At Cranbrook, college preparation is what we do best. Beyond an exceptional foundation, we provide the knowledge and guidance necessary to give our graduates the opportunity to grasp the future they desire. We challenge our students inside the classroom and out. We make certain that they have opportunities to grow and develop, and that they feel supported and encouraged. Students learn how to collaborate with each other and with their advisors and teachers. We do all of this with an eye toward their futures. We want our students to look back at their Cranbrook experience and understand that their hard work was well worth it, because they are now living the lives they always imagined was possible.


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Why Upper School?


Head's Office

List of 2 members.

  • Mrs. Noel Dougherty 

    Head of Upper School
  • Ms. Mary-Ellen Terao 

    Schools Executive Assistant

Academic Offices

List of 5 members.

  • Ms. Gail Chun 

    Academic Dean, 11th and 12th Grade
  • Ms. Erika Hansinger 

    Upper School Academic Dean, Upper School History Instructor
  • Mrs. Renee Jenuwine 

    Upper School Registrar
  • Mrs. Laurie Pullen 

    Coordinator Connected Learning, Site Director Global Online Academy
  • Mrs. Natosha Busk 

    Senior Administrative Assistant

Boys and Girls Deans

List of 3 members.

  • Ms. Sharon Peacock 

    Upper School Dean of Girls
  • Jon Poffenberger 

    Upper School Dean of Boys
  • Mrs. Konnie Beyma 

    Senior Administrative Assistant for Dean of Boys/Standardized Testing Coordinator

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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