Challenging and Comprehensive College Preparation
At Cranbrook, college preparation is what we do best. Beyond an exceptional foundation, we provide the knowledge and guidance necessary to give our graduates the opportunity to grasp the future they desire. We challenge our students inside the classroom and out. We make certain that they have opportunities to grow and develop, and that they feel supported and encouraged. Students learn how to collaborate with each other and with their advisors and teachers. We do all of this with an eye toward their futures. We want our students to look back at their Cranbrook experience and understand that their hard work was well worth it, because they are now living the lives they always imagined was possible.

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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.

Why Upper School?

Meet Our Team

List of 11 members.

  • Noel Dougherty 

    Head of Upper School
    248-645-3405
  • Mrs. Claudia Schuette 

    Upper School Dean of Faculty
    248-645-3609
  • Ms. Erika Hansinger 

    Upper School Academic Dean, Upper School History Instructor
    248-645-3605
  • Mr. Jacob Hazard 

    Academic Dean for Grades 11-12
    248-645-3000
  • Dr. Ara Brown 

    Upper School Dean of Boys
    248-645-3043
  • Ms. Sharon Peacock 

    Upper School Dean of Girls
    248-645-3422
  • Mrs. Laurie Pullen 

    Coordinator Connected Learning, College Counselor, Site Director Global Online Academy, Yoga Teacher
    248-645-3467
  • Mrs. Renee Jenuwine 

    Upper School Registrar
    248-645-3415
  • Mrs. Konnie Beyma 

    Senior Administrative Assistant for Dean of Boys/Standardized Testing Coordinator
    248-645-3620
  • Mrs. Suzanne (Henrikson) Tapia 

    Senior Administrative Assistant for Dean of Girls
    248-645-3400
  • Ms. Mary-Ellen Terao 

    Schools Executive Assistant
    248-645-3405

The Upper School has...

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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
About 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
Students who come together from all over the world (from more than 20 different countries)
Over 45 athletic teams that compete within the league
A student-centered process that prepares you to move into higher education with competence and confidence
Over 130 academic course offerings

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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