The heart of an effective middle school is the relationship between students and teachers. For academic and social matters, each student is assigned to an advisory group with an advisor from the faculty of his/her respective grade. These groups meet on a regular basis for activities and discussions of grade-level matters or common concerns. The advisory system provides each student a social group where he/she belongs without question, and an adult advocate who knows him/her well.

Depending on his/her schedule, each student meets with his/her advisor several times each week. It is hoped that each student will develop a special relationship with his/her advisor, so that during times of stress or difficulty, the advisor can assume the roles of counselor, confidant, and friend.

The advisor, who may also teach each of her or his advisees, is the parents’ first contact at school. The advisor is the primary link between home and the school and should should be the first person to contact if information is needed or if there is a concern that needs to be addressed.

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To learn more about the admission process for the Middle School, please visit the Applying page.

Why Middle School?

Conferences, Informal and Scheduled

The small size of our middle school allows informal conferences between teachers, students, and parents to happen almost daily. These frequent contacts between school and home are a major way we work together to track the academic and social growth of each student.

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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