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  • Welcome from the Head of Brookside

    Welcome to the online community for Cranbrook Lower School Brookside and the Vlasic Early Childhood Center, where I invite you to discover all that makes our program remarkable and unique. While our comprehensive academic program is challenging for students at all levels, it is the spirit of Brookside that makes this such a special place. The intangibles are what set our program apart and inspire our students, parents, and faculty.
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  • Message from the Director of the Vlasic Early Childhood Center

    The Cranbrook educational experience begins here in the Vlasic Early Childhood Center, where we provide exceptional learning opportunities for pre-, junior, and senior kindergartners. In the ECC, we believe a child's first school experience should not only be educational, but exciting and nurturing, as well, which is why our teachers create programs to spark students' imagination and extend their classrooms into the world beyond.
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Learn More!

To receive more information, including our school brochure and an application, complete the brief on-line inquiry form.

To learn more about the admission process for Brookside Lower School, please visit the Applying page.

To learn more about the admission process for the Vlasic Early Childhood Center, please visit the Applying page.

Why Lower School?

Wednesday Packet

Each week, Brookside prepares a Wednesday packet that is sent electronically to every school family. It contains announcements of special events, program changes, dates to keep in mind, etc. This is an important way in which parents are informed about what is happening throughout the school. It provides relevant reading for everybody.

Meet Our Team

List of 6 members.

  • Mr. Keith McConnell 

    Head - Brookside School
  • Ms. Kathleen (Benjamin) Robinson 

    Teacher - Brookside School
  • Ms. Karen Watson 

    Early Childhood Center Director
  • Mrs. Teresa Coleman 

    Early Childhood Center, Assistant Director
  • Ms. Marianne Tchozewski 

    Executive Assistant, Cranbrook Schools Brookside
  • Mrs. Jenna Brown 

    Early Childhood Center Executive Assistant

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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