Academic rigor is an important and valued part of a Cranbrook education, but that certainly doesn't mean it's all work and no play. Student life is rich and fulfilling, providing many opportunities for your child to express his or her interests and discover new passions.

Because we are a residential campus, our facilities don't close when classes end at 3:20 p.m. Your child can participate in extracurricular activities and still have access to school facilities in the evening for homework or projects. Our libraries, computer center, and science labs are open for all students from 7:00-10:00 p.m. on school nights.

With about 40 vibrant clubs and organizations, your child will have the opportunity to participate in such things as student leadership groups, community service groups,  national robotics club competitions, debates on domestic and international policies with Model United Nations club, or they may choose to write for our award-winning student newspaper.

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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?

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  • Leadership Opportunities

    We believe every student has the potential to become a leader, whether it is through club membership, athletics, the arts, school events, or within our local communities. We strive to offer students opportunities to discover and hone their own leadership skills, and we are proud of our student-leaders’ accomplishments.
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  • Community Service

    The founders of the Cranbrook Educational Community, George and Ellen Booth, were true philanthropists. Their efforts in founding the CEC went beyond mere financial support of an artistic vision—they dedicated their talents and hearts to the achievement of their ideal. Today, our commitment to service serves as a link to the outside community, our way of extending the ideals of our founders to the world.
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  • Publications

    Cranbrook Kingswood student publications provide a fresh, student-oriented look at our campus and our students' lives. Whether it is the in-depth perspective of campus, national and international news found in the Crane-Clarion, the memories we treasure from each year's yearbook and video yearbook, or the artistic expressions found in Gallimaufry, our publications demonstrate the extraordinary talents of our student writers, editors, and artists.
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Upper School Clubs

Whether you’re interested in speaking German, discussing political ideologies or working on the yearbook, there is a club at CK that will interest you.

African American Awareness Association
Armenian Club
Brook-Woodwinds Yearbook
CK Radio
Club for Liberals and Democrats
Community Service
Computer Team
Conduct Review Board
Crane-Clarion Newspaper
Cranes Illustrated
Culinary Arts Club
Dance Club
Dining Hall Committee
French Club
Gallimaufry Literary Magazine
German Club
Girls Mentoring Program
Gold Key
India Club
Jazz Band
Junior Statesmen of America
Korean Club
Math Club
Michigan Youth in Government
Model United Nations
Muslim Awareness Club
Presidents' Council
Residence Hall Councils
Rock Climbing Club
Sino Club
Spanish Club
String Quartets
Student Council
Student Diversity Club
Teenage Republicans
Upper School Robotics Team
Video Yearbook
World Club

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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