The Cranbrook Difference

The student experience at Cranbrook Schools does more than prepare students for college in a wholly unique and authentic way. It prepares young learners to take their place after college as thinking adults in this highly-connected, global world.

Thanks to our international reputation, programs and partnerships, as well as our vibrant boarding program, students come from states across the country and nations around the world to live and learn at Cranbrook Schools. This international student body ultimately exposes students of every age to a wide range of ideas and viewpoints. It helps them become more worldly before they meet the world on their own, and it allows them to form lifelong friendships with remarkable young people from every walk of life and every point on the globe.

Comprehensive College Preparation


So many of our hopes and dreams are based on college admission – a good school, the right school, an Ivy League school, an alma mater, a nearby public university with a great reputation. We all think about where we want our children to go to college. At Cranbrook, we know that you are already thinking about college.

College admission is competitive. We have a developed strategy. One that has the benefit of years of experience and a thorough understanding of the changing landscape of college admission.

Our strategy is simple. Offer the best academic program at the best private boarding school in Michigan. So, there is no automated scheduling – we develop an individualized program for each student. Our students excel in their passions and foster new interests. They are offered challenging and rigorous coursework at all levels and in all academic subjects – college level classes in math, science, English, history and foreign language. Our prep school program allows each student to create a path that allows them to achieve their goals. Yet, there is more to our academic program than academics. Each student has an advisor whose role is to offer council, direction and support. Beginning freshman year, students accept leadership roles – they volunteer, they are in clubs, they participate in athletics. And the opportunities grow as students mature. Standardized test preparation is part of our curriculum. Our teachers foster critical thinking skills through discussion, coursework and tests. Our students interact daily with peers from other countries – a highly-valued skill for college.  

You will hear a lot of stories from a lot of schools. Some may guarantee admission to certain colleges. Others report facts and scores that are difficult to compare with other schools. At Cranbrook, our students are well-educated, celebrated, and nurtured. Simply, they are incredibly well-prepared for colleges – and colleges all over the world know it.

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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