<i>Director of Admission<br>Drew Miller
Cranbrook Schools is one of the leading college preparatory boarding and day schools in the country. We are proud of our reputation. We are proud of our students’ achievements as well as the acceptances they earn each year from the nation’s top colleges and universities. Most of all, though, we are proud of our students.

We are truly a global community. Students and families from all over the world come to Michigan to experience one of the finest private school educations in the country. Each and every day our students and teachers create a welcoming, challenging and engaging learning environment together. Our students are individuals. They surprise and amaze us. They are happy. They love to learn.

A 7-year-old student uses a SMART Board™ with confidence. A teacher demonstrates a complex formula with a 3-D model. We know this technology because we have used it for years. Yet, we continually seek new tools and ideas to engage and challenge students. For us, technology is not about the what; it’s about the how.

A 14-year-old student sits in a circle with fifteen other students. He discusses his interpretation of the book they are reading. Other students offer their insight. These students come from all over the world and throughout the country. We listen and learn. We talk and question. We understand and discover. This discussion is invaluable.

A recent graduate talks before a group of prospective families. He begins quietly. Cranbrook changed his life. He was surrounded by friends who wanted to learn and whose passions encouraged him to pursue his. His voice grows more enthusiastic. He is at a prominent east coast university. AP coursework from Cranbrook earned him a full year of college credit. He has traveled the world while maintaining strong ties to his former classmates and teachers. His eyes glisten with passion as he concludes his remarks. Cranbrook is a place where someone like he – an eager learner with desire to explore and grow as a scholar and person – belongs. “Why,” he asks, “would anyone go elsewhere?”

This is Cranbrook. We are more than a school. We are, simply, one of the best engaging and challenging learning communities.

Mission Statement

Cranbrook Schools are independent day and boarding schools that provide students with a challenging and comprehensive college preparatory education. We motivate students from diverse backgrounds to strive for intellectual, creative, and physical excellence, to develop a deep appreciation for the arts and different cultures, and to employ the technological tools of our modern age. Our schools seek to instill in students a strong sense of personal and social responsibility, the ability to think critically, and the competence to communicate and contribute in an increasingly global community.

Guiding Principles

Cranbrook Schools comprise a college preparatory day and boarding educational institution, early childhood through 12th grade, consisting of three divisions: a lower, middle, and an upper school. We are structured to recognize and respond to the developmental, cognitive, and creative needs of boys and girls and are dedicated to excellence in all aspects of education.
To receive more information, including our school brochure and an application, complete the brief on-line inquiry form.
Cranbrook Educational Community is a private, non-profit educational community that welcomes individuals to its public areas and is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for those who may require them. If you have questions concerning access and to help ensure an enjoyable visit, please contact the specific program area for further information in advance of your visit:
Mrs. Laura Newton
Dean of Upper School Admission
Mrs. Patricia Hudson
Dean of Middle School Admission
Mrs. Laura Carl
Dean of Lower School Admission

Upcoming Events

List of 5 events.

  • Laurus Academy Annual High School Night

    Please join us at the Laurus Academy Annual High School Night.
    Contact: Carla Young
    October 23, 2019 at 5:00 - 6:30 PM
    24590 Lahser Rd.
    Southfield, MI 48033

    A representative from the Cranbrook Schools Admission Office will be avaiable to meet eith interested students and their parents.
  • Detroit Merit Academy High School Fair

    Please join us at the Detroit Merit Academy High School Fair.
    Contact: Carla Young
    October 24, 2018 from 4:30 - 6:00 PM
    1091 Alter Road
    Detroit, MI 48215

    A representative from the Cranbrook Admission Office will be available to meet with interested students and parents.
  • Saudi Arabia Admission Visit

    An admission representative will be in Saudi Arabia November 2 - 4, 2018.  Please contact Mr. Taylor Docking for further information at tdocking@cranbrook.edu.
  • Chicago Admission Reception & Testing

    Merit-based scholarships to Cranbrook Kingswood Upper School for outstanding new boarding students who live in the Chicago Metropolitan area.
    Cranbrook alumni living in the Chicago area sponsored this scholarship in appreciation of how their Cranbrook experience has enriched their lives. New boarding students will be selected to receive scholarships on the basis of excellent academic performance, testing, recommendations and personal qualities. The top applicant will receive a $20,000 scholarship, and runner-ups will be awarded a $7,500 scholarship. Recipients will continue to be given the Cranbrook Chicago Alumni Scholarship every year until graduation from Cranbrook Schools.

    Admission Information Receptions and Scholarship Testing Dates:

    Saturday November 3, 2018 from 12:30p.m.-3:00 p.m. (Presentation and Testing)
    Marriott Suites Downers Grove
    1500 Opus Place, Downers Grove, IL

    Sunday November 4, 2018 from 12:30p.m.-3:00 p.m. (Presentation and Testing)
    DePaul University (Lincoln Park Campus) - Student Center
    2250 North Sheffield, Chicago, IL

    Students who wish to be considered for this scholarship must first apply to Cranbrook Schools.  This process requires the following steps:

    -     Complete the online application form and  student questionnaire
    -     Request transcripts and teacher recommendations from your current school (request forms available on our website)
    -     Take an admission test - either the SSAT or CTP (the CTP will be administered free of charge at both receptions)
    -     Come to campus for a tour and interview

    The Cranbrook Schools Admissions Office must receive all parts of a student's application by January 31, 2019, for priority consideration.  Recipients of the scholarship will be notified by March 10, 2019.

    For additional information, please contact Eileen Hilliard, Dean of Upper School Admission.
  • Detroit Admission Reception & Testing

    The Conroy scholarships are a full scholarship granted to outstanding new boarding school students from the greater Detroit area based upon both merit and need.

    Contact: Carla Young
    The scholarships are available for the 2019/20 school year. Boarding students applying to enter grades 9 – 11 from families who demonstrate high financial need are eligible to apply. New boarding students will be selected to receive scholarships on the basis of excellent academic performance, testing, recommendations and personal qualities.

    Admission Information Reception & Scholarship Testing:

    Sunday, November 4, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    (Testing begins promptly at 1:00 p.m.)
    Kingswood Campus Auditorium
    39221 Woodward Avenue
    Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
    Space is limited – REGISTRATION REQUIRED
    How to Apply
    Students who wish to be considered for the Conroy Scholarship must first apply to Cranbrook Schools. This process requires the following steps:
    • Complete all steps of the Cranbrook Schools application
    • Take an admission test, either the CTP4 (administered free of charge at the November 4th reception) or SSAT (register at http://www.ssat.org/ )
    • Complete all steps of the financial aid process by January 31, 2019.

    Important Dates
    The Cranbrook Schools Admission Office must receive all parts of a student’s application by January 31, 2019, for priority consideration. The recipients of the scholarship will be notified by March 12, 2019.
    Contact Information
    If you would like to receive an application packet or schedule an interview and tour of our campus, please contact Carla Young at (248) 645-3683.
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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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