The only exception made is for seniors—they may have the smallest sized
dorm refrigerator in their rooms.
|Q. ||Can I bring a car?|
residents in good standing are allowed to have a car on campus if they
submit a letter of parental permission and proof of insurance to the
Dean of Students. Juniors are granted permission only in special
circumstances. They must submit an application and a parental letter of
request detailing those circumstances. All cars must be registered or
the drivers will be in violation of school standards.
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Upper :: Residential Life
|Inside the Boys' Residence Halls|
The Cranbrook Residential Hall for Boys houses more than 150 students in four different, connected halls.
|Inside the Girls' Residence Hall|
The girls’ residential hall is located on the historic Kingswood campus and houses about 100 girls from all over the country and the world.
|House Advisor Program|
Each individual hall is headed up by a House Advisor who works closely with residential students.
Our residential students enjoy all the support and attention outside the classroom as they do within.
|Residence Hall Council|
On each campus there is an active Residence Hall Council which helps create the foundation of our residential community life.
|Resident Advisors |
Resident Advisors are chosen each year from the junior class by current RAs and House Advisors to serve as leaders supportive to other students.
Each week, resident students are provided with a weekend calendar that informs them of the activities and resources available to them over the weekend.