Our school purposefully cultivates a culture of belonging through our people, campus, and programs. We are a community that practices respect, interdependence, and scholarship. As our campus mottos affirm, we Enter to Learn, Go Forth to Serve, and Aim High. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are elemental to our international identity. Welcome to this grand adventure as we build together.
The Office of Community and Multicultural Programs supports Cranbrook possibilities as students, teachers, families, and professionals. Our effort is to grow our awareness of self, of all people, of the environment, and of civil discourse.
"The classroom, with all its limitations, remains a location of possibility. In that field of possibility, we have the opportunity to labor for freedom, to demand of ourselves and our comrades, an openness of mind and heart that allows us to face reality even as we collectively imagine ways to move beyond boundaries, to transgress. This is education as the practice of freedom."
...diversity includes race, gender (expression and identity), age, ethnicity, culture, nationality, sexual orientation, social and economic class, physical ability, neurodiversity, religion, and characteristics that contribute to each individual's full identity.
Community as that which actively engenders support, builds connection, shares purpose, and achieves big goals.
Inclusion is achieved when everyone has a sense of belonging.
Diversity is the intentional representation of human variation within our CEC community.
Equity is fairness. Its design and development ensure a barrier-free community that removes the predictability of success or failure based on resources, opportunity, identity, or treatment.
Access is how we meet the needs of people who enter Cranbrook Schools so they can fully engage in what we offer: our buildings and grounds, learning programs, communication and technology, and fee structures.
...design and build youth programs such as our nationally recognized Bridge the Divide, which brings public and independent school students together in work partnerships with metropolitan Detroit communities.
…make a difference! Many select to work in public sectors in the service of public health and community development. Alumni support established our groundbreaking Wellness Initiative and Peer 2 Peer student support network.
On Tuesday, March 2, 2021, Cranbrook held a virtual conversation with American philosopher, social critic, author, and political activist Dr. Cornel West. Cranbrook Educational Community Board of Trustees First Vice Chair Dr. Linda H. Gillum moderated the discussion.