Applicants are encouraged to submit all parts of the Admission Application by January 31 to be included in the first round of admission decisions. First round decisions will be made by the end of February. Applications received after January 31 will be given consideration as space permits.

Submit the Application and Student Questionnaire
  • If you are unable to submit the application online, you may download the forms (from the Admission Forms section of this page) and mail them to the Cranbrook Admission Office with your $50 application fee.
  • Cranbrook accepts the SSAT common application with the condition that candidates also set up an online account and complete Cranbrook's supplemental short form.
Schedule a day for your child to visit classes and chat with the admission dean

  • Call 248.645.3413 or e-mail
  • Visits may be scheduled on weekdays beginning in October.
Register to take the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) at (see dates below)

Character Skills Snapshot

  • Please have your scores reported directly to Cranbrook Schools. Our school code for the SSAT is 2650.
  • Recent scores for other standardized tests may be used in lieu of taking the SSAT. Contact our office to confirm.
  • Character and personal growth are an integral part of a Cranbrook education.  The Snapshot will help us get to know you better.
  • For students who take the SSAT there is no charge to take The Snapshot.  For more information go to
Submit Principal/Counselor, English, and Math teacher recommendations
  • Download the forms and give them to your teachers with a stamped envelope addressed to the Cranbrook Admission Office, or your teachers can complete these forms online at then e-mail, fax or mail them in.
  • Teachers should submit recommendations directly to our office.
Submit an official transcript
  • Download the transcript release form and give to your current school.
  • Your current school should forward transcripts directly to our office.
  • Cranbrook requires grades from first marking period of the current year and the previous two years.

Online applicants may check their admission file at any time. If you have questions about the admission application process, please contact us at 248.645.3610 or

National Test:
Saturday, November 10, 2018
Saturday, December 8, 2018

International students may take the SSAT outside the U.S. (register at

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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