At Cranbrook we believe that a stellar education is the greatest and most enduring gift one can give. And that it has a few key ingredients: motivated students, from diverse backgrounds and with a myriad of unique perspectives; caring and diligent teachers who constantly see and bring out the best in young people; and an environment that inspires a sense of wonder and curiosity in us all.

You will find motivation, care, and wonder at the heart of the Cranbrook experience. At every division and in each facet of Cranbrook’s program, our students and teachers focus on the habits of empathy, perseverance, inquiry, mastery and responsibility that ensure each student’s success in school and, far beyond our campus, every student’s ability to make meaningful contributions to society. These habits invite opportunity and beget joyful relationships – at our Brookside elementary school, at our middle schools for both girls and boys, in Cranbrook Kingswood Upper School, and everywhere in the lives of our graduates.

I invite you to learn more about Cranbrook, our reputation as one of the leading college preparatory schools in the country, and the opportunities here that last a life time. Since 1922, we have built an inclusive community where young people thrive, where unique perspectives are cultivated, and dreams and passions are nurtured. We welcome promising students of all walk of life to our school.

Thank you for your interest in Cranbrook and in how excited we are to play a meaningful and enduring role in your child’s discovery and growth.


Mission Statement

Cranbrook Schools are independent day and boarding schools that provide students with a challenging and comprehensive college preparatory education. We motivate students from diverse backgrounds to strive for intellectual, creative, and physical excellence, to develop a deep appreciation for the arts and different cultures, and to employ the technological tools of our modern age. Our schools seek to instill in students a strong sense of personal and social responsibility, the ability to think critically, and the competence to communicate and contribute in an increasingly global community.

Guiding Principles
Cranbrook Schools comprise a college preparatory day and boarding educational institution, early childhood through 12th grade, consisting of three divisions: a lower, middle and an upper school. We are structured to recognize and respond to the developmental, cognitive and creative needs of boys and girls and are dedicated to excellence in all aspects of education.

Cranbrook Schools

·39221 Woodward ·Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48304
Cranbrook Educational Community admits students and makes its services, activities, and education programs available to students without regard to sex, race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, or any other protected status as required by state or federal law.

Cranbrook Schools is a private college prep boarding school located in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, near Detroit, consisting of three schools; an elementary school with a private preschool, a single gender middle school with a distinct boys middle school and girls middle school, along with a co-ed college prep private boarding high school. Cranbrook is regarded as one of the top private schools in Michigan. Many of Cranbrook’s students attend top universities and colleges.

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