Cranbrook generally has openings each year in every grade level except 12th grade. We admit the highest number of new students in the expansion grades: Pre-kindergarten, Junior Kindergarten, Senior Kindergarten, 6th grade, and 9th grade.
Students may be admitted in non-expansion grades if space is available.
Each year, a number of highly qualified students apply to grades where we have limited space. Students who have completed the application process and are academically and socially prepared to join Cranbrook Schools may be asked to join Cranbrook's wait pool until space becomes available.
Students in the wait pool are not ranked, and the Admissions Office cannot provide families with an applicant’s number or position within the pool. Wait pools are only open/active for the current admissions season. Students who wish to be considered for admission the following year must reapply.
Financial aid at Cranbrook is distributed without regard to race, religion, or ethnic background. Eligibility for financial assistance is determined through careful and thorough analysis of the information provided on the Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) coupled with information provided from a copy of a family's federal tax returns.
All Cranbrook students are expected to demonstrate diligence in their academic subjects, maintain high citizenship standards, and contribute positively to the school community. Financial aid awards are reviewed annually on the basis of the family’s current financial status. Typically, if your financial status has not changed, your grant will remain the same.
The majority of Cranbrook Schools' financial aid grants are based on a family's demonstrated financial need, but we do offer a limited number of merit scholarships. Students who wish to be considered for scholarships must first apply to Cranbrook Schools. To learn more about the merit scholarships, click here.
By the time the school year starts, our entire financial aid budget for that year is spent. However, we are sometimes able to help families whose circumstances have changed dramatically by granting them financial aid for the next academic year.