The traditions valued at Cranbrook Kingswood School serve to acknowledge the events of today and provide a tie to the past. Once two separate schools, the School now retains those aspects of the School that exemplify the values still essential to the present.

New and old traditional events fill the school year from the opening in September through the ending with graduation related activities.

Upper School Events

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  • Junior Ring Ceremony

    The Junior Ring Ceremony was a long-standing tradition of the Kingswood School before the merger of the schools. It has continued as a significant transitional event of the girls’ junior year.
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  • Passage of Leadership

    The Passage of Leadership Ceremony has, at its core, the intention of celebrating transition. In the tradition of the girls’ ceremony of the Junior Ring, each year the upper school boys gather to reflect on their Cranbrook Kingswood roles in the past, present and future.
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  • Emily Fisher Lecture Series

    The lecture series is designed to expose Cranbrook Schools students, faculty, and parents to women leaders who have achieved excellence in their chosen field. Past lecturers have included activist Yolanda King, daughter of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Helen Thomas, UPI reporter and White House correspondent.
  • World Affairs Seminar

    The World Affairs Seminars began in the 1960’s. Today they are run through the history department and focus on world affairs of contemporary relevance. These are Upper School-wide events with presentations by students and outside experts.
  • Convocation

    This non-denominational celebration of beginnings brings students and faculty together at Christ Church. In keeping with the tradition of Cranbrook Schools, the mace is borne at the head of the procession by a senior member of the faculty.
  • Senior Pageant

    The annual Christmas Pageant celebrates the Wassail of the holiday season in December. Our Pageant has the distinction of being the oldest school activity, virtually unchanged since its first performance seventy-nine years ago.
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  • Sirchio Lecture

    Inaugurated in 1993 by Kris Sirchio '83, this series brings a speaker to the campus each fall for an evening lecture open to the public and on the following day a schedule of interactions with students in all three divisions of the Schools.
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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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