<i>Dean of US Admission<br> Laura Newton
As a leading Michigan private school, we know how to prepare you for college. You need to be challenged. You need to pursue your strengths and discover new passions. You need to be in a place that attracts students who want to learn. A place where education is personal. A place where education is international. A high school that offers the educational experience of a lifetime.  At Cranbrook, you have the support of your teachers – they urge you to excel and then stay after class to discuss a puzzling math problem. You sit with fifteen classmates to discuss your analysis of feminist theory and Hamlet. You gain fascinating insight from your friends – who come from all over the world. You use your free period to prepare for a test in AP Physics. You are involved in athletic activities, play the trumpet, and write for The Crane-Clarion, our student newspaper.

You spend every day in this amazing setting and so when it’s time to go to college you realize something. Being at college is more than finding the right school – it’s about being THAT person. Someone who can change the world. As one of Michigan's most prestigious private high schools, Cranbrook will help you become that person.

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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 Upper School, please visit the Applying page.

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The Upper School has...


  • A student-centered process that prepares you to move into higher education with competence and confidence
  • Over 130 academic course offerings
  • Students who come together from all over the world (more than 20 different countries)
  • Over 40 different student clubs and organizations
  • Opportunities to help others in need
  • Various leadership opportunities which will carry our graduates into positions of leadership beyond the Cranbrook community
  • Over 45 athletic teams
  • Campus dances, musical performances and plays
  • An 11-day backpacking and wilderness expedition
  • An art museum open to all students
  • Weekend trips to concerts, plays, museums, special attractions and sporting events

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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