Challenging and Comprehensive College Preparation
<i>Dean of MS Admission<br> Patricia Hudson</i>
Cranbrook understands and embraces this most dynamic period change in a young adolescent's life by providing the ideal solution: a single-gender educational setting for boys and girls. By offering a unique, tailor-made program, we are able to effectively meet the needs of middle school boys and girls who differ in learning styles and social behavior during these critical growth years. In a safe, comfortable setting, students are encouraged to engage in academics, take healthy risks, set high goals, build self-confidence, and become leaders. This way, the focus remains on what is truly important: a challenging, comprehensive education which results in opportunities that last a lifetime.

Unified Curriculum
We are experts in single-gender education. We have always taught boys and girls separately at the middle school level. Our rigorous middle school curriculum for girls as well as our curriculum for boys develops critical thinking, English and foreign language skills, appreciation of art and literature, and math and science mastery, within an interactive learning environment where each child will feel encouraged and supported.

Teachers Who Inspire
At the middle school, our teachers not only want to teach—they want to teach this age group. They understand the distinctive ways boys and girls learn so that in the classroom, they are providing the most up-to-date instruction possible. Beyond sharing their knowledge and expertise, they'll incorporate technology in the classroom so that learning is fun, stimulating, and interactive. The proof that our teachers love what they do: they stay, many for decades.

Our teachers, students, and parents are valued at Cranbrook. You'll treasure the fact that your child is truly happy and excited about learning. That's what happens when you surround students with teachers who are truly inspiring.

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 the Middle School, please visit the Applying page.

To see more of the Middle School, we invite you to visit the Middle School pages.

The Middle School has...


  • A unique, single-gender educational environment that supports and encourages girls and boys to reach their maximum potential in and out of the classroom
  • Interim trips for each grade, designed to enhance and expand the curriculum (they are also great fun!)
  • An advisor program which ensures each student has an adult mentor, advocate and friend at achool
  • Over 50 intramural sports and interscholastic athletic teams
  • Leadership opportunities that challenge students to develop their natural leadership skills
  • Many different clubs to encourage student interests
  • An art museum open to all students
  • A renowned science institute used for field trips and educational activities within the curriculum
  • Opportunities to help others all around Metro Detroit

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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